Happy New Year! What’s your resolution? We resolve to get out and enjoy every aspect of winter – from Manitoba’s amazing art scene to our peaceful (and often exhilarating) outdoor adventure. Don’t stay in another day longer – get out and see what our province has to offer! Here’s what’s hot this week in Manitoba…
Arctic Glacier Winter Park
Open daily | The Forks
Head down to The Forks for the official celebration of winter at Arctic Glacier Winter Park! Skate on the many trails, slide down the toboggan run, or try your tricks in the professionally designed Snowboard Fun Park.
Explore the fairy tales of your childhood
On until January 27
Sam Waller Museum, The Pas
This delightful and heartwarming exhibition by Winnipeg-based artist Shelley Vanderbyl will bring your family together as you explore classic children’s fairy tales. Consider your own memories in this shared culture, and discover the uniqueness of the stories you grew up with.
Hear the hits of the past
January 5 to 28
John Hirsch Mainstage
One night, one epic musical ensemble. On December 4, 1956, Sun Records Founder Sam Phillips made history when he gathered rock ‘n’ roll legends for a spontaneous jam session. The four musicians – Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins became the Million Dollar Quartet.
Knock ’em down at ice bowling
In Manitoba, we know how to make the best of winter. Try your hand at a new (or old) winter sport at FortWhyte Alive. Hurry hard with jam pail curling or aim for a strike with ice bowling (featuring real pins)!
Touch down from space
On until June 25, 2017
The moon rock has landed! Loaned by NASA, the rock was collected during the Apollo 17 mission to the Moon. In this new exhibit at the Manitoba Museum, learn the story of the moon’s origins, touch a real meteorite and visit the Planetarium for Back to the Moon to recount the past, present and future of lunar exploration.
Discover exceptional art
Wander the Exchange District in search of incredible art at First Fridays. First Fridays is dedicated to bringing together artists, artist run centres, galleries, businesses and the public for a greater understanding, appreciation and promotion of the arts in the Exchange area.
Slide down snow tubing hills
Open weekends | Adrenaline Adventures, Headingly
Put on the ski pants and get ready to tackle the snow tubing hills at Adrenaline Adventures! Winter activities begin this weekend with several lanes open for tubing featuring a variety of bumps and lots of speed. For those seeking something a bit more adrenaline-pumping, we’re introducing some extreme snow tubing lanes which will have you yelling in delight all the way down.
Strap on your snowshoes in Riding Mountain
Riding Mountain National Park
There are 43 kilometres of groomed snowshoe trails, as well as the unlimited possibilities that await you when you set out “off trail,” including the challenge of snowshoeing Mt Agassiz. Riding Mountain’s snow conditions and six designated snowshoe trails make it one of the best places to snowshoe in Manitoba.
Find a connection to the land
November 19, 2016 to April 23, 2017
Winnipeg Art Gallery
Boarder X is a brand new exhibit at the Winnipeg Art Gallery, featuring pieces by Indigenous artists who use snowboarding, skateboarding and surfing to depict relationships with the earth. The pieces are wrapped in cultural, political, environmental and social perspectives, showing how board culture works to examine political borders, hybrid identities and traditional territories.
Hit the slopes
Hit the slopes at Asessippi Ski Area and Resort for skiing, snowboarding and downhill snow tubing at Manitoba’s largest ski resort. Springhill Winter Sports Park is another great option, located only 15 minutes from Winnipeg with a sports bar for the incline-adverse.
See a childhood classic brought to life
On until January 8
Prairie Theatre Exchange
A storytelling tradition that brings the works of Robert Munsch to life, MunschBusters! is presented by the Prairie Theatre Exchange. Look forward to Munsch classics like Alligator Baby, The Dark, Mud Puddle, Good Families Don’t and The Boy in the Drawer. An annual holiday tradition, this year’s show promises nail-biting suspense and fits of uncontrollable laughter that will leave every child or child at heart on the edge of their seats and begging for more, more Munsch!
Spend a day at the Assiniboine Park and Zoo
Open daily | Assiniboine Park, Winnipeg
There’s a snow flurry of fun to be had at Assiniboine Park in winter! Visit all your favourite furry friends at The Zoo, skate like graceful swans on the duck pond, fly down the Toboggan Hill, or enjoy the beauty of the park while skiing the groomed trails.