What is Manitoba's lifestyle?

Manitoba exists (and does it well) in two distinct and very different worlds. The province itself has an area of 250,950 square miles and over 1,232,654 residents with a single metropolitan center of 60% of the populatiion existing on only 179.2 square miles. This provides the split between a big city environment and one that is rural to the extreme and rhat is sometimes termed "the farmers".
There is sophistcation in abundance and an educated population that supports the available arts and university system, blends the western plains with all of the social amenities of a metroppolis and is a cowtown dedicated to Parisian charm. It is a Houston without NASA and the rough edges.