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Show Manitoba some love this week by visiting a nature sanctuary, taking a culinary tour or enjoying music of the WSO from the comfort of your home. No matter how you decide to explore Manitoba this week, please remember to respect all COVID-19 regulations and restrictions and be a responsible traveller.  


1. Enjoy nature at the Discovery Nature Sanctuary

Discovery Nature Sanctuary in Winkler, Manitoba

Winkler / Treaty 1 Territory

The Discovery Nature Sanctuary is an oasis in Winkler, Manitoba that provides a safe haven for animals and plants and a place for visitors to enjoy natural beauty hidden in an urban landscape. Head to Winkler to take a stroll through the sanctuary and enjoy the beautiful views!

2. Staycation at the Manitoba Museum

Manitoba Museum Winnipeg Gallery

Winnipeg / Treaty 1 Territory

Enjoy an adventure of discovery and exploration at the Manitoba Museum. Make reconnecting with Manitoba's history and nature a part of your ultimate #staycation. 

3. Get a taste of Saint-Boniface 

Bon Appétit Saint-Boniface

Winnipeg / Treaty 1 Territory
Wednesday, August 12 

Treat yourself to a delicious culinary tour in Winnipeg's French neighbourhood. Bon Appétit Saint-Boniface is a guided walking tour which will teach you about the rich historical past of the neighbourhood as you visit local restaurants to taste their menu. Tours are offered every Wednesday evening in August and September.

4. Enjoy classical music (virtually) 

Friday, August 14 / 12:30 p.m.

Every second Friday, you can join members of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra live for a mini online recital. This week features violinist Elation Pauls and the WSO's assistant director Naomi Woo on piano. Tune in live or visit the WSO YouTube channel to see past performances.

5. Visit Portage la Prairie

Island Park, Portage la Prairie

Treaty 1 Territory

Just an hour's drive west of Winnipeg, the welcoming city of Portage la Prairie offers up fun and adventure for the perfect weekend getaway. Explore the past, woosh down a water slide, dine around town and then stroll along scenic pathways. Check out this blog post for ten things to do while visiting the Island on the Prairies. 

6. Tune into a digital cultural festival

Ethno Fest 2020

Starts August 15

Tune into Ethno Fest 2020, hosted by Manitoba-based U Multicultural Channel, to learn and celebrate multiculturalism, traditions and creativity throughout Manitoba. The online event will feature interviews, stories and performances.

7. Sam Waller Museum

The Pas / Treaty 5 Territory

The Sam Waller Museum is home to many curiosities and quirky artifacts about the life and history of northern Manitoba. Take in strange curios like a two-headed goat and a squirrel toasting to your good health, along with more weighty exhibits that outline the early geology and history of the area.

8. Have a family picnic

Camp Morton Picnic Area

Grab your picnic basket and blanket and hit the road on a day trip to one of these recommended picnic spots. You can easily while away the afternoon feasting, basking in the sun, being out in nature and learning about our province. And you can support a local business if you bring some of these locally made picnic snacks along for the trip.

9. Have a laugh at a comedy night

Winnipeg / Treaty 1 Territory

Looking for a laugh? Head to an open mic comedy night in Winnipeg. Various places have re-opened with social distancing protocols in place for comedy nights including Wee Johnny's and the Handsome Daughter. There is limited space so it is recommended you reserve a seat beforehand. 

10. Spend a day in St. Norbert

La Barriere Park footbridge

Winnipeg / Treaty 1 Territory

Head to the south end of Winnipeg for a day trip full of activity. Take a relaxing stroll in La Barrière Park, enjoy a farm tour at Aurora Farm, wander through the historical Trappist Monastery and check out the Summer Sunday Artisans Market at the St. Norbert Arts Centre.