I had the chance to take my family to see Monster Jam for an afternoon of roaring good fun. But it got me thinking, as Monster Jam goes city to city thrilling crowds along the way do the trucks ever get the chance to venture out of the arena and explore the places they visit? So in case the monster trucks we got to see are looking for some ways to explore Manitoba, here are a few ideas.

Northern Nightmare tackles Churchill’s tundra

Monster Jam Northern Nightmare in Churchill, ManitobaThis Canuck truck would feel right at home in Manitoba’s north. His massive wheels echo those of the tundra vehicles in Churchill that take visitors out for wildlife viewing, like polar bears, Arctic fox, and hundreds of species of birds. And seeing the northern lights dance above is no nightmare, more like a dream come true.

Monster Mutt races with the big dogs

Monster Truck Monster Mutt goes dog sledding in ManitobaMonster Mutt would become one of the pack during a dog sledding experience. He can travel up to Churchill to witness the thrilling start of Hudson Bay Quest, a 341km dog sled race across the wilderness of Manitoba’s north. Or maybe he could be the lead dog for visitors enjoying the new dog sledding experience at Asessippi Ski Area & Resort, where he’ll learn about the traditions of dog sledding to Manitoba’s Métis.

Zombie goes on a ghost investigation with SquarePeg Tours

Monster Truck Zombie on a ghost walk at Fort Garry Hotel in Winnipeg, Manitoba

This massive undead monster truck will find himself amidst Winnipeg’s spooky spirits during a ghost investigation of some of the city’s (purportedly) haunted spots. He can venture into Room 202 at one of the most haunted places in Canada, the Fort Garry Hotel, or séance with spirits of children, nurses and nuns at the St. Boniface Museum.

Iron Outlaw gets caught at the St. Claude Gaol Museum

Monster Truck Iron Outlaw goes to the St. Claude Gaol MuseumThis bandit knows a thing or two about living on the edge, but he might be ready to renounce his life of lawlessness after a visit to the St. Claude Gaol Museum. He’ll learn what daily life was like for the prisoners back when the jail was built in 1911. This seasonal museum is open July to September.

Grave Digger goes digging at Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre

Monster Truck Grave Digger at Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre in Manitoba

The perfect experience for this legendary monster truck is in Morden, home of the Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre. Grave Digger can get his dig on at an active fossil dig site, excavating 80 million year-old marine fossils. While he’s there, he can hang out with Bruce and Suzy, two huge mosasaur fossils on display at the museum who know a thing or two about being massive monsters.

Bounty Hunter catches some big ones

Monster Truck Bounty Hunter goes fishing in ManitobaLet’s let this risk taker see what kind of bounty he can reel in at one of Manitoba’s fly-in fishing lodges. Maybe he’ll pull in a monster walleye or a trophy northern pike – whatever’s biting, Bounty Hunter will be ready for the fight.

New Earth Authority salutes heroes at the RCA Museum

Monster Truck NEA goes to the RCA Museum in ManitobaThis slick truck is out to serve and protect, so a trip to Canada’s National Artillery Museum on CFB Shilo near Brandon is in order. Here, N.E.A. can learn about and honour the Canadian Gunners who dedicated their lives to our country through exhibits featuring military equipment, weaponry, and related artifacts.

Check out Monster Jam Canada for the next time this BIG show rolls into Winnipeg.