10 things to do in Manitoba: March 13 to 19

Posted March 10, 2023 | Author Desiree Rantala

Growth. The foundation of which life and experiences are built upon; it's all around us. Whether you're working on your green thumb and learning to grow lemons, finally signing up for that fishing derby you've always wanted to try, discovering a deeper understanding to Manitoba's cultural roots, or embarking on self reflection in a giant terrarium! Here are 10 things to do this week in Manitoba to foster growth.

1. Learn To Grow Lemons

Shelmerdine Garden Centre | Winnipeg

When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade. But when Shelmerdine's gives you lemons, you learn to grow more lemons! Citrus plants have arrived at Shelmerdine Garden Centre and their blossoms are in full bloom; you can imagine the aroma in the air! ⁠⁠Check out Shelmerdine's helpful tips for enjoying your very own freshly squeezed lemons, limes or oranges! (Psst.. search 'C for Citrus'). When your friends ask what you're up too this weekend, you can say... "I'm growing lemons!"

2. Go on a Winter Hike in Clear Lake Country

Arrowhead Trail, Riding Mountain National Park

Riding Mountain National Park

Kinosao Trail, Riding Mountain National Park

Various Trails | Clear Lake Country

It's not too late to cross one more thing off of your winter bucket list. We're talking winter hiking! Take a stroll to Clear Lake Country and explore these 8 winter hiking trails as adventured by Hike MB. Whether it's your first time or your fifth time, explore somewhere new and stop in for food, favourites, and fun along the way.

Photos Credit: Hike MB

3. Unwind and Urfurl at The Leaf

The Leaf | Assiniboine Park

Unwind amidst vibrant green foliage and embark on a journey of discovery and self-reflection. Visit Unfurl, on at The Leaf until March 19. Reserve your tickets at assiniboinepark.ca.

4. See the Pinawa Dam, at Sunset

Pinawa Dam Provincial Heritage Park

The Pinawa Dam is one of many places in Manitoba that are not only accessible, but beautiful throughout all four seasons. Sometimes, there are those extra special moments and times of day that we catch that make us pause, hold our breath and say, wow. Visit the Pinawa Dam at sunset for a romantic rendezvous or to cross another sightseeing spot off your winter visit bucket list. If Pinawa isn't in your cards, use this as inspiration to enjoy a winter sunset while the snow is still here. Winter sunsets hit differently!

5. Walk the Family Loop with a London Fog in Tow

Old September, Gilbert Plains

Northgate Trails, Dauphin

Various Locations | Parkland

Enjoy trekking on the family loop trail at Northgate Trails with a london fog in tow! Grab a nearby hot beverage and head to Northgate's family loop! Depending on which direction you're coming from, there's a stop for you along the way.

Travelling in from the south through Riding Mountain National park? Stop by the Lakehouse.
Driving in directly from the north through Dauphin? Visit Cafe Trocadero.
Gearing up to go thorugh Grandview and Gilbert Plains? Go to Old September.

6. Have Fun at the Falcon Lake Fish Off

Falcon Lake

Falcon Lake

Falcon Lake
March 18

The 18th annual Falcon Lake Fish Off is back, March 18th from 11AM to 2PM. The tournament will be held on the west side of Falcon Lake. Enjoy hot food served all day by Danny's Whole Hog. Enjoy a day out on the ice for some friendly competition. Who will have the heaviest fish?!

7. Visit Manitoba's Best Breweries

Nonsuch Brewing, Winnipeg

Various Locations

Do you know about the Manitoba Craft Brew Pass? It's a 90-day pass that allows you to try ten different breweries! Yes, 10. The three and one-day passes are ideal for visitors and give you access to seven or four breweries respectively. Pick one up for yourself and surprise a friend. A Manitoba Craft Brew Pass makes a unique gift. This mobile pass offers the chance to try Manitoba's best breweries. Cheers!

8. Seek out Must-See Destinations

Pisew Falls Provincial Park

Various Locations

These must-see destinations deliver the best of our province. Discover some of Manitoba’s favourite places to visit! These must-see destinations deliver the best of Manitoba: easy access to amazing outdoor attractions, interesting cultural attractions and museums that showcase our history and heritage and one-of-a-kind attractions that are fun for the whole family. These destinations make a great day trip, weekend or extended stay; choose from a hotel or cozy bed & breakfast!

9. Munch at the Mossey River Inn

Mossey River Inn, Winnipegosis

Mossey River Inn, Winnipegosis

Mossey River Inn, Winnipegosis

Mossey River Inn | Winnipegosis

Treat yourself to a motor and munch kinda' day. Enjoy a day out on the trails snowmobiling Lake Manitoba and treat yourself to a hot, hearty, and homemade meal at the Mossey River Inn's Restaurant. Think you might be too tired to make the trek home? Plan ahead and stay the night in one of their rooms. Psst.. we recommend their clubhouse sandwhich with soup! If you're looking for more fun, play a round of pool at Chico's Bar & Grill next door. Plan your snowmobile route here.

10. Discover Manitoba's Deep Cultural Roots

Various Locations

Every story, every experience is a link or stepping stone that elevates our knowledge. And the end result is something beautiful and dynamic; a greater understanding of the world around us. Immerse yourself in an Adventure to Understanding by exploring the cultural experiences and ancestral knowledge of Indigenous Peoples in Manitoba. Learn about ancient petroforms with an Indigenous guide, discover new perspectives through Indigenous-led workshops and explore the world’s only Inuit art centre.

About The Author

Hey there, I'm Desiree! I've lived in Manitoba my whole life. I love a great slice of pizza, photography and exploring our beautiful province. I'm passionate about storytelling. Have an idea for adventure? Let me know! drantala@travelmanitoba.com

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