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Eat like a Manitoban: Hearty Moose Stew with Winter Root Vegetables and Bannock Recipe

"This recipe for hearty moose stew with winter root vegetables has got to be one of the most comforting dishes, especially in the cold months. Simple whole ingredients, and so much flavour." Kirsten Buck, Buck Naked Kitchen Get the Recipe
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Double, double toil and trouble 7 Halloween costumes inspired by Manitoba

While we didn’t see any proof in the form of pictures, we’re certain that there must have been an influx in Nutty Club and Flintabbety Flonatin costumes last year after we inspired the masses to think Manitoba for Halloween. But if you were one of the few...

Thermëa in the summer: it just makes sense!

As I recently discovered on a sunny summer day, a trip to Thermëa by Nordik Spa-Nature is actually so much more than just relaxing — it’s a full sensory experience. The entire Thermëa experience, including everything you see, smell, hear, taste and touch...

New Elkhorn Resort Pool = Family Fun!

If you’re thinking of taking a trip to Riding Mountain National Park with your family this year, you should definitely consider staying at the Elkhorn Resort Spa and Conference Centre.

7 stores for antique hunting in Manitoba

Calling all collectors and bargain hunters: Manitoba is a hot spot for antique shopping. Our beloved antique stores are crammed with pieces from yesteryear for the most curious of shoppers; designed to thrill those on the hunt for valuable antiques, as...

Kids’ picks for summer fun

Schooool’s out for summer! With loads of long sunny days, summer is the time to make some family memories. Here are some sure-fire way to keep the kids busy this summer.

A midsummer dip? Gettin’ beachy on Lake Winnipeg

In 35 minutes, you could be at the beach. That’s right. From the northern edge of Winnipeg, it takes just over half an hour before you’re dipping your toes in the refreshing waters of the vast Lake Winnipeg.

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.

Peek into a small farm in rural Manitoba: Hearts & Roots

If you’ve ever wandered through a farmers’ market during the warm months in Manitoba, you’ve likely come across many small farm producers who share their delicious, mouth-watering fresh produce with us each summer.

30 insanely delicious sweets and where to find them

Sometimes you just gotta satisfy those sweet, sweet cravings. Your mission, if you choose to accept, is to TREAT YO’ SELF this summer at one (or more!) of Manitoba’s many bakeries, sweet boutiques and ice cream shops.

8 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,...

Mennonite Heritage Village: stroll around structures that built a bustling community

“The way of the pioneer is always rough.” The Russian Mennonites who arrived in Manitoba in the late 1800s would most likely agree with that statement. They embarked on a long, hard journey all the way to Canada with the hopes of finding good farmland and...

10 summer festivals you can’t miss in Manitoba

If you thought we take winter seriously in Manitoba, wait ’til you see us in summer. Winnipeg is one of the most consistently sunny cities in Canada (in July and August, our capital city has 60 out of 62 days with measurable sunshine) and we jam pack...

Build it and they will come

The most famous wave of architecture in Winnipeg is evidenced by the turn-of-the-century buildings in the Exchange District. New visitors to this area are awed by the Chicago-style architecture, with their large picture windows and ornamental cornice...

The BIG list of FREE

We love free stuff in Manitoba. Like, really love it. Being thrifty is our thing. We’re good at it. So much so that we have plenty of free events and attractions to show for it. So put your wallet away, for here’s a nice big list of stuff you can do when...

A Churchill calendar: When to see what

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

Icons of Manitoba’s multi-cultural faith

It took a lot of faith for Manitoba’s early pioneers to travel here some two hundred years ago from the European continent, and to survive the rigours of wild, harsh weather, the likes of which they’d never experienced before. As they carved villages and...

Flin Flon: Cool mining town with a storied past

Flin Flon has been a a mining centre since Hudson Bay Mining and Smelting Company (now Hudbay Minerals) started in 1927. But this town, which is buried in the Boreal forest on the Manitoba-Saskatchewan border, is a gem for many more reasons.

8 steps to suffragist enlightenment: Exploring local landmarks that honour Nellie McClung

This January 28 marks a significant milestone in our province’s history: 100 years ago women from Manitoba became the first in Canada to win the right to vote.

Dalnavert Museum: Clues to our past

There is no mystery here: the Dalnavert Museum, the former home of a prominent Winnipeg family built in 1895, is a dramatic and striking restoration. Saved from a sure demise by the Manitoba Historical Society in 1969, the house and its contents are a...

10 amazing art galleries in Manitoba

Contemporary, classic and cutting edge. For the curious and the creative, Manitoba is teeming with art galleries that reflect our unique regions, cultures and histories. These galleries are found in every corner of the province, delivering...

6 Manitoba cocktails sure to warm you up this winter

This winter, toast your guests with one or two (or all) of these fun, festive Manitoba-inspired cocktails. All of our drink recipes require Canada’s best—no, make that the world’s best—whisky, Crown Royal, which is distilled right here at home in Gimli,...

Spotlight on: Kal Barteski

We all agree: polar bears are often ferocious, sometimes adorable, and always majestic. But to Kal Barteski, they are also a work of art, acting as her muse and living, walking inspiration. Known for her script, typography and breathtaking polar bear...

It’s Polar Bear Week!

Join us for a polar bear love fest! Right now is the absolute best time of year to see polar bears roam the tundra, and, for the next few days, we want to show you how magical a winter safari up in northern Manitoba can be.Check back here and on our...

43 fun facts about Manitoba that will blow your mind

Most of what the world knows about Manitoba is based on movie mentions, Winnipeg’s reigning title of Slurpee Capital of the World, or the fact that we have been colder than Mars.

28 spectacular fall photos

It’s not hard to fall for Fall. Not hard at all. She’s a right honest beauty all dressed up and strutting around the province in her fancy colours. But, unfortunately, fall doesn’t stick around forever in these parts, so make the most of her loveliness...

The ABCs of my family summer vacation in Churchill

Thinking of putting Churchill on the list for your next family summer vacation? I say do it! We took our two boys and had a blast. From A to Z, here’s what you need to know about a family summer vacation in Churchill.

Beluga insider: Alex de Vries

Photographer. World traveler. Polar Bear guide. Beluga whisperer. Alex de Vries is one of the few individuals who gets to interact with the wildlife of Churchill on a daily basis – and he’s got the stories to prove it. In celebration of #BelugaWeek, we...

Learn more about the friendliest whales in Manitoba

We'll admit it: we have a huge crush on these smiling sea mammals up in Hudson Bay. Each summer, 57000 of these amazing animals make their way to the Hudson Bay to feed and birth, more than 3000 of which enter the Churchill River Estuary. Learn more about...

Decoding Winnipeg’s food lingo

I’ve eaten a nip, downed a goog, why not a shmoo? Where am I, you ask? But of course, Winnipeg!When it comes to food – and food lingo – this prairie city has a quirky sub-culture all its own. And I dig it. Forget fancy food and white linen, These are the...

Movie mosasaurs vs. Morden’s mosasaurs

Not sure if you’ve heard, but there’s this new movie out called Jurassic World and it seems to be a wee-bit popular. Like already made a billion dollars worldwide popular! Yes, one billion dollars. Now, it could be that hunky Chris Pratt bringing the...

Winnipeg’s signature stories

What do bison, birds and a boy of gold have in common? They are the main characters in three of Winnipeg’s best stories. These stories are part of the Signature Experiences Collection, some of the coolest tourism experiences that Canada has to offer. So...

Top ways to view beluga whales in Churchill, Manitoba

There is whale watching and then there is beluga whale watching.A visit to Churchill offers an unparalleled ability to get close to the docile species during the summer months of July and August. A natural phenomenon to witness, each year thousands of...

I’m digging it!

As a kid I had aspirations to be both a geologist and an archaeologist, so when I had the chance to go on a fossil dig at the Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre in Morden, I jumped on it. My 12 year-old self was pumped! And my present-day self – now the...

10 Manitoba sweet spots

Those who visit Manitoba need never worry about how to satiate a persistent sweet tooth. In a place so rich in culture and heritage, it is no surprise that the local cuisine is a direct reflection of the mosaic of people living here. In Manitoba, we serve...

Manitoba Whiteout

The Winnipeg Jets are in back in playoffs! In honour of the Winnipeg Whiteout we’re counting down Manitoba’s contributions to the whiteout party.

Grab your beads: Winnipeg Mardi Gras returns

For the 10th year, Winnipeg Mardi Gras will heat up Winnipeg’s frigid winter during one unforgettable weekend, as thousands come together to experience authentic tastes, sights and sounds of New Orleans. Mardi Gras happens February 13 and 14, 6:00 p.m. to...

Top 10 Manitoba architectural icons

The Canadian Museum for Human Rights has made a striking impact on Winnipeg’s skyline. Designed by Antoine Predock, this impressive building’s concept was inspired by Canadian landscapes and features imagery of tree roots and out-stretched wings. Simply...