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50 Things to Do This Spring in Manitoba

From fun festivals to beautiful hikes to patio dining, this is a great season for exploring the best of what Manitoba has to offer. Read List

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5 Ideas for Getting Healthy this Winter

Take advantage of Manitoba’s winter and join the Getting Healthy Challenge!

5 More Obscure Winter Sports in Manitoba That You Need to Try

Manitobans really know how to embrace the snowy season. We just don't hibernate, we celebrate, right? When your heart needs warmth and excitement, here's a new list of obscure winter sports and competitions that you might not have heard of.

B is for Brandon, Bowling, Brews, and Breathtaking Views

Here are 8 reasons why Brandon will bring you back this winter season for more food, more fun and more reasons to stop in to stay awhile. Brandon has roots in not only agricultural history, but tourism growth that has stemmed from their hospitality and...

54 Drive Ins You Must Visit This Summer That are NOT in Winnipeg

Summer is meant for adventure, and sometimes that adventure is as simple as heading out on the highway in search of some amazing drive in food. How many of these drive in (and drive-in-esque) establishments can you visit this year?

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.

14 Ways to Ring in the New Year in Manitoba

The countdown to 2024 is fast approaching, and as you reflect on 2023 and look forward to the New Year, it’s also time to decide how you want ring in the New Year! Whether you thrive being up until midnight dancing the night away, or taking in family...

Gather Around For a Cabela's Family Campfire Cookout

It's time to gather around the flame! Who doesn't love bonfires? The ultimate family campfire cookout awaits. It's winter, and there's nothing more rejuvenating than getting out to play in the snow. Our friends at Cabela's know how to have a great time in...

10 Ways to Spend New Year's Day

The New Year brings new opportunities to explore in our favourite place...Manitoba! How will you ring in the New Year? If you're a planner like myself, not only will you be planning for New Year's eve, but you'll also be planning for the day after! I love...

A Restful, Refreshing Weekend Awaits to Recharge in Whiteshell Provincial Park

Whisking away for a wondrous weekend in Manitoba is closer than you think, and it begins in Whiteshell Provincial Park. Head to the eastern area of Manitoba this winter season where the food is hot, the hiking trails are in abundance, and the snow...

Stuff stockings with these made-in-Manitoba treats

Wondering what to get the foodie on your list? Stuff those stockings with made-in-Manitoba goodies!

10 Must Visit Coffee Shops in Manitoba

There is nothing better than that first-morning sip. Find it at a Manitoba coffee shop!

10 Holiday Gift Ideas From Local Indigenous Makers and Shops

Get going on your holiday shopping with this curated selection by Indigenous makers right here in Manitoba. From carving and clothing to jewelry and candles—and a huge selection of moccasins and mukluks, we’ve done the pre-shop research for you!

50 Things to Do This Winter in Manitoba

Bright blue skies. Fresh white snow. Crisp clean air. It’s winter in Manitoba and time to play outside. Whether you slide into skis, hop on a snowmobile, lace up skates, drop a fishing line or tie up a pair of snowshoes, our wide-open spaces make it...

Manitoba's Ultimate Soup Guide

It's Soup season! There's no doubt about that. There's comfort coming in from the cold to a hot bowl of soup. You call on it when you need to warm up, are feeling under the weather, or want to satisfy your tastebuds. Soup is always there for you. The...

10 Spots in Manitoba to Grab Grub and Watch the Game

What better way to enjoy the play-by-play on the big screen than with great grub and good company. We know there is no food quite like game day food. You've got the crunchy, the crispy, the hearty, the zesty, and oh, don't forget the heat! Soccer, hockey,...

8 Stunning Stays to Rest Your Head this Season

Getting a good night’s sleep is the newest trend in travel. Sleep tourism! We’ve done all the deep sleeping for you, checking out Manitoba’s newest crop of sleep spots. From cozy turtle shells to posh-pillowed beds, here’s what we found. And as always,...

8 Thought-Provoking Indigenous Art Galleries and Museums to Visit This Fall and Winter

Art installations that make you stop in your steps. Interactive displays that cause moments of deep reflection. Joyous discoveries of histories you thought you knew.

13 Fun and Festive Things to Do in Manitoba

There's no place like home for the holidays. But whether you're a local or just visiting, it's easy to get into the spirit of the season in Manitoba. From enchanting lights to heartwarming performances, the province comes alive each November and December...

How to Weekend in the Wheat City

I thought I knew the Wheat City. With family roots in the fields of southwest Manitoba, I spent a fair amount of time in Brandon growing up: holiday breaks visiting cousins, an annual outing to the Royal Manitoba Winter Fair, and a handful of high school...

5 Winnipeg neighbourhoods you want to explore during the cool seasons

Whether you're visiting Manitoba's capital city from out of town or you're a local eager to plan a staycation, here are the neighbourhoods you should explore to have a top Winnipeg experience.

10 Indigenous experiences you must have this season in Manitoba

Make a plan to connect with the first peoples of the place we all call home through art, history, discussion, and exploration.

Wintery Weekend in The Pas

I’m just gonna say it. I think winter gets a tough rap. So many haters out there trying to escape the snow and crisp, fresh air.

Where, When and How to See Northern Lights in Churchill, Manitoba

What does it feel like to see the northern lights dance above you in the remote subarctic? Many have described the experience as a humbling one; an awe-inspiring event that leaves one feeling so, so small in the grand scheme of our magnificent universe....

9 Manitoba Hardwater Adventures For Those Who Have Never Been Ice Fishing Before

Every winter, thousands of fishing enthusiasts descend on Manitoba's frozen waterways for some good ol' hard water angling. And while there are endless lakes and rivers to set up on, these 9 ice fishing adventures provide all the fixings for when your...

Manitoba Winter Explorer Guide: 10 Ways to Snowmobile the Province

There are many reasons why snowmobilers love Manitoba — the dense forest, the wide open lakes and the abundance of snow are just a few.

10 Must-See Attractions You Need to Experience in Winnipeg

Planning a trip to Winnipeg this year? No matter when you visit the city, you need to experience these 10 must-see attractions.

10 Manitoba cabins, B&Bs and unique stays that are open year-round

Stunning getaways are a year-round thing in Manitoba. Whether you're looking for the perfect fall getaway or a cozy wintertime hibernation stay, check out these 10 cabins, B&Bs and unique stays that are open for bookings for every season.

10 Amazing Hotels with Pools and Spas for Your Next Trip to Manitoba in Fall and Winter

What is it about a pool or a spa that just screams, “vacation”?

Explore these 8 winter trails in Clear Lake Country with Hike Manitoba

It's not too late to cross one more thing off of your winter bucket list. We're talking winter hiking! Take a trip to Clear Lake Country and explore these 8 winter hiking trails. Whether it's your first time or your fifth time, explore somewhere new and...

How to take a mountain getaway this winter without leaving Manitoba

No need to head west to the Rockies for that family winter holiday. Head to Manitoba's mountain - Riding Mountain, that is - to find tons of fun in the snow, as well as cozy hygge vibes.

6 Places to Learn Something New This November in Manitoba

November is an in-between month that is often unpredictable. Fall might be lingering, or perhaps winter has already begun.

A Photographer's Paradise: A First Timer's Trip to Churchill

A picture-perfect photographer's paradise lies in the far stretches of one of Canada's most unique provinces. Here's a heartfelt recap of a first-time experience in Churchill, showcasing the allure of this remarkable destination. It's a place where the...

The ULTIMATE guide to polar bear season in Churchill, Manitoba

Wildlife enthusiasts know that Manitoba is one of the most magical places in the world to visit in the autumn months. And it's not for the wicked fall foliage. 1000 kilometres north of capital city Winnipeg lies the northern port town of Churchill, made...

Campfire Stories: 5 of Manitoba’s Most Terrifying Tales and Legends

Gather 'round the flickering flame of the campfire and settle in for an evening of scares. Bring these terrifying tales on your next camping trip in Manitoba, and you're sure to feel a chill in the air over stories of ghosts, monsters, & aliens.

A Cozy Autumn Getaway to Riding Mountain National Park

Spectacular scenery, the sweetness of a warm fall day and ultra-cozy stays are just the beginning of your autumn visit to Riding Mountain National Park.

2023 Guide to Manitoba's Most Haunting Halloween Events

For those who seek heart-pounding excitement and a shiver down the spine, Halloween in Manitoba beckons with a plethora of chilling events that delve deep into the world of the uncanny and unsettling.

Falcon Beach Ranch Therapy

When your heart needs calm, a stay at Falcon Beach Ranch in Whiteshell Provincial Park provides just the therapy to help relax and unwind.

Wolves, Wildflowers, and Whispering in the Wilderness: Manitoba's Most Epic Experiences

Where else in Canada can you kayak with beluga whales, photograph wild wolves, and hike with polar bears? When it comes to discovering the Arctic in northern Manitoba, it doesn't get any more epic than an adventure with Churchill Wild. Wolves,...

50 things to do in Manitoba this fall

From picturesque hikes and cozy stays to soul-inspiring events and belly-warming brews, autumn just might be our favourite season

5 Day Trips to Help You Make Amazing Fall Memories in Manitoba

Calling all autumn adventurers. Coziness seekers. Sweater enthusiasts. It's time to make new memories this fall in Manitoba.

Seeking the Beauty of Fall? Spend the Weekend in Riding Mountain National Park

Fall comes but once a year, and one of the best places to experience it is in Riding Mountain National Park.

Manitoba Fall Road Trips: Whispers of the Whiteshell

Breathe in the outdoors in Whiteshell Provincial Park. This slice of the Canadian shield is rich in sunsets, boreal forest and ancient granite rock.

6 Spooky Spots to Explore in Manitoba

Manitoba is home to some of the oldest buildings in Western Canada. Prince of Wales Fort in Churchill is the oldest still-standing establishment in the province, built in the early 1700s, with Lower Fort Garry in Winnipeg following close behind.

2023 Guide to Manitoba Fall Suppers

There’s a culinary rite of passage in Manitoba every autumn. It’s called the fall supper and permission is hereby granted to don your stretchy pants and head for a small town for roast turkey, freshly baked pie and an extra helping on hospitality. Did we...

How-To Fat Boy: Taking a Bite out of Manitoba's Favourite Burger

If you're from or live in Manitoba...you know what a fat boy burger is. And chances are...you know what they taste like. What is this mysterious Manitoba burger and why is it so popular? Here's the ultimate how-to guide in understanding Manitoba's...