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10 things to do in Manitoba this week

If you are a little kid or a big kid at heart, there is something magical about having fun. Whether you loved biking with friends, having fun on a bouncy castle, creating crafts, or doodling, it can still be done with just as much fun, as an adult. Enjoy...

Western wonders in Virden: art, history and the great outdoors in the Prairie Gateway region

There’s a gentle roll in the landscape that welcomes visitors to the western reaches of Manitoba.

10 things to do in Manitoba this week

Culture. It's sweet, delicious, beautiful, different, colourful, tangy, ornate, zesty, homemade, spicy, and most importantly, anything you want it to be. It's art, it's conversation, and it's kept alive through time, tradition, and thought. Culture is...

Cinnamon buns, sculptures and village scenes in southern Manitoba

What drives you to explore more of your home province? Lured by giant cinnamon buns, a tranquil outdoor art gallery and a one-of-a-kind accommodation, I headed out on the road to Rosenort, Altona and Neubergthal.

10 things to do in Manitoba this week

There is no doubt that lately Manitoba has been in a heat wave. It also feels like we've blinked and are now half way through summer. But, there's still time to connect with culture, cool off, and cultivate creativity. August long weekend is almost here...

Around the kitchen table with Borealis Beading

So much connection happens around the kitchen table. Sharing stories, music, art and of course food brings people together in incredible ways. That’s how it feels with Borealis Beading’s Perlage: a Métis voyage. You show up without connection, even...

Tours, characters and workshops highlight Parks Canada’s summer programs

How much does a blacksmith earn in 1852? Is that wild bergamot or prairie sage? What do I need to made candles from rendered beef tallow?

10 things to do in Manitoba this week

Splish, splash, sip, slurp and crunch; the sounds of summer! Another week has passed and a fresh week arises with opportunity for fun and adventure. Say a virtual hello to a new Winnipeg resident, rendezvous with friends, sink your toes in the sand and...

A flight of flavour in Brandon

You may have heard the term flight being used to describe a trendy type of tasty sampling. A flight of beer, a flight of wine, or even a flight of burgers! A flight is a term more newly coined in the food and beverage industry, referring to "small...

Rainbow Stage is a quintessential Manitoba summer experience

Did you know that Canada's largest and longest-running outdoor theatre is right here in Winnipeg? Rainbow Stage is opening its doors once again for an exciting season of open-air theatre.

Ripe for the picking: Manitoba’s berry boon

Manitoba’s annual crop of berries, saskatoons, raspberries and strawberries, come of age by late June. That’s also when legions of berry lovers hit fields across the province and harvest the sweet, luscious fruit for jams, pies and tarts. Enjoy a...

Let's go have a picnic: top spots for dining al fresco

Grab your picnic basket and blanket and hit the road on a day trip to one of these recommended picnic spots.

6 wonders of Manitoba's north

In all its incredible vastness, northern Manitoba is home to some of the most remarkable landmarks and landscapes in the province.

Ultimate dinosaurs! Meet new fossilized friends at Manitoba Museum

Is there a dinosaur fan in your family? The one who asks for yet another dinosaur book, doesn’t mind watching dino documentaries over and over and wants a dinosaur on their birthday cake?

11 golf courses just outside Winnipeg sure to boost your handicap (or at least your farmer's tan)

It's not uncommon for golfers to get into a bit of a funk. Whether the swing's slicing, or your putts just aren't dropping, or you're tired of the same old holes on the same old course – a change of scenery is crucial to a golfer's morale (or at least...

10 must-dos to add to your summer explorer checklist

Here in Manitoba, every summer weekend is dedicated to the pursuit of adventure and fun.

Go north on your next adventure! 10 things to do in beautiful Flin Flon & Cranberry Portage

Summer in Manitoba is notoriously short, and while there's much to explore, why not take the road less travelled and set your sights on the pristine northern part of the province?

Prepare for takeoff! 3 day trips to take with your Manitoba Flight Pass

Soar to new heights with the Manitoba Flight Pass. The mobile savings pass bundles admissions at a discount to three aviation museums throughout Manitoba.

Festivals are back! 10 amazing Manitoba festivals + events to check out this summer

Festival-goers can celebrate once again as a number of exciting events get ready to make their return this summer in Manitoba.

5 Manitoba camping tips that will make your stay under the stars even better

When you live for the summer, yearn to spend time in the outdoors and want to explore as many new places as possible, camping might just be the best way to go.

Your ultimate guide to a family summer getaway in Brandon, Manitoba

Everyone's doing it. The staycation. It's more economical, it's easier to get there and who couldn't use some time exploring the place they live? If you don't live in Brandon itself, I guess this isn't technically a staycation (does one need to remain in...

Out for a weekend in Winnipeg

Road trips in the family minivan were a staple of my childhood. While we might not have the minivan, my girlfriend and I figured it was about time we made some family memories of our own—so we packed up her four-year-old daughter Lily and an alarming...

How to escape at South Beach Casino

Feeling the need to escape to warmer climates? A weekend away at South Beach Casino, just 30 minutes north of Winnipeg, allows you to travel to exotic locales without even leaving the province. Here's where you'll feel transported to when booking a stay...

10 Manitoba 'field trips' to take this spring and summer

Do you remember the excitement you felt on field trip day? It was all about spending the entire day with your schoolmates, away from the usual classroom setting.

TRIP rebate: Hotel stay ideas for friends, families, couples and adventurers

Between May 6 and 16, stay at participating hotels, lodges and resorts in Manitoba and you could receive up to $100 in rebates! Plus, visit nearby participating attractions for 50% off admission.

10 ways Brandon brings you back for more

There's a lot to explore beneath the Wheat City's quiet, agrarian facade. Brandon is Manitoba's second largest city, and thus, very worthy of a weekend getaway for under-the-radar gems that'll leave you wanting more. Here are 10 reasons why you need to...

7 ways to spend a weekend in Winnipeg

This summer, choose to explore Manitoba's capital city in way you've never done before. Here's a weekend itinerary full of all those experiences that any solid mini-vacay needs - a little retail therapy, a dose of nature, a sprinkle of history, and, of...

10 thought-provoking art galleries and museums that share Indigenous stories

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.

10 Indigenous experiences you must have this summer in Manitoba

As the summer solstice dawns, make a plan to connect with the first peoples of the place we all call home.

9 stunning stays to experience this summer in Manitoba

When it’s time to get away from it all, Manitoba makes it easy with these stunning summer stays.

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”?

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...

5 Winnipeg neighbourhoods you want to explore

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.

10 must-see Winnipeg attractions to experience in summer 2022

Planning a trip to Winnipeg this summer? Our capital city is home to a number of lively festivals and events all summer long. But no matter what brings you to Winnipeg, these are 10 attractions that can't be missed during your stay.

10 charming B&Bs you must stay at this summer in Manitoba

Imagine waking up to the sound of birds chirping, in a room filled with sunlight and the smell of fresh baking. Such are mornings at a bed and breakfast. Experience it yourself at one (or more) of these ten charming B&Bs in Manitoba!

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 help define this remote...

10 winter date ideas for romance in Manitoba

February may be the month of love, but it's important to keep romance alive all winter long. Warm the heart of your special someone with these 10 date ideas for the coldest months of the year.

10 restaurants you need to try this winter in Manitoba

Stay warm and well-fed this winter by dining in or out from some of Manitoba's best restaurants. Here are 10 we think you should add to your list before the season is through, along with some fun activities to do near each restaurant.

7 ways to cruise the Nestaweya River Trail in Winnipeg

Winnipeg earns its nickname 'Winterpeg' each January when The Forks officially opens its river trail, a spectacular winter attraction found nowhere else in Canada. This year welcomes a new name for the trail - Nestaweya (Ness-ta-way-ah) is the original...

Finding your winter "peace" in Manitoba

It feels like we keep saying this, but it's been a long year. I know, it's only January, but you know what I'm talking about. As a result, 2022 will be the year to ground yourself, find your peace, and take care of your mind, body, and spirit. With winter...

10 fun things to do in Manitoba this winter that are NOT in Winnipeg

Don't let winter skate by without a little adventure throughout the province. From picturesque trails to thrilling downhill ski hills, it's time to add these destinations to your list -- all of which are outside of Winnipeg.

9 travel packages to see the northern lights in Manitoba this winter

Discover the northern lights; an awe-inspiring natural phenomenon that has inspired myth, poetry and art. Located directly beneath the Auroral Oval, Churchill, Manitoba is one of the best places on Earth to see the vivid beauty of the aurora borealis....

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This mobile pass offers you the chance to try Manitoba's best breweries all at a discount to you!

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