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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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What happens when 10 content creators explore Winnipeg during summer?

Over the course of summer, Travel Manitoba hosted Creator House Winnipeg - a digital ode to Winnipeg that invited 10 content creators from across Canada and the US to discover our fair city for 6 days and showcase their travels.

5 trendy spots in the Exchange for your next Friday night tipple

Every now and then, it’s nice to grab a few friends for a good old after-work “pub crawl”. With so many places around Winnipeg to choose from, we thought it best to narrow the list down to the Exchange District.

6 local goodies to shop at the St. Norbert Farmers' Market

Did you know that the St. Norbert Farmers' Market is 31 years old? And that it is Manitoba's largest farmers' market? It's no surprise then, that every Wednesday and Saturday of the summer, savvy shoppers flock here to fill up on local fare. Since the...

Sun, sand and slots: A trip with mom to South Beach Casino & Resort

Once a year, my mother, sister and I embark on a mini-vacation together. We've been to places like Quebec City, Toronto, Victoria and Las Vegas - short trips that always include lots of laughs, good food and new adventures.

Your ultimate guide to a family summer getaway in Brandon, Manitoba

Everyone's doing it. The staycation. It's more economical, it's easier to get there and who couldn't use some time exploring the place they live? If you don't live in Brandon itself, I guess this isn't technically a staycation (does one need to remain in...

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...

7 incredible Indigenous-led tours and workshops that you need to experience in Manitoba

When you visit Manitoba, you are also visiting Treaties 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 10 - the traditional lands of the Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota and Dene peoples, and the homeland of the Métis Nation. Get to know these rich Indigenous cultures by...

"I’m on a boat!" Shout that out on one of these Manitoba boat tours

Manitoba has a lot of water. Like a lot. There are over 100,000 lakes and waterways in this province. What better way to enjoy all this watery goodness than from a boat? Here is a variety of options to get you on a boat this summer.

Meditative Camp Morton: how this tiny provincial park helps visitors unwind copy

When you visit Camp Morton, a tiny provincial park tucked away 8 km north of Gimli, it’s easy to understand why Monsignor Thomas W. Morton choose the spot in 1920 to develop a Roman Catholic summer camp for children.Crashing waves, verdant lawns, and...

4 reasons to add Swan Valley to your list of Manitoba adventures

Swan Valley may not seem like an obvious choice for a new encounter with Manitoba. It’s north in Manitoba, but not the North of Manitoba. More southwesterly if you’re trying to be really specific, it’s about a five-hour-plus drive away from Winnipeg –...

Yurt life is the life for me: Why you should live that "Yurt Life" at Stephenfield Provincial Park

I am not a camper. It’s not that I’m against it, but growing up, it just kind of…never really happened. And now here I am, a real adult, with a real job, not confident if I can set up a tent in under two hours. So when the opportunity arose to spend some...

3 great ways to take the stress out of airport travel

I don’t know about you, but when it comes to airports, I have an unspoken uneasiness that gets acutely worse as my departure date approaches. Like it or not, some of us have to travel, while for others, it’s an indescribable need to venture out and...

How to have the best weekend ever in Portage la Prairie

The sun is shining and it's time to get out and explore. But sometimes exploration can be exhausting and time-consuming and really, just a terribly long drive. That's where a family weekend getaway in Portage la Prairie comes in.

Is Hecla-Grindstone Provincial Park the most serene place in Manitoba? We're nominating it.

Welcome, traveller, to the sleepy town of Hecla. Located in Hecla-Grindstone Provincial Park, this Manitoban isle will take you away from it all. Be lulled by the soft sounds of rustling reeds, gently crashing waves and birds singing their summer...

Forest, fortune & flying feathered fisherman: A day trip from Lockport, to Brokenhead, to Southbeach

I always love a good road trip, but I also love sleeping in my own bed. Thankfully in Manitoba, there are so many amazing and diverse places to visit - all just outside the perimeter - so people like me can have the best of both worlds. This trip’s got a...

Plot your next day trip to St. Norbert with these key stops

Ask just about anyone about the first thing that comes to mind when they hear “St. Norbert” and I’d bet you anything that the first response would be the farmers’ market. That the lively Saturday Saint-Norbert Farmers’ Market – also open on Wednesdays –...

Day trip: fur trade meets the 1950s in Lockport, Manitoba

Where in Manitoba can you get both fur trade history and the golden (chrome?) era of the 1950s all in one day? This quick day trip will take you north of Winnipeg to the area surrounding Lockport and St. Andrews - where you will find an eclectic mix of...

6 pit stops on your way to a wonderful Whytewold weekend day trip

When it comes to my favourite TV shows, I’m a firm believer of the cliche that what makes a good series isn’t just a good ending, but it’s about the friends you make along the way. Like a great TV show, a solid day trip isn’t just about where you end up,...

10 fantastic eateries, events and tours to sink your teeth into this summer

In between picnics, patios and backyard BBQ, summer seems to be equal parts about the food as it is about the sunshine and the lake life (maybe even more, depending who you ask). Let this list guide your next meal in Manitoba, and maybe you'll discover a...

Take a vintage train through the countryside with Manitoba's Prairie Dog Central Railway

Do you dream of trains? Do you long for the days of travel aboard a chugging locomotive? While train travel may have given (mostly) way to planes and cars in Canada, there are still a few bastions of this oh-so-civilized form of travel kicking around. One...

8 Manitoba harvests outside Winnipeg that bring the flavours, flowers and local fare

Manitoba’s farms and markets are getting into the groove of summer. And that rich local food selection that finds its way into our farmers’ markets and later on to our dining tables is all thanks to the hard work and behind-the-scenes processes that take...

How to have a farm-filled day trip just beyond the perimeter highway

The one upside of being a Manitoban who does not own a cabin is that my family’s summer weekends are spent exploring the province. We often go on daytrips - a quick adventure past the perimeter around Winnipeg’s greater metropolitan region – to get a...

7 thrill-seeking ways to end your kid's boredom this summer (and all just outside of Winnipeg)

Summertime, and the livin' is boring - according to your kids, that is. One can only jump through the backyard sprinkler so many times, so spice up the summer and give your kids a thrill at these 7 HIGHLY amusing attractions, all within driving distance...

11 golf courses just outside Winnipeg sure to boost your handicap (or at least your farmer's tan)

It's not uncommon for golfers to get into a bit of a funk. Whether the swing's slicing, or your putts just aren't dropping, or you're tired of the same old holes on the same old course – a change of scenery is crucial to a golfer's morale (or at least...

9 refreshing lakes to take a dip in this summer in Manitoba

Whether you prefer to dive right in, drop oh-so-carefully into an inner tube or lower yourself into the water in the most painstaking manner (the stomach is the hardest...), our cool and crisp lakes beckon even the wimpiest to take a dip. While we...

7 picnic perfect foods that are made in Manitoba

Picnic. There are few words that can pack summer, fun, food and sunshine into two syllables like the word picnic. Once the warm weather hits, there is almost nothing more pleasurable than packing up a cooler or basket, putting down a blanket or pulling up...

Olé, Olé, Olé, Olé! 7 things you can expect at a Valour FC game

For the first time since 1992, Winnipeg has a professional soccer team - and if May 4th’s inaugural home game was any indication, Manitobans are all in. With 9,966 fans flooding in to Investors Group Field for Valour FC’s first home game as part of the...

5 ways the Manitoba Children’s Museum makes you rethink how to parent

"You can't." "Please don't". "I said no". These are too common of phrases that I mutter as a mom. I work hard to set boundaries for my kids, but then a recent visit to the Manitoba's Children Museum eschewed all my rules. Gasp! It allowed my kids just to...

13 furry and four-legged friends who might be momming it better than you are this week

It's almost mother's day and of course, that makes us all think of the things our moms do for us (and have to put up with). But there's a wide world of moms out there who are doing this thing without the help of iPads and meal delivery.

Lace up and launch out on one of these walking tours around Winnipeg

Walking is one of those things most city dwellers just do and Winnipeg is one of those places where walking is such a forgone conclusion that we often do it without giving it a second thought. But Winnipeg has a few intriguing surprises up its sleeve and...

10 gorgeous places to camp this summer in Manitoba

A summer without camping isn't summer at all. This is a sentiment shared by many (I'd argue, most) Manitobans and one that rings true to my heart. While you may already have your go-to spots and your seasonal sites secured, I challenge you to expand your...

Lights, camera, action! Visit these fave movie locations in Manitoba

Manitoba’s movie business is booming. And while some might attribute that success to Manitoba’s very competitive tax credit, we like to think producers choose Manitoba for the same reasons visitors do: compelling destinations that offer interesting...

50 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?

6 patios to get you outside the perimeter this summer

We Manitobans know a thing or two about patio season. But some people might incorrectly assume that our favourite summertime hangouts can only be found within Winnipeg's city limits. That, my friends, is just plain WRONG!

14 road-trip-worthy restaurants you absolutely have to try this summer

If you love long drives and equally adore dining out, we suggest combining your two loves and make an outing of it. Whether you live in the north, south, east or west, there’s some good grub just a drive away. Here are 14 dinner destinations we think are...

Game of Thrones: Manitoba's Seven Kingdoms

Unless you’ve been living under a Casterly Rock, you’d know that one of TV’s most watched series ever is about to come to its final oathbreaking conclusion. With this in mind, we couldn’t help but notice Manitoba bears some striking resemblances to...

7 reasons a Winnipeg Goldeyes Game is just the ticket for a perfect summer evening

The crack of the bat. The lush green of the field. The smell of popcorn and hot dogs drifting on a warm breeze. Baseball and summer--it's a match made for enjoyment. Out at Shaw Park in downtown Winnipeg, the Goldeyes have been hitting it out of the park...

6 Winnipeg Whiteout fashion tips to help get your street party outfit on point

In a city which sees its fair share of blizzards throughout the winter, there’s one kind of whiteout Winnipeggers welcome with open arms come spring time - and that whiteout comes with a Winnipeg Jets playoff run.

Free fun in Manitoba is only as far away as your imagination

Free fun can sometimes be hard to find, with such events and activities far, few and in-between. But if you’re a if-it’s-free-count-me-in kind of guy or gal, you’d be pleasantly surprised to know that Manitoba speaks your language. Here are a few free...

The ULTIMATE guide to summer in Churchill, Manitoba

A trip to the northern town of Churchill, Manitoba is not the easiest trip in the world. It can be expensive. There are limited transportation options...and even more limited seasons. But guess what? A visit to this very special region is absolutely worth...