#ExploreMB
Stories about Manitoba's best experiences

#ExploreMB Blog

Learn more about Manitoba travel experiences.

Featured Blog Post

Stephanie Woltman

50 Things to Do This Summer in Manitoba

It’s impossible to list all of the fun things happening in Manitoba this summer. Here are 50 things to get you started on your best Manitoba summer yet. Read List

All Stories

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

In Manitoba, summertime and festivals are a perfect match.

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...

10 places to broaden your horizons this summer in Manitoba

Just when you think you’ve already made every signature Manitoba memory, there always seems to be another trick up the sleeve of our charming province.

5 essentials for a Winnipeg Whiteout

82 games, highs, lows, and a whole lot of nail biting later…The Winnipeg Jets are going back to the playoffs and that means another Winnipeg Whiteout!The Winnipeg Whiteout has been a hockey tradition since 1987 when fans were asked to wear white clothing...

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.

Western wonders in Virden: art, history and the great outdoors in the Prairie Gateway region

There’s a gentle roll in the landscape that welcomes visitors to the western reaches of Manitoba.

Your guide to all things sports in Winnipeg

He shoots, he scores! A trip to Winnipeg is a haven for sports lovers of all types whether your passion is pucks or pigskins (or both), we've got the hottest in sports action to keep you cheering in the stands.

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 the May 4th inaugural home game in 2019 was any indication, Manitobans are all in. With thousands of fans flooding in to Investors Group Field for a Valour FC game as part of...

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...

10 thought-provoking art galleries and museums that share Indigenous stories

Art installations that make you stop in your steps. Interactive displays that cause moments of deep reflection. Joyous discoveries of histories you thought you knew.

Take a hike: 6 amazing trails in Manitoba

Hiking in Manitoba means you never need to worry about altitude sickness. But that’s not to say the province’s broad, sweeping canvas is bland. Mother Nature painted in tall wild grass prairie, rolling, forested hills, undulating river valleys, vast...

10 fascinating facts about the northern lights

The northern lights are one of nature’s most spectacular phenomenons–and lucky for us, Manitoba is one of the best places in the world to view them.

How I'm spending 48-hours in Winnipeg with my kids

I love being a tourist in my backyard. I'm taking full advantage of my kids being out of school to take them on a learning vacation...around their hometown of Winnipeg. Check out our 48-hours itinerary, which combines learning indoors, fresh air outdoors,...

Your next family vacation is only a fishing lodge away

Getaways are the stuff that Manitoba summers are made of, especially when you’ve got kids, a short season, and two months of vacation, which require on-point planning. If you’re constantly on the lookout for ways to make your time with your kids memorable...

The heart of humble hospitality in Manitoba's North

It’s not everyday that you step off an airplane on a sand runway and are greeted with a handshake, personally welcoming you to your destination. At Gangler’s Sub-Arctic Adventures in Manitoba’s North, it is. Located near the North Seal River in the...

A flight of flavour in Brandon

You may have heard the term flight being used to describe a trendy type of tasty sampling. A flight of beer, a flight of wine, or even a flight of burgers! A flight is a term more newly coined in the food and beverage industry, referring to "small...

7 adventures to have in Manitoba with your kids this spring break

Believe it or not, spring break is just around the corner and it's time to get out of the city and expose your kids to some adventure. Whether it's heading poolside for a weekend or taking a day trip past the perimeter, these awesome activities are sure...

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.

Around the kitchen table with Borealis Beading

So much connection happens around the kitchen table. Sharing stories, music, art and, of course, food brings people together in incredible ways. That’s how it feels with Borealis Beading’s Perlage: a Métis voyage. You show up without connection, even...

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? Brandon is a city with small town charm, making it the perfect spot for a quick family getaway. Here's a...

Travelling to Churchill: How to reach northern Manitoba on a budget

When people hear about travelling to Churchill, their first reaction is “I would love to go one day but it’s so expensive to fly there”. And that’s true. Flights are not cheap. But there is a far more reasonable way to get to the polar bear capital of the...

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...

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.

These date ideas will keep you busy every month in Manitoba

Whether you're a Hinge professional or someone in a longterm relationship, it's time to crank your dating game up a notch. No matter the month in Manitoba, there are an abundance of ways to get out and about and enjoy some quality time with your loved...

15 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 15 locations that make the perfect backdrop for marriage proposals - now or in the future.

Celebrating connection, culinary creativity and all things cute and cozy at Pineridge Hollow

Shop, dine, explore, is the new live, laugh, love at Pineridge Hollow. Get ready to explore your own city to create your own story. If you're looking for a day trip, friends getaway, a sister reconnect, family fun, or the perfect mother-daughter double...

Manitoba’s literary locales

Canada is a fertile ground for scribes, and Manitoba has produced some of Can-Lit’s most unique voices. Readers and wordsmiths alike must check out these stomping grounds of four of Manitoba’s most prolific authors.

13 indoor water parks you want to be at right now

Is a beach vacation down south not in the budget this winter? When your heart needs to recharge, seek out another form of water therapy with a visit to one of these noteworthy indoor waterparks around our province.

6 obscure winter sports in Manitoba that you need to try

Manitobans have learned to get creative with the snowy season. After all, it sticks around here for a bit, and you can't exactly hibernate all winter long. Learn about these winter obscure sports - perhaps only found in Manitoba - that keep us...

10 exciting adventures to have in Manitoba this winter

Winter is a season that beckons to be explored. Experience one of these 10 exciting adventures that get to the heart of winter and we're sure you'll uncover a new love for the season.

7 ways to cruise the Nestaweya River Trail in Winnipeg

Winnipeg earns its nickname 'Winterpeg' each January when The Forks officially opens the Nestaweya (Ness-ta-way-ah) River Trail, a spectacular winter attraction found nowhere else in Canada. This winter icon welcomes tens of thousands of visitors between...

Feel the holiday romance at these Hallmark locations in Manitoba

Manitoba’s charming small towns, wide open rural spaces and an enviable collection of historic buildings make it easy to imagine them as romantic movie sets.

Manitoba Winter Explorer Guide: 10 spots for enjoying arts & culture

Manitoba is Canada’s cultural cradle with world-class museums, stellar performing arts groups and a tight-knit creative community - be it musicians, chefs or filmmakers - that call it home. During winter, plan a visit to one of these cultural cornerstones.

5 reasons you should turn your search for a Christmas tree into a family adventure

As snow swirls and twinkling lights reign supreme, if you haven’t already put up a Christmas tree, we know it’s on your mind.

10 local stores to shop for the perfect gift this season

Shopping at these 10 Manitoba stores means there's no need for returns, regrets or extravagant shipping fees.

Manitoba Winter Explorer Guide: 10 places for family fun this season

Families who play together, stay together. Embrace winter in Manitoba by planning some family activities - both indoors and outdoors - that will have you enjoying the snowy season with some extra laughs.