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10 things to do in Manitoba: September 27 to October 3

Posted September 24, 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 it's the start of spooky season as Halloween experiences start their terrifying run. For a more relaxing fall experience corn mazes, live music on a patio and stunning fall foliage are also on the agenda. Here are 10 things to do this week in Manitoba...

1. Celebrate art and culture

Hilary McDonald via Culture Days

Communities across Manitoba
Until October 24

Indoors, outdoors and online, Culture Days is a national celebration of arts and culture. With thousands of free participatory arts and culture events across the country, Culture Days programs invite the public to get hands-on and behind-the-scenes to highlight the importance of arts and culture in our communities.

2. See Clear Lake Country's fall foliage in its prime

Autumn is a perfect time to visit Riding Mountain National Park. You'll see trees change from green to vibrant oranges, yellows, and reds throughout the park. The views of the escarpment are breathtaking this time of year. Watch the different mushrooms pop up and the marshes change shape.

3. Spark creative learning

A young family walking in front of the Children's Museum

Manitoba Children’s Museum, Winnipeg

Experience hands-on family fun with 12 interactive galleries that provide powerful learning experiences to educate and nurture kids' imaginations. Come play, learn, and grow at the Children's Museum!

4. Spend a Night At The Museum Of Rock Stars

Celebrations Dinner Theatre, Winnipeg
Until November 14

All of the icons that defined popular music for the past fifty years are coming to life, ready to rock and roll one more time. Head to Celebrations Dinner Theatre for a fun night theatre and food during the current show—Night At The Museum Of Rock Stars!

5. Find your way through a corn maze

Now is the time to get lost in a corn maze. There are a handful of places you can do this in the province, including Deer Meadow Farms which has three mazes for triple the fun this year and King Korn Maze which has an array of other activities including a golf range.

6. Enjoy live music on a patio

West End Cultural Centre, Winnipeg
Nightly, September 29 & 30 and October 1 & 2

The last days of nice patio weather are approaching so take advantage while you can! The West End Cultural Centre has a patio that will come alive with music four nights this week. The upcoming bands are Boogey the Beat, 10K, New Wales and The Noble Thiefs. Get tickets through the WECC website.

7. Experience the St. Pierre Museum

Partake in two experiential tours at the St. Pierre Museum to get a hands-on approach to history and a lot of maple syrup! The museum has deep Métis and Francophone roots which can be seen through the Rat River Métis Tour. The museum also makes maple syrup on-site, and the Maple Syrup Tour gives visitors the opportunity to learn about the process up close. Read the Travel Manitoba blog for more information about the tours or visit the St. Pierre Museum website to book.

8. Feel the fright at Fear5

Downtown Winnipeg
Weekends in October

Get tickets to Fear5, if you dare! This terrifying halloween event features four original experiences including a zombie chase, a blindfolded experience, a copy-cat killer experience and an immersive virtual reality experience. The event runs weekends in October.

9. Catch an outdoor movie

October 2 | First movie starts at 2:00 p.m.

Enjoy a relaxing fall evening with an outdoor movie in Dauphin. Bring a blanket and settle in to enjoy one or all three movies playing outdoors at the Selo Ukrainia-Ukrainian Folk Arts Centre & Museum. The evening starts with Boss Baby at 2:00 p.m, followed by Cruella at 6:00 p.m. and finally F9 The Fast Saga at 9:00 p.m.

10. Enjoy a fall hike

Looking across the dunes at sunset, Sandilands Provincial Forest

Spruce Woods Provincial Park

Explore the desert-like landscape that is completely unique in Spruce Woods Provincial Park. Hike the Spirit Sands Self-guided Trail which will take you to the Devils Punch Bowl, a bowl-shaped depression that measures 45 metres deep to reveal a pool of blue-green water.

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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