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10 things to do in Manitoba: January 10 to 16

Posted January 07, 2022 | Author Kit Muir

Here are ways you can explore Manitoba January 10 to 16.

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.

Winter is in full swing in Manitoba. With ample snow and varying temperatures, there is much to enjoy about the season. This week, head out in the snow and enjoy all that the colder season has to offer or choose to stay in and enjoy some virtual experiences. Here are 10 things to do this week in Manitoba...

1. Ski around Manitoba

Glide along some of the slopes and straightaways that surround Manitoba’s bilingual communities. Check out this blog post from Bonjour Manitoba for a great selection of cross-country ski trails that will get your heart pumping this winter.

2. Skate the river trail

The Forks, Winnipeg

The first leg of the Nestaweya River Trail is open! A winter favourite in Winnipeg, the trail offers a unique skating experience for anyone looking for a way to embrace winter outside. Get on the trail from The Forks and warm up with local food and drink after your skate in the Forks Market.

3. Snowshoe along the marsh

Explore the snowy trails that wind through Oak Hammock Marsh this winter. Though the discovery centre is currently closed, snowshoe rentals are available and can be booked through the Oak Hammock Marsh website. Both kids and adult sizes are available, so get out and explore with the whole family!

4. Play in the snow

Lake Minnewasta Recreation Area, Morden
January 15 | 1 to 4 p.m.


Try out a variety of winter activities at the Winter Fun Sampler in Morden. The outdoor event will feature crokicurl, broomball, pond hockey, a snowshoe hike, skating, tobogganing and more. There will also be free hot chocolate to warm you and s’mores to eat around the bonfire. Some activities require pre-registration through Morden’s website.

5. Relax in a private sauna

The Forks, Winnipeg
Weekends


Ward off the winter chills with a relaxing private sauna experience with Sauna Winnipeg. Based at The Forks, Sauna Winnipeg has a barrel sauna and a modern log cabin that can each fit four people.The experience is completely private for your group of four so you stay safe with your bubble.

6. Shred the slopes

North of Benito
Open weekends


Hit the slopes of the Swan River Valley at the Thunderhill. The ski area boasts 24 groomed downhill ski runs ranging in difficulty for skiers and snowboarders of all levels. The cozy chalet also offers a nice place to warm up and grab a hot beverage after a day on the slopes.

7. Keep celebrating Christmas

Online
Available until January 15


Not ready to let go of the holidays just yet? Keep celebrating the season with virtual Christmas content from Dalnavert Museum. Enjoy three animated stories, a festive house tour and a reading of A Christmas Carol. Buy one or all the videos to enjoy at home on demand.

8. Head out on a winter hike

Head east from Winnipeg to explore a Manitoban ruin of days gone by. A wintry day trip to Pinawa Dam Provincial Park includes a walk along the Old Pinawa self-guiding trail to learn about the history of the dam via interpretive signage and to take in breathtaking views of the dam itself and the rapids surrounding it.

9. Make art en français

Centre Culturel Franco-Manitobain, Winnipeg
Various dates


Learn a new skill under the guidance of professional artists. Whether it be beading, painting or ceramics, the CCFM’s art classes offer an opportunity for creativity, all in French. The classes are weekly and are spread over a five-week period.

10. Learn about Manitoba’s pollinators

Online
January 14 | 12 to 1 p.m.


Take your lunch break to learn about the powerful pollinators that help feed us -- honeybees! Join CPAWS Manitoba for a Lunch & Learn webinar with Beeproject Apiaries who know first hand how important bees are in Manitoba.

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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