12 romantic ideas for outdoor proposals in Manitoba

Posted February 01, 2021 | Author Breanne Sewards

Ahh February. 'Tis the season of love, romance and sweetness. It's no surprise that you might have commitment on the mind and we're here to help. Here are 12 locations that make the perfect backdrop for marriage proposals - now or in the future.

When enjoying the outdoors this winter, remember to:

• Practice physical distancing
• Avoid crowds
• Stay home if you're sick
• Follow all government guidelines including the travel ban to northern Manitoba

Bridge to romance

Whiteshell River Suspension Bridge

📍 Whiteshell Provincial Park, Treaty 3

Hike for love and get down on one knee on the Whiteshell River Suspension Bridge. The bridge is located on a hiking trail found just off of Nutimik Lake campground.

Hanson's Creek Bridge

📍 Whiteshell Provincial Park, Treaty 3

Take a stroll with your special someone down the Centennial Trail in Whiteshell Provincial to find this bright red bridge that makes for a cute backdrop for any declaration of love. Hiking in the winter? Bring some hand warmers to keep your partner's hands and heart warm along the way.

Souris Bridge

📍 Souris, Treaty 2

Swing into the seasons of love on the iconic Souris Swinging Bridge. The town makes for fun explorations after you hear your highly-anticipated YES. There's even free roaming peacocks during the summer months!

Dreamy views

Cliffs of Steep Rock

📍 Treaty 4

Surprise your loved one with a trip up the Interlake to the town of Steep Rock. Here, you will find gorgeous blue waters and limestone cliffs that set the scene for your grand proposal. We recommend picking a day during the week or during the off-season to avoid crowds for your special moment. Winter creates an entirely different (yet still beautiful) environment at the cliffs!

Pisew Falls

📍 Pisew Falls Provincial Park, Treaty 5

Follow the lead of local photographer Kyle Schappert and go the extra mile for your proposal. The roaring waters of Pisew Falls might mean you have to say 'will you marry me' a little louder, but the views are oh-so-worth it. Please note that if you're travelling from southern Manitoba, proposals here will have to wait until the northern travel ban is lifted.

Under the northern lights

📍 Various locations

Here's an idea for the patient heart who's willing to wait for the perfect moment (keep that ring handy!). Download the Aurora App and plan your proposal for a day when northern lights are forecasted. Choose a location away from cities and towns where light pollution is at a minimum The further the north, the better, but such romantic endeavours will have to wait until after the northern travel ban is lifted. Until then, start planning your future trip to Churchill during northern lights season.

Winnipeg sweethearts

Manitoba Legislative Grounds

📍 Winnipeg, Treaty 1

Get swept away under the dazzling lights of the Manitoba Legislative Grounds. The grounds are a popular spot for wedding photography for good reason and provide a regal backdrop for your proposal.

St. Boniface Cathedral

📍 Winnipeg, Treaty 1

Another epic backdrop in Winnipeg, the St. Boniface Cathedral has a few ideal spots for your big moment - we recommend under the middle arch of the structure for maximum effect.

Leo Mol Garden

📍 Assiniboine Park, Winnipeg, Treaty 1

Summer is the ideal time for a proposal at the Leo Mol Garden, when the flowers are in full bloom and everything is just right. Choose a spot in the middle of the action or take a stroll to one of the garden's many sculptures - there's just something super romantic about this area of the Assiniboine Park.

Unique locations for love

Snow Maze

📍 St. Adolphe, Treaty 1

Get lost with your boo but don't get frustrated - get engaged! The Snow Maze is set to open soon - so keep your eyes peeled for when you can set your grand plan into motion. Please note that masks will be mandatory.

In a faraway location

📍 Churchill, Treaty 5

This idea is for future engagement plans when restrictions ease - but what could be more romantic than a faraway location? Think adventure and intrigue without having to leave the province! Churchill fits the bill for both summer and polar bear season travel. Get engaged on the taiga or the love buggy - ahem, Tundra Buggy.

In the red chairs

📍 Riding Mountain National Park, Treaty 2

Take in some of the most spectacular views in Riding Mountain National Park at the Parks Canada Red Chairs. These pairs of chairs already make for cute couple photos - so you can naturally capture your proposal by setting by your timer on your phone. There are 10 chair locations through the park, so find them all before the big proposal at the final set of chairs.

About The Author

Hey! I'm Breanne, Editorial Content Specialist for Travel Manitoba. First to jump in the lake and last to make it down the River Trail. Lover of croissants, cats, and croissant-shaped cats. Got a story idea? Email me at bsewards@travelmanitoba.com.

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