So it’s kind of cold out. Like bone-chillingly cold. What better way to warm up then by reading our hot list? Ok, maybe it won’t actually warm you up, but you will find it’s full of fun ways to spend your week.

Got a tip for a future Hot this week? Send us your suggestion and it might just make the list! Comment below or tweet us @travelmanitoba.

Red River Mutual Trail

The Forks River Trail

The Forks

Take in the picturesque sights of Winnipeg as you’ve never seen them before, from the frozen Red River! Venture out to The Forks to enjoy a variety of outdoor activities: skating, walking, curling, hockey, family activities, historic interpretation, cycling, broom ball, and much more.

Cabaret at MTC

Cabaret at MTC

Jan 6 to 31 | John Hirsch Mainstage, Winnipeg

The sexy and electrifying Cabaret is a once-in-a-lifetime theatre experience. When aspiring American novelist Clifford Bradshaw journeys to Berlin to kick-start his flagging novel, he’s drawn into the sensuous and exhilarating underworld of cabaret. His writing falls by the wayside, and Clifford begins a whirlwind romance with a vivacious club dancer. Their carefree lives are soon threatened by the gathering darkness of pre-war Germany.

The Whiteshell in winter

Skiing the Whiteshell with Hike Bike Travel

Photo by Leigh McAdam via Hike Bike Travel.

If you haven’t experienced the Whiteshell in winter, it’s time to give it a try. A paradise for nature-lovers, in the park you can glide along cross-country ski trails, get back to nature on horseback, sled over groomed snowmobile trails, wait for the big catch while ice fishing, or break through fresh snow by snowshoe all while keeping your eyes peeled for all sorts of wildlife.

Visit Experience The Whiteshell for more information or get a glimpse of what skiing the area is like through the eyes (and skis) of Hike Bike Travel.

Dakota Nation Winterfest

Dakota Winterfest

Jan 9 to 11 | Keystone Centre, Brandon

Dakota Nation Winterfest is the largest aboriginal sport and cultural event of its kind all under one roof.

Canadian Museum For Human Rights

Canadian Museum for Human Rights

Open Tuesday to Sunday | The Forks

Contemplate inspring stories of struggle and triumph at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. This new national museum strives to create inspiring encounters with human rights, by engaging you in an immersive, interactive experience that offers both the inspiration and tools to make a difference in the lives of others. All 11 galleries are now open.

Asessippi Ski Area & Resort

Asessippi Ski Area & Resort

Asessippi Ski Area & Resort

Hit the slopes at Asessippi Ski Area and Resort for skiing, snowboarding and downhill snow tubing at Manitoba’s largest ski resort.

Real Pirates

Real Pirates at The Manitoba Museum

Oct 17 to Apr 17 | The Manitoba Museum, Winnipeg

Argh, matey, it’s all about that booty (pirate’s booty, that is) at the interactive exhibitReal Pirates: The Untold Story of the Whydah from Slave Ship to Pirate Ship at The Manitoba Museum. The exhibit tells the true story of the Whydah — a real pirate ship that sank off the coast of Cape Cod nearly 300 years ago — and showcases treasure chests of coins and gold, jewelry, weaponry such as cannons, pistols, and knives, and a replica of the actual ship that visitors can board.

Dalí Up Close and Masterworks from the Beaverbrook Art Gallery at the WAG

Dalí Up Close at the WAG

Sep 27 to Jan 25 | Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg

Savour some surrealism and other masterworks at the WAG’s newest exhibitions Dalí Up Close and Masterworks from the Beaverbrook Art Gallery. Dalí Up Closepresents paintings, watercolours, drawings, jewellery, and sculpture by Surrealist master Salvador Dalí, as well as the celebrated photographs produced with Philippe Halsman. Masterworks from the Beaverbrook Art Gallery is an uncompromising selection of international paintings by such artists as Gainsborough, Turner, Sargent, Carr, Thomson, Freud, and more.

Arctic Glacier Winter Park

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.

Assiniboine Park

Journey to Churchill at Assiniboine Park Zoo

Open daily | Assiniboine Park, Winnipeg

There’s a snow flurry of fun to be had at Assiniboine Park in winter! Visit Hudson and all his 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.