Gather ’round and join the chorus singing these Manitoba versions of our favourite Christmas songs!

The Christmas (at FortWhyte Alive) Song

Bannock roasting on an open fire
Jack fish nipping on the line
Pioneer tales that make you admiredeer
How folks lived in those times.
Everybody knows a snowshoe and cross country ski
Help to make the season bright.
Tiny tots on toboggans go “weee”
Will find it hard to leave FortWhyte.

They know there are trails to explore
Enjoy a meal and all the goodies at the store.
And every nature fan is gonna spy
To see if a deer or two will come on by.

FortWhyte Alive is the perfect place
For kids from one to ninety-two
Although you’ve said you’re gonna go many times, many ways
Today’s the day it’s true.


Walking in a Winter Wonderland (aka Riding Mountain National Park)

Wolves howl, are you listenin’?
On the lake, snow is glistenin’
A beautiful site, we’re happy tonightowl
Walkin’ in Riding Mountain Park.

Gone away are the fowl
Here to stay is the owl
He hoots his love song, as we go along
Walkin’ in Riding Mountain Park.

In the meadow we can build a snowman
See a hare with fur white and stark
He’ll go hopping off and we’ll say “whoa, man”
But that’s the fun of being in the park.
Later on we’ll see the bison as the sun is a-risin’
To face as we smiled, our plans in the wild
Walkin’ in Riding Mountain Park.


I’m Dreaming of a White Bearpolarbear

I’m dreaming of a white bear,
Just like the ones I used to know
Where the tundra’s frosty
And windows foggy
On the buggies in the snow.

I’m dreaming of a white bear
With every cola that I pour
May we go to Hudson’s Bay shore
And may we see polar bears galore.


Deck the Halls (of the Legislative Building)elf

Deck the halls with occult clues
Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la.
Golden Boy’s got some news
Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la.
There’s a secret; he’s the key
Fa-la-la, la-la-la, la-la-la.
Unlock the Hermetic Code with me
Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la.


O River Trail

O River Trail, O River Trail
Thy ice is so amazingsnowman
O River Trail, O River Trail
Thy ice is so amazing

Not just skating, but also games
And warming huts that bring you fame
O River Trail, O River Trail
Thy ice is so amazing

For every year this frozen way
Brings a pop-up we wish would stay
O River Trail, O River Trail
Thy ice is so amazing


Here Come Your Winnipeg Jets santa

Here comes Byfuglien,
Here come Scheifele,
Right down centre ice lane.
Wheeler and Little and all the linemates
Shootin’ pucks like rain.
Fans are shoutin’, sometimes poutin’
Thorburn’s ready to fight.
So get your hot dog and grab a cold one,
Cause the Jets are playing tonight!

Merry Christmas from Travel Manitoba!

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