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10 things to do in Manitoba: July 19 to 25

Posted July 16, 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 combine cycling and ice cream on a tour around Winnipeg, see dinosaurs up close at Assiniboine Park Zoo, explore nature at the Manitoba Tall Grass Prairie Preserve, participate in a virtual tour and more!

Before venturing out, please check all current fire and travel restrictions on the Government of Manitoba parks page.

Here are 10 things to do this week in Manitoba...

1. See dinosaurs at Assiniboine Park Zoo

Assiniboine Park Conservancy

Assiniboine Park Zoo, Winnipeg
Until September 6


Dinosaurs Uncovered
features life-size dinosaurs from the Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous periods including the fearsome Tyrannosaurs Rex, plus more recently discovered species like the feathered Dakotaraptor. Dig deep and learn about the latest archaeological discoveries and emerging technology and science at this outdoor exhibit at Assiniboine Park Zoo.

2. Make a splash at an outdoor water park

Two children slide down an inflatable slide on a lake.
Splish Splash Water Park

Morden and Minnedosa

The Splish Splash Water Parks in Morden and Minnedosa are a great place to spend a day of fun in the sun! Bring the whole family and bounce, climb, slide and splash through the floating jungle gym. Open seven days a week, participants can buy a pass for an hour or two or for a whole day out on the water.

3. Enjoy an outdoor patio in Saint-Boniface

Centre Culturel Franco Manitobain, Winnipeg
Open until September 26


Le Patio 340 is Winnipeg's bilingual, summertime pop-up cultural bar! Every weekend, discover live music and cultural events on the stage. Enjoy a glass of wine or choose from the selection of local craft beers while in an eco-chic bilingual environment in the heart of Saint-Boniface.

4. Float along the Pinawa Channel

Pinawa Channel

Enjoy an afternoon on the water with Pinawa Channel Float & Paddle. Rent a floating tube and allow the current of the Pinawa Channel to leisurely take you downstream. Float in your own luxury tube or rent a group tube for your whole family as you leisurely enjoy the natural beauty of the Pinawa area.

5. Smell the flowers of the prairies

RM of Stuartburn

The Manitoba Tall Grass Prairie Preserve in the RM of Stuartburn is the best place to truly engage your senses and soak in the vibrancy of this endangered ecosystem. Head off Hwy 59 to PR 201 to reach the preserve's Agassiz Interpretive Trail, a short 3 km walk through prairie and aspen forest.

6. Cycle your way to frozen treats

Winnipeg
July 24 | 1 p.m.

Hop on your bike and join the Manitoba Cycling Association for their Tour de Glace – a cycling tour of ice cream shops in Winnipeg. The 20km family friendly ride starts at The Forks and loops through the Corydon, Osborne and St. Boniface areas of Winnipeg. Along the way the group will make four stops for tasty frozen treats.

7. Visit the town of Souris

Small town charm is only a short drive away in Manitoba. Pack up and head to the quaint and family-friendly community of Souris for a day trip. Enjoy scenic walking trails, venture across the iconic swinging bridge, play a round of golf at the local golf course and keep your eyes open to spot resident peacocks in Victoria Park.

8. Take a virtual tour with Heartland Travel

Online
July 22


See Winnipeg through the lens of its musical past on the Virtual Magical Musical History Tour. Music historian and author John Einarson will show participants important historical spots like Neil Young’s former home, the places that impacted members of The Guess Who and Bachman Turner Overdrive. Discover why Winnipeg was the rock ‘n’ roll capital of Canada in the 1960s.

9. Appreciate public art in Winnipeg

Winnipeg Arts Council

Winnipeg
July 22 and 24


Get to know the incredible public art in Winnipeg with the Winnipeg Arts Council. This week take an evening stroll from 7-8:30 p.m. through the Exchange District to see and learn about some of the large pieces of public art in the historic neighbourhood. Then on July 24, join a longer 5km art walk starting at 10:30 a.m. that will take participants through Downtown, the Exchange District and St. Boniface.

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

Centre Culturel Franco-Manitobain

Online / En ligne
July 25 juliet | 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.

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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