Skate and play along the Red River Mutual Trail, roast marshmallows in the Whiteshell, or watch an epic puppet show at MTYP -- that's just a taste of the fun you can have this weekend in Manitoba.

The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik at MTYP

Jan 15 to 19 | Manitoba Theatre for Young People, The Forks
Catch the "utterly enchanting" and "uplifting" The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer at MTYP! This multi award-winning one-man micro-epic puppet show melds technology and multimedia into a touching story of enduring love and the end of the world.

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.

Campfire at the Trapper's Cabin

Jan 18 | Whiteshell Provincial Park
Warm yourself around a roaring fire in front of a cozy trapper's cabin, home of the Whiteshell Trapper's Association. There will be many different furs on display to help you learn hands-on about our park wildlife. Learn about modern day trapping in the park and help dispel some common myths about this important cultural tradition. Afterwards, warm-up with a mug of hot chocolate and roasted marshmallows. For more information, email

Four Horns and Beethoven at WSO in Brandon

Jan 19 | Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium, Brandon
Enjoy a concerto of not one, but FOUR French Horns! Robert Schumann’s Konzertstück is a dazzling Romantic work whose trajectory of heroism through introspection has the WSO’s superb horn section taking the spotlight in front of the orchestra.

Winter Survival

Jan 18 | Spruce Woods Provincial Park
Learn how to survive our cold nights when stranded outdoors! Build your very own quinzhee and emergency fire, and then warm up with a cup of hot chocolate. For more information, email

Jane Eyre at MTC

Jan 9 to Feb 1 | The John Hirsch Theatre, Winnipeg
This winter, cozy up to Charlotte Brontë's masterpiece of gothic romance, Jane Eyre! This epic literary classic has been adapted for stage by Julie Beckman and will be playing at the The Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre (MTC).

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.

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.

Whiteshell Provincial Park

If you haven’t been to the Whiteshell in winter, it’s time to give it a try. A paradise for nature-lovers, in the park you can glide along cross-country ski trails, get back to nature on horseback, sled over groomed snowmobile trails, wait for the big catch while ice fishing, or break through fresh snow by snowshoe all while keeping your eyes peeled for all sorts of wildlife.

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!

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.

Have a great weekend everyone!