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Watchable wildlife: what to see where

One of the absolute best things about being in the wilderness is having the opportunity to watch the animals that live there. From the silent appearance of a massive moose to the impressive wingspan of a bald eagle, here are some of Manitoba’s amazing...

The BIG list of FREE

We love free stuff in Manitoba. Like, really love it. Being thrifty is our thing. We’re good at it. So much so that we have plenty of free events and attractions to show for it. So put your wallet away, for here’s a nice big list of stuff you can do when...

A Churchill calendar: When to see what

Churchill, an isolated town in Manitoba’s northern Hudson Bay coastline, is a magnet for outdoor adventurers and nature lovers. Experiencing Churchill’s natural wonder triumvirate – swimming with belugas, chasing the Northern Lights and seeing polar bears...

Icons of Manitoba’s multi-cultural faith

It took a lot of faith for Manitoba’s early pioneers to travel here some two hundred years ago from the European continent, and to survive the rigours of wild, harsh weather, the likes of which they’d never experienced before. As they carved villages and...

39 Hours takes competitive fishing to whole new level

Aaron Wiebe, YouTube fishing sensation and host of Uncut Angling, has once again taken the angling world by storm. His latest production, 39 Hours, showcases three teams, Team Manitoba, Team Saskatchewan and Team Shimano, fiercely competing for an entire...

Flin Flon: Cool mining town with a storied past

Flin Flon has been a a mining centre since Hudson Bay Mining and Smelting Company (now Hudbay Minerals) started in 1927. But this town, which is buried in the Boreal forest on the Manitoba-Saskatchewan border, is a gem for many more reasons.

Breathe in, breathe out: 5 ways to chill out in Manitoba

Travel can be stressful, and exploring the world certainly isn’t all fun and games. Here’s a scenario we’ve all had: After a long day of travel, you finally get through the airport and realize your bags haven’t arrived, and you’re about to venture out...

Be our guest at Manitoba’s most unique winter stays

This summer we listed some of Manitoba’s most unique stays, leading to impromptu roadtrips, staycations and weekend getaways. Now with winter well underway, you are likely starting to crave some time away from home to decompress and enjoy all the season...

8 steps to suffragist enlightenment: Exploring local landmarks that honour Nellie McClung

This January 28 marks a significant milestone in our province’s history: 100 years ago women from Manitoba became the first in Canada to win the right to vote.

Dalnavert Museum: Clues to our past

There is no mystery here: the Dalnavert Museum, the former home of a prominent Winnipeg family built in 1895, is a dramatic and striking restoration. Saved from a sure demise by the Manitoba Historical Society in 1969, the house and its contents are a...

10 amazing art galleries in Manitoba

Contemporary, classic and cutting edge. For the curious and the creative, Manitoba is teeming with art galleries that reflect our unique regions, cultures and histories. These galleries are found in every corner of the province, delivering...

6 Manitoba cocktails sure to warm you up this winter

This winter, toast your guests with one or two (or all) of these fun, festive Manitoba-inspired cocktails. All of our drink recipes require Canada’s best—no, make that the world’s best—whisky, Crown Royal, which is distilled right here at home in Gimli,...

Spotlight on: Kal Barteski

We all agree: polar bears are often ferocious, sometimes adorable, and always majestic. But to Kal Barteski, they are also a work of art, acting as her muse and living, walking inspiration. Known for her script, typography and breathtaking polar bear...

It’s Polar Bear Week!

Join us for a polar bear love fest! Right now is the absolute best time of year to see polar bears roam the tundra, and, for the next few days, we want to show you how magical a winter safari up in northern Manitoba can be.Check back here and on our...

43 fun facts about Manitoba that will blow your mind

Most of what the world knows about Manitoba is based on movie mentions, Winnipeg’s reigning title of Slurpee Capital of the World, or the fact that we have been colder than Mars.

28 spectacular fall photos

It’s not hard to fall for Fall. Not hard at all. She’s a right honest beauty all dressed up and strutting around the province in her fancy colours. But, unfortunately, fall doesn’t stick around forever in these parts, so make the most of her loveliness...

Wildlife encounters with Paul Epp

Ok, I might be dating myself, but does anyone remember that Wilderness Family movie? You know, the one where some stressed-out family leaves their urban life to go live out in the wilderness and eventually befriend and adopt grizzly cubs. Yes, they become...

10 steps to clear your mind at Falcon Trails Resort

My summer was jam packed – we did our first ever family camping trip in Minnedosa, an epic train-taking, beluga-watching, dog-carting trip to Churchill, plus trips to the beach, the lake, the farmers’ market, the pool, the park, etc, etc, etc…So as the...

The ABCs of my family summer vacation in Churchill

Thinking of putting Churchill on the list for your next family summer vacation? I say do it! We took our two boys and had a blast. From A to Z, here’s what you need to know about a family summer vacation in Churchill.

Beluga insider: Alex de Vries

Photographer. World traveler. Polar Bear guide. Beluga whisperer. Alex de Vries is one of the few individuals who gets to interact with the wildlife of Churchill on a daily basis – and he’s got the stories to prove it. In celebration of #BelugaWeek, we...

Learn more about the friendliest whales in Manitoba

We'll admit it: we have a huge crush on these smiling sea mammals up in Hudson Bay. Each summer, 57000 of these amazing animals make their way to the Hudson Bay to feed and birth, more than 3000 of which enter the Churchill River Estuary. Learn more about...

27 Manitoba sky photos that will blow your mind

Yeah, we hear it all the time, “Manitoba is so flat.” You know what else is flat? The thinking that there’s not much to see in a land where you can actually see forever. And most locals will tell you one of the best places to look when you’re here is UP....

The problem with camping in Manitoba

If there’s one thing we know for sure, it’s that the people of Manitoba love camping. We also know that our camping is among the best. But we aren’t perfect. There are plenty of problems you could encounter on your camping trip in our province, and we’re...

Decoding Winnipeg’s food lingo

I’ve eaten a nip, downed a goog, why not a shmoo? Where am I, you ask? But of course, Winnipeg!When it comes to food – and food lingo – this prairie city has a quirky sub-culture all its own. And I dig it. Forget fancy food and white linen, These are the...

Movie mosasaurs vs. Morden’s mosasaurs

Not sure if you’ve heard, but there’s this new movie out called Jurassic World and it seems to be a wee-bit popular. Like already made a billion dollars worldwide popular! Yes, one billion dollars. Now, it could be that hunky Chris Pratt bringing the...

Winnipeg’s signature stories

What do bison, birds and a boy of gold have in common? They are the main characters in three of Winnipeg’s best stories. These stories are part of the Signature Experiences Collection, some of the coolest tourism experiences that Canada has to offer. So...

Top ways to view beluga whales in Churchill, Manitoba

There is whale watching and then there is beluga whale watching.A visit to Churchill offers an unparalleled ability to get close to the docile species during the summer months of July and August. A natural phenomenon to witness, each year thousands of...

I’m digging it!

As a kid I had aspirations to be both a geologist and an archaeologist, so when I had the chance to go on a fossil dig at the Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre in Morden, I jumped on it. My 12 year-old self was pumped! And my present-day self – now the...

10 Manitoba sweet spots

Those who visit Manitoba need never worry about how to satiate a persistent sweet tooth. In a place so rich in culture and heritage, it is no surprise that the local cuisine is a direct reflection of the mosaic of people living here. In Manitoba, we serve...

Manitoba Whiteout

The Winnipeg Jets are in back in playoffs! In honour of the Winnipeg Whiteout we’re counting down Manitoba’s contributions to the whiteout party.

Top 10 wildlife encounters

Do you have wildlife wanderlust? It’s that feeling you get when you spot a wild animal on your travels – the one that leaves you mesmerized and tingling with excitement. Ranging from the dangerous to the unique to the elusive, Manitoba is full of wildlife...

Geocaching – Treasure hunting with technology

While it’s unlikely you’ll turn up a chest full of gold doubloons, geocaching is today’s version of treasure hunting. Instead of a map where ‘X’ marks the spot, you’ll use a hand held GPS unit or smart phone to track down caches, or hidden containers.

Top 10 Manitoba architectural icons

The Canadian Museum for Human Rights has made a striking impact on Winnipeg’s skyline. Designed by Antoine Predock, this impressive building’s concept was inspired by Canadian landscapes and features imagery of tree roots and out-stretched wings. Simply...

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