Whether you're big or small, looking for a fright or just looking for a pumpkin to carve, fall in Manitoba has you covered. This week features tons of family-friendly activities and spooky events to make you scream. Here are our 10 picks for this week in Manitoba...


1. Visit the Children’s Museum

Halloween Howl at the Children's Museum

October 26 | Children's Museum, Winnipeg

Want a night of Halloween delight? Then head to the Children's Museum for fang-tastic family entertainment at the 23rd Annual Halloween Howl! Go door-to-door to collect treats in 12 indoor galleries, participate in spooktacular activities, make creepy crafts, and have some ghoulish fun.

2. Feel the fright

Various locations and dates

‘Tis the season for scares and screams. Get your adrenaline pumping in one of four terrifying mazes at Heebie Jeebies, get spooked by your favourite fairy tale creatures at Fort la Reine Museum, spend 40 minutes in a nightmare world at Terror on 12 or get lost in the haunted ships at the Marine Museum of Manitoba. Just remember, enter at your own risk…

3. Get into autumn

Various locations and dates

Looking for something less spooky for the little ones? There are great opportunities for fall family fun across the province this week. Join in Halloween-themed games and costume contest in La Riviere, hop on a hayride at the International Peace Gardens Fall Festival  or join the pumpkin carving party in Glenlea.

4. Ride the rails

October 26 & 27 | Prairie Dog Central

All aboard for a frightfully good time! The Prairie Dog Central is the spookiest caboose on the rails this season with two family-friendly events this weekend. Jump on the daytime ride for Igor’s Spooktacular Lunch or ride the rails into the evening on the Howlin’ Halloween Express.

5. Indulge at a pop-up dinner

October 22-26 | The Cloakroom, Winnipeg

A new culinary experience is coming to Winnipeg this week. Ishkode is a seven-course pop-up dinner featuring dishes from four Indigenous chefs. Get your appetite ready for a delicious meal unlike any we’ve seen in Winnipeg to date.

6. Buy art from local artists

October 25-27 | Assiniboia Downs, Winnipeg

Get to know local artists at the annual Art Expo at Assiniboia Downs. Over 40 artists will be selling their works, from watercolour to photography to sculpture; the expo is one of the best opportunities to get art for your home, office, or as a gift.

7. Capture the colours of fall in the Whiteshell

Get the most out of the fall colours before they’re covered in snow! Whiteshell Provincial Park is a great place to head out on a trail through the changing trees, take a final bike ride around the South side of Falcon Lake or discover the historic and natural sites like Alfred Hole Goose Sanctuary and the Whiteshell River Suspension Bridge.

8. See a show at MTC

The Color Purple at John Hirsch Mainstage

Starts October 22 | John Hirsch Mainstage, Winnipeg

This musical adaptation of the original “The Colour Purple” by Alice Walker is a tale of strength and humanity. Jazz, gospel, ragtime and blues flow throughout the show, enhancing this inspiring story.

9. Support the home team

Winnipeg Blue Bombers player with football

October 25 | Investors Group Field, Winnipeg

Grab your Bombers toque and jersey for the last regular season home game of the 2019 season. The Bombers take on the Calgary Stampeders for their final fight on home turf.

10. Explore identity through art

Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba, Brandon

See how self-identity translates into self-expression at two art exhibits in Brandon. Inter5ections features five local artists who present themselves through their art and Okasan & Papi: Remixing Hybridity looks at what makes up identity through family ties and generational experiences.