Manitoba by Motorcycle
Don't let your relationship get rusty—relight the fire and fuel up for fun with your favourite rider! Pull on your leathers and hit the pavement to rev up some exhilarating and romantic moments in Manitoba. There's nothing but the open road ahead, so crank your engine into overdrive as the two of you bust loose and rediscover love on the highway.
Harness your inner road warrior and jump on your bike (or get in your car) to take these easy rides through the Manitoba landscape. Recharge your batteries with stops at great Manitoba sites along the way in this road-trip-worthy province.
Get your motor running as you and your partner find out how thrilling Manitoba can be. Kick-start your adventure with a little friendly competition at Grand Prix Amusements. Race each other in the adult sprint go-karts, battle in the batting cages and bash-about in the bumper boats—all before you head out on the highway looking for more adventure (or whatever comes your way). Throttle up and head north on Highway 59 to Thunder Mountain Waterslide Park near Grand Beach. Set your heart racing on the Bullet Slide as you reach speeds up to 75 kilometres per hour. Continue your wild ride to Adventures Bed and Breakfast in Lac du Bonnet for a well-earned rest.
Put on your leathers, refuel with a hearty breakfast, and then choose between a two-hour high-wire adventure or an all-day whitewater affair. Head to the Whiteshell for your private booking with WAVPaddling to bolster your whitewater kayaking skills. Trade in the highway for some fast water and big air at Sturgeon Falls on the Winnipeg River, then hold on tight as you surge and crash on Manitoba's hottest paddling destination. Find some high-stakes adventure at Hy-Wire Zipline, southwest of Morden. Run, jump and dive from platforms on to ziplines that dangle you 150 feet off the ground as you and your mate skim cross a ravine and the treetops.
Plan your couples getaway
- Grand Prix Amusements
- Thunder Mountain Waterslide Park
- Adventures Bed and Breakfast
- Hy-Wire Zipline Adventures
Get ready, Freddie, to ride to your romantic getaway. Brake for the town of Arden off of Highway 16 – park the bikes and stretch your legs on a walk through the beautiful and romantic gardens. Cross the swinging bridge over the Whitemud River in the “Crocus Capital of Manitoba”. Hold your other half tight as you gear up for Neepawa. Visit the Margaret Laurence Home, a museum dedicated to this cherished Manitoba writer. Pick up a copy of The Stone Angel or one of her other famous novels to read together. Head over to the Neepawa Lily Festival in July to score a beautiful bouquet for your significant other. Ride on to Tilson Place Bed and Breakfast in Minnedosa where the two of you can indulge in manicures, pedicures or relaxation massages in their day spa.
Next morning at the B&B, savour an intimate breakfast in the Princess Shannon's Conservatory before hitting the highway to Asessippi Provincial Park. Work as a team to climb the steep ridges along the Ancient Valley Self-Guiding Trail. Get a little crazy after that – go river tubing at the Asessippi Ski Area and Resort. Enjoy a candlelit dinner at Station Café in Roblin before heading to the Russell Inn and your jungle-themed suite. Treat yourselves by sleeping in before turning homeward.
Plan your couples getaway
- Town of Arden
- Margaret Laurence Home
- Tilson Place Bed and Breakfast
- Asessippi Provincial Park
- Asessippi Ski Area and Resort
- Station Café
- The Russell Inn
Ride all night long on this five-day getaway that will have you firing on all cylinders. Or customize your own adventure to light your personal ignition. Just giv'r!
Roll up to the Canada/US border at the International Peace Garden south of Boissevain. Posse up with your partner and navigate the orienteering trail at Adam Lake in nearby Turtle Mountain Provincial Park, then re-energize with lunch in Boissevain. Burn lunch off with a guided Murals and Gardens Walking Tour through town. Then get back on your ride and head to Brandon for a night out on the town. Start with some shopping and dinner at Lady of the Lake, then park the bike and grab a taxi for a pub-crawl through Clancy's Eatery and Drinkery and Tavern United. Brake for the night at CanadInns Brandon.
Shake off the cobwebs with a stop at Chipperfield Coffee Company in Minnedosa on your way to Riding Mountain National Park. Grab a second cup o' joe at Poor Michael's Bookshop in Onanole. Take a break from the road with a couples challenge at the Clear Lake Tennis Courts (racquet rentals and lessons available) or check out the latest movie at the Park Theatre. Cool down with a dinner cruise aboard The Martese before heating things up with a dip in the hot tub at McTavish's Wasagaming Lodge.
Start your day off right with a fiesta at Siesta Café in Wasagaming. Take an easy ride as you wind your way north on the scenic highway through Riding Mountain National Park. Say ‘bitaemo' to the Ukrainian Heritage Village just south of Dauphin – charm the babas with a polka at Canada's National Ukrainian Festival if you happen to roll though on the August long weekend. Grab some perogies and kolbasa at one of the many Ukrainian pit stops in town, then roll in to Narrows West Lodge on Lake Manitoba. Try landing some pickerel with a rod and reel before dinner at the Dockside Dining Room, then soak your engine in your in-room hot tub.
Trade the handlebars for a canoe paddle at Oak Hammock Marsh, then stretch your legs and stroll among the many plants and animals on a guided marsh walk. Tie back your do-rag and rock out with an afternoon swim at Stonewall's Quarry Park. Stimulate your stomach with some homemade jams and jellies at the Morning Glory B&B.
Hit the open road to Portage la Prairie, then get lost in the hedge maze at Island Park. Tune up with lunch before diving into some liquid fun at Splash Island Water Park. With all your checkpoints and pit stops complete and your relationship revved up, head home.
Plan your couples getaway
- International Peace Garden
- Turtle Mountain Provincial Park
- Town of Boissevain
- Boissevain Murals and Gardens Walking Tour
- Lady of the Lake
- Clancy's Eatery and Drinkery
- Tavern United
- CanadInns Brandon
- Chipperfield Coffee Company
- Poor Michael's Bookshop
- Clear Lake Tennis Courts
- Park Theatre
- The Martese
- McTavish's Wasagaming Lodge
- Siesta Café: 1-204-848-4432
- Riding Mountain National Park
- Ukrainian Heritage Village
- Canada's National Ukrainian Festival
- Narrows West Lodge
- Oak Hammock Marsh
- Stonewall Quarry Park
- Morning Glory B&B
- Portage la Prairie Island Park
- Splash Island
Roll up Highway 9 because baby, you were born to run—to Manitoba's Interlake! Cruise to Lockport and channel your fishing skills on an adventure with Cats on the Red. Haul in a monster catfish so big it will take both of you to land it. Take a run up the Red River to Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site of Canada, and see what life for couples was like over 150 years ago in the Farm Manager's House. Crash for the night and relax in the hot tub at Evergreen Gate Bed and Breakfast before cuddling together in your romantic theme room. Indoor motorcycle parking available.
In the morning, hightail it to Selkirk and the Marine Museum of Manitoba. While you won't find the Love Boat, you can tour the S.S. Keenora, which operated in Manitoba over 100 years ago. Ride north to Winnipeg Beach and split an ice cream cone as you meander along the boardwalk. Ignite the passion and curl up together for a movie in your room at Gimli's Lakeview Resort on the shores of Lake Winnipeg.
Shop until one of you drops at the unique shops of Gimli. Be sure to visit H.P. Tergesen & Sons Store, the oldest operating store in Manitoba. Brake for the New Iceland Heritage Museum before gobbling down fresh fish and chips for lunch – don't forget to try some vinaterta! Enjoy afternoon together along the Gimli harbour front or lounge on the beach before gearing up to go home.