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46 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? Get the list
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7 spots in Manitoba to meet adorable cats

Cat lovers: back me up. Attractions are so much better when there's a friendly resident cat to meet.

6 heritage villages to learn about Manitoba's pioneer past

As you stay close to home this summer, show Manitoba some love by diving into some prairie history. There is no better place to learn and understand our province's bygone pioneer era than at a rural heritage village, which are the heart of many...

7 versions of “you” who will love a trip to Clear Lake Country

Riding Mountain National Park - Treaty 2 TerritoryIn a summer full of fluid travel plans, social distancing, and an all-around new normal, there’s inevitably a lot of questions about what exactly summer looks like this year. I obviously don’t have all the...

7 ways to spend a weekend in Winnipeg

This summer, choose to explore Manitoba's capital city in way you've never done before. Here's a weekend itinerary full of all those experiences that any solid mini-vacay needs - a little retail therapy, a dose of nature, a sprinkle of history, and, of...

6 fantastic roadside attractions within an hour from Winnipeg

Take this year as a chance to explore your own backyard and province. This family friendly, mini day trip takes you just an hour from Winnipeg to a collection of fun roadside attractions - see if you can find them all!

Through the Narrows: 7 of Manitoba's best roadside attractions

To see even more roadside attractions in Manitoba, take the route up highway 6 and through the Lake Manitoba Narrows to the Parkland region. There, you will encounter beautiful scenery AND a great collection of landmarks that your kids will love.

6 giant roadside gems of the Interlake

How do you make an already amazing road trip ever better? Add in some roadside attractions! On your next trip up to the beaches of the Interlake, make a few stops along the way at these giant Interlake gems!

Giant pumpkins, sturgeon and more: 8 amazing roadside attractions to discover on your next road trip

When it comes to roadside attractions, bigger is always better! From Roland to La Riviere, explore the Pembina Valley with these 8 larger than life monuments and statues.

5 quirky roadside attractions to discover in Manitoba's Parkland

Whether you're looking for something extra to tack onto your visit to Riding Mountain National Park or you're looking to make some new memories with the family, you can't miss these five quirky and fun roadside attractions along the southern edge of...

From Elm Creek to Glenboro: 6 of Manitoba's coolest roadside attractions

Looking for something fun and easy to do with the family this summer? Get to know an intriguing stretch of rural Manitoba on this journey to six of the province's coolest roadside attractions.

15 beautiful campgrounds that still have availability this summer in Manitoba

Is it even summer in Manitoba if you don't go camping? With this summer being significantly different than any other we've experienced, camping is a fantastic way to get out to explore the province while staying safe and continuing to practice physical...

Why a guided paddling trip is the perfect way to #ExploreMB this summer

I think it’s safe to say that we’re all more than ready to be free of the confines of our homes and get outside to enjoy some fresh lakeside air. And thanks to the fairly sedentary lifestyle we’ve been living over the last few months, many are looking for...

10 ways Thompson calls you north

While Travel Manitoba strongly recommends that all tourism businesses adhere to the operating protocols and capacity restrictions allowed by the Manitoba government, we cannot guarantee the compliance of any business featured in the content below.

20 incredible hiking trails in Manitoba that you've probably never heard of

Go outside. Breathe in the fresh air. Smile at nature's beauty. Let's all take some time to appreciate this beautiful place we live in by walking these 20 amazing trails that you may have never heard of...

9 awesome roadside attractions in western Manitoba

Where else in the world can you see a windmill, a larger than life soda beverage and a giant grey owl all in one day? No place but Manitoba, of course.

Let's go have a picnic: top spots for dining al fresco

Grab your picnic basket and blanket and hit the road on a day trip to one of these recommended picnic spots.

Get to know Manitoba's "unofficial" capitals (and a few that we definitely just made up)

Whether it be roadside attractions, an abundance of a certain species, or a feature flower: Manitoba's towns and cities each have their own distinctive flair. So what are some of Manitoba's towns and cities known for? Read on for Manitoba's known but...

How to have a socially distant (and delicious) Mother's Day in Manitoba

Motherhood looks a little different this year. Maybe you’re a grandmother who’s been missing the chance to give your grandkids a hug. Maybe you’re a mom who finds herself at home playing the role of full time daycare, full time teacher, and possibly...

Shop local: where to buy Manitoba groceries

At the best of times, grocery shopping can be stressful – weaving in and out of aisles, desperately searching for that one thing you could have sworn was in aisle 2 last time you were here, having to double-back to get something you left off your list,...

Binge watch these tv shows and movies starring Manitoba

As we continue to #stayhome, we find ourselves quarantined with our friends Netflix, Amazon Prime, Crave, iTunes and You Tube. Since you've binged watched all your favourites by now, the next time you catch yourself scrolling mindlessly through the table...

Honey dill at home: 4 ways to make a signature Manitoba sauce

How do you like your honey dill sauce? Heavy on the honey? Mostly mayo? Extra dilly?Explore Manitoba from your kitchen by making this signature Manitoba dipping sauce at home.

Shop local from home

While we practice social distancing to do our part to flatten the curve, online shopping is a logical choice. But if you think a giant multi-billion-dollar corporation is the only place you can shop online, think again. Many local businesses are adapting...

10 takeout restaurants to try this weekend in Winnipeg

While we all stay home to prevent the spread of COVID-19, there is some good news for those who lack in the cooking department. Experts say there is little risk involved when ordering delivery from your favourite restaurants. To practice utmost caution,...

10 facts that will make you love bison even more than you already do

Among all the quintessential Manitoban views, seeing a bison standing tall in a golden field against the backdrop of a setting sun is up there as one of the best. Here are 10 fun facts you may or may not know about our beloved bison!

The Ultimate Manitoba Stay-at-Home Poll: what's the "most Manitoban"?

Amid the isolating and stressful times of COVID-19, we've seen so many Manitobans support each other and come together, via the internet. Now we want you to come together (in a virtual way) over something a little silly (and we hope, fun!) – a poll to...

Eat like a Manitoban: Hearty Moose Stew with Winter Root Vegetables and Bannock Recipe

Growing up in a Cree family, one of the first words you learn is michiso, which means eat! I spent most of my early childhood with my mom’s side of the family, the Garson’s, in Split Lake Manitoba - or Tataskweyak Cree Nation. Split Lake is a small...

How to make the most of your birthday in Manitoba

The best gifts are time spent together and experiences that create memories. Whether you're looking for a birthday gift for your parent, your partner, or yourself these Manitoba outings will prove that time spent exploring is the best gift of all. So...

10 "maybe-you've-never-tried-this" things to do on your leap day in Manitoba

Once every four years, we are given the elusive gift of an entire extra day. You know how you always wish there were more hours in the day and the one thing you can never control is time? Well here it is, 24 extra hours to live your life. And even better,...

In Louis Riel's footsteps: discovering the history of Manitoba's founding father

Every third Monday in February, we celebrate Louis Riel Day in Manitoba. The story of the Métis leader can be found across the province, with many statues, museums and tours exploring his legacy. So if you've ever wanted to know more about this important...

10 super cool things to do this winter that ARE NOT in Winnipeg

With mild temperatures ahead, now is the best time to get out and explore what Manitoba's rural communities have to offer in the wintertime! From octopus skating rinks and ice garages to poutine and ski trails, here are 10 things you should do this winter...

The heart of New Iceland: 10 things to do in Gimli, Manitoba

In Norse mythology Gimli is known as the most beautiful place in the after life, where only the worthy will be transported after death.

Grab your garbage mitts, farmer's sausage, and frisnok!? Manitoba lingo guide 2.0

Last winter, we published our first Manitoba lingo guide titled 'A fat boy and a jambuster play spongee at a social.' It struck a funny bone with many of our readers and they commented with loads of other regional colloquialisms they wanted added to the...

No mountains, no problem: cross-country skiing in Manitoba

Manitoba may not be known for its elevation, but you don’t need a mountain to get a full-body workout on a pair of skis. Manitoba’s a prime place to cross-country ski, with groomed trails throughout the province featuring fun dips and dives, and plenty of...

Hit the slopes: downhill skiing and snowboarding in Manitoba

Manitoba may be known as a prairie province, but we’ve got mini mountains that allow for some pretty speedy downhill descents! From bunny hills to double black diamonds, there are runs for all skill levels and interests. In almost every region of the...

5 NEW food spots that will make you say 'wow' this winter in Winnipeg

It’s been a few weeks now since the holiday season foodapalooza ended and most of us have (mostly) settled back into our usual routine. You might even be starting to feel a bit peckish again, despite your vow of never eating again after New Years)! If...

Why Falcon Trails Resort is THE place to embrace winter this year (and every year)

It can be pretty easy to be negative about winter and people do sure love to lament, this, the coldest of seasons. You know who they are. You know who you are, maybe.

6 of the coziest cottages, lodges and one-of-a-kind stays to experience this winter in Manitoba

There's no shame in hibernating through the cold winter months, but there's no reason why you can't enjoy the same level of coziness and relaxation while also exploring the province. Grab your special someone and cuddle into one of these 6 amazing winter...

7 wonders of Manitoba's north

In all its incredible vastness, northern Manitoba is home to some of the most remarkable landmarks and landscapes in the province.

Goodbye 2019! 17 ways to ring in the New Year in Manitoba

Ah, New Year's Eve, a time to reflect on the past year, make resolutions for next year, be surrounded by family and friends, but mostly...it's time to celebrate!