Urban Escapes
Explore Manitoba's Cultural Centres

Urban Escapes

Plan the ultimate staycation in Winnipeg or Brandon.


In Winnipeg, visit the only museum in the world dedicated to the topic of global human rights and see thousands of pieces of Indigenous art at the world’s first Inuit art centre, Qaumajuq. Unwind with a relaxing visit to one of many spas and discover a diverse culinary scene with everything from craft brews and pub food to traditional cuisines.

Treat your family to a shopping getaway at one of many shopping destinations in the west and southwest regions of Winnipeg with options for hotels and outdoor activities nearby. Or, browse a variety of local boutiques in shopping hotspots like the Exchange District, Osborne Village and Corydon Avenue.

Out for a weekend in Winnipeg

Road trips in the family minivan were a staple of my childhood. While we might not have the minivan, my girlfriend and I figured it was about time we made some family memories of our own—so we packed up her four-year-old daughter Lily and an alarming...

Winnipeg is a shopper’s paradise

For some, a great weekend away from it all includes one thing and one thing only: shopping. Sound familiar? If so, it’s time to take a drive to a little hidden gem you may or may not already be familiar with: Winnipeg. From specialty boutique shops to big...

7 ways to spend a weekend in Winnipeg

This summer, choose to explore Manitoba's capital city in way you've never done before. Here's a weekend itinerary full of all those experiences that any solid mini-vacay needs - a little retail therapy, a dose of nature, a sprinkle of history, and, of...

10 must-see Winnipeg attractions to experience in summer 2022

Planning a trip to Winnipeg this summer? Our capital city is home to a number of lively festivals and events all summer long. But no matter what brings you to Winnipeg, these are 10 attractions that can't be missed during your stay.

Whet your Whistle

Manitoba is home to numerous crafters, creators and distillers of a variety of sips and tipples both of the spirited kind and not. So sit back, crack a cold one and mull over these locally grown options.

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Discover Brandon, Manitoba’s second-largest city, in the western region of the province. Learn about Brandon’s history at museums that showcase its pioneer past and military connection. Visit an art gallery to see the landscape interpreted by locals or pose in front of brightly coloured murals that complement the ghost signs painted on the side of heritage buildings.

Walk the extensive trail system that meanders through prairie grasses and ponds along the riverbank and stop in at the Discovery Centre to see the family activity centre or pick up a souvenir.

You’ll find everything at your fingertips with an urban escape in Manitoba.

People wait in line for fresh baked goods at a market stall in Brandon.

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Your ultimate guide to a family summer getaway in Brandon, Manitoba

Everyone's doing it. The staycation. It's more economical, it's easier to get there and who couldn't use some time exploring the place they live? If you don't live in Brandon itself, I guess this isn't technically a staycation (does one need to remain in...

10 ways Brandon brings you back for more

There's a lot to explore beneath the Wheat City's quiet, agrarian facade. Brandon is Manitoba's second largest city, and thus, very worthy of a weekend getaway for under-the-radar gems that'll leave you wanting more. Here are 10 reasons why you need to...

A flight of flavour in brandon

You may have heard the term flight being used to describe a trendy type of tasty sampling. A flight of beer, a flight of wine, or even a flight of burgers! A flight is a term more newly coined in the food and beverage industry, referring to "small...