Look up: Manitoba’s biggest, boldest skies

Posted February 28, 2017 | Author Breanne Sewards

From stormy horizons of heavy clouds and hopeful rainbows to the colourful ribbons of the Aurora Borealis; sky-gazing takes on a new meaning in Manitoba.

Header Photo by Austin Mackay

Get lost in our vast, open skies that earn an audience every day and night. These are Manitoba’s biggest, boldest skies…

Who else gets excited to bunker down and watch a storm on a summer night? When the clouds roll in, the thunder and lightning follow, putting on an epic show that keeps you on the edge of your seat. And with Manitoba’s wide, vast horizons, finding the end of the rainbow is easier than ever.

Starry nights

Those who spend the majority of their life in large cities will find themselves lost in the stars on a night in Manitoba. Whether you’re sitting at the end of a dock on a still lake, or peeking out from a tent in the middle of one of our stunning parks, the stars shine bright in our clear night skies.

Golden hues

Did you know Winnipeg gets an average of 318 days of sunshine every year? With that in mind, it’s no surprise that our skies have the golden touch. Kayak into its warm embrace or simply watch the water reflect its shimmering hues – its up to you how you show your appreciation to our natural treasures.

Big blue

Enter the heartland to find fields of gold, fluffy clouds and skies of brilliant blue; the contrast of which inspires nothing more than to lay down and take it all in. In the city, grab an ice cream cone and choose a bench in the city centre to enjoy the bustling simplicity of a bright summer’s day.

Fiery sunsets

Whether you’re at a festival in the city or on the shores of cottage country, our passionate summer sun fights to burn in the sky long into the evening, providing vivid colours that light up the horizon and captivate viewers.

Cotton candy clouds

Our soft and dreamy pastel skies are quite the contrast from our fiery sunsets. While such a thing may be impossible, it’s not hard to fall into day dreams of laying on a cloud of cotton candy fluff while gazing up at shades of pink, purple and blue.

Northern lights show

Churchill’s northern location and lack of air pollution make it ideal for those hoping to catch the late night show that is the Aurora Borealis. The same can be said for the northern towns of The Pas, Flin Flon and Thompson; where the sky frequently lights up with celestial colours, drawing visitors in from around the world.

About The Author

Hey! I'm Breanne, Editorial Content Specialist for Travel Manitoba. First to jump in the lake and last to make it down the River Trail. Lover of croissants, cats, and croissant-shaped cats. Got a story idea? Email me at bsewards@travelmanitoba.com.

Editorial Content Specialist