10 things to do in Manitoba: June 20 to 26

Posted June 17, 2022 | Author Desiree Rantala

One of the fun parts of summer is exploring new seasonal modes of transportation and adventure. Whether you're out hiking up a hill with two feet, exploring by paddle boat, peddling by bicycle, paddling by kayak, or taking the Winnipeg Trolley for the first time... you are out there exploring! Here are 10 things to do this week in Manitoba that encourage new methods of discovery.

1. Be treated like royalty

Photo Credit: A.W. Schmitt Photography

Bella's Castle | Morden

Step back in time! Bella's Castle is the best place for a magical weekend getaway. Start your morning with breakfast on the patio, soak up some sun at Lake Minnewasta, enjoy a massage, cozy up at the drive-in theatre, reserve a spot at a music night, or partake in a Bridgerton Ball!



Have you seen all those paddleboards out on the water and thought to yourself, "hey that would be cool to try". Well, now is your chance! Nature's Edge Tourism is pleased to offer SUP (stand up paddleboard) tours; right in the heart of the Prairies. Choose from Paddles & Protein or Pinawa Paddle & Hike. Immerse yourself in the beauty of our scenic province and get ready to literally take a hike!

3. Get to know Nellie

Nellie's Homes | Manitou
Wed - Sun | 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Manitoba's most famous home, according to Reader's Digest, is the McClung House in Manitou. Explore Nellie's family home where so much of what she achieved, as a women's rights champion, began! Call ahead to book your tour by appointment and partake in full-time tours beginning July 1st.

4. Prepare to patio

Various Locations | Winnipeg

Downtown Winnipeg BIZ's Patio Fest is back again this year for another weekend of food, entertainment, drinks, and all things summer! Patio Fest runs from Friday, June 24 through to Sunday, June 26, and has everything you need to have an amazing weekend with friends, family and/or loose acquaintances!

5. Check out Central Manitoba

Various locations | Central Manitoba

Adventure awaits in Central Manitoba! Explore distinctive fairs and festivals, unique attractions, spectacular food and preserved heritage. Central Manitoba has countless activities for you and your family. If you need a half day, full day or multiple days of activities, Central Manitoba is the place for you.

6. Scream for ice cream

Various Locations

I scream, you scream, let's all scream for ice cream! It's going to be a hot, hot week here in Manitoba, so treat yourself to an iconic cold sweet treat and make an adventure out of it. Check out our Instagram post for a few fun places to try!

7. Learn how brains form biases

Canadian Museum for Human Rights
On now until October

Visit a free, new exhibition at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. "Behind Racism: Challenging the way we think" explores how brains form biases that can lead to systemic racism. Through interactive games and exercises, explore what science can reveal about racist behaviour. Then learn how to counteract it.

8. Whisk away to the Whiteshell

Whiteshell Provincial Park

Did you know that the South and Central Whiteshell are accessible and OPEN for business?! Many campgrounds are open, businesses are ready to serve you, resorts are accessible, and many trails are dry. Whisk away for fishing, golfing, hiking, shopping and get ready to breathe in the outdoors.

9. Feel like a kid again

Red River Exhibition Park | Winnipeg
Jun 17 - 26

Summer starts at the Red River Ex with the world's largest travelling carnival. Experience an adrenaline rush with bull riding, barrel racing, delicious treats, more than 50 Midway Rides and over 200 hours of LIVE music. Engage all your senses this summer.

10. Catch a free concert

Various Locations | Winnipeg
Tuesdays | 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Catch free concerts by local Winnipeg artists at various downtown Winnipeg locations all summer! Concerts run 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm on Tuesdays from June to September. In the event of bad weather, concerts will be held indoors at Cityplace.

About The Author

Hey there, I'm Desiree. Content Marketing Coordinator at Travel Manitoba! Just a girl from the prairies who loves a good hat, a great slice of pizza and exploring our beautiful province. Have an idea for adventure? Let me know! drantala@travelmanitoba.com

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Provincial Parks

Whiteshell Provincial Park

Leaving Winnipeg, take Hwy 1, 126 km/78.3 mi. east to Falcon Lake and West Hawk Lake.
Whiteshell, MB .