10 things to do in Manitoba: August 29 to September 4

Posted August 25, 2022

Just like snowflakes, no two sunsets are the same, and there's something quite magical about watching "the perfect" sunset. The colors, the sights, the sounds, or even the silence... everything coming together for that personalized, magical moment. Here are 10 things to do in Manitoba this week that can help you find your own moment of magic.

1. glide into gimli

Gimli Glider Exhibit
Gimli Glider Museum - Cockpit

Gimli Glider Exhibit | Gimli

Discover the world famous aviation event of the Gimli Glider. Try your hand at a simulator and attempt to glide a large passenger aircraft onto a local race track. Check out the Manitoba Flight Pass and learn about Manitoba's flight history!

2. Go to a goldeye's game

Shaw Park | Winnipeg
August 31 • 6:30 PM

baseball games at Shaw Park are a hit! Enjoy delicious food and beverages, contests, theme nights, and post-game fireworks. Stop by for their August 31s game where the Goldeyes play against the Kansas City Monarchs. In support of Winnipeg Harvest, bring a tin for the bin! All non-perishable items will be collected for donation.

3. partake in an artist studio tour

WAVE Artists Studio Tour
September 3 & 4

Fall into the season! On September 3rd and 4th celebrate with a road trip in Manitoba's Interlake to discover what 22 artists have created in their studios.
The 21st annual WAVE Artists Studio Tour opens its doors 10am-6pm daily. Be inspired by the prairie in bloom, sandy beaches, swimming piers and art!

4. take a swing


The countdown to fall is on and the above zero temperatures are still here, for now. Get out on the golf green and try your hand at the perfect swing while there's still time! Here are 11 golf courses just outside Winnipeg that are sure to boost your handicap, or at least your farmer's tan!

5. have fun at the fall fair

The Fall Fair | Red River Ex Grounds
Sept 1-5

The food, the music, the vendors, the midway – it's all Manitoba made! The Fall Fair returns at Red River Ex from September 1-5. Get your thrill on! Check out the Family Adventure Park with cute animals and cool dinosaurs! Plus, fireworks, pumpkin bowling and more. Tickets can be bought online or at Circle K.

6. seek out a quiet escape

Turtle Mountain Adventure Huts | Boissevain

Get ready to check in for a primitive outdoor getaway! Nestled near Adam Lake Campground you'll find Turtle Mountain Adventure Huts. These four season huts have been locally designed and built to service those looking for an off-grid quiet escape experience. Perfect for outdoor enthusiasts, families, or those looking for that "out in the wilderness" experience. Bike, hike, ski, or snowshoe your way in!

7. follow the poutine trail

Poutine Trail | Various Locations

Yes, you read that right. A poutine trail... right here in Manitoba! Taste all kinds of different poutines across Manitoba with the Sentier de la poutine/Poutine Trail! From the classic tourtière to chili poutine, your taste buds will thank you. Get ready to drive, dine, and dive right in!

8. safely selfie with sunflowers

Various Locations

It's the most, wonderful time of the year! It's sunflower season! These beautiful flowers radiate joy and happiness and are only around for a short season; so are the selfie opportunities! Stroll through sunflower fields, try some tasty beverages, and more! Safely selfie with sunflowers at an available farm near you. Activities may be weather dependent so please call ahead. Note: Sunflower fields are private property and should not be accessed unless permission is granted from the property owner.

Altona Sunflower Plot
Amaze in Corn

Deer Meadow Farms
MacGregor Sunflower Field

9. sleep on a house boat

Voyageur Houseboats

Voyageur Houseboats
Sept 19 - Oct 2

Spend a few nights on the waters of the Winnipeg River aboard the most unique houseboats in Manitoba with Voyageur Houseboats. Just as the migratory birds start to flock along the shores of the Winnipeg river, and as the forests of Whiteshell Provincial Park turn to their fall colours. Last availabilities run from September 19th to October 2nd

10. go on a real fossil dig

Pembina Paleontology | Winnipeg

Experience a one of a kind dig with a paleontologist, right here in Manitoba! Pembina Paleontology, Manitoba's only public fossil dig has a few spots available before winter. Accompany a paleontologist on an active dig in Manitoba's escarpment while searching for findings from the Late Cretaceous period; that's over 80 million years ago! Tools are supplied and Pembina Paleontology also offers programming and a virtual fossil lab for all ages.