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10 things to do in Manitoba: October 4 to 10

Posted October 01, 2021 | Author Kit Muir

We continue to stay safe and physical distance in 2021. Here are ways you can explore Manitoba safely.

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 plan a fall getaway to Wasagaming, see the goose migration at FortWhyte Alive, have a laugh at the Winnipeg Comedy Festival and much more. Here are 10 things to do this week in Manitoba...

1. Explore Brandon’s natural spaces

Brandon Tourism

The fall season is a great time to explore the Brandon Riverbank with family. Home to a variety of picturesque walking trails, the riverbank is a perfect getaway from the everyday grind. Enjoy the floating boardwalk, scenic displays and so much more!

2. Spend autumn at Arbutus Cabins

Arbutus Cabins

Witness the changing colours in one of Manitoba's most beautiful landscapes! Nestled in the townsite of Wasagaming, Arbutus Cabins will serve as your home away from home while you explore all that Clear Lake Country and Riding Mountain National Park has to offer. Stay cozy & comfortable in one of the luxurious three-bed, two-bath cabins.

3. See geese take flight

FortWhyte Alive, Winnipeg
Various dates in October

Admire the majestic flight of geese as they come to rest on the lakes at FortWhyte Alive. An ideal location to watch the migration, FortWhyte Alive also has Goose Flight Feasts which offer a special meal made with locally sourced ingredients, served by Buffalo Stone Café against a natural backdrop of the setting sun and goose migration. Tickets sell fast for this popular annual event, so make sure to get tickets early from FortWhyte Alive’s website.

4. Experience Nuit Blanche Winnipeg all month

Various locations in Winnipeg
Until October 24

Nuit Blanche Winnipeg
has expanded from a single-evening event to a month-long exploration of contemporary art. Illuminate the Night offers projects set up in window displays for audiences to walk, roll, or bike by any evening, and many other projects will take place outdoors throughout the month. Curate your own self-guided art experience!

5. Enjoy a fall getaway in Wasagaming


Book a stay at the beautiful boutique hotel, Lakehouse in downtown Wasagaming and explore the incredible fall colours of Clear Lake Country. Order a Lakehouse charcuterie board to go and head to Lake Katherine or Deep Bay for a gorgeous fall picnic.

6. Laugh out loud

Gas Station Arts Centre and Burton Cummings Theatre, Winnipeg
October 5 to 10

Get in a good laugh this week at the Winnipeg Comedy Festival. This year’s five-day festival will feature three shows with CBC’s The Debaters, five gala shows and a few other performances including a “Battle Royale” and “Best of the Fest” to wrap up this year’s festival. See all showtimes and get tickets on the Winnipeg Comedy Festival website.

7. Get spooked at the zoo

Assiniboine Park Zoo, Winnipeg
October 8 to 31

Boo at the Zoo
is back and more magical and spookier than ever before with this year’s theme—mystical fair. Walk through the Assiniboine Park Zoo grounds after hours to meet magical characters, see stunning displays, play games at the mystical midway, marvel at the talents of fire dancers and jugglers and stop for a treat at the candy cart.

8. Hear stories of Ukrainian-Canadian life

Oseredok Ukrainian Cultural and Educational Centre

Oseredok Ukrainian Cultural and Educational Centre, Winnipeg
Until October 11

This is the final week to experience the Manitoba 150 - Celebrating Our Voices exhibit at Oseredok Ukrainian Cultural and Educational Centre. The immersive, multi-dimensional display features thoughts, stories and artifacts from several generations of people which altogether explore what it means to be Ukrainian-Canadian.

9. Hear from writers at Thin Air events

Online and at McNally Robinson, Winnipeg
Until October 18

Hear writers talk about their craft during the virtual Thin Air - Winnipeg International Writers Festival. The festival features a virtual platform that will host presentations, readings and discussions with authors from around the world as well as a few in-person events like book launches and readings with local Manitoban writers.

10. Enjoy an outdoor movie in Gimli

Gimli Park Pavillion, Gimli
October 9

Grab your popcorn and head out for a free community movie night in Gimli. The outdoor event will feature two movie showings—Coco at 4:00 p.m. and then Fun in Acapulco at 7:00 p.m. There will also be pickerel tacos and soft drinks for sale to fill your belly while you watch.

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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