Category - Cultural Immersion

Hot this week February 5 to 11

Another new week and we’ve got another round of events right here waiting for you. There’s absolutely no need to find yourself anywhere else if you’re all about a good time. From wintry escapades to get you out and about, to soulful dining to get you warmed up for your next adventure, we encourage you to get out and enjoy everything Manitoba has to offer. Here’s what’s hot. Discover your joie de vivre! February 16 to 25 Whittier Park, Winnipeg Where else can you find indoor and outdoor kids activities, toe-tapping concerts, the best French-Canadian food, an...

Punkinhead the Sad Little Bear, Meat-Hook the Icelandic Elf and 7 other festive facts on Christmas in Manitoba 🎄🎄

Header photo: 1878 illustration from the London news magazine The Graphic. It might come as a surprise to learn that Christmas is indeed a topic of historical interest and depth. And why shouldn’t it be? The world’s most celebrated holiday dates back to the 4th century and has had enormous influence on popular (and unpopular) culture ever since. It might come as even more of a surprise to learn that one of the top Christmas historians in the world resides right here in Winnipeg. I first met Gerry Bowler at the University of Manitoba, where he taught a History of Christmas. Gerry...

9 travel moments you can only find in Manitoba

What are those things that make travelling in Manitoba stand out from the rest of Canada…or maybe even the world? We thought hard and dug deep and came up with this unofficial list of ‘only found in Manitoba.’ We know there’s more out there, so share your ideas. Little Limestone Lake This Instagram-worthy lake found at the northern tip of Lake Winnipeg, along a remote stretch of Hwy 6 through traditional territory of Mosakahiken Cree Nation , is on record to be the largest and most dramatically colour-changing marl lake in the world. Is it the only marl lake in the...

10 amazing things to do in Manitoba that are NOT in Winnipeg

Header photo by Austin Mackay Maybe you need a break from city life, or perhaps you just want a new experience in our beautiful province. Whatever your reason is, there are plenty of exciting activities to do outside of our capital city. Plan a day trip or a weekend away with these 10 amazing things to do in Manitoba that are NOT in Winnipeg… Unwind in a sauna in the woods Winter, summer, spring or fall – any season spent in a sauna is a season well spent! Check into Falcon Trails Resort , located at the quiet south east end of Falcon Lake in Manitoba’s Whiteshell Provincial...

Hot this week – September 25 to October 1

It’s officially fall. Summer, we bid you a fine farewell until next year. And with chillier days ahead and the change in season, there’s also a shift in the atmosphere with events in abundance. So, while it may be tempting to curl up at home with a yummy warm treat and a good book, we encourage you get out at least for an event or two. We’ve put together some compelling options; take a look at this week’s listing for what’s hot in Manitoba. Visit us at The Forks! September 25 to October 1 The Forks, Winnipeg Children’s Museum, Winnipeg You’re invited to stop by our Visitor Information Centre...

Hot this week – September 18 to 24

Header photo from A Maze in Corn by @cateblc. Is it possible to get through September without cooking a single meal? Maybe, especially when your day are filled with Poutine Trails, Fall Suppers and Honey Shows. And as we celebrate the first day of the Autumn Equinox (September 22), it’s time to get going on all the usual fall fixings: from hay rides to corn mazes to pumpkins galore. Here’s what’s hot this week in Manitoba… Celebrate the season with hay rides, corn mazes and pumpkin patches Various dates and locations Nothing says fall quite like hay rides, corn mazes...

A city girl’s introduction to wilderness camping in Manitoba

There’s never really a good way to introduce someone to a serious case of culture shock. Head first, while it may not seem prudent, is probably best and it’s usually the way things are done where I’m originally from. We don’t “babystep” you into anything. We give you the full show. Take it or leave it. And oftentimes people take it and come back for more. Just a couple of weeks ago, however, the tables got turned on me and that head-first experience led to a canoeing-camping trip to Nopiming Provincial Park. Now, to the average Manitoban, this might seem like no big deal, but for me, “big...

Hot this week – August 14 to 20

Header photo by Ian Johnson There’s always so much going on that we can hardly talk about it all in our weekly Hot this Week listing. No matter your pace of life or your interests, you can find something that will appeal to your senses. And while we can’t list everything going on in the province, we can give you a little taste of just what’s in store. If you’re on the lookout for even more to do, visit us here . Now, without further ado, here’s what’s hot in Manitoba. Sing along at an indie music festival Photo by Ian Johnson Photo by Ian Johnson Photo by Ian Johnson August 18 to 20 Oroseau,...

3 reasons you should have a VIP girls night out with Folklorama

With summer being so busy, it’s easy to lose touch with friends who may have their own conflicting schedule of cabin weekends, camping excursions and events. Getting everyone together in one place takes time and effort, but a VIP tour with Folklorama (on until August 19 ) can ease some of those organizational pains. On the opening night of Folklorama, my friend and I embarked on a VIP tour where we had the opportunity to experience three distinct cultures in ONE night – no plane ticket needed! As expected, the evening was filled with great food, entertainment and plenty of laughs....

Hot this week – August 7 to 13

There’s no place like home, but if you’re craving a taste of the world abroad, this is the perfect week to do just that – no airplane required! Folklorama offers food and sights from around the globe while Rainbow Stage’s Mamma Mia! will take you on a light-hearted adventure to Greece. A tour of Hecla Island lends a glimpse into Icelandic culture while the Winnipeg BBQ & Blues festival is the place to go to taste world-class BBQ flavours from Manitoba and beyond. Here’s what’s hot this week… Feast your way through culture August 6 to 19 Various...