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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 150: 7 of the strangest, oddest and most unexpected places you need to see

While we couldn't celebrate Manitoba 150 in 2020 as we would have liked to, it's time for a redo -- starting with the relaunch of an epic contest that rewards you for visiting amazing places around Manitoba.

5 NEW food spots that will make you say 'wow' this winter in Winnipeg

It’s been a few weeks now since the holiday season foodapalooza ended and most of us have (mostly) settled back into our usual routine. You might even be starting to feel a bit peckish again, despite your vow of never eating again after New Years)! If...

Why Falcon Trails Resort is THE place to embrace winter this year (and every year)

It can be pretty easy to be negative about winter and people do sure love to lament, this, the coldest of seasons. You know who they are. You know who you are, maybe.

6 of the coziest cottages, lodges and one-of-a-kind stays to experience this winter in Manitoba

There's no shame in hibernating through the cold winter months, but there's no reason why you can't enjoy the same level of coziness and relaxation while also exploring the province. Grab your special someone and cuddle into one of these 6 amazing winter...

Goodbye 2019! 17 ways to ring in the New Year in Manitoba

Ah, New Year's Eve, a time to reflect on the past year, make resolutions for next year, be surrounded by family and friends, but mostly...it's time to celebrate!

Why a visit to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights is a must on any Winnipeg itinerary

The Canadian Museum for Human Rights stands alone as the only museum in the world dedicated to the topic of human rights around the globe. The first national museum in Canada to be built outside of the capital region, it is both a reminder of and homage...

What do curling and Manitoba have in common?

Brandon welcomed the top men's curling teams in the country for the 2019 Tim Hortons Brier, so here's a closer look at the love affair between Manitoba and curling. This province has a reputation for curling excellence, with top teams achieving national,...

Where Pokémon Go in Manitoba

Whether they hail from Ryme City or they live with their trainers in Lavender Town or Sootopolis, even Pokémon need to escape the daily grind. Here are a few places in Manitoba where some of our favourite Pokémon will feel right at home.

It's easy being green: 5 eco-focused travel experiences in Manitoba

For these five Manitoba tourism companies, being mindful of environmental impact is a big part of their identity. Here's how they put into action all sorts of sustainability initiatives to ensure that they - and the unique corner of Manitoba they occupy -...

5 glowing attractions to light up your holiday season

The darker the days get, the brighter our lights shine! Around the province, Manitobans are lighting up their homes and businesses for the holiday season but some places take holiday lights to a whole other level. Check out these five seasonal attractions...

6 essentials for a Manitoba hibernation day

I love exploring, heading out into the infinite adventure possibilities that make up Manitoba, whether it’s cold, hot, rainy or windy, there’s always something to discover. But sometimes I just want to stay home.

10 ways to turn your visit into a beautiful story in Neepawa, Manitoba

Neepawa has long been regarded as Manitoba's prettiest town - but there's more to this community than rolling hills and historical buildings. Stop into this picturesque town and experience a home-grown beer scene, literary legends and outdoor adventure.

The water and the wild: 10 things to do in Flin Flon, Manitoba

Water. Rock. Art. Adventure. These are the words that should come to mind when you think of Flin Flon, Manitoba, a small city located 8 hours north of Winnipeg along the Saskatchewan border. From indie music festivals and fishing derbies to snowmobile...

5 "food weeks" we should absolutely have in Manitoba

It’s widely known we are all about the food in Manitoba. We celebrate it in many ways…and none better than our week-long festivals that serve as love letters to one particular food item.

10 spots that will make you fall in love with Whiteshell Provincial Park all over again

It's no wonder that Whiteshell Provincial Park is one of the province's most popular parks. Characterized by stunning lakes, rivers, boreal forest and of course the rugged Precambrian Shield, the Whiteshell is a nature lover's sanctuary. This year, make a...

10 incredible restaurants + markets that will inspire you to try something new this fall

With harvest feasts and fall suppers, autumn is already an ideal time to indulge in the realm of all things comfort foods...but this year's autumn in particular has some exciting culinary delights in store.

5 ways to achieve the ultimate autumn getaway in Riding Mountain National Park

Treaty 2If you are a lover of peace and quiet, there's no doubt that you also know that the shoulder season is where it's at. This is especially true for Riding Mountain National Park, where by mid September, much of the summertime crowds have dissipated....

What happens when 10 content creators explore Winnipeg during summer?

Over the course of summer, Travel Manitoba hosted Creator House Winnipeg - a digital ode to Winnipeg that invited 10 content creators from across Canada and the US to discover our fair city for 6 days and showcase their travels.

Craft on! The 2019 guide to Manitoba craft sales

Love giving handmade gifts but don't have a creative bone in your body? Fear not, craft show season is just around the corner which means you can shop handcrafted goods from hundreds of local vendors before the holidays arrive. Without further adieu, here...

6 local goodies to shop at the St. Norbert Farmers' Market

Did you know that the St. Norbert Farmers' Market is 31 years old? And that it is Manitoba's largest farmers' market? It's no surprise then, that every Wednesday and Saturday of the summer, savvy shoppers flock here to fill up on local fare. Since the...

7 incredible Indigenous-led tours and workshops that you need to experience in Manitoba

When you visit Manitoba, you are also visiting Treaties 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 10 - the traditional lands of the Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota and Dene peoples, and the homeland of the Métis Nation. Get to know these rich Indigenous cultures by...

"I’m on a boat!" Shout that out on one of these Manitoba boat tours

Manitoba has a lot of water. Like a lot. There are over 100,000 lakes and waterways in this province. What better way to enjoy all this watery goodness than from a boat? Here is a variety of options to get you on a boat this summer.

Meditative Camp Morton: how this tiny provincial park helps visitors unwind

When you visit Camp Morton, a tiny provincial park tucked away 8 km north of Gimli, it’s easy to understand why Monsignor Thomas W. Morton choose the spot in 1920 to develop a Roman Catholic summer camp for children.Crashing waves, verdant lawns, and...

4 reasons to add Swan Valley to your list of Manitoba adventures

Swan Valley may not seem like an obvious choice for a new encounter with Manitoba. It’s north in Manitoba, but not the North of Manitoba. More southwesterly if you’re trying to be really specific, it’s about a five-hour-plus drive away from Winnipeg –...

Yurt life is the life for me: Why you should live that "Yurt Life" at Stephenfield Provincial Park

I am not a camper. It’s not that I’m against it, but growing up, it just kind of…never really happened. And now here I am, a real adult, with a real job, not confident if I can set up a tent in under two hours. So when the opportunity arose to spend some...

3 great ways to take the stress out of airport travel

I don’t know about you, but when it comes to airports, I have an unspoken uneasiness that gets acutely worse as my departure date approaches. Like it or not, some of us have to travel, while for others, it’s an indescribable need to venture out and...

How to have the best weekend ever in Portage la Prairie

The sun is shining and it's time to get out and explore. But sometimes exploration can be exhausting and time-consuming and really, just a terribly long drive. That's where a family weekend getaway in Portage la Prairie comes in.

Is Hecla-Grindstone Provincial Park the most serene place in Manitoba? We're nominating it.

Welcome, traveller, to the sleepy town of Hecla. Located in Hecla-Grindstone Provincial Park, this Manitoban isle will take you away from it all. Be lulled by the soft sounds of rustling reeds, gently crashing waves and birds singing their summer...

Plot your next day trip to St. Norbert with these key stops

Ask just about anyone about the first thing that comes to mind when they hear “St. Norbert” and I’d bet you anything that the first response would be the farmers’ market. That the lively Saturday Saint-Norbert Farmers’ Market – also open on Wednesdays –...

10 fantastic eateries, events and tours to sink your teeth into this summer

In between picnics, patios and backyard BBQ, summer seems to be equal parts about the food as it is about the sunshine and the lake life (maybe even more, depending who you ask). Let this list guide your next meal in Manitoba, and maybe you'll discover a...

Take a vintage train through the countryside with Manitoba's Prairie Dog Central Railway

Do you dream of trains? Do you long for the days of travel aboard a chugging locomotive? While train travel may have given (mostly) way to planes and cars in Canada, there are still a few bastions of this oh-so-civilized form of travel kicking around. One...

8 Manitoba harvests outside Winnipeg that bring the flavours, flowers and local fare

Manitoba’s farms and markets are getting into the groove of summer. And that rich local food selection that finds its way into our farmers’ markets and later on to our dining tables is all thanks to the hard work and behind-the-scenes processes that take...

How to have a farm-filled day trip just beyond the perimeter highway

The one upside of being a Manitoban who does not own a cabin is that my family’s summer weekends are spent exploring the province. We often go on daytrips - a quick adventure past the perimeter around Winnipeg’s greater metropolitan region – to get a...

7 thrill-seeking ways to end your kid's boredom this summer (and all just outside of Winnipeg)

Summertime, and the livin' is boring - according to your kids, that is. One can only jump through the backyard sprinkler so many times, so spice up the summer and give your kids a thrill at these 7 HIGHLY amusing attractions, all within driving distance...

7 picnic perfect foods that are made in Manitoba

Picnic. There are few words that can pack summer, fun, food and sunshine into two syllables like the word picnic. Once the warm weather hits, there is almost nothing more pleasurable than packing up a cooler or basket, putting down a blanket or pulling up...

5 ways the Manitoba Children’s Museum makes you rethink how to parent

"You can't." "Please don't". "I said no". These are too common of phrases that I mutter as a mom. I work hard to set boundaries for my kids, but then a recent visit to the Manitoba's Children Museum eschewed all my rules. Gasp! It allowed my kids just to...

13 furry and four-legged friends who might be momming it better than you are this week

It's almost mother's day and of course, that makes us all think of the things our moms do for us (and have to put up with). But there's a wide world of moms out there who are doing this thing without the help of iPads and meal delivery.

Lace up and launch out on one of these walking tours around Winnipeg

Walking is one of those things most city dwellers just do and Winnipeg is one of those places where walking is such a forgone conclusion that we often do it without giving it a second thought. But Winnipeg has a few intriguing surprises up its sleeve and...