Category - Winter

8 amazing winter adventures to have in Riding Mountain National Park

Winter is transformative. A blanket of snow can make a place you think you know look completely new and different. While summer thinks it's got things covered as the season for national parks and outdoor adventure, winter is right there making a very good case for why it should be the reason you embark on adventure to Riding Mountain National Park while there is still snow on the ground.  With that in mind, here are eight amazing things you can experience in Riding Mountain this (or during any) winter.  1. Go winter camping When we say winter camping, we're not...

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...

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...

How to plan really really far ahead to ring in a Riding Mountain New Year

A few weeks leading up to New Year’s Eve is always a struggle for most people. Usually you’re focused on the stress of the holiday season, but you also end up getting stressed about your New Year’s plans. Some people like to party, some would rather relax and spend a night away with some friends, and others want to try a whole new experience. This year we went for the latter and tried a whole new experience! Packing up our car with some friends and heading up to Riding Mountain National Park to enjoy the New Year’s festivities at Lakehouse . We booked an amazing suite...

Hot this week – January 8 to 14

With a promising forecast ahead, it looks like it’s going to be a fantastic week to get outside for a flurry of fun. Winter just wouldn’t be complete without skating, tobogganing, dog sled racing and hockey – so don’t miss out! Here’s what’s hot this week in Manitoba… Watch the dog races at a winter festival January 13 to 14 Vita & Area Vita & Area’s town-wide winter festival is kicking off for its second year , featuring dog sled races, skijoring races, skating, maple taffy making, sleigh rides, a toboggan hill and more. Discover a...

Everything you need to know about Winnipeg’s magical Ice Castles ✨

There’s snow place like home, especially when you’re spending the winter months in Winnipeg. And our cool city just got cooler with the addition of the Ice Castles at The Forks ! For us, it was love at frost sight (okay, we promise, no more puns). If you want to experience a true winter wonderland fit for Elsa herself, be sure to visit this spectacular show at least once this winter… What: A magical show of light and ice …And some fire too! The Ice Castles will be a visual delight for the young and old alike. Wander through towering structures of icicles and frost and...

What happens when you set up a dining table on frozen Lake Winnipeg? A culinary experience like no other.

While many Canadian cities opted to cancel their New Year’s events as a cold bubble settled over the country, a completely unique dining experience on Lake Winnipeg was just getting started. For the adventurous foodies who set their sights on RAW:Gimli , it may have even come as a relief to know that the ice they were dining on was really frozen solid. These were my thoughts at least, as I walked beyond the shore in -30 degree weather. New Iceland sights While RAW: almond and RAW:Churchill have already made a mark on Winnipeg and Churchill , it is a first for Manitoba’s own New...

Hot this week – January 2 to 7

Header photo by Viraj Nagar New year, new adventures! 2018 is off to a particularly magical start as the mesmerizing Ice Castles gets ready to open its luminescent doors later this week. And the winter fun doesn’t stop there, with curling, skating, snowshoeing and skiing happening all over the province. Here’s what’s hot this week in Manitoba… Discover a magical world of ice Photo by Viraj Nagar Opens January 5 The Forks It’s here, it’s finally here! Ice Castles is an awe-inspiring outdoor experience that brings fairytales to life through interactive ice...

Hot this week – December 4 to 10

‘Tis officially the season to be jolly, and we’re loving all the holiday celebrations popping up across the province. It doesn’t matter where you are in Manitoba, festive cheer will always be close by as December races onward. And it will over before you know it, so make sure you savour every minute of the most wonderful time of the year. Here’s what’s hot this week in Manitoba… Experience the splendour of a Red River Christmas December 9 to 10 Lower Fort Garry You’re invited to the Big House where the fire crackles and a warm cocoa waits for you. Bring your...

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...