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10 things to do in Manitoba: January 17 to 23

Posted January 14, 2022 | Author Kit Muir

Here are ways you can explore Manitoba January 17 to 23.

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.

Chow down on fried chicken, pedal your way down the frozen rivers, relax in a cedar sauna, admire an outdoor art projection or watch performance art online. Here are 10 things to do this week in Manitoba...

1. Relax in a sauna in Wasagaming

Arrowhead Family Resort, Wasagaming

A stay at Arrowhead Family Resort in Wasagaming is an amazing winter getaway. An on-property skating rink, twinkling lights, fire pits and wood burning cedar saunas make it the ideal hot and cold destination.

2. Feast on fried chicken

Various restaurants in Winnipeg
January 13 to 22

Over 40 Winnipeg restaurants are frying up some golden delicious chicken this week to compete in the city’s annual Fried Chicken Fest. Taste as many of the specialty dishes as you can, then vote online for your favourite.

3. Watch an online performance

January 21

A group of talented performers including circus performers, musicians and drag artists take the virtual stage this week for a livestream performance from Portage la Prairie. Enjoy the Winter Pride livestream from the comfort of your home by registering through the William Glesby Centre website to receive the link.

4. Get to know the ins and outs of agriculture

Keystone Centre, Brandon
January 18 to 20

Experience Manitoba Ag Days in Brandon this week. The annual event is considered by many to be Canada's largest indoor farm show!

5. Race down the frozen river

Spark Rentals

Winnipeg’s frozen rivers offer an array of outdoor opportunities, from skating to snowshoeing and this year something new — ice bikes! Rent an ice bike from Kendrick’s Outdoor Adventures or Spark Rentals to pedal your way down the rivers this winter.

6. Ski Beaudry Park

Beaudry Provincial Park
January 22 | 1 p.m.

Bring your cross-country skis or snowshoes to Beaudry Provincial Park for a ski-up with the CPAWS Manitoba and the Directorat de l’activité sportive. This French-English bilingual event will offer participants the opportunity to enjoy hot chocolate around the bonfire and practice speaking French with the event organizers.

7. Listen to jazz from around the world

stage with big band music stands reading WJO.

West End Cultural Centre, Winnipeg
January 20 | 7:30 p.m.

The Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra explores musical heritage this week during their performance at the West End Cultural Centre. This jazz concert will feature works from composers from various cultures, playing with a combination of folk, classical and pop music.

8. See art indoors and outdoors

The outside of Qaumajuq, part of the Winnipeg Art gallery
Tyler Walsh/Tourism Winnipeg

Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg

Nightly projections of the northern lights and Inuk artist’s works are filling the facade of Qaumajuq at the Winnipeg Art Gallery. The outdoor display runs from sundown to 10 p.m. each night. Visit during the day to appreciate even more incredible art exhibits inside the gallery.

9. Relax and explore Hecla

Hecla Resort, Hecla

Spend a weekend in a winter paradise at Hecla Resort. Relax at the spa, dine on delicious meals at Seagulls Restaurant and head outside to embrace the beautiful winter weather in the surrounding provincial park.

10. Skate at the centre of Canada

Centre of Canada Park

Centre of Canada Park, near Dufresne

Lace up your skates and glide along the ice at the Centre of Canada Park. Just southeast of Winnipeg, the iconic location now has a skating rink that is beautifully lit with twinkling lights.

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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