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.
I'm Alexis, Communications Manager for Travel Manitoba. I get to write about all kinds of awesome things that happen in Manitoba. And when I'm not writing about those awesome things, I do my best to get out and experience them with my husband and two young sons.
Manitoba’s movie business is booming. And while some might attribute that success to Manitoba’s very competitive tax credit, we like to think producers choose Manitoba for the same reasons visitors do: compelling destinations that offer interesting experiences for visitors – and unique locations for movie makers. Here are a few big (and small) screen worthy attractions to visit now that these productions have wrapped.
Less than half an hour north of The Pas is Rocky Lake – one of those quintessentially northern Manitoba lakes, ringed by towering trees and rough rocks. Little did I know that my visit here was about to get even more quintessentially northern Manitoba (is that even possible?!?) thanks to a backcountry fishing expedition with Rocky Lake Resort.
When you're thinking about Manitoba waterfalls, the Insta-worthy Pisew Falls may be what comes to mind. Or maybe it's the falls in the Whiteshell, like Rainbow or McGillivray Falls. A real Manitoba waterfall expert might even know that Kwasitchewan Falls is Manitoba’s highest. However, if Wekusko Falls isn’t on your waterfall radar, we highly suggest adding it right now.
I have very fond childhood memories of summer vacations spent in Duck Mountain Provincial Park in Manitoba’s Parkland region. A cozy cabin, days spent splashing in the lake and evening walks through the forest. I didn’t know at the time what made “the Ducks” so special. But after returning many years later, this time with my own family, I truly got a sense of why this park lives on in so many of my old – and now new – memories.
If you have a love for visiting open houses, then we suggest visiting these four Winnipeg museums. While they are not for sale, they represent some of the city’s best preserved historic homes, complete with period features that will make you want to move right in. So take a look at these real estate listings to figure out which museum to visit first – the price of admission is way less than a down payment.
If you’ve ever taken your kids to the Children’s Museum located at The Forks in Winnipeg, then you will have been asked multiple times when you will be returning. I wanted to know why kids love the Children’s Museum, so I went straight to the source – my own kids, ages 6 and 4. In their own words (as well as some of my own), here is an explanation of child’s obsession with the Children’s Museum.
We all know that May long weekend is the official launch to the summer camping season. Haven’t booked a site in one of Manitoba’s amazing provincial parks? No problem! Manitoba is home to plenty of fabulous family owned as well as municipal campgrounds and RV parks, perfect for that special summer getaway. Here’s a list of just seven options to choose from throughout the province.
You may know northern Manitoba for its wild beauty and endless opportunities for adventure, but do you know the stories behind the cities and towns that mark its landscape? Let’s do a little digging to find out how Flin Flon, Lynn Lake and Leaf Rapids came to be.
Travel back in time and across the regions of Manitoba at the Manitoba Museum. Journey through nine interpretive galleries that take you from Manitoba’s ancient past to potential future, then check out the world of science and finally into space. See what your journey has in store for you: