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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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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...

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...

10 Manitoba Hiking Trails That Are Amazing in Fall

Embrace the kaleidoscope of colours that paint the landscapes as fall gracefully descends upon Manitoba. If you're an eager explorer or a budding nature enthusiast, you're in for a treat. Get ready to savour Manitoba's fall foliage with our list of 10...

2023 Guide to Craft Sales and Markets in Manitoba

As the leaves take on warm hues and temperatures cool, craft vendors, enthusiasts and shoppers in Manitoba are gearing up for craft show season.Did we miss your sale? Send an email with the date, name and location of your sale to...

Fall in Love With the Season and These Manitoba Farm Experiences

Fall + harvest = the perfect time to head to the farm. Manitoba's agrarian roots are something special.

Fall Suppers: A Food Scene Cooler Than You Think

Harvest time on the prairies means Manitoba’s oldest culinary tradition comes alive: the fall supper. From mid-September to mid-November, rural churches and community halls open their doors and offer buffets of down-home cooking, served with a side of...

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,...

8 Incredible Stays to Help You Live Your Best Fall Life in Manitoba

The air is crisp, the leaves are crunchy and you're all bundled up in a cozy sweater. You know what time it is. It's fall. Live your best autumnal life by booking a stay at one of these incredible Manitoba stays that get you closer to the beauty of the...

5 Manitoba Corn Mazes to Get Lost in This Fall

Not all those who wander are lost - except if you're in a corn maze, of course. When it comes to quintessential fall experiences, finding your way through a corn maze is right up there with sipping pumpkin spice lattes and feeling colourful leaves crunch...

It’s fun and free! Morden’s Corn and Apple Festival marks a sweet ending to summer

Each August, the Morden Corn and Apple Festival welcomes tens of thousands of visitors to this southern Manitoba community.

10 Must-See Marvels: Manitoba Museum's Top Hits for Kids!

Manitoba Museum is a cultural icon chock-full of information about the people, landscapes and events that shape our identities as Manitobans. While little minds and hands may not be interested in reading history and looking at old artifacts, there are...

Northern Manitoba’s Most Challenging Trail: The Kwasitchewan Falls Hike.

Have you been longing to witness the majestic beauty of Kwasitchewan Falls, Manitoba’s tallest waterfall? If so, read on. This blog post breaks down the trek through Pisew Falls Provincial Park, a haven of natural wonders, and explores the breathtaking...

Chill at these five beaches in small-town Manitoba

There is still time to log some beach days this summer. Stray from your usual beach path and plan a day trip to these less explored towns that you didn't realize have a beach vibe.

Finding a piece of Canada’s fur trading history up the Nelson River

Can’t get enough outdoor adventure? Always looking for that next thrill?

8 festivals and events you need to check out this August in Manitoba

In Manitoba, summertime and festivals are a perfect match.

Capturing that Clear Lake Country Charm

It's a summer staple in Manitoba to see a stunning sunset. But, not without a little charm. We're talking about that Clear Lake Country charm. What does charm look like? Is it the nostalgia of taking a crunchy bite out of your favourite childhood cereal,...

The Ultimate List of Manitoba Farmers' Markets in 2023

Tables heavy with garden tomatoes picked this morning, your favourite handmade soap scented with lavender and the aroma of freshly baked bread wafting from the booth over there. It’s farmers’ market season in Manitoba!

6 outdoor pools you need to hit up this summer with the kids

School's out for summer! Hit the road with the kids, the cooler and swimsuits for a daytrip to these outstanding community pools outside of Winnipeg. Not only will you find a splish-splash fun time, but attractions and restaurants worth the drive, too.

The Manitoba Explorer App: your passport to adventure and wonder

It's summertime, and that can only mean one thing: it's time to hit the road and explore Manitoba! And this summer promises to be even more exciting because the Manitoba Explorer App is at your fingertips.

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...

5 Manitoba camping tips that will make your stay under the stars even better

When you live for the summer, yearn to spend time in the outdoors and want to explore as many new places as possible, camping might just be the best way to go.

9 ways to combine adventure with great food in Manitoba

Manitoba offers a tapestry of flavours to tantalize your taste buds. Add in a dash of adventure and you're sure to work up an appetite! Whether you prefer food cooked over the campfire, hot and fresh out of a wood-fired oven or served in style poolside,...

9 routes to paddle in Manitoba

In Manitoba, summer means getting out and enjoying all that our rich environment has to offer, whether it be venturing out on a hike or dipping a paddle into one of our 100,000+ lakes. Both beginners and seasoned pros can find a route to suit their needs,...

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 ways to quench your thirst this summer in Manitoba

As the temperature rises, there's nothing quite like a refreshing beverage to beat the heat and keep you cool. Whether you're packing for a weekend of camping or inviting friends over for a backyard BBQ, Manitoba offers a variety of local, delicious and...

8 used bookstores to visit in Manitoba

If you’re a collector of old books (or if you know one), there’s a real thrill to combing through the shelves of a used bookstore or book sale; searching through old romance novels and movie tie-ins to find that one book you’ve always wanted to read, but...

A Churchill calendar: When to see what

Churchill, an isolated town in Manitoba’s north along the Hudson Bay coastline, is a magnet for outdoor adventurers and nature lovers. Experiencing Churchill’s natural wonder triumvirate – kayaking with belugas, chasing the Northern Lights and seeing...