It's Manitoba Time! Weekend planner for June 21 to 23. Celebrate the cultures of our First Nations, Inuit & Métis peoples, kick up your heels at the Highland Gathering, ride the midway at Nickel Days, paddle with the family at Whitemouth River, or plan a summer vacay at Riding Mountain -- that's just a taste of the fun you can have in Manitoba this weekend!

National Aboriginal Day

Jun 21 Thompson Jun 21 to 25 | The Forks June 21 is National Aboriginal Day — an occasion for all Canadians to come together and celebrate the rich contribution Aboriginal people have made to Canada. Here are a couple of big events happening in Manitoba.

Manitoba Highland Gathering

Jun 22 | Selkirk Park Hitch up yer kilts for a day of good ol’ Scottish fun at the Manitoba Highland Gathering! This is a great day for the whole family to experience the colour, pageantry and centuries-old Scottish traditions right here in Selkirk, Manitoba.

Get Caught Fishing!

Jun 22 to 23 | Surprise location Grab the tackle box and pick up some fresh bait because it’s time to Get Caught Fishing in Manitoba! Every weekend, our fishing ambassadors will be roving around GimliSelkirkLockport or The Forks looking to catch you having fun reeling in a big fish.

Nickel Days

Jun 20 to 23 | Thompson Enjoy a weekend of family entertainment at Nickel Days! This annual event has midway rides, games, entertainment, organized sporting and recreational events and the always popular National King Miner Contest.

Red River Ex

Jun 14 to 23 | Red River Exhibition Park Come and see all of the great shows, concerts, entertainment, animals and more at this year’s Red River Ex!

Winnipeg Jazz Festival

Jun 13 to 23Various locations, Winnipeg A world-class lineup of artists is set to perform at the Winnipeg International Jazz Festival! From June 13 to 23, downtown Winnipeg will come alive with music performed by the best local, national and international artists.

National Canoe Day

Jun 23 | Whitemouth River Whether you‘re an avid canoeist or a canewbie, head out to Whitemouth River for this family fun paddling event. Bring your canoe and gear - or just yourself - canoes will be available for those who don't have. Professionals will be on hand to offer lessons, demonstrations, interpretation and history of the area. Also bring a water bottle and a lawn chair.

Fossil Dig Adventure Tour

Open dailyCanadian Fossil Discovery Centre If you like adventure and hands-on experiences, then sign up for a Fossil Dig Adventure Tour! This is one of Manitoba’s hottest tourism products where you can hunt for fossils on active dig sites in the Morden area. Plus, the CFDC’s giant Xiphactinus fossil fish needs a name! Visit Name That Fossil Fish! to submit your suggestion for a chance to win a Fossil Dig Adventure Tour! 

Buddy at Rainbow Stage

Jun 11 to Jul 4Rainbow Stage, Kildonan Park Rock ‘n’ roll the night away at Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story at Rainbow Stage! This fun musical tells the tale of the last three years of Buddy Holly’s life in which he became the world’s top recording artist.

Shakespeare in the Ruins

Jun 6 to 29 | Trappist Monastery, St. Norbert Provincial Heritage Park All of St. Norbert’s Trappist Monastery is a stage this June for Shakespeare in the Ruins production of Julius Caesar! Enjoy one of the Bard’s timeless plays with a Canadian twist in a majestic outdoor setting.

Harry Potter's World

Jun 3 to Jul 13 Fort la Reine Museum, Portage la Prairie Potter fans unite! Get touched by a little magic in Harry Potter’s World at the Fort la Reine Museum! This exhibition explores Harry Potter’s world, its roots in Renaissance science, and the ethical questions that affected not only the wizards of Harry Potter, but also the historical thinkers featured in the series.

Plan a summer vacay at RMNP

Riding Mountain National Park Rising dramatically from the prairie landscape, Riding Mountain National Park is a vast expanse of boreal forest and pristine aspen parkland that is sure to enchant and inspire. Check out the Lake Audy Bison Enclosure, home to a herd of plains bison, before tucking in for the night at one of several camping spots or bed and breakfasts in the area. Start planning your fun summer adventure now! To learn more about summer fun in Riding Mountain, watch our latest BTWinnipeg segment.

The art scene in June

Various locations across Manitoba Spend an afternoon or evening enjoying some of Manitoba’s diverse arts offerings. Here's a handful of great exhibits you don’t want to miss this month.

Farmers' markets

Various locations around the province Nothing says summer like fresh food grown by local farmers at markets across the province. This is the perfect time for you to shop for locally-produced foods and discover the real great taste of Manitoba. Have a great weekend everyone!