Here are ten ways you can explore Manitoba May 9 to 15.
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, enjoy on-stage musical and theatrical performances, learn something new at a museum or take time to relax with yoga and brunch. Here are 10 things to do this week in Manitoba.
1. Take a self-guided tour through the Canadian Museum for Human Rights
Canadian Museum for Human Rights, Winnipeg
Download the Journey of Inspiration app, then head to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights! The free app provides all kinds of info so you can take yourself on tour in this national museum. It includes an interactive map and floor plan, audio and video content and more.
Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, John Hirsch Mainstage, Winnipeg May 4 to 28
Buckle up for a funny, sassy and engaging journey in Rez Sisters, a play by Tomson Highway. Join the characters of Rez Sisters for a road trip as they head to Toronto for The Biggest Bingo in the World.
3. See the Mission Afghanistan Exhibit
RCA Museum, CFB Shilo Until July 22
The RCA Museum is delighted to host Mission Afghanistan starting March 18, 2022, which will run until July 22, 2022. It is an immersive 1,800-square-foot touring exhibit developed by The Military Museums of Calgary, representing a tribute to Canadians who served in Afghanistan from 2001 to 2014.
Start Sunday with a nourishing event, for your body and your mind at the Fairmont’s Namaste for Brunch. This event begins with a 60-minute yoga session led by Modo Yoga followed by a delectable buffet-style brunch.
West End Cultural Centre, Winnipeg May 13 | 7:30 p.m.
This week, the third performance in a series of Truth and Reconciliation concerts will take the stage at the West End Cultural Centre. In the Captive concert, the vocal ensemble Dead of Winter will be accompanied by viola, fiddle and drum. It all comes together in several electro-acoustic movements, composed by Andrew Balfour and conducted by Mel Braun.
6. See a reinvention of a fairytale classic
Centennial Concert Hall, Winnipeg May 11 to 15
This week the Royal Winnipeg Ballet performs Val Caniparoli’s A Cinderella Story. This version of the fairytale combines broadway, ballet, jazz and tap into a sassy and classy reinvention of a classic. This is the final show of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s 2021-2022 season.
7. Go on a ride with 9 Finger Ranch
9 Finger Ranch, Rossburn
Surround yourself with gorgeous lakes and rolling hills at 9 Finger Ranch, located on the south end of Riding Mountain National Park. At this working cattle ranch, you can saddle up and take a ride off the beaten path on horseback for a chance to view wildlife and explore the area.
Winnipeg’s Valour FC soccer team is back on the pitch this week for the third home game of the season. Head to IG Field to cheer them on as they take on York United FC.
9. Explore Manitoba’s desert
Spruce Woods Provincial Park
Admire the natural diversity and beauty of Manitoba’s wildlife on a day hike in Spruce Woods Provincial Park. Explore this desert-like environment as you hike the Spirit Sands trail. Take a shorter hike of about three kilometres through the dunes or embark on a longer eight kilometre hike to the end of the trail where you’ll find the Devil’s Punch Bowl, a 45-metre deep depression that disappears into blue-green waters.
10. Go to a live show
The Park Theatre, Winnipeg May 13 & 14 | 6:30 p.m.
Manitoba Metal Fest takes the stage at the Park Theatre this week. The event will host 14 bands over two jam-packed evenings. Get tickets for one night or both through Eventbrite.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.