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50 Things to Do This Winter in Manitoba

Bright blue skies. Fresh white snow. Crisp clean air. It’s winter in Manitoba and time to play outside. Read List

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Manitoba Winter Explorer Guide: 10 ways to find rest and relaxation this winter

Nothing says winter like getting cozy in the heat of a sauna, a mug of tea or a glass of spiked eggnog nestled between your hands.

Too much stuff? 10 Manitoba experiences to give instead this holiday season

For the special person in your life who already has a collection of gizmos and gadgets aplenty, choose to gift these Manitoba experiences instead.

Manitoba Winter Explorer Guide: 10 ways to go ice fishing

Combine Manitoba’s numerous lakes with our cold winters and you’ve got ideal conditions for an incredible ice fishing destination! From close-to-Winnipeg day trips with angling outfitters to more remote all-inclusive lodge experiences, there’s a way for...

5 things I learned from a visit to a military museum

The neat thing about a museum experience is that it's different for everyone. No two people share the same journey while there. Just as the museum exhibits are curated by professionals, an individual curates their own visit, selecting the poignant moments...

Are you a tombstone tourist? Three sites worth a stop in Manitoba.

Is being a tombstone tourist creepy? A little. Morbid? Maybe. But it can also be poignant and transformational...and that’s what good travel is all about.

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...

Manitoba Winter Explorer Guide: 10 ways to see the northern lights this winter

Northern Lights can be seen across the province, with Churchill being considered one of the best places in the world to see them with its prime location directly beneath the aurora dome.

10 things we're thankful for in Manitoba

What are you thankful for? The answer to that question can be found on the front of every hand-turkey posted on an elementary classroom wall leading up to Thanksgiving weekend.

10 amazing stays in Manitoba where food is always close by

At the end of a long travel day, sometimes all you want to do is grab a bite to eat without having to venture too far.

Chasing the Northern Lights in Churchill

Chasing the northern lights is a lot like going on a fishing trip; there are no guarantees that you’re going catch the 'big one.' Predicting when this natural phenomenon that depends on super-heated gasses travelling millions of kilometers across the...

Manitoba fall road trip: Under the prairie sun

From pretty valley views to cool prehistoric finds and modern eateries, this road trip through the Pembina Valley and gateway communities showcases all sorts of fun waiting to be explored. Spend a weekend exploring the whole route or opt for just a...

Through a child's eye: The Canadian Museum for Human Rights

The Canadian Museum for Human Rights' temporary exhibit ARTiculate Our Rights is the perfect reason for parents to bring curious minds on a visit to learn how art is a vision for human rights and a voice for change.

2022 guide to craft sales and markets in Manitoba

Craft show season is here which means you can shop handcrafted goods from hundreds of local vendors in preparation for the holiday season. Did we miss your sale? Send an email to bsewards@travelmanitoba.com to get added to the list.

Your next vacation is at a research station in the wilds of Manitoba's subarctic

If your idea of a vacation tends to deviate from the norm of beach-lazing days, it’s time to clue into a total gem right here in Manitoba.

Choose your own water-based vacay in Portage La Prairie

Escaping to the middle of the prairie is not typically where Manitobans go for a summer holiday by the water. Yet, a detour off the beaten track to Portage La Prairie proves to have lots of ways for families to cool off and have one splash of a time.

The Windows, Walkways, and Walls of the Riel District

If windows, walkways, and walls could speak, what would they say? Imagine the words they have heard, the things they have seen, and the people they have met. Step back in time to the heart of humble and hard working history that is the Riel District....

Tours, characters and workshops highlight Parks Canada’s summer programs

How much does a blacksmith earn in 1852? Is that wild bergamot or prairie sage? What do I need to made candles from rendered beef tallow?

Rainbow Stage is a quintessential Manitoba summer experience

Did you know that Canada's largest and longest-running outdoor theatre is right here in Winnipeg? Rainbow Stage is opening its doors once again for an exciting season of open-air theatre.

Ripe for the picking: Manitoba’s berry boon

Manitoba’s annual crop of berries, saskatoons, raspberries and strawberries, come of age by late June. That’s also when legions of berry lovers hit fields across the province and harvest the sweet, luscious fruit for jams, pies and tarts. Enjoy a...

Let's go have a picnic: top spots for dining al fresco

Grab your picnic basket and blanket and hit the road on a day trip to one of these recommended picnic spots.

6 wonders of Manitoba's north

In all its incredible vastness, northern Manitoba is home to some of the most remarkable landmarks and landscapes in the province.

Ultimate dinosaurs! Meet new fossilized friends at Manitoba Museum

Is there a dinosaur fan in your family? The one who asks for yet another dinosaur book, doesn’t mind watching dino documentaries over and over and wants a dinosaur on their birthday cake?

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...

10 must-dos to add to your summer explorer checklist

Here in Manitoba, every summer weekend is dedicated to the pursuit of adventure and fun.

Go north on your next adventure! 10 things to do in beautiful Flin Flon & Cranberry Portage

Summer in Manitoba is notoriously short, and while there's much to explore, why not take the road less travelled and set your sights on the pristine northern part of the province?

Prepare for takeoff! 3 day trips to take with your Manitoba Flight Pass

Soar to new heights with the Manitoba Flight Pass. The mobile savings pass bundles admissions at a discount to three aviation museums throughout Manitoba.

Festivals are back! 10 amazing Manitoba festivals + events to check out this summer

Festival-goers can celebrate once again as a number of exciting events get ready to make their return this summer in Manitoba.

Out for a weekend in Winnipeg

Road trips in the family minivan were a staple of my childhood. While we might not have the minivan, my girlfriend and I figured it was about time we made some family memories of our own—so we packed up her four-year-old daughter Lily and an alarming...

How to escape at South Beach Casino

Feeling the need to escape to warmer climates? A weekend away at South Beach Casino, just 30 minutes north of Winnipeg, allows you to travel to exotic locales without even leaving the province. Here's where you'll feel transported to when booking a stay...

10 Manitoba 'field trips' to take this spring and summer

Do you remember the excitement you felt on field trip day? It was all about spending the entire day with your schoolmates, away from the usual classroom setting.

TRIP rebate: Hotel stay ideas for friends, families, couples and adventurers

Between May 6 and 16, stay at participating hotels, lodges and resorts in Manitoba and you could receive up to $100 in rebates! Plus, visit nearby participating attractions for 50% off admission.

Thompson’s obscure wilderness offers fresh perspectives on paradise

It seems like a world away, far removed from the bright lights of Winnipeg and Manitoba’s populated south. Thompson is one of those places you hear about in conversation with others who have lived there, or travelled for work, but it’s not one of those...

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 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 fall 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 a dash of adults-only options when you’re ready to leave the kids with the grandparents...

9 stunning stays to experience this summer in Manitoba

When it’s time to get away from it all, Manitoba makes it easy with these stunning summer stays.

5 of the best spots to go Manitobogganing this winter

What's your favourite way to fly down a hill at insane speeds? Maybe you like zooming down on a saucer, or maybe you prefer the classic toboggan.

10 winter date ideas for romance in Manitoba

February may be the month of love, but it's important to keep romance alive all winter long. Warm the heart of your special someone with these 10 date ideas for the coldest months of the year.

10 restaurants you need to try this winter in Manitoba

Stay warm and well-fed this winter by dining in or out from some of Manitoba's best restaurants. Here are 10 we think you should add to your list before the season is through, along with some fun activities to do near each restaurant.

Finding your winter "peace" in Manitoba

It feels like we keep saying this, but it's been a long year. I know, it's only January, but you know what I'm talking about. As a result, 2022 will be the year to ground yourself, find your peace, and take care of your mind, body, and spirit. With winter...

10 fun things to do in Manitoba this winter that are NOT in Winnipeg

Don't let winter skate by without a little adventure throughout the province. From picturesque trails to thrilling downhill ski hills, it's time to add these destinations to your list -- all of which are outside of Winnipeg.

10 fun winter adventures to have in Manitoba in 2022

Winter is here and with it comes the opportunity to get outside and make the most of the season. Whether you choose ice fishing, skiing, snowboarding or tubing, we have 10 exciting adventures you must experience in Manitoba this winter.