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Stephanie Woltman

50 Things to Do This Summer in Manitoba

It’s impossible to list all of the fun things happening in Manitoba this summer. Here are 50 things to get you started on your best Manitoba summer yet. Read List

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10 Things to Do in Manitoba: July 15 to 21

We are all curious beings by nature... whether it's canoeing through cave-like tunnels for the first time, taking a trip north to see beluga whales, discovering a vintage auto museum tucked away in rural Manitoba, or learning to create and connect using...

10 Things to Do in Manitoba: July 1 to 7

A new week is ahead and it's easy to fill your calendar with fun activities every single day! Group hikes, fairs, museum exhibitions, summer entertainment, ventures to try new food, community barbeques, and a day dedicated to celebrating and reflecting on...

Manitoba Road Trips: Between the Lakes

This Manitoba road trip takes you from Oak Hammock Marsh all the way up to Arborg for an adventure that can be done in a day, depending on where you're starting from.

10 Things to Do in Manitoba: Jun 24 to 30

Fun for us, for for you, fun for families, fun for all! There are many ways to have fun throughout the province this summer season. Enjoy a weekend staycation, find a farmers' market, see a live performance, fill the family calendar or hit the road! Here...

The Ultimate List of Manitoba Farmers' Markets in 2024

Tables heavy with garden tomatoes picked this morning, your favourite handmade soap scented with lavender and the aroma of freshly baked bread wafting from the booth over there. It’s farmers’ market season in Manitoba!

4 Fun Ways for Kids to Splish Splash this Summer

Summer + sun = splish splash fun. Make family memories by hitting the road, exploring corners of the province you've never been to for these wet 'n wild waterparks or floaty activities.

50 Things to Do This Summer in Manitoba

Lively festivals and town fairs. Roadside drive-ins and quiet camping spots. U-pick farms, rodeos and food trucks. Hiking and biking and swimming, oh my! It’s impossible to list all of the fun things happening in Manitoba this summer. Here are 50 things...

9 Refreshing Lakes to Take a Dip in This Summer in Manitoba

Whether you prefer to dive right in, drop oh-so-carefully into an inner tube or lower yourself into the water in the most painstaking manner (the stomach is the hardest...), our cool and crisp lakes beckon you to take a dip. While we continue to work on...

13 Unexpected Ideas to Help You Fill the Family Calendar this Summer

Summer time = family time. For those with young kids who need to keep busy, for the grandparent looking for new outing ideas to share with the little ones and for any caregivers in between, our list brings together the unexpected and perhaps new-to-you to...

Manitoba Road Trips: Vive Les Prairies!

Travel through southeast Manitoba to discover communities, trails and attractions rich in cultural diversity including Métis, Francophone and Mennonite heritage.

Have a Weekend Staycation at The Forks in Winnipeg

Maybe you live in Winnipeg (and maybe have for your whole life) or maybe you live outside the city and are looking to shake things up--whichever it is, The Forks is an ideal spot to get away for a weekend. If you've never spent more than a few hours at a...

Manitoba Road Trips: Water, Water Everywhere

Boasting 100,000+ lakes and waterways, Manitoba has no shortage of adventures, attractions and communities to draw visitors close to shore. This scenic road trip offers one of the best day trips to enjoy the mighty Winnipeg River. It commences in the town...

More Small Town Beaches You Want to Hit Up This Summer

Summer is quickly approaching and so are day trips around the province. One of the main reasons for day tripping is to head to the beach! This summer, we recommend beaching off the beaten track. Forgo your go-to destination and take time to explore...

Savour the Flavours of Western Manitoba: 13 Places to Eat in Brandon

Brandon's dining scene has serious momentum, and visitors could plan an entire itinerary around which local restaurant to nosh at next. We can't list all the foodie joints in Manitoba's second-largest city but here are a few standouts offering creative...

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner in Winnipeg That Will Make You Say WOW

Winnipeg is a foodie city where you can - and should - expect to eat well. Whether you're a breakfast person, a lunch person, a dinner person, or all three, these are the spots you need to check out for a full day of eating in the 'Peg.

Manitoba Kid's Choice Pass: Adventures For The Whole Family

Check out the Manitoba Kid's Choice Pass to save on your museum visits with the whole family this summer.

How to Make the Most of Your Visit to Clear Lake in Summer 2024

While Clear Lake undergoes measures to facilitate the detection of zebra mussels and decrease the risk of their spread, Riding Mountain National Park is still a vibrant hub of activity and adventure. This summer, with a temporary restriction on personal...

10 Fairs and Midways You Can't Miss This Summer in Manitoba

Manitoba comes alive in the summer with a vibrant array of fairs that bring the energy with heart-pumping rides, jaw-dropping displays of talent and plenty of music to dance the night away. For the rollercoaster enthusiasts who think the more loops the...

Shore Lunch: The Ultimate Outdoor Meal in Manitoba

It takes but one match to start the fire, the tinder and kindling expertly arranged to look like the tiniest log cabin. Then comes a few boughs from a long-dead spruce and finally, freshly split tamarack deadfall collected from the bush. The fire is...

10 Icons of Manitoba's North

North of the 53rd parallel is a region of Manitoba that is as vast as it is diverse. It is where wilderness and culture collide. When planning your visit to northern Manitoba this summer, be sure to visit a few of these icons that define this remote part...

A Summer Guide to Flin Flon: 24 hrs in this Storied Northern Town

Flin Flon, the northern Manitoba town with a curious name, is more than its mining identity. If you're travelling north, plan an overnight or two in this quirky town that is equally as proud of its rugged wilderness setting as its burgeoning arts and...

Take a Vintage Train Through the Countryside with Manitoba's Prairie Dog Central Railway

Do you dream of trains? Do you long for the days of travel aboard a chugging locomotive? While train travel may have given (mostly) way to planes and cars in Canada, there are still a few bastions of this oh-so-civilized form of travel kicking around. One...

Finding Art and Outdoor Adventure in Boissevain

Manitoba can be unpredictable, you’re never sure what you might come across. The weather, the wildlife and the people may surprise and delight you. This is especially true in Boissevain.

Manitoba Road Trips: A Day in the Peg

Here are some Winnipeg favourites to get you started if you only have a day in the Peg.

Manitoba Road Trips: Follow the Yellowhead Highway

The Yellowhead Highway is an interprovincial highway connecting Manitoba with its western neighbours. Its name comes from the Yellowhead Pass, the route chosen through the Rockies. Crossing into Manitoba, the Yellowhead is Highway 16 until it meets with...

Manitoba Road Trips: Riding High

Travel from Canada’s National Ukrainian Capital to Manitoba’s only accessible national park for wildlife, camping and delicious dining.

Where to Eat in Winnipeg in 2024

Winnipeg's vibrant culinary scene continues to garner national attention, with both new and much-loved hidden gems that should be on every gourmand's radar. Here's just a few sure bets in 2024 that are new or nationally notable.

Manitoba Road Trips: Winnipeg Family Vacation

What is the secret to the perfect family vacation in Winnipeg? Loads of kid-approved activities, a handful of ways to spend time outdoors, a splash of hotel fun and dash of adults-only options when you’re ready to leave the kids with the grandparents for...

47 Amazing Bakeries to Try This Summer That Are Not in Winnipeg

When it comes to road trips, it's all about the treats you eat along the way. If you find yourself exploring Manitoba this summer, be sure to mark these 47 amazing bakeries on your map.

9 Incredible Spots to Camp in Northern Manitoba

Under the vast, open skies of the north, find rugged beauty that stretches as far as the eye can see. Whether you're tenting, glamping or travelling with a camper in tow, these northern campgrounds offer everything you could want in a summer camping trip:...

Step Back in Time During a Day Trip to Carman

A day trip to Carman is a trip down memory lane. The thriving community - despite all its young families and growth in the last 20 years - still offers bits of nostalgia, along with a chance to slow down, breathe in prairie charm, and swap family memories.

Indigenous Foodie Experiences to Have in Manitoba

From traditional recipes to modern fusion, you’ll find numerous Indigenous-owned and operated restaurants in Manitoba. Here are a few for your next foodie adventure!

How to Have a Farm-Filled Day Trip Just Beyond the Perimeter Highway

The one upside of being a Manitoban who does not own a cabin is that my family’s summer weekends are spent exploring the province. We often go on daytrips - a quick adventure past the perimeter around Winnipeg’s greater metropolitan region – to get a...

8 Small-Town Music Festivals in Manitoba That You Need to Tune Into

For many Manitobans, warm weather means one thing: music festivals. Beyond perennial favourites like the Winnipeg Folk Festival and Dauphin’s Countryfest are lesser known gems that draw in visitors to towns and communities across the province for weekends...

It's Easy Being Green: 7 Eco-Focused Travel Experiences in Manitoba

For some Manitoba tourism companies, being mindful of environmental impact is a big part of their identity.

10 Paddling Routes in Manitoba to Get You Started

Have you really experienced Manitoba if you haven't gone paddling? Home to over 100,000 lakes and waterways, Manitoba has paddling routes for every skill level, including beginners.

How to Celebrate Tourism Week in Manitoba

Get ready for new adventures! From April 15 to 19, National Tourism Week marks the perfect opportunity to discover hidden gems across the province and celebrate everything Manitoba has to offer. We’ve rounded up a few ways you can join in the celebration.

Making family memories in Virden and Oak Lake Beach

With family roots in southwestern Manitoba, I always look forward to visiting the region each summer. This year, instead of visiting our usual haunts like Brandon and Souris, we followed the Trans-Canada Highway a little further west to check out lake...

10 Unique Airbnbs to Check Out in Manitoba

We've all had a memorable stay, whether it was the location, the scenic views, the company you were with or the atmosphere and hospitality that made you feel at home. Here are 10 unique Airbnbs to check out in Manitoba that will bring magic, memories and...

Manitoba Road Trips: Big Skies, Big Blooms

Get to know Manitoba's southwestern corner with this exciting road trip centred on Turtle Mountain Provincial Park.

Manitoba Road Trips: Venture to Churchill

Take Highway 6 north and explore the shores of Lake Manitoba as you head toward the coast of the Hudson Bay.

Manitoba Road Trips: Wild West Wanderings

Explore Manitoba's second largest city, Brandon, where you instantly feel at home and are welcomed like an old friend. Then soak in the splendour of the land with a series of day trips to museums, attractions and parks throughout the rolling hills and...

Manitoba Road Trips: Bridging the west

This summer fun itinerary is jam-packed with quirky roadside attractions, unforgettable hikes and cute small towns.

Manitoba Road Trips: Beachy Keen

Lake Winnipeg is massive. At 425 km long and up to 109 km wide, it is, in fact, the fifth largest lake in Canada.

Manitoba Road Trips: Perfectly Parkland

See iconic prairie giants and make your way into the wild wild west of the Parkland on this outdoor adventure.