It is the largest city of the Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship and its capital. The eighth largest city in Poland is located on the Brda, Vistula and Bydgoszcz Canal. Bydgoszcz is a city with centuries-old tradition. The city center is crossed by the Brda River, whose presence has contributed to the increasing attention of the inhabitants to the water. It is in its vicinity that everyday, sporting, cultural and business life goes on. The "Myślęcinek" Forest Park of Culture and Recreation located in the city is the largest forest park in Poland.