10 things to do in Manitoba: May 2 to 8

Posted April 29, 2022 | Author Kit Muir

Here are ten ways you can explore Manitoba May 2 to 8.

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, have a laugh at a comedy festival, fall down the rabbit hole at MTYP, head out on an RV vacation, visit one of Manitoba's signature museums and more. Here are 10 things to do this week in Manitoba.

1. Have a laugh at the Winnipeg Comedy Festival

Various venues, Winnipeg
May 2 to 9

From stand up to improv to The Debaters, the Winnipeg Comedy Festival’s lineup is jam packed with funny. Get tickets to one of the 28 shows happening over the course of the week to get in a good laugh.

2. Explore Manitoba’s rich history at a museum

Spring is in full swing and Manitoba’s signature museums are too! Visit one of the seven museums with friends or family to learn, explore and journey through the province’s rich history. Each museum has its own interactive and informational programming to keep you engaged throughout.

3. Take the RV out for a weekend

Arrowhead RV Park, le des Chênes

Enjoy the tranquillity of the prairie landscapes while staying in the comfort of your RV at Arrowhead RV Park. The RV park has full hook-up sites, wireless Internet throughout, coin-operated laundry, and clean and modern restrooms and showers. Contactless and outdoor check-in are also available. Service disponible en français!

4. Make brunch plans with mom

International Peace Gardens
May 8 | 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Treat mom to a brunch in a beautiful setting this weekend. Head to The International Peace Gardens for their Mother’s Day Buffet and enjoy savoury eats and sweet treats. Plus, every mother in attendance gets a succulent plant to take home.

5. Attend a Pow Wow

Investors Group Athletic Centre, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg
May 7

Join the University of Manitoba as it celebrates First Nations, Métis and Inuit graduates! This day-long Annual Traditional Graduation Pow Wow celebration includes an opening Pipe Ceremony, cultural programming, presentations to the graduates and a community feast in the afternoon. All activities are free and everyone is welcome! Masks will be required.

6. See a sci-fi classic on stage

P.W. Enns Centennial Concert Hall, Winkler
May 5 to 8

Flatlands Theatre Company is bringing a 1951 science fiction classic to the stage. The Day the Earth Stood Still is a story of a UFO landing in Washington, DC and humanity’s reaction to the new arrival to Earth. Purchase tickets online or in person at the Meridan Exhibition Centre Office in Winkler.

7. Go to the Day of Solidarity with Ukraine

Assiniboine Park and Zoo, Winnipeg
May 7

Enjoy the Assiniboine Park Zoo and Park Cafe and help those affected by the crisis in Ukraine. On Saturday, May 7, the zoo is having a Day of Solidarity with Ukraine. On that day, 30% of sales earned from Zoo admissions, the Park Café, and the Tundra Grill will go toward relief efforts for Ukrainian citizens and animals in care at Ukrainian zoos.

8. Fall down the rabbit hole at MTYP

Manitoba Theatre for Young People, Winnipeg
May 5 to 16

Take the whole family to a musical retelling of the classic Alice in Wonderland. Follow the Manitoba Theatre for Young People and Bad Hat Theatre down the rabbit hole for 75 minutes of wacky, wild and wonderful fun. The show is recommended for children ages 5 to 12.

9. Relax during a Hamam experience

Take the elevator up to the seventh floor of the Fort Garry Hotel to Ten Spa, an ultra-chic and modern spa, where an age-old ritual awaits. Hamam is a hot air bathing ritual that dates back to the Ottoman Empire. There are a number of packages available with the Hamam ritual, from a simple introduction to extended experiences that include massage.

10. Head out on a hike

Head east from Winnipeg to explore a Manitoban ruin of days gone by. A 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 breathtaking views of the dam itself and the rapids surrounding it.

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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