Hot this week – January 29 to February 4

Good music and great food. Two of life’s greatest gifts and lucky for you, you can find them both right here in Manitoba and then some. This week, Manitoba just keeps on giving and you’re definitely in for a week filled with activities to pique the senses and have you begging for more. Here’s what’s hot. Unpack the genius of the New Music Festival January 29 to February 2 various venues, Winnipeg Music is the food of life. And play on it will over five days during the Winnipeg New Music Festival . This festival unites artists across Canada and around the world for a...

Four steps to the perfect girls getaway weekend at Elkhorn Resort Spa

When life gets busy, it can be hard to keep up with friendships. Texts that proclaim, "Let's hang out soon!" get old and tired when months have passed between quality time, which is why I was ecstatic to head to Elkhorn Resort Spa & Conference Centre with my close friend Alix this past weekend. The trip combined everything that an amazing girls getaway should have: a road trip, a sweet hotel, great food, and plenty of time for fun and relaxation. Here's how YOU can get away with your friends too and have the best girls weekend ever... Step 1: Get outside The usual...

Your guide to all things sports in Winnipeg

Header Photo:  Arjan2535 He shoots, he scores! A trip up to Winnipeg is a haven for sports lovers of all types whether your passion is pucks or pigskins (or both), we've got the hottest in sports action to keep you cheering in the stands. Make a weekend of it with the family or grab the guys and hop over the border for your action packed getaway. If you're a sports lover, then your next trip to Winnipeg should include... Winnipeg Jets There are none so loyal and fierce as Winnipeg Jets fans. The entire city turns into a testament to the blue and white as you see fans in jerseys...

Hot this week – January 22 to 28

Time to finally put that new year, new you resolution to the test, with new experiences well within reach this week in Manitoba. Look beyond your usual genres and discover fresh sounds at Winnipeg's New Music Festival and Big Fun Festival . For those looking for a new perspective on the world, it's the perfect time to finally mark visiting the Canadian Museum for Human Rights off your list, with $5 entry all month long. What will you try this week? Here's what's hot in Manitoba... January 27 to February 2 Centennial Concert Hall, Westminster United Church...

A nightlife guide to Winnipeg

Header photo: The Roost by  Ashley Klassen For those driving across the border for a weekend away, Winnipeg's nightlife is the cherry on top of daytime activities like shopping,  spas, sporting events and the Assiniboine Park Zoo. With a minimum drinking age of 18, our city comes alive at night (yes, even in the winter) at dance clubs, pubs and theatres. If your next trip to Winnipeg includes a night out on the town, consider one of these top spots in the city... For dancing If you're like me and a good dance floor is an absolute necessity to any night out, you're in...

Hot this week – January 15 to 21

Whether you like cooking or simply like enjoying the fruits of someone else’s labour, it’s a great time to be a foodie in Manitoba, with FUSION, the Downtown Farmers’ Market and RAW:almond topping off our list. But that’s not the only sense that will be engaged this week. You can enjoy your pint of beer from Little Brown Jug with a side of opera, or you can head to the Centennial Concert Hall for a behind-the-scenes look at the world of music and figure skating. Here’s what’s hot in Manitoba… Learn to cook traditional Filipino and Japanese cuisine...

How to plan really really far ahead to ring in a Riding Mountain New Year

A few weeks leading up to New Year’s Eve is always a struggle for most people. Usually you’re focused on the stress of the holiday season, but you also end up getting stressed about your New Year’s plans. Some people like to party, some would rather relax and spend a night away with some friends, and others want to try a whole new experience. This year we went for the latter and tried a whole new experience! Packing up our car with some friends and heading up to Riding Mountain National Park to enjoy the New Year’s festivities at Lakehouse . We booked an amazing suite...

7 Manitoba indoor water parks you want to be at right now

A family winter vacation not in the budget this year? Get a little water therapy and a much needed boost with a staycation centered around one of these noteworthy indoor pools. Day-trip to a community pool The most economical option for a family on budget is avoiding paying for accommodations and just doing a day-trip to either of these cities for a dip in their stellar community pools. Shindleman Aquatic Centre, Portage La Prairie Just one section of Portage La Prairie’s impressive Stride Place recreation complex , the pool claims the crown for being Manitoba’s largest indoor...

Hot this week – January 8 to 14

With a promising forecast ahead, it looks like it’s going to be a fantastic week to get outside for a flurry of fun. Winter just wouldn’t be complete without skating, tobogganing, dog sled racing and hockey – so don’t miss out! Here’s what’s hot this week in Manitoba… Watch the dog races at a winter festival January 13 to 14 Vita & Area Vita & Area’s town-wide winter festival is kicking off for its second year , featuring dog sled races, skijoring races, skating, maple taffy making, sleigh rides, a toboggan hill and more. Discover a...