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10 things to do in Manitoba: April 26 to May 2

Posted April 23, 2021 | Author Kit Muir

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

A visit to Manitoba means travelling through Treaty 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 Territory and through communities who are signatories to Treaties 6 and 10. It encompasses the original lands of the Anishinaabeg, Anish-Ininiwak, Dakota, Dene, Ininiwak and Nehethowuk and the homeland of the Métis. To learn more about Manitoba's Treaty areas, click here.

This week get outside and connect with nature or stay home and participate in a variety of virtual events from musical performances to a bilingual poetry slam. And don't miss out on ordering-in specialty poutine and pizza during two food weeks in the province! Here are 10 things to do this week in Manitoba...

1. Fill up on unique poutine creations

A plate of crinkle-cut french fries with melted cheese and gravy on top.
Explore Morden Winkler
Explore Morden Winkler

Various restaurants in Morden, Winkler and RM of Stanley
April 26 to May 1

Through the last week of April visit the participating restaurants in Morden, Winkler and the RM of Stanley and try their exclusive Poutine Week creation. At the end of the week Explore Morden Winkler will crown the poutine with the most votes, the 2021 EMW Poutine! Choose your favourite one and remember to vote with your stomach.

2. Hear Coyotes Howl in Clear Lake Country

Four people stand at the end of a dock, northern lights fill the sky above the lake
Clear Lake Country
Starry night sky above a person sitting on top of an SUV looking up.
Clear Lake Country

An ideal spot to have a moonlit bonfire dinner is Lake Katherine in Clear Lake Country. Just a quick drive from all of Clear Lake's cozy accommodation options, during a nighttime bonfire at Lake Katherine you are almost sure to be serenaded by the howl of Coyotes in the area. A truly eerie but incredible experience.

3. Be enthralled by ballet

April 30 and May 1 | 7:30 p.m. & May 2 | 2 p.m.

The Royal Winnipeg Ballet has adapted Mozart’s opera-turned-ballet The Magic Flute for at-home viewing. The reduced runtime means each scene is even more impactful and the ballet features a surprise ending which the RWB promises will wow even those who saw the original staging. Buy tickets online and choose between three showtimes.

4. Spend your mornings in nature

FortWhyte Alive
Tuesdays and Thursdays | 7 a.m.

Wake up with the sun and head to FortWhyte Alive for Migration Mornings. Walk the trails to enjoy this self-guided experience at your own pace and witness the abundance of migratory species coming back for spring in Manitoba.

5. Share your poetry — dans n’importe quelle langue!

Centre Culturel Franco-Manitobain

Credit: Centre Culturel Franco-Manitobain

Online / En ligne
April 28 avril | 7 p.m. / 19h

Get creative with language at JUST(e) SLAM!, an evening dedicated to spoken word poetry and sharing words, laughter and emotion. Join the Zoom meet up to listen to others’ works and perform your own poetry pieces. The event is free to all and encourages participants to share their voice in whichever language they’d like.

C’est le moment d’être créative avec le langage lors d’une soirée JUST(e) SLAM!. Cet évènement gratuit et en ligne est dédié à l’art de la poésie orale et vivante. Joignez-vous à la rencontre Zoom pour écouter les performances d’autres personnes et partager vos propres poèmes dans n’importe quelle langue.

6. Learn about Ethiopian Coffee Ceremonies

April 30 | 7 p.m.

See an Ethiopian Coffee ceremony step-by-step, from raw bean roasting to serving, with a workshop lead by Winta Lakew in partnership with Folklorama. In this online walk-through, participants will see the equipment, techniques and traditional serving style of an Ethiopian coffee ceremony. SIgn up through Folklorama’s website to join the workshop.

7. Tune into a trumpet concert

Three men in suits stand in a row holding trumpets
Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra

May 1 | 7:30 p.m.

Tune in live for a concert with three members of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra’s trumpet section. The concert will feature three works by Telemann, Schubert and Fung, respectively. Purchase tickets for the performance online through the WSO’s website.

8. Indulge in specialty pizza

Pizza with pulled pork and macaroni and cheese on it on top of a marble tabletop
La Pizza Week

Credit: La Pizza Week

Various restaurants in Winnipeg
May 1 to 7

It’s a week-long pizza party in Winnipeg! Over 100 restaurants will be serving up specialty pizzas for the first ever Winnipeg La Pizza Week. Pick up your pizza from participating restaurants or order through La Pizza Week partner SkipTheDishes for delivery to your door. Then vote online for your favourite local ‘za!

9. Dance with your family

May 2 | 2 p.m.

Get out all that pent-up indoor energy with a virtual dance party for the whole family! Join DJ Druni for Family Sunday with Théatre Cercle Molière. While the music plays you can dance your heart out or pick up the Family Sunday crafting kit and get creative.

Relâche toute votre énergie en joignant une fête dansante virtuelle! Danse à la musique de DJ Druni pour Dimanche en Famille avec Théatre Cercle Molière. Vous pouvez ainsi ramasser une trousse de bricolage du FPFM.

10. Relax on a visit to Camp Morton

Kid looking into building at Camp Morton Provincial Park

Crashing waves, verdant lawns, and fresh air abound – Camp Morton is pure solitude along the shores of Lake Winnipeg. Take a drive north of Gimli to visit this beautiful park and see the remnants of its ornate architecture and surrounding natural beauty. Check out this blog post to see how you can enjoy a meditative visit to Camp Morton Provincial Park.

About The Author

Hi! I'm Kit, a Franco-Manitobaine from the Interlake and a champion of the phrase "there's no place like home." If you see me out exploring the province, say hi! Or reach out at kmuir@travelmanitoba.com.

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