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46 drive ins you must visit this summer that are not in Winnipeg

Summer is meant for adventure, and sometimes that adventure is as simple as heading out on the highway in search of some amazing drive in food. How many of these drive in (and drive-in-esque) establishments can you visit this year? Get the list
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10 things to do in Manitoba this week

We continue to stay safe and physical distance in 2021. Here are ways you can explore Manitoba safely.

Manitoba fall road trips: Perfectly Parkland

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

Manitoba fall road trips: Under the prairie sun

From pretty valley views and cool prehistoric finds to contemporary gardens and modern eateries, this road trip through the Pembina Valley and gateway communities showcases all sorts of fun waiting to be explored.

7 mind-blowing polar bear trips to take to Churchill this fall

Every year from mid-October to mid-November, something extraordinary happens on the shores of the Hudson Bay. As the temperatures begin to dip, polar bears gather in large numbers, waiting for the ice to freeze so that they can begin their seal hunt. This...

10 things to do in Manitoba this week

We continue to stay safe and physical distance in 2021. Here are ways you can explore Manitoba safely both outdoors and at home.

10 things to do in Manitoba this week

We continue to stay safe and physical distance in 2021. Here are ways you can explore Manitoba safely both outdoors and at home.

10 things to do in Manitoba this week

We continue to stay safe and physical distance in 2021. Here are ways you can explore Manitoba safely both outdoors and at home.

Water is life: Finding Indigenous perspective at the Winnipeg Art Gallery

Amidst closures and restrictions, the Winnipeg Art Gallery has kept moving all the while — completing the construction of Qaumajuq, the Inuit Art Centre, at the end of March.

A treat for the senses: Why a visit to the Assiniboine Park is a must before summer ends

I know I am not alone in saying that during challenging times, nature has been a true friend. Whether taking a simple hike or swimming in a lake, I feel renewed after spending quality time with Mother Nature.

8 unique finds in the museums you love to visit

When you step foot into a museum, each visit is its own journey as you discover a new artifact or gain more knowledge. Next time you visit one of these beloved, venerable museums throughout the province, make a point to seek out a unique find that allows...

Reconnecting and rejoicing at Le Musée de Saint-Boniface Museum

Embarking on a walking tour at Le Musée de Saint-Boniface Museum will have you feeling connected and proud of your Métis and Franco-Manitoban heritage. Maybe it will even inspire you to start your own journey of discovery and healing in this time of...

Go north with these incredible Flin Flon travel packages

Meaning “rock all around” in Cree, Flin Flon is a wilderness escape unlike any other.

Manitoba 150: Build it and they will come to these 8 architectural and engineering gems

Get rewarded for exploring Manitoba with the Explore 150 app - where no two destinations are the same, and you earn more entries for visiting harder-to-reach locations!

History, culture and food: a day in the Riel Region

From start to finish, morning to night, the Riel Region delivers on history, culture, delicious eats and friendly faces. A day trip through the Riel Region will take you from the birthplace of Manitoba through its fur trade era to experiencing today’s...

Beat the summer heat with these family-friendly attractions

This summer is shaping up to be a hot one in Manitoba, but we have plenty of ideas on how to stay cool. From community pools and beaches to campgrounds and once-in-a-lifetime adventures, these attractions are fit for the whole family.

3 beluga whale trips to take to Churchill this summer

Every summer the Churchill River Estuary welcomes thousands of beluga whales to its waters. Seeing these friendly whales splash and swim up close is one of the most unforgettable wildlife experiences in Manitoba. Luckily there is still time for anyone...

8 dreamy Manitoba patios and outdoor dining spots to experience in summer 2021

From farm vistas to city sights, these 8 Manitoba patios deliver on setting and menu alike. Please continue to follow all COVID-19 regulations and #staysafe in Manitoba.

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...

Manitoba fall road trips: 48 Hours in Winnipeg

From luxury to joie de vivre, Winnipeg offers up culture, history and relaxation all perfect for creating your ultimate 48-hour getaway.

Manitoba fall road trips: Journey to Churchill

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

Manitoba fall road trips: Windmills & Prairie Hills

From windmills to waterslides, explore the province’s central region. Spend a day or two in Portage la Prairie before opting for a day trip to nearby Delta Marsh and then making your way to Holland and Carman for plenty of small town charm.

Manitoba fall road trips: Bridging the west

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

48 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 48 amazing bakeries on your map.

12 romantic ideas for outdoor proposals in Manitoba

Ahh February. 'Tis the season of love, romance and sweetness. It's no surprise that you might have commitment on the mind and we're here to help. Here are 12 locations that make the perfect backdrop for marriage proposals - now or in the future.

9 spots to break out the skates this winter

All Manitobans know that The Forks is the place everyone goes to get their skate on. And for good reason! But for those needing more ice skating inspiration, here are 8 more spots to break out the skates this winter.

8 Manitoba-inspired tipples sure to get you through the holiday season

Let's face it - we can all use a stiff drink right now. 2020 has been an emotional rollercoaster and many of us can't wait for the year to end so we can usher in positive vibes for 2021.

Shop local this holiday season with 20 amazing Manitoba-themed gifts

This year, make a big impact on small businesses and spread holiday cheer by shopping local for everyone on your list.

Savour the flavours of western Manitoba: 10 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.

6 must-do day drives before the snow flies

It's deep into autumn, and the daytripping we're doing now around Manitoba officially looks different. Sure, there may be less hiking, golfing and beach time, but we can still explore by making a museum, shop or restaurant our main reason for hitting the...

Everything you need to know about shopping, eating and drinking in Osborne Village

How long has it been since you explored a neighbourhood other than your own? Add some adventure into your weekend as we guide you through some of Winnipeg's best neighbourhoods.

Where to watch a spectacular sunset in Manitoba

I know, I know. We live on the prairies - and while you can see a spectacular sunset on any given night from your own backyard, the novelty never quite wears off. If you want a change of scenery, plan to visit these amazing locations at sunset.

Have a weekend staycation at The Forks in Winnipeg

In this time of physical distancing and travel restrictions, your summer plans might look a little different. But life is better when we see things as an opportunity than an obstacle, isn't it?

Beyond central St. Boniface: exploring Norwood and Old St. Vital

How long has it been since you explored a neighbourhood other than your own? Add some adventure into your weekend as we guide you through some of Winnipeg's best neighbourhoods. This blog post features businesses in the Norwood and Old St. Vital areas.