10 Manitoba 'field trips' to take this spring and summer

Posted April 22, 2022 | Author Breanne Sewards

Do you remember the excitement you felt on field trip day? It was all about spending the entire day with your schoolmates, away from the usual classroom setting.

Keep the spirit of a field trip alive and plan to explore some of these educational or just plain fun sites throughout Manitoba. Whether you have kids or are embarking on a grown-up field trip, these 10 attractions will keep you entertained all spring and summer long!

Tour the Royal Canadian Mint


Fun facts abound on a guided tour at the Royal Canadian Mint. Get a behind-the-scenes look at all that's involved in manufacturing coins for Canada and countries around the world. You're guaranteed to learn something new and gain a new appreciation for the complex process of making coins.

Be inspired by the Nellie McClung Heritage Site


Walk in the footsteps of feminist, suffragette and reformist Nellie McClung at her former homes in Manitou, Manitoba. As the only homes of McClung that are open to visitors, you will have the unique opportunity to enter the space where she penned two books, many speeches and more. The museum is open seasonally from June to September.

Wander through the International Peace Gardens


A visit to the International Peace Garden combines learning with natural beauty. Wander through rows of gardens and blooms, or hike the trails and reflect at the 9-11 memorial. The Garden was created in 1932 as a symbol of the peaceful relationship between Canada and the United States.

Please note: The Peace Garden sits on the border of Canada and the United States and you will enter through your respective port of entry. Because you will depart through customs you will need a Passport or government-issued ID with copy of birth certificate.

Preferred: Passport or Nexus Card | Acceptable: Driver’s License with Birth Certificate | For Minors: Birth Certificate

Place a bet at the Assiniboia Downs


Experience the thrill of horse racing at the Assiniboia Downs. Whether you place a bet or just cheer on your favourite jockey and horse, you’re bound to feel the excitement of this competitive equestrian sport.

The live racing season happens from May 23 to September 14, 2022 with free parking and admission.

Learn something new at the Manitoba Electrical Museum


Museums are a popular field trip destination for their endless learning opportunities. At the Manitoba Electrical Museum & Education Centre, take a look back on Manitoba’s electrical history - from the hydroelectric development of the province in 1870 to the technologies of today.

Explore Manitoba's history at the Signature Museums


For even more museum trips in Manitoba, you must add Signature Museums to your list. The organization contains seven incredible museums, each which brings a unique perspective on a piece of Manitoba's past. From prehistoric fossils and aviation history to agricultural stories and cultural relics, there's a wealth of information and fun to uncover at each of the seven museums.

Take a road trip to Portage la Prairie

For a mix of different activities, head to the city of Portage la Prairie. Start just outside of town with a visit to Fort la Reine to walk through over 25 heritage buildings before continuing onto something a little more active. Also in the area is Central Plains RecPlex, where you'll find a nine metre rock climbing wall, a nine-hole golf course and a bowling lane. Another option for active fun is Stride Place, home of Manitoba’s largest indoor wave pool, a zero-depth beach entry, hot tub, lazy river and a large indoor waterslide.

Cheer your heart out at a Goldeyes game


One of my fondest high school field trips was actually an annual trip to see a daytime Goldeyes game. There was nothing better than hanging out with friends, enjoying some tasty treats and watching the game. Today, a Goldeyes game is an excellent option for families as tickets remain affordable and accessible. Keep an eye on the 2022 schedule -- games start as early as May 13!

Combine learning and adventure at the Churchill Northern Studies Centre


For the ultimate field trip, head north to the Churchill Northern Studies Centre. This operational research facility hosts tourists, students and fellow scientists throughout the year and offers the opportunity to get up close to all the wonders of northern Canada. There are several learning vacations on the horizon, featuring the most popular visitor of the summer season...the beluga whale!

Embark on an art tour

Eastern Manitoba

Immerse yourself in the arts on the Boreal Shores Art Tour. This is your opportunity to see the creativity of Manitobans as you tour local artist's galleries along the east shore of Lake Winnipeg through to the Winnipeg River system and Whiteshell Provincial Park. The 2022 tour is scheduled for August 20 and 21

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.

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