Play like a local in Riding Mountain, meet the new tigers at the Zoo, or frolic like frosty Vikings in Gimli -- that's just a taste of the fun you can have this weekend in Manitoba.
Gimli Ice Festival
Mar 1 to 2 | Gimli
Embark on a celebration of community at the Gimli Ice Festival! This annual event has fun activities for the whole family, such as: ice fishing for kids, Icelandic frozen fish toss, polar games, ice golf, baking contest and auction, poker derby, and car racing and mini sled racing on the lake.
Assiniboine Park Zoo
Open daily | Assiniboine Park Zoo
Say hello to Samkha and Vasili, the new Amur tigers at Assiniboine Park Zoo. While there, make sure you also visit Hudson and his new friends Storm, Aurora, and Kaska and check out the new Polar Playground, Arctic Treasures Gift Shop and Tundra Grill.
Winter in RMNP
Various activities | Riding Mountain National Park
Awaken your senses and chart your own amazing experiences on the many trails awaiting you in Riding Mountain National Park. Snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, skate-skiing, traction kiting, and sleigh rides will take you to places that are deeply moving and beautiful. Connect with nature and with yourself when you embrace winter and all the rewarding ways you can interact with the season.
Family Fun Day is March 2! Take part in scavenger hunts, snow carving, bannock roasting and much more.
Canadian Power Toboggan Championships
Mar 1 to 2 | Beausejour
Ride out to Beasejour to cap off on exciting race season at the 52nd annual Canadian Power Toboggan Championships! Watch racers from all over North America compete for the top spot on Beausejour’s popular half-mile ice oval track, renowned for its speed and safety. Plus, there will be KITTY KAT and 120 CLASSES for the kids.
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.
Brent Butt's "Almost a Movie Star" tour
Mar 2 | Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium, Brandon
Laugh your butts off in Brandon at Brent Butt's "Almost a Movie Star" live comedy tour. Canadian comic Brent Butt is best known for his TV shows Corner Gas and Hiccups. "It is extremely rare for me to do a long extended tour like this, and I am super pumped to hit the road," says Brent. "A different town and a different stage every night. This is what being a stand-up is all about. This, and poor late-night snacking choices."
Bust the Winter Blues Festival
Feb 28 to Mar 2 | Flin Flon
Frolic in the great outdoors at the Bust the Winter Blues Festival in Flin Flon. This family-friendly event features fun activities like skating, snowshoe races, swimming (inside, of course), ice fishing, pancake breakfasts, fireworks and a Mardi Gras family fun night.
The Maple Leaf Forever
Mar 2 | General Strange Hall Theatre, CFB Shilo
Listen to the unique pipes and drums sounds of The Royal Canadian Artillery Band and The Royal Canadian Air Force Band in Shilo. Concert is 2:30 to 5:00 p.m. Admission by donation to The RCA Museum. For more information call 204-765-3000 extension 3570.
Cream Puff Day
Mar 2 | New Iceland Heritage Museum, Gimli
Enjoy a delicious day celebrating Bolludagur (Cream Puff Day)! Listen to stories about the history of this day while you feast on fresh Bollur – Icelandic cream puffs complete with jam, whipped cream and chocolate! Kids can also make their own Bolluvöndur – a special wand used by children in Iceland on Bolludagur.
TLADI at NAfro Dance Productions
Feb 28 to Mar 1 | Gas Station Arts Centre, Winnipeg
Enjoy an evening of dance at TLADI, featuring the works of three choreographers; Vincent Mantsoe, Casimiro Nhussi, Paula Blair, and the NAfro band's grooving style. TLADI, or lightning bird’s, are believed to be the symbol of capturing rain, as well as the physical source of regeneration, they are the symbol of spiritual fertility and a sign that nature and society are in harmony or NOT.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Have a great weekend everyone!