10 things to do in Manitoba: May 22 to 28

Posted May 19, 2023 | Author Desiree Rantala

May long weekend is here and although you already have activities planned, let us take the reigns on planning next week's outings and experiences! Here are 10 things to do this week in Manitoba that will get you out and about.

1. snap photos of bison at sunset

Lake Audy Bison Enclosure, Riding Mountain National Park

Lake Audy Bison Enclosure, Riding Mountain National Park

Lake Audy Bison Enclosure, Riding Mountain National Park

Lake Audy Bison Enclosure | Riding Mountain National Park

Exciting news! The Lake Audy Bison Enclosure in Riding Mountain National Park is now re-open to visitors. Sunset and sunrise are the best times to take the drive, and don't be surprised if these majestic beasts surround your car. The rules here are simple: share the road, stay inside your vehicle and take plenty of photos.

2. see the sea bears sink a slam dunk

Winnipeg Sea Bears Home Opener | Canada Life Centre
May 27

See the Winnipeg Sea Bears sink a slam dunk! Winnipeg's new professional basketball team is scheduled to take over Canada Life Centre this summer, starting with the team's historic home opener on May 27. Tickets start as low as $19 + fees. The team is a part of the CEBL, which boasts talent from the NBA, NBA G League, top international leagues and more.

3. head on over to harvest lodge

Harvest Lodge, Waterhen

Harvest Lodge, Waterhen

Harvest Lodge | Waterhen

Are you ready for a true Manitoba wilderness experience that is only a few hours from the cities of Brandon and Winnipeg? Harvest Lodge on The Waterhen River near Waterhen, Manitoba is the place to go! The lodge offers a variety of accommodations to fit every budget. Try your luck at a hooking walleye, northern pike or the feisty freshwater drum. Bring a boat or rent one! Take a stroll on the property and watch for numerous types of wildlife and birds. If fishing isn't your thing, rent a kayak and float with the gentle current, perfect for all skill levels. Don't forget the s'mores for the campfire while the kids enjoy the playground and you relax! You might even catch the northern lights.

4. Curb cravings at the cargo bar

Cargo Bar, Assiniboine Park, Winnipeg

Cargo Bar, Assiniboine Park, Winnipeg

Cargo Bar, Assiniboine Park, Winnipeg

Cargo Bar | Assiniboine Park | Winnipeg

The Cargo Bar at Assiniboine Park is BACK for another season! Located near the Riley Family Duck Pond in Assiniboine Park, the beverage menu features cocktails, mocktails, local craft beers, wine, and more! Walk up and enjoy tasty treats after a stroll through the park or around the pond! All hours and days of operation are weather dependent.

5. sip, slurp, and Quench your thirst

Black Lake, Nopiming Provincial Park

Various Locations

As the temperature rises, there's nothing quite like a refreshing beverage to beat the heat and keep you cool. Whether you're packing for a weekend of camping or inviting friends over for a backyard BBQ, Manitoba offers a variety of local, delicious and thirst-quenching beverages. Get ready to sip, savour and discover some of the best drinks that Manitoba has to offer! Here are 6 ways to quench your thirst this summer.

6. celebrate equality

Winnipeg Pride Festival
May 26 - Jun 4

We are ready for another fantastic year of the Winnipeg Pride Festival! Celebrating the uniqueness of individuals of the 2SLGBTQIA+ (2spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual) community. Featuring flag raising, food, art shows, live entertainment, artisans, vendors and more. Find lists and schedules of all events on the new year-round Winnipeg Pride App.

7. take a trek on the manitoba perogy trail

Various Locations

Is there anything better than authentic, delicious perogies made with care? Let your heart (and your appetite) guide you on our new Perogy Trail. Discover tasty eats and earn rewards when you visit select restaurants! Check in at 25 locations to earn your special edition perogy pin. Once the Perogy Trail has 1,000 check-ins, our pass sponsor, Perogy Planet, will donate $5,000 on our behalf to the Ukrainian Canadian Cultural Centre (Oseredok), a local charity supporting Ukrainian refugees.

Download the Perogy Trail and check in to ten locations between May 17 and May 31 for a chance to win one of ten gift cards to Perogy Planet, valued at $100. Don’t wait, start exploring and tasting! Call ahead or check online to confirm hours of operation.

8. try a flight of flavour

Black Wheat Brewing

Crow's General Store

Various Locations | 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 servings of various offerings." And like any good flight, there is variety. So depending on what you're in the mood for, maybe you're willing to try something new. Here is a flight of five unique experiential flavours to try in Brandon.

9. feel inspired to explore

Various Locations

It's time to explore more of Manitoba. From outdoor adventures to cultural experiences and small town surprises, be inspired to plan your next Manitoba vacation! Download our 2023 Inspiration Guide in English here. Physical and digital copies are now available in both English and French.

10. soar to new heights

Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada | Winnipeg

Whether it’s the joy of discovery or the history of aviation that draws you in, the Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada is yours to discover! Pssst... this weekend on May 20th is their one year anniversary! You can save 20% off admission this weekend - now is the time to go if you haven't already. Learn about Manitoba's aviation history and get up close and personal to the world of planes!

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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