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

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.

48 amazing bakeries to try this summer that are not in Winnipeg

When it comes to road trips, it's all about the treats you eat along the way. If you find yourself exploring Manitoba this summer, be sure to mark these 48 amazing bakeries on your map.

9 spots to break out the skates this winter

All Manitobans know that The Forks is the place everyone goes to get their skate on. And for good reason! But for those needing more ice skating inspiration, here are 8 more spots to break out the skates this winter.

Shop local this holiday season with 20 amazing Manitoba-themed gifts

This year, make a big impact on small businesses and spread holiday cheer by shopping local for everyone on your list.

Savour the flavours of western Manitoba: 10 places to eat in Brandon

Brandon's dining scene has serious momentum, and visitors could plan an entire itinerary around which local restaurant to nosh at next.

6 must-do day drives before the snow flies

It's deep into autumn, and the daytripping we're doing now around Manitoba officially looks different. Sure, there may be less hiking, golfing and beach time, but we can still explore by making a museum, shop or restaurant our main reason for hitting the...

Everything you need to know about shopping, eating and drinking in Osborne Village

How long has it been since you explored a neighbourhood other than your own? Add some adventure into your weekend as we guide you through some of Winnipeg's best neighbourhoods.

Where to watch a spectacular sunset in Manitoba

I know, I know. We live on the prairies - and while you can see a spectacular sunset on any given night from your own backyard, the novelty never quite wears off. If you want a change of scenery, plan to visit these amazing locations at sunset.

Have a weekend staycation at The Forks in Winnipeg

Maybe you live in Winnipeg (and maybe have for your whole life) or maybe you live outside the city and are looking to shake things up--whichever it is, The Forks is an ideal spot to get away for a weekend. If you've never spent more than a few hours at a...

Beyond central St. Boniface: exploring Norwood and Old St. Vital

How long has it been since you explored a neighbourhood other than your own? Add some adventure into your weekend as we guide you through some of Winnipeg's best neighbourhoods. This blog post features businesses in the Norwood and Old St. Vital areas.

5 fun things to do at West Hawk

All summer long, we've been asking Manitobans to explore more of their home province. While Whiteshell Provincial Park is a tried and true tradition for many - believe it or not - this was my first time spending time at the famous West Hawk Lake. Why...

7 spots in Manitoba to meet adorable cats

Cat lovers: back me up. Attractions are so much better when there's a friendly resident cat to meet.

6 heritage villages to learn about Manitoba's pioneer past

As you stay close to home this summer, show Manitoba some love by diving into some prairie history. There is no better place to learn and understand our province's bygone pioneer era than at a rural heritage village, which are the heart of many...

7 versions of “you” who will love a trip to Clear Lake Country

Riding Mountain National Park - Treaty 2 TerritoryIn a summer full of fluid travel plans, social distancing, and an all-around new normal, there’s inevitably a lot of questions about what exactly summer looks like this year. I obviously don’t have all the...

6 fantastic roadside attractions within an hour from Winnipeg

Take this year as a chance to explore your own backyard and province. This family friendly, mini day trip takes you just an hour from Winnipeg to a collection of fun roadside attractions - see if you can find them all!

Through the Narrows: 7 of Manitoba's best roadside attractions

To see even more roadside attractions in Manitoba, take the route up highway 6 and through the Lake Manitoba Narrows to the Parkland region. There, you will encounter beautiful scenery AND a great collection of landmarks that your kids will love.

6 giant roadside gems of the Interlake

How do you make an already amazing road trip ever better? Add in some roadside attractions! On your next trip up to the beaches of the Interlake, make a few stops along the way at these giant Interlake gems!

Giant pumpkins, sturgeon and more: 8 amazing roadside attractions to discover on your next road trip

When it comes to roadside attractions, bigger is always better! From Roland to La Riviere, explore the Pembina Valley with these 8 larger than life monuments and statues.

5 quirky roadside attractions to discover in Manitoba's Parkland

Whether you're looking for something extra to tack onto your visit to Riding Mountain National Park or you're looking to make some new memories with the family, you can't miss these five quirky and fun roadside attractions along the southern edge of...

From Elm Creek to Glenboro: 6 of Manitoba's coolest roadside attractions

Looking for something fun and easy to do with the family this summer? Get to know an intriguing stretch of rural Manitoba on this journey to six of the province's coolest roadside attractions.

10 ways Thompson calls you north

While Travel Manitoba strongly recommends that all tourism businesses adhere to the operating protocols and capacity restrictions allowed by the Manitoba government, we cannot guarantee the compliance of any business featured in the content below.

9 awesome roadside attractions in western Manitoba

Where else in the world can you see a windmill, a larger than life soda beverage and a giant grey owl all in one day? No place but Manitoba, of course.

Get to know Manitoba's "unofficial" capitals (and a few that we definitely just made up)

Whether it be roadside attractions, an abundance of a certain species, or a feature flower: Manitoba's towns and cities each have their own distinctive flair. So what are some of Manitoba's towns and cities known for? Read on for Manitoba's known but...

Binge watch these tv shows and movies starring Manitoba

You may find yourself spending time at home with friends Netflix, Amazon Prime, Crave, iTunes and You Tube. Since you've binged watched all your favourites by now, the next time you catch yourself scrolling mindlessly through the table of contents, see if...

Honey dill at home: 4 ways to make a signature Manitoba sauce

How do you like your honey dill sauce? Heavy on the honey? Mostly mayo? Extra dilly?Explore Manitoba from your kitchen by making this signature Manitoba dipping sauce at home.

10 facts that will make you love bison even more than you already do

Among all the quintessential Manitoban views, seeing a bison standing tall in a golden field against the backdrop of a setting sun is up there as one of the best. Here are 10 fun facts you may or may not know about our beloved bison!

The Ultimate Manitoba Stay-at-Home Poll: what's the "most Manitoban"?

Amid the isolating and stressful times of COVID-19, we've seen so many Manitobans support each other and come together, via the internet. Now we want you to come together (in a virtual way) over something a little silly (and we hope, fun!) – a poll to...

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

Growing up in a Cree family, one of the first words you learn is michiso, which means eat! I spent most of my early childhood with my mom’s side of the family, the Garson’s, in Split Lake Manitoba - or Tataskweyak Cree Nation. Split Lake is a small...

How to make the most of your birthday in Manitoba

The best gifts are time spent together and experiences that create memories. Whether you're looking for a birthday gift for your parent, your partner, or yourself these Manitoba outings will prove that time spent exploring is the best gift of all. So...

Manitoba 150: 'Ruin' your day at these 6 old landmarks

Ready for a redo of the Manitoba 150 celebrations? Manitoba 150 has relaunched their epic contest that rewards you for visiting amazing places around Manitoba.

10 "maybe-you've-never-tried-this" things to do on your leap day in Manitoba

Once every four years, we are given the elusive gift of an entire extra day. You know how you always wish there were more hours in the day and the one thing you can never control is time? Well here it is, 24 extra hours to live your life. And even better,...