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Feel the holiday romance at these Hallmark locations in Manitoba

Manitoba’s charming small towns, wide open rural spaces and an enviable collection of historic buildings make it easy to imagine them as romantic movie sets.

10 things to do in Manitoba this week

Hot chocolate, the Brandon hills, and holiday magic at the Hollow. Here are 10 things to do this week in Manitoba to make your heart happy for the holidays! Also, who let the dogs out?

5 reasons you should turn your search for a Christmas tree into a family adventure

As snow swirls and twinkling lights reign supreme, if you haven’t already put up a Christmas tree, we know it’s on your mind.

10 local stores to shop for the perfect gift this season

Shopping at these 10 Manitoba stores means there's no need for returns, regrets or extravagant shipping fees.

Manitoba Winter Explorer Guide: 10 ways to snowmobile the province

There are many reasons why snowmobilers love Manitoba — the dense forest, the wide open lakes and the abundance of snow are just a few.

Manitoba Winter Explorer Guide: 10 places for family fun this season

Families who play together, stay together. Embrace winter in Manitoba by planning some family activities - both indoors and outdoors - that will have you enjoying the snowy season with some extra laughs.

Manitoba Winter Explorer Guide: 10 places to hike and skate

Strap on your snowshoes or ice skates and stay active this winter by venturing out onto some of the province’s top winter hiking trails and skating rinks.

Manitoba Winter Explorer Guide: 10 ways to find rest and relaxation this winter

Nothing says winter like getting cozy in the heat of a sauna, a mug of tea or a glass of spiked eggnog nestled between your hands.

Punkinhead the Sad Little Bear, Meat-Hook the Icelandic Elf and 7 other festive facts on Christmas in Manitoba

It might come as a surprise to learn that Christmas is indeed a topic of historical interest and depth. And why shouldn’t it be?

10 things to do in Manitoba this week

Skating, snowshoeing, and stunning scenery. Winter is here and we are ready for it! Holiday music classics, concerts, craft sales, and downtowns transforming into magical movie masterpieces. Curated cocktails, museums, and moonlight madness. Here are 10...

10 spots in manitoba to grab grub and watch the game

The big game - it's here! What better way to enjoy then with some great grub and good company while catching the play by play on the big screen. Soccer, hockey, football, whatever suits your fancy. There is no food quite like game day food. You've got the...

Manitoba Winter Explorer Guide: 10 places to strap on your skis

Manitoba’s landscape is ideal for dipping through forested areas on cross-country skis but that doesn’t mean we don’t also have some mean downhill slopes as well. From bunny hills and black diamonds to dips, dives, and straightaways, Manitoba’s winter...

Too much stuff? 10 Manitoba experiences to give instead this holiday season

For the special person in your life who already has a collection of gizmos and gadgets aplenty, choose to gift these Manitoba experiences instead.

10 things to do in Manitoba this week

Here, there, and a little bit everywhere. The snow has come, it's gone, and it's stayed in many parts of the province. As we make our way through the fall and winter shoulder season, get creative in selecting activities that can be enjoyed with or without...

Manitoba Winter Explorer Guide: 10 ways to go ice fishing

Combine Manitoba’s numerous lakes with our cold winters and you’ve got ideal conditions for an incredible ice fishing destination! From close-to-Winnipeg day trips with angling outfitters to more remote all-inclusive lodge experiences, there’s a way for...

5 things I learned from a visit to a military museum

The neat thing about a museum experience is that it's different for everyone. No two people share the same journey while there. Just as the museum exhibits are curated by professionals, an individual curates their own visit, selecting the poignant moments...

6 spooky spots to explore in Manitoba

Manitoba is home to some of the oldest buildings in Western Canada. Prince of Wales Fort near Churchill is the oldest still-standing establishment in the province, built in the early 1700s, with Lower Fort Garry following close behind.

Are you a tombstone tourist? Three sites worth a stop in Manitoba.

Is being a tombstone tourist creepy? A little. Morbid? Maybe. But it can also be poignant and transformational...and that’s what good travel is all about.

Choose your adventure level: ways to view polar bears in Churchill during the fall migration

During October and November in Manitoba, all eyes turn north to Churchill. The sleepy frontier town (pop. 900) along the shores of Hudson Bay swells in population, transforming into a hot spot for wildlife-seeking travellers geared up to witness the...

Campfire stories: 5 of Manitoba’s most terrifying tales and legends

Gather 'round the flickering flame of the campfire and settle in for an evening of scares. Bring these terrifying tales on your next camping trip in Manitoba, and you're sure to feel a chill in the air over stories of ghosts, monsters, & aliens.

Manitoba Winter Explorer Guide: 10 ways to see the northern lights this winter

Northern Lights can be seen across the province, with Churchill being considered one of the best places in the world to see them with its prime location directly beneath the aurora dome.

10 things we're thankful for in Manitoba

What are you thankful for? The answer to that question can be found on the front of every hand-turkey posted on an elementary classroom wall leading up to Thanksgiving weekend.

The heart of humble hospitality in Manitoba's North

It’s not everyday that you step off an airplane on a sand runway and are greeted with a handshake, personally welcoming you to your destination. At Gangler’s Sub-Arctic Adventures in Manitoba’s North, it is. Located near the North Seal River in the...

5 day trips to help you make amazing fall memories in Manitoba

Calling all autumn adventurers. Coziness seekers. Sweater enthusiasts. It's time to make new memories this fall in Manitoba.

10 amazing stays in Manitoba where food is always close by

At the end of a long travel day, sometimes all you want to do is grab a bite to eat without having to venture too far.

Travelling to Churchill: How to reach northern Manitoba on a budget

When people hear about travelling to Churchill, their first reaction is “I would love to go one day but it’s so expensive to fly there”. And that’s true. Flights are not cheap. But there is a far more reasonable way to get to the polar bear capital of the...

10 Indigenous experiences you must have this fall and winter in Manitoba

As the color of the leaves begin to change, make a plan to connect with the first peoples of the place we all call home through art, history, discussion, and exploration.

Manitoba fall road trips: Whispers of the Whiteshell

Breathe in the outdoors in Whiteshell Provincial Park. This slice of the Canadian shield is rich in sunsets, boreal forest and ancient granite rock.

Chasing the Northern Lights in Churchill

Chasing the northern lights is a lot like going on a fishing trip; there are no guarantees that you’re going catch the 'big one.' Predicting when this natural phenomenon that depends on super-heated gasses travelling millions of kilometers across the...

How to weekend in the Wheat City

I thought I knew the Wheat City. With family roots in the fields of southwest Manitoba, I spent a fair amount of time in Brandon growing up: holiday breaks visiting cousins, an annual outing to the Royal Manitoba Winter Fair, and a handful of high school...

Where, when and how to see northern lights in Churchill, Manitoba

What does it feel like to see the northern lights dance above you in the remote subarctic? Many have described the experience as a humbling one; an awe-inspiring event that leaves one feeling so, so small in the grand scheme of our magnificent universe....

8 thought-provoking Indigenous art galleries and museums to visit this fall and winter

Art installations that make you stop in your steps. Interactive displays that cause moments of deep reflection. Joyous discoveries of histories you thought you knew.

5 Winnipeg neighbourhoods you want to explore during the cool seasons

Whether you're visiting Manitoba's capital city from out of town or you're a local eager to plan a staycation, here are the neighbourhoods you should explore to have a top Winnipeg experience.

Manitoba fall road trip: Under the prairie sun

From pretty valley views to cool prehistoric finds and modern eateries, this road trip through the Pembina Valley and gateway communities showcases all sorts of fun waiting to be explored. Spend a weekend exploring the whole route or opt for just a...

Fall suppers: a food scene cooler than you think

Harvest time on the prairies means Manitoba’s oldest culinary tradition comes alive: the fall supper. From mid-September to mid-November, rural churches and community halls open their doors and offer buffets of down-home cooking, served with a side of...

2022 guide to craft sales and markets in Manitoba

Craft show season is here which means you can shop handcrafted goods from hundreds of local vendors in preparation for the holiday season. Did we miss your sale? Send an email to bsewards@travelmanitoba.com to get added to the list.

10 Manitoba cabins, B&Bs and unique stays that are open year-round

Stunning getaways are a year-round thing in Manitoba. Whether you're looking for the perfect fall getaway or a cozy wintertime hibernation stay, check out these 10 cabins, B&Bs and unique stays that are open for bookings for every season.

Seeking the beauty of fall? Spend the weekend in Riding Mountain National Park

Fall comes but once a year, and one of the best places to experience it is in Riding Mountain National Park.

Your next vacation is at a research station in the wilds of Manitoba's subarctic

If your idea of a vacation tends to deviate from the norm of beach-lazing days, it’s time to clue into a total gem right here in Manitoba.

10 amazing hotels with pools and spas for your next trip to Manitoba

What is it about a pool or a spa that just screams, “vacation”?

Choose your own water-based vacay in Portage La Prairie

Escaping to the middle of the prairie is not typically where Manitobans go for a summer holiday by the water. Yet, a detour off the beaten track to Portage La Prairie proves to have lots of ways for families to cool off and have one splash of a time.

10 must-see attractions you need to experience in Winnipeg

Planning a trip to Winnipeg this year? No matter when you visit the city, you need to experience these 10 must-see attractions.

The windows, walkways, and walls of the Riel District

If windows, walkways, and walls could speak, what would they say? Imagine the words they have heard, the things they have seen, and the people they have met. Step back in time to the heart of humble and hard working history that is the Riel District....

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