Too much stuff? 10 Manitoba experiences to give instead this holiday season
November 15, 2022
| Author Breanne Sewards
For the special person in your life who already has a collection of gizmos and gadgets aplenty, choose to gift these Manitoba experiences instead.
From adrenaline-rushing experiences and outdoor adventures to relaxing getaways and once-in-a-lifetime sights, there are many experiential gifts that can replace things for your loved ones this holiday season.
1 - Memberships at a favourite museum and attraction
Know someone looking to try something new or hone into a new hobby this winter? Prairie Gal Fishing offers some great instructional packages for those curious about ice fishing. You'll be guided through every step of the process - from setting up a tent on the ice to reeling in a big catch. Owner Roselle Turenne's goal is to inspire and empower novice anglers and women in fishing specifically, making this a great gift for any and all beginners.
The best way to give this experience is through a gift certificate which can be redeemed for any of Prairie Gal Fishing's experiences.
3 - Manitoba Passes
Want to gift a taste of some of Manitoba's best breweries? Or perhaps you have an aviation enthusiast in your life? Choose from the Manitoba Brew or Flight Pass this holiday season.
The Manitoba Brew Pass is available as a one, three or 90 day pass and allows the recipient to visit a select number of included breweries for a free beer flight or pint.
The Manitoba Flight Pass is available as a 30 day pass and offers free admission to three museums: Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum in Brandon, Gimli Glider Exhibit in Gimli and the Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada in Winnipeg.
4 - Fat bike, e-bike and e-scooter rentals
Get outside and get moving with Kendrick's Outdoor Adventures. Rentals are available in all seasons and include e-bikes, kayaks, SUPs, ice trikes, snowshoes and more! Let your giftee choose their rental when the time is right by purchasing a physical or digital gift card to place beneath the Christmas tree.
5 - Ski the slopes at Falcon Ridge Ski Slopes
Send your special someone on a trip to a winter playground on the prairies, with snowy adventure for any skill level. Falcon Ridge Ski Slopes has 12 alpine ski runs, a terrain park, a tube run and 30 km of world-class nordic ski trails. The onsite restaurant, Trail's End Cafe, offers an opportunity to refuel with gourmet coffee, local craft beer and drinks, lunch snacks and fresh baking. Season passes are available online!
6 - Gift a unique getaway
This one is perfect for the dog lover in your life! A dogsledding tour with Harness Adventure is the best (and possibly most adorable) way to spend a wintry day. Le “vas-vite” experience includes time spent getting to know the dogs and learning about the sport before embarking on the sled to ride with your musher for a 3 km run through the woods. Or, take it to the next level and book a winter glamping and dog sledding adventure which includes a stay in the most enchanting tent in the woods!
10 - The ultimate Manitoban gift: Northern lights package
About The Author
Hey! I'm Breanne, Editorial Content Specialist for Travel Manitoba. First to jump in the lake and last to make it down the River Trail. Lover of croissants, cats, and croissant-shaped cats. Got a story idea? Email me at email@example.com.
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