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Winnipeg, le paradis des plaisirs d'hiver

Bien plus qu’une saison, l’hiver à Winnipeg est un incontournable, un mode de vie et vous aurez de la difficulté à trouver un endroit qui célèbre ce temps froid de l’année avec autant d’enthousiasme et de créativité. La capitale hivernale manitobaine vous propose d’innombrables activités et attraits touristiques uniques qui sauront vous divertir. Voici un guide qui vous donnera le goût de sortir. Attachez vos tuques, enfilez vos mitaines, sirotez votre chocolat chaud et amusez-vous bien! À...

Six églises à découvrir dans les communautés bilingues du Manitoba

Crédit photo : Société historique de Saint-Boniface Depuis presque deux cents ans, le patrimoine religieux de l’église catholique francophone laisse son empreinte sur le paysage manitobain. C’est autour des ces paroisses que les communautés métisse et francophone se sont développées et que la culture canadienne-française a pris son plein essor autant au rural que dans les centres urbains. En 2018, la mission catholique de Saint-Boniface célèbrera le bicentennaire de sa présence dans l’Ouest canadien. Si les chapelles, les églises et les cathédrales font partie de votre liste de choses à...

Au coeur des Prairies, le Musée canadien pour les droits de la personne porte le flambeau de l’espoir

Située au confluent des rivières Assiniboine et Rouge, La Fourche est un lieu historique de rencontre et d’échange depuis 6000 ans. Ce n’est d’ailleurs pas par hasard si c’est également le site d’un édifice tout à fait unique qui a transformé la ligne d’horizon de Winnipeg en 2014. Le Musée canadien pour les droits de la personne est un endroit qui nous rassemble autour d’une idée, de l’exploration du concept des droits de la personne, afin de mieux comprendre les injustices qui ont vu le jour au cours des temps. Faire l’expérience de ce musée bilingue, c’est de cultiver l’espoir malgré les...

Tombstone tourism in Manitoba

We step out of the vehicle and scan the sea of gravestones. Sigh. Where do we even begin to look? We’ve made the pilgrimage to Neepawa’s Riverside Cemetery , myself leading a trio of Canadian travel journalists who are all in their 50s and very fond of how novels like The Stone Angel and The Diviners shaped the CanLit canon. Even I (only in my 30s) get nostalgic for my high school English class. “You know, you guys are part of a growing travel trend right now: tombstone tourism ,” points out one of the journalists. Now, this gal also happens to be the travel editor of a...

It’s all gravy on southern Manitoba’s Poutine Trail

It’s about time someone stood up for what is right and what is gravy. The Poutine Trail brings together the best potato-cheese-gravy creations in southeastern Manitoba’s bilingual communities in one delicious, mouth-watering route. Being an ambitious group, we decided to take on the Poutine Trail and try some of these delectable dishes for ourselves. Old No.12 Breakfast Poutine, Sainte-Anne By: Breanne A delicious rendition of the original, the Old No. 12 Breakfast Poutine takes its poutine just far enough to retain the integrity of our beloved poutine while still making it unique....

8 ways to embrace Canadiana in Manitoba 🍁

It’s about that time of the year when we should all be appreciating our amazing country a little bit more than usual – which happens to be quite easy to do in Manitoba, the heart of Canada’s prairies, and where Canada’s Heart…Beats . There are plenty of ways to celebrate this special day and keep the spirit of Canadiana going all year long with these 8 ways to embrace Canadian culture in Manitoba! Happy Canada Day! 🍁 Throw an axe …at a target! Don your best lumberjack or voyageur outfit and stretch those arms, because there are several spots in...

Let’s get this kitchen party started

Put on your felt toque, wrap a wool sash around your waist, and get ready to celebrate our French-Canadian history at Festival du Voyageur , Western Canada’s largest winter festival! This 10-day event celebrates Canada’s fur trading era and combines the joie de vivre of the voyageurs with more than 300 music performances, magnificent snow sculptures, historical interpretation of the early 19th century, traditional dishes, arts and crafts, and much more. St. Boniface is going to be hopping! Here are seven unique ways to Hé Ho ’til the cows come home… Torch Light Walk Feb 12 | 6:30...

Hot this week – February 8 to 15

Take a deep breath. The long weekend is here, and I am by no means exaggerating when I say it is jam packed. Joie de vivre is in the air with the kick off of Festival du Voyageur and Festival des amis. And that’s not the only thing in the air. I’m talking about romance, because, in case you forgot, Valentine’s Day is happening this Sunday (please, take notes). In between all of this, you’ll also want to squeeze in a few Louis Riel Day celebrations, snowmobile trips and wildlife wanders. Good luck to you. Here’s what’s hot this week in Manitoba! Say Hé Ho at...

Fun in the French Quarter

When I attended last week’s Tourisme Riel FAM tour, torrential downpour was on the forecast…but a little rain couldn’t spoil the vibe of sunny St. Boniface. History, art, theatre and incredible cuisine make the French Quarter of Winnipeg shine. Wander through this quaint, vibrant region and discover Francophone culture and heritage at every turn. View galleries of local artists St Boniface City Hall: Le Maison des artistes visuels francophones Art by Guillaume Tardif Justin Lacroix Art by Guillaume Tardif Enter the prominent red brick building on Provencher and you will find...

Hot this week – April 6 to 12

This week’s hot list features fierce raptors, gut-busting comedy and sweet, sweet maple sugar. Here are 15 ways to do the week right… La Riviere Raptor Festival Apr 11 La Riviere & Community Recreation Centre, La Riviere Get up close and personal and gaze into the eyes of real live raptors at the annual La Riviere Raptor Festival . This year’s theme is Feathered Friends and features two categories: raptors and non-raptors. Other highlights include kids’ activities, guided walking tours, food concessions, door prizes and much more. Winnipeg Comedy Festival Apr 6 to...