Go on a winter adventure in the Whiteshell, celebrate our rich and beautiful francophone culture at Festival du Voyageur, or fish for a big prize at Lake of the Prairies -- that's just a taste of the fun you can have this weekend in Manitoba.
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.
To entice you more, see 14 Reasons Why Winter Rules in the Whiteshell.
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!
Lake of the Prairies Ice Fishing Derby
Feb 22 | Lake of the Prairies
Get your fish on at the 5th annual Lake of the Prairies Ice Fishing Derby! First prize is $10,000 and over $20,000 in cash and merchandise will be awarded in total. Ice is groomed and holes are predrilled. Call 1-877-979-7232 to enter.
Winnipeg Whisky Festival
Feb 21 | The Fairmont Winnipeg
Explore and appreciate more than 95 varieties of Scotch, Irish, Bourbon, Tennessee and Canadian whiskies at the Winnipeg Whiskey Festival! Along with the wide array of whiskies, you will also enjoy a diverse selection of mouthwatering cuisine available throughout the entire evening, AND all attendees will receive a souvenir Glencairn Whisky Glass.
Bruckner 8 at WSO
Feb 21 to 22 | Centennial Concert Hall, Winnipeg
Bruckner’s Eighth Symphony is one of the grandest “darkness to light ” musical stories since Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony. Complete with four Wagner tubas added to the already ample brass section, Bruckner’s individuality of spirit and monumental design produce a symphonic experience to cherish.
Disney on Ice: Princesses & Heroes
Feb 20 to 23 | MTS Centre, Winnipeg
The Secret Annex at MTC
Feb 20 to Mar 8 | Tom Hendry Warehouse, Winnipeg
In her compelling and provocative play The Secret Annex, Manitoba playwright Alix Sobler asks: can the past be rewritten? Annex explores what Anne Frank might have become had she survived the war.
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.
The Glass Menagerie at MTC
Feb 12 to Mar 8 | The John Hirsch Theatre, Winnipeg
Catch the bold and compelling The Glass Menagerie -- 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.
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.
Have a great weekend everyone!