10 things to do in Manitoba: November 14 to 20

Posted November 10, 2022 | Author Desiree Rantala

Here, there, and a little bit everywhere. The snow has come, it's gone, and it's stayed in many parts of the province. As we make our way through the fall and winter shoulder season, get creative in selecting activities that can be enjoyed with or without snow! Here are 10 things to do this week in Manitoba.

1. love for the La Barrière loop

La Barrière Park
November 19

Join CPAWS Manitoba for a fun group hike at La Barrière Park to get out into nature and explore Manitoba's parks! The hike is free and all you need to do is reserve a spot! This expansive area stretches across 323 acres with nature trails winding along the banks of the La Salle River. The La Barrière Park Loop is a wonderful way to explore the park. At nearly 3 km, it will take around 60 minutes to complete. It’s a great hike for all skill levels—including beginners and families or anyone looking to enjoy a peaceful day outside the city.

2. say hello to clear lake country

Riding Mountain National Park + Area

Winter in Clear Lake Country is a magical time. Start planning your trip and make the most out of the season. An assortment of arts, culture, and activities await! Try skating, snowshoeing, fat biking, or tubing! A fun getaway for families, and even the family pooch! From short walks to back country treks, exploring in Clear Lake Country is easy to access and is stunningly scenic. Explore local shopping boutiques, coffee shops, or attend a live music night. Find local food favourites and try new flavours with a taste of home.

3. walk into winterfest

Niverville Heritage Centre | Niverville
November 19

From 10AM - 3PM, head on over to the Niverville Heritage Centre for Winterfest! Shop over 80 booths in one of the largest craft shows in Southern Manitoba. Only 20 minutes south of Winnipeg, choose from a wide selection of local goods that include gluten free and dairy free baking, canned goods, jewlery, clothing, art, and much more! Support manitoba-made and see some of your favourite makers such as Frost & Fir Accessories, Stell 'N Pop, Mama N Baby Creations, Perk Coffee, and more!

4. become a night rider at northgate

Northgate Trails | Dauphin

Become your very own night rider at Northgate Trails in Dauphin, with Decipher Wilderness Experiences. Nightriding at Northgate means group rides complete with fat bikes, full lighting equipment, and guides to help brighten the way. These packages are available for groups of up to 10 and can accommodate a 3km, 5km, or 7km evening ride. Star gaze on clear nights, and nightride packages can be built to include warming huts and a catered dinner in a cozy tent, overlooking a twisting ravine. Bookings and inquiries can be made here or by emailing northgatecabins@gmail.com

5. step up to the plate

Manitoba Baseball Hall of Fame | Morden

Come and Relive Manitoba’s Baseball Past! When you journey through the Manitoba Baseball Hall of Fame Museum in Morden, you will be able to have a relaxing visit while you view legendary teams, biographies, uniforms from the past and present, and memorabilia dating back to the 1900s! Hit your very own home run when you discover the Manitoba Baseball Hall of Fame.

6. see the santa parade

Manitoba Hydro Santa Claus Parade | Winnipeg
November 19

After a three year hiatus, the Manitoba Hydro Santa Claus Parade is back for it's 111th year! The parade this year begins at 3PM! Dress in warm layers, and remember to pack extra mittens, scarves, and hats. Arrive early for Santa's Block Parties, starting at 2 PM. Join the fun as local organizations host activities and events along the parade route and an assortment of family-friendly activities can be found here.

7. nothing bizarre about a bazaar

The Forks Market | Winnipeg
November 17

There's nothing bizarre about a bazaar! The Forks Market Holiday Bazaar returns this year! Join on November 17th from 5-10PM for in-store specials, live music, workshops, and festive cheer! Here's what to expect:

Live Music: 5-7PM, DJ Mama Cutsworth will be spinning tunes in the EQ3 Lounge. 8-10PM, Manitoba Music at The Market with Madeleine Roger (8PM) and Dr. Henry Band (9PM) in Room 201.

Festive Feature Cocktails & Mocktails: The Common will be pouring special holiday beverages for one night only! Offerings will include wine-based cocktails, cider-based drinks, and non-alcoholic options.

Wreath Workshop: Freshcut Downtown joins in with a holiday wreath workshop to help you up your own holiday decor game this season.

In-store specials: Support local this holiday season! Forks Market shops and makers will be launching holiday features and offering in-store specials. The Holiday Bazaar will also offer a family-friendly zone, photobooth area, Forks Market gift card sales, and a coatcheck kiosk.

8. the best of punk rock

Canada Life Centre | Winnipeg
November 18

Frequently regarded as the one of the best punk rock bands of all time, The Offspring with Canadian special guests Simple Plan, rock the Canada Life Centre on Friday, November 18! Get ready for a dose of nostalgia.

9. fine foods, florals, and fun finds

Fields Market | Kleefield

Enjoy an Eastman Shopping Frenzy! Discover gorgeous art pieces, a world of relaxation and comfort, and other amazing finds! Fields Market offers quite a bit with their grocery store, deli (offering pizzas, soups, salads, and more!), floral shop, drive-in (open in summer), and even a post office. Their impressive collection of giftware, kitchen and home décor, toys, and even some fun office supplies, Fields Market is a must-visit during any shopping frenzy!

10. learn wilderness wayfinding

ICSOS | Lac du Bonnet
November 19 - 20

Learn the importance of wilderness wayfinding with the International Canadian School of Survival and their upcoming Land Navigation - Level 1 course. Their land navigation training will give you the working knowledge of wilderness wayfinding skills that will provide you with the freedom and confidence to travel the wilderness; on or off the trail. Learn how to read and interpret Canadian Topographic Maps, effectively use a compass, and access the Global Positioning System (GPS). You can register for this course here.

This program of training is designed as a series of progressive courses as follows:

Level 1 - Knowledge & Skills (Map, Compass, GPS)
Level 2 - Navigational Aids & Techniques
Level 3 - Advanced (Natural & Night) Navigation

About The Author

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

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