Be swept away by romance at Romeo + Juliet, party pioneer-style at the Trappers' Festival, or bask in the joviality of French Canadian culture at Festival du Voyageur -- that's just a taste of the fun you can have this weekend in Manitoba.
Romeo + Juliet at RWB
Feb 12 to 17 | Centennial Concert Hall
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Shakespeare’s beloved timeless and exquisite masterpiece Romeo + Juliet! Set to Prokofiev’s gorgeous score, against a sumptuous setting in 16th century Verona, the magnificence and grandeur of Rudi van Dantzig’s full-length production captivates with its riveting sword fights, compelling drama, and breathtaking classical choreography.
Festival du Voyageur
Feb 14 to 23 | Voyageur Park, St. Boniface
Put on your felt toque, wrap a wool sash around your waist, and get ready to celebrate our French-Canadian history at Festival du Voyageur, Western Canada's largest winter festival!
Northern Manitoba Trappers' Festival
Feb 13 to 17 | Various venues, The Pas
Celebrate the heritage and culture of the northern pioneer at the Northern Manitoba Trappers' Festival in The Pas! You'll see brave souls set traps, filet fish, build fires from scratch and even whip up a snack over that open fire.
Winter Family Fishing Weekend
Feb 15 to 17 | Province Wide
Break out your rods and reels because you don't need a fishing license this weekend! All other rules and regulations will apply. Conservation catch limits apply to those angling without a licence, who normally would require one.
Feb 14 to 15 | RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg
Beat those winter blues by experiencing the sizzling sights, sounds, and tastes of the "Big Easy" at Winnipeg's Mardi Gras!
Asessippi Ski Area & Resort
Hit the slopes at Asessippi Ski Area & Resort for skiing, snowboarding and downhill snow tubing at Manitoba's largest ski resort.
Feb 15 to 17 is Homecoming Weekend.
The Glass Menagerie at MTC
Feb 12 to Mar 8 | The John Hirsch Theatre, Winnipeg
Catch the bold and compelling The Glass Menagerie at MTC -- a dramatic play about human nature, the conflict between illusion and reality, and the struggle between the love of freedom and the love of family.
Family Ice Fishing
Feb 15 | Marshs Lake, Spruce Woods Provincial Park
Hit the ice for Winter Family Fishing Weekend and discover the fish found in the park while learning how to ice fish. All equipment needed will be provided, or bring your own. From 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. No license required.
Feb 14 | FortWhyte Alive
Join Dr. Heather Hinam for Animal Attraction an educational and irreverent talk about the lengths creatures, great and small, all around the world will go to to find that special someone and pass on their genes.
Wonderful Winter Weekend
Feb 14 to 17 | Winnipeg Beach
Winnipeg Beach comes alive at the annual Wonderful Winter Weekend! Events include snowmobile races, a fishing derby, beer gardens, kids carnival, bonfires and much more.
Red River Mutual Trail
Various activities | The Forks
Take in the picturesque sights of Winnipeg as you’ve never seen them before, from the frozen Red River! Venture out to The Forks to enjoy a variety of outdoor activities: skating, walking, curling, hockey, family activities, historic interpretation, cycling, broom ball, and much more.
Brandon Festival of the Arts
Feb 11 to Mar 11 | Various venues, Brandon
Western Manitoba becomes a hotbed of arts and culture at the Brandon Festival of the Arts! The festival promotes and encourages participation in, growth and development of, and appreciation for the performing arts in the Brandon community.
Feb 1 to 28 | Thompson
Celebrate our frosty season at the month-long Winter Fest! This year's events include sled dog races, fireworks, Thompson Trailbreakers of the North, Louis Riel Social, Winter with the Wild, Rudy the Raven Scavenger Hunt, Beer & Skits and the popular concert series.
The art scene
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.
WRAPPED: The Mummy of Pesed
Oct 25 to Apr 6 | The Manitoba Museum, Winnipeg
For the first time in 45 years a real Egyptian mummy will be on display in Winnipeg! The Manitoba Museum’s temporary exhibit, WRAPPED: The Mummy of Pesed, showcases Pesed, “The Shining One”, a mummy and her coffin, and includes over 60 ancient Egyptian antiquities, CT scans and forensic facial reconstructions of Egyptian mummies.
Lace up: Canada’s Passion for Skating
Nov 22 to Feb 16 | New Iceland Heritage Museum, Gimli
Learn about the special mark skating has left on our national identity at Lace up: Canada’s Passion for Skating – a new exhibit at the New Iceland Heritage Museum in Gimli!
Have a great weekend everyone!