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Dennis Fast

50 Things to Do This Spring in Manitoba

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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 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.

Winnipeg is a shopper’s paradise

For some, a great weekend away from it all includes one thing and one thing only: shopping. Sound familiar? If so, it’s time to take a drive to a little hidden gem you may or may not already be familiar with: Winnipeg. From specialty boutique shops to big...

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...

Hands-on history at the St. Pierre Museum

Being able to participate in an experience goes a long way in learning, understanding and enjoying a tour. That’s exactly what these two tours at the St. Pierre Museum provide—a hands-on approach to history and food.

Manitoba fall 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: A Day in the Peg

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

Manitoba fall 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 fall 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 fall road trips: Perfectly Parkland

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

8 unique finds in the museums you love to visit

When you step foot into a museum, each visit is its own journey as you discover a new artifact or gain more knowledge. Next time you visit one of these beloved, venerable museums throughout the province, make a point to seek out a unique find that allows...

A treat for the senses: Why a visit to the Assiniboine Park is a must before summer ends

I know I am not alone in saying that during challenging times, nature has been a true friend. Whether taking a simple hike or swimming in a lake, I feel renewed after spending quality time with Mother Nature.

Reconnecting and rejoicing at Le Musée de Saint-Boniface Museum

Embarking on a walking tour at Le Musée de Saint-Boniface Museum will have you feeling connected and proud of your Métis and Franco-Manitoban heritage. Maybe it will even inspire you to start your own journey of discovery and healing in this time of...

History, culture and food: a day in the Riel Region

From start to finish, morning to night, the Riel Region delivers on history, culture, delicious eats and friendly faces. A day trip through the Riel Region will take you from the birthplace of Manitoba through its fur trade era to experiencing today’s...

10 small town adventures to have before the summer ends in Manitoba

Good news! There's still a solid month left of summer, which means plenty of time for even more adventure throughout the province. Mark these small town attractions down as you travel to every corner of Manitoba.

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.

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.

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 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 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 fall road trips: Bridging the west

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