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Beat the summer heat with these family-friendly attractions

This summer is shaping up to be a hot one in Manitoba, but we have plenty of ideas on how to stay cool. From community pools and beaches to campgrounds and once-in-a-lifetime adventures, these attractions are fit for the whole family.

3 beluga whale trips to take to Churchill this summer

Every summer the Churchill River Estuary welcomes thousands of beluga whales to its waters. Seeing these friendly whales splash and swim up close is one of the most unforgettable wildlife experiences in Manitoba. Luckily there is still time for anyone...

8 Manitoba patios and outdoor dining spots to experience in summer 2022

From farm vistas to city sights, these 8 Manitoba patios deliver on setting and menu alike.

Making family memories in Virden and Oak Lake Beach

With family roots in southwestern Manitoba, I always look forward to visiting the region each summer. This year, instead of visiting our usual haunts like Brandon and Souris, we followed the Trans-Canada Highway a little further west to check out lake...

Manitoba road trips: Vive les prairies!

Travel through southeast Manitoba to discover communities, trails and attractions rich in cultural diversity including Métis, Francophone and Mennonite heritage.

Manitoba road trips: Perfectly Parkland

See iconic prairie giants and make your way into the wilds of the Parkland on this outdoor adventure.

Manitoba road trips: Windmills & Prairie Hills

From windmills to waterslides, explore the province’s central region. Spend a day or two in Portage la Prairie before opting for a day trip to nearby Delta Marsh and then making your way to Holland and Carman for plenty of small town charm.

Manitoba fall road trips: Bridging the west

This fall fun itinerary is jam-packed with quirky roadside attractions, unforgettable hikes and cute small towns.

Manitoba road trips: Big skies, big blooms

Get to know Manitoba's southwestern corner with this exciting road trip centred on Turtle Mountain Provincial Park.

Manitoba road trips: Beachy Keen

Lake Winnipeg is massive. At 425 km long and up to 109 km wide, it is, in fact, the fifth largest lake in Canada.

Manitoba 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.

Manitoba road trips: Venture to Churchill

Take Highway 6 north and explore the shores of Lake Manitoba as you head toward the coast of the Hudson Bay.

Manitoba road trips: Winnipeg Family Vacation

What is the secret to the perfect family vacation in Winnipeg? Loads of kid-approved activities, a handful of ways to spend time outdoors, a splash of hotel fun and dash of adults-only options when you’re ready to leave the kids with the grandparents for...

Manitoba road trips: Water, water everywhere

Boasting 100,000+ lakes and waterways, Manitoba has no shortage of adventures, attractions and communities to draw visitors close to shore. This scenic road trip offers some of the best vistas of Canadian Shield wilderness along the mighty Winnipeg River,...

Manitoba road trips: 48 Hours in Winnipeg

From luxury to joie de vivre, Winnipeg offers up culture, history and relaxation all perfect for creating your ultimate 48-hour getaway.

Manitoba road trips: A Day in the Peg

Here are some Winnipeg favourites to get you started if you only have a day in the Peg.

Manitoba fall road trips: 48 Hours in Winnipeg

From luxury to joie de vivre, Winnipeg offers up culture, history and relaxation all perfect for creating your ultimate 48-hour getaway.

Manitoba road trips: Hot dogs and channel cats

From fur trade history and retro eats to art deco casinos and beautiful boardwalks, this road trip is perfect for those looking for a balance of adventure, history and nature.

Manitoba road trips: Call of the North

Northern Manitoba is a vast area that is mostly still wild, which is what makes this trip so interesting.

Manitoba fall road trips: Journey to Churchill

Take Highway 6 north and explore the shores of Lake Manitoba as you head toward the coast of the Hudson Bay.

Manitoba road trips: Wild west wanderings

Explore Manitoba's second largest city, Brandon, where you instantly feel at home and are welcomed like an old friend. Then soak in the splendour of the land with a series of day trips to museums, attractions and parks throughout the rolling hills and...

Manitoba road trips: Follow the Yellowhead Highway

The Yellowhead Highway is an interprovincial highway connecting Manitoba with its western neighbours. Its name comes from the Yellowhead Pass, the route chosen through the Rockies. Crossing into Manitoba, the Yellowhead is Highway 16 until it meets with...

Manitoba fall road trips: Windmills & Prairie Hills

From windmills to waterslides, explore the province’s central region. Spend a day or two in Portage la Prairie before opting for a day trip to nearby Delta Marsh and then making your way to Holland and Carman for plenty of small town charm.

Manitoba road trips: Bridging the west

This summer fun itinerary is jam-packed with quirky roadside attractions, unforgettable hikes and cute small towns.

Manitoba road trips: Riding High

Travel from Canada’s National Ukrainian Capital to Manitoba’s only accessible national park for wildlife, camping and delicious dining.

Manitoba road trips: Under the prairie sun

From pretty valley views and cool prehistoric finds to modern eateries and contemporary gardens, this road trip through the Pembina Valley and gateway communities showcases all sorts of sun and fun waiting to be explored.

48 amazing bakeries to try this summer that are not in Winnipeg

When it comes to road trips, it's all about the treats you eat along the way. If you find yourself exploring Manitoba this summer, be sure to mark these 48 amazing bakeries on your map.

12 romantic ideas for outdoor proposals in Manitoba

Ahh February. 'Tis the season of love, romance and sweetness. It's no surprise that you might have commitment on the mind and we're here to help. Here are 12 locations that make the perfect backdrop for marriage proposals - now or in the future.

9 spots to break out the skates this winter

All Manitobans know that The Forks is the place everyone goes to get their skate on. And for good reason! But for those needing more ice skating inspiration, here are 8 more spots to break out the skates this winter.

8 Manitoba-inspired tipples sure to get you through the holiday season

Let's face it - we can all use a stiff drink right now. 2020 has been an emotional rollercoaster and many of us can't wait for the year to end so we can usher in positive vibes for 2021.

Shop local this holiday season with 20 amazing Manitoba-themed gifts

This year, make a big impact on small businesses and spread holiday cheer by shopping local for everyone on your list.

Savour the flavours of western Manitoba: 10 places to eat in Brandon

Brandon's dining scene has serious momentum, and visitors could plan an entire itinerary around which local restaurant to nosh at next.

6 must-do day drives before the snow flies

It's deep into autumn, and the daytripping we're doing now around Manitoba officially looks different. Sure, there may be less hiking, golfing and beach time, but we can still explore by making a museum, shop or restaurant our main reason for hitting the...

Everything you need to know about shopping, eating and drinking in Osborne Village

How long has it been since you explored a neighbourhood other than your own? Add some adventure into your weekend as we guide you through some of Winnipeg's best neighbourhoods.

Where to watch a spectacular sunset in Manitoba

I know, I know. We live on the prairies - and while you can see a spectacular sunset on any given night from your own backyard, the novelty never quite wears off. If you want a change of scenery, plan to visit these amazing locations at sunset.

Have a weekend staycation at The Forks in Winnipeg

Maybe you live in Winnipeg (and maybe have for your whole life) or maybe you live outside the city and are looking to shake things up--whichever it is, The Forks is an ideal spot to get away for a weekend. If you've never spent more than a few hours at a...

Beyond central St. Boniface: exploring Norwood and Old St. Vital

How long has it been since you explored a neighbourhood other than your own? Add some adventure into your weekend as we guide you through some of Winnipeg's best neighbourhoods. This blog post features businesses in the Norwood and Old St. Vital areas.

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