The winter chill may be setting in, but that doesn't stop the fun in Manitoba. There are still plenty of reasons to get outside to explore and tons of great indoor galleries, craft sales and restaurants to discover. Here are 10 things to do this week...
1. Kick off Fridays the rights way
Canadian Museum for Human Rights
Friday Night Rights is a great chance to get together and explore exhibits, share a meal at ERA Bistro, have some drinks or browse in the gorgeous Boutique at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. Enjoy gallery access and special events like music performances or tours. And museum admission is only $5 from 5-9pm!
2. Start the holiday season with Santa
Santa Claus is coming to town in Winnipeg, Brandon and Selkirk this weekend! Join these communities as they kick off the holiday season with their annual Santa Claus parades.
3. Cheer on the Moose
Various Dates | Bell MTS Place
Grab a seat and some popcorn and get ready to cheer for Manitoba's own AHL team. The Manitoba Moose play four home games this week so there's plenty of opportunity to catch them in action.
4. Get the goods at a craft sale
Various dates and locations
It's holiday market season! Browse your favourite local makers, find everything on your holiday gift list or buy a little something special for yourself at one of these upcoming markets.
Nov. 15: Handmade Market in Carberry
Nov. 16: 4th Annual Craft & Gift Christmas Market in Winnipeg, A Very Bohemian Christmas Sale in Brandon, Winterfest Craft Sale & Market in Niverville, One-Stop Shop In The Hall in Carman, Shop LdB in Lac du Bonnet, Souris Hobbycraft Market in Souris.
Nov. 17: Scandinavian Centre Annual Christmas Market in Winnipeg, 36th Annual Window on Christmas Craft Sale in Winnipeg
5. Capture the beauty of the Whiteshell
November 16 | McGillivray Falls Trail
The Whiteshell is a wide expanse of opportunity for nature photographers. So grab your camera and head out on McGillivray Falls trail with a park interpreter for a Whiteshell Photo Walk. The hike is 2.8kms of perfect photo possibilities.
6. Visit the new Winnipeg Gallery
The newly minted Winnipeg Gallery at the Manitoba Museum truly feels like a mini museum just for Winnipeg. It features stories about the history of Manitoba, prominent Manitobans, important artifacts and interactive maps.
7. Grab a bite at one of these long-standing establishments
Manitoba has an eclectic collection of restaurants offering up iconic dishes with long histories to match. Read more about 10 Manitoba restaurants that serve up history and charm. Then try some of their most well-known dishes for yourself.
8. Admire art around the province
Our cold winters, open skies and deep cultural roots make us extra creative here in Manitoba. And there are so many art galleries around the province where you can embrace and admire the art that comes from that creativity. This month the Sam Waller Museum features the traveling exhibit Displacement, the Golden Prairie Arts Council hosts their annual Art Show & Sale, and the Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba finishes off their Okasan & Papi: Remixing Hybridity exhibit.
9. Enjoy a romantic weekend
After a long week at work, a weekend getaway can feel like a real refresh on life. Elkhorn Resort is a perfect place to relax and escape the rest of the busy world and enjoy the best couples weekend.
10. Discover the history of witchcraft
On until November 15 | Fort la Reine Museum, Portage la Prairie
If you're still holding on to the spooky mood of Halloween, fear not, Fort la Reine Museum hasn't let it go either. Their feature exhibit Witchcraft Explored allows visitors to learn about the elements of witchcraft and witch hunting of the 18th century in three buildings at the Fort la Reine Museum. But don't delay because this exhibit closes November 15.