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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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Where Pokémon Go in Manitoba

Whether they hail from Ryme City or they live with their trainers in Lavender Town or Sootopolis, even Pokémon need to escape the daily grind. Here are a few places in Manitoba where some of our favourite Pokémon will feel right at home.

It's easy being green: 5 eco-focused travel experiences in Manitoba

For these five Manitoba tourism companies, being mindful of environmental impact is a big part of their identity. Here's how they put into action all sorts of sustainability initiatives to ensure that they - and the unique corner of Manitoba they occupy -...

5 glowing attractions to light up your holiday season

The darker the days get, the brighter our lights shine! Around the province, Manitobans are lighting up their homes and businesses for the holiday season but some places take holiday lights to a whole other level. Check out these five seasonal attractions...

6 essentials for a Manitoba hibernation day

I love exploring, heading out into the infinite adventure possibilities that make up Manitoba, whether it’s cold, hot, rainy or windy, there’s always something to discover. But sometimes I just want to stay home.

10 ways to turn your visit into a beautiful story in Neepawa, Manitoba

Neepawa has long been regarded as Manitoba's prettiest town - but there's more to this community than rolling hills and historical buildings. Stop into this picturesque town and experience a home-grown beer scene, literary legends and outdoor adventure.

The water and the wild: 10 things to do in Flin Flon, Manitoba

Water. Rock. Art. Adventure. These are the words that should come to mind when you think of Flin Flon, Manitoba, a small city located 8 hours north of Winnipeg along the Saskatchewan border. From indie music festivals and fishing derbies to snowmobile...

5 things you need to know about viewing the northern lights in Churchill, Manitoba

Would it surprise you to learn that Manitoba is among the best places on Earth to experience one of the world's great natural wonders? Standing alongside The Grand Canyon, the Great Barrier Reef and Mount Everest is the humble Aurora Borealis. Well, maybe...

6 spooky spots to explore in Manitoba

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

En route! Three Francophone adventures to explore on a fall day trip through Manitoba

It's that wonderful time of the year when the sweaters come out, the boots come on and the air is crisp and cool. That's right, it's fall, the trendiest and most pumpkin-spiced fueled season of the year. It's also the time for corn mazes, fall suppers,...

10 ways Brandon brings you back for more

There's a lot to explore beneath the Wheat City's quiet, agrarian facade. Brandon is Manitoba's second largest city, and thus, very worthy of a weekend getaway for under-the-radar gems that'll leave you wanting more. Here are 10 reasons why you need to...

Choose your adventure level: ways to view polar bears in Churchill during the fall migration

During October and November in Manitoba, all eyes turn north to Churchill. The sleepy frontier town (pop. 900) along the shores of Hudson Bay swells in population, transforming into a hot spot for wildlife-seeking travellers geared up to witness the...

5 "food weeks" we should absolutely have in Manitoba

It’s widely known we are all about the food in Manitoba. We celebrate it in many ways…and none better than our week-long festivals that serve as love letters to one particular food item.

10 spots that will make you fall in love with Whiteshell Provincial Park all over again

It's no wonder that Whiteshell Provincial Park is one of the province's most popular parks. Characterized by stunning lakes, rivers, boreal forest and of course the rugged Precambrian Shield, the Whiteshell is a nature lover's sanctuary. This year, make a...

10 incredible restaurants + markets that will inspire you to try something new this fall

With harvest feasts and fall suppers, autumn is already an ideal time to indulge in the realm of all things comfort foods...but this year's autumn in particular has some exciting culinary delights in store.

5 ways to achieve the ultimate autumn getaway in Riding Mountain National Park

Treaty 2If you are a lover of peace and quiet, there's no doubt that you also know that the shoulder season is where it's at. This is especially true for Riding Mountain National Park, where by mid September, much of the summertime crowds have dissipated....

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.

Craft on! The 2019 guide to Manitoba craft sales

Love giving handmade gifts but don't have a creative bone in your body? Fear not, craft show season is just around the corner which means you can shop handcrafted goods from hundreds of local vendors before the holidays arrive. Without further adieu, here...

4 fun and historical stops to make along Manitoba's Crow Wing Trail

The Great Trail is the world’s longest network of recreational multi-use trails, connecting active Canadians, preserving green space and promoting conservation. It is so expansive, that 4 out of 5 Canadians live within 30 minutes of the Trail.

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

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 South Beach

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...