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Here are 10 incredible ways that you can show Manitoba some love this week. Stick with some of the tried and true experiences like a visit to the Manitoba Museum Planetarium or Fort Gibraltar. Or try something new! Enjoy a staycation at a new Winnipeg hotel, check out the Sunflower Expo at A Maze in Corn or grab a bite and a brew at a new patio in the Exchange District. 

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1. Learn about history at Fort Gibraltar

Blacksmithing at Fort Gibraltar

Winnipeg / Treaty 1 Territory

Explore the replica of the North West Company trading post which played a crucial role in the development of the Red River Colony and in the conflict between the North West Company and the Hudson's Bay Company. Fort Gibraltar is currently open with reduced programming. To compensate, admission is by donation.

2. Rediscover Saint-Boniface

Saint-Boniface Museum

Winnipeg / Treaty 1 Territory

View the 40-minute film on the history of Winnipeg's oldest neighbourhood at the Tourisme Riel Information Center at 219 Provencher. Pick up a map and enjoy walking and culinary tours, Saint-Boniface Museum, Gabrielle Roy House, art galleries, restaurants, and more.


3. Enjoy music and art at Hoot Owl Festival

Hill Top Resort, Grand Beach / Treaty 1 Territory
August 20 to 23

Hoot Owl Festival is back this year with reduced capacity and physical distancing protocols in place to keep attendees safe. This year, 13 bands will perform over the three-day festival, ranging in style from blue grass to hard rock. After the shows, enjoy light and art installations that turn the campground into a wonderland in the evenings.

4. Savour summer on a new patio

Winnipeg / Treaty 1 Territory
Monday to Saturday / 11 a.m. to 11 p.m

Head into the heart of the Exchange District to the recently opened Bijou Patio, an open-air eating and dining experience. It features several Exchange businesses on one patio. Little Brown Jug and Nonsuch are on tap and a handful of Exchange restaurants will deliver right to your table - via a smartphone ordering system.

5. Visit an outdoor art gallery

Altona / Treaty 1 Territory

The Gallery in the Park is a must-see in Altona. Wander through the outdoor space and admire the sculptures that dot the property. Then head inside the heritage-house-turned-gallery for hand-painted, textile and photography art exhibits.

6. Stop and smell the sunflowers 

Saint Adolphe / Treaty 1 Territory

Wander through eight acres of sunflower fields during the Sunflower Expo at A Maze in Corn. Buy a bouquet to take home or a beverage to sip as you admire the fields of yellow flowers. While you're there, you can also find your way through the corn maze, visit the animals at the petting zoo or climb the hay bale pyramid.

7. Explore Turtle Mountain

Sunset at Lake Metigoshe

Turtle Mountain Resort / Treaty 2 Territory

Enjoy a weekend outdoors in southwestern Manitoba. Turtle Mountain Resort is a beautiful escape from everyday life, offering beach time, good eats and short hikes around shimmering lakes. Get inspired with this blog post about a tiny lake community hidden away in the wilds of the Turtle Mountains – Lake Metigoshe.

8. See the stars at the Manitoba museum planetarium

The Planetarium in the Manitoba Museum

Manitoba Museum, Winnipeg / Treaty 1 Territory
Thursday through Sunday / Various showtimes

With safety protocols in place, the Manitoba Museum has re-opened their planetarium! Learn about the current night sky, explore various astronomy topics, and hear about the latest space discoveries. See the wonders of the universe with shows for all ages.

9. Discover outdoor art in Winnipeg

Winnipeg / Treaty 1 Territory

Explore the many public art installations around Winnipeg. Cool Streets Winnipeg has teamed up with artists to paint bridges around the city. And the ever-growing collection of murals painted with the assistance of Synonym Art Consultation has created new murals on the top floor of The Forks parkade. 

10. Have a staycation at a new Winnipeg hotel

Winnipeg / Treaty 1 Territory

Enjoy a weekend at Winnipeg's newest hotel – Hyatt House. The hotel is on the western edge of Winnipeg, within the bustling Seasons of Tuxedo district and right on the edge of the wind-swept prairie of FortWhyte Alive. A stay at Hyatt House simultaneously offers the calmness of nature and an energizing urban vibe.