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10 things to do in Manitoba: August 30 to September 5

Posted August 27, 2021 | Author Kit Muir

We continue to stay safe and physical distance in 2021. Here are ways you can explore Manitoba safely both outdoors and at 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 in Manitoba dive into art on the WAVE studio tour or with a visit to Qaumajuq, explore and learn about nature in an urban setting and take advantage of patio season before it's over! Here are 10 things to do this week in Manitoba...

1. Take a peek into the artistic process

September 4 & 5
Various locations in the Interlake

The WAVE Interlake Artists' Studio Tour is Manitoba's longest running art roadshow. It is an immersive opportunity where visitors may ask questions, see the tools used and witness how a passion for process translates into beautiful creations. Download the map and visit 22 artists’ studios in Manitoba’s Interlake.

2. Enjoy the last days of patio weather

Exchange District Biz

Between Main St. and Old Market Square, Winnipeg

Grab some friends and bask in the late summer sun at Bijou Patio, a Euro-style dining and drinking experience in the heart of downtown. Sip draft beer from neighbourhood brewers, order food from nearly a dozen participating Exchange District restaurants.

3. Explore nature in an urban setting

Explore Morden Winkler

Discovery Nature Sanctuary, Winkler

The Discovery Nature Sanctuary is a hidden oasis in an urban landscape. Located in the north east part of Winkler just off Eastview Drive, this 32 acre space is home to waterfowl, songbirds, frogs and more. It is a safe haven for animals and plants and a relaxing place of natural beauty for people to enjoy.

4. Shop local in Carman

September 3 & 10 | 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
DAS building, Carman Fairgrounds

Support local and bring home the freshest country-grown goodness available! Enjoy a variety of products including fresh vegetables, herbs, prairie fruits, homemade baked goods and locally made crafts at the Carman Farmers’ Market.

5. See beautiful Inuit art

Winnipeg Art Gallery

Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg

INUA is the inaugural exhibition of Qaumajuq, the new Inuit art centre at the Winnipeg Art Gallery. Visit in person or watch the sneak peek video in which co-curators Dr. Heather Igloliorte, asinnajaq, Krista Ulujuk Zawadski and Kablusiak speak about their inspirations and personal connections to the exhibit. INUA features 100 artworks by over 90 Inuit artists.

6. Celebrate Pride at home

Sept 3 to 12

Celebrate Winnipeg’s 2SLGBTQ+ community at this year’s virtual Pride Winnipeg. The festival will feature 24 performers and musicians who will perform, sing, dance and more during the week-long event. Download the Pride Winnipeg app to see the full schedule of events.

7. Feast on burgers

September 1 to 14
Various restaurants in Winnipeg

It’s Le Burger Week in Winnipeg! And this year it’s two weeks long, meaning more time to feast on all the delicious burger options being served up in the city. There are 210 participating burgers! Try as many as you can, then vote for your favourite online.

8. Visit a travelling art exhibit

September 1 & 2

The travelling art exhibit Nakatamaakewin continues its journey through the province, stopping in Thompson this week. The mobile exhibit, part of Manitoba 150’s Tour 150, houses a collection of Inuit art in soapstone, felt, print, textiles and other materials. The exhibit is free to attend as it travels to communities across Manitoba.

9. Learn about the plants of Manitoba

September 2 | 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Assiniboine Park, Winnipeg

Learn to identify plants that call this land home with CPAWS Manitoba. The interactive Intro to Plant Identification Workshop will bring participants closer to nature by noticing and learning about the plants that surround us every day.

10. Jam out in Flin Flon

September 4 | 4:00 p.m. to midnight
Flin Flon Campground, Flin Flon

Jam out to some good tunes at Flin Flon’s annual Blueberry Jam Music Gathering. This year, the event will only be one day but will still feature a fantastic lineup of local musicians from the Flin Flon area and two more from The Pas and Cranberry Portage.

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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