Manitoba - Canada's Heart Beat
Canada’s Heat Beat – the current slogan of the Travel Manitoba speaks all about this beautiful province. It is also famous as the friendly Manitoba and you would never run out of the attractions to explore around. The province looks like a beautiful vista that includes beautiful lakes, forests, huge snow mountains and ecstatic beaches. One can enjoy the company of polar bears or can dive deep with beluga whales. From Skydiving to camp in nature parks – the province has a variety of things to offer. Let’s explore more about the popular places, festivals and famous cuisines of friendly Manitoba.
Things to do in Manitoba
Beaches & Boating
There are a number of options available for fun activities in terms of beaches and boating. Here
You can enjoy the crystal blue skies, clear water beaches with the ride of a motorboat, sailboat, Kayaking. These beaches are packed with sunbathers, surfers and boaters and some of these beach area especially east part are for secluded spots. Winnipeg’s Beach and Grand Beach has been a prime destination for these activities because of its beautiful powdery white sand and family-friendly charms. If you are a selfie lover then you can take the pictures with the iconic Viking Statue which is very popular among the tourist.
Manitobans love to go camping. It’s home to some great wilderness that is easy to access and enjoy. You can enjoy the camping at a sandy beach, a beautiful riverside fishing spot or an urban campground and RV park. You will find an ideal set up in cities, wilderness parks and recreation hot zones for a fire pit and picnic table throughout the province. With the camping, you can actually explore the endless backcountry trails and some historical sites.
Manitoba – a Golfer’s Paradise
This is the best choice for all golf lover because prairie golf in Canada is a beautiful experience on its own. This province provides a number of options to play golf to people who are headed here for a golf vacation or are lucky enough to live in Manitoba. The gorgeous green scenery makes Manitoba a golfer’s paradise. There are more than 125 golf courses available across the province. This is a destination which provides activities for every skill level and every kind of scenery.
Have you ever dream of flying high like a bird in the sky. Manitoba is a junkie’s paradise for skydiving lovers. In recent times skydiving has been taken as the ultimate bucket list items because through this you can experience the breathtaking beauty and heart-thumping thrills which you will surely be going to remember it for your entire lifetime. The province is home to two skydiving drop zones – one on the outskirts of Steinbach, the other in Gimli on the edge of Lake Winnipeg. Steinbach’s Adventure Skydiving offers the highest tandem jumps in Manitoba, with a maximum altitude of 11,000 feet.
Summer festivals you can’t miss:
The summer is the time when people of this province is enjoyed a lot by celebrating the festival. winnipeg is one of the most consistently sunny cities in Canada. In these festivals you can dance your heart out at the popular Winnipeg folk festival .below are festivals which you can’t miss in Manitoba.
Red River Exhibition
Red river exhibition will start from 15 June to 24, 2018. this festival is filled with lots of fun activities that will make you giddy with excitement. Rides and mini donuts are its specialities. The EX has many entertainment activities to offer from couple concerts to kids rides. The Red River Ex is jammed packed with rides for all ages, carnival games, a petting zoo and plenty of food vendors. You should at least try one time ride on the Polar Express.
It is a world’s largest and longest multicultural event that runs for two weeks each August in Winnipeg. In this year this festival will be celebrated from August 5 to 18.
This festival began in 1970 as a one-time multicultural event to celebrate Manitoba’s hundredth anniversary. It is a great way to provide exposure to cultural groups and brings in thousands of tourist each year.
Three things have come out of the festival’s success –
1) Folklorama Talent- it brings multicultural and contemporary performers to special events throughout the year.
2) Folklorama Teachings it brings storytellers and performers into schools.
3) Folklorama Travel works to bring both tours and individuals not only to the festival but to the city of Winnipeg year round
In 2015, country fest celebrated 26 years of great music and memories. This festival provides a first class entertainment to the fans and it is a longest running country music festival. Dauphin is a 4-hour road trip away from Winnipeg. The festival gets 14,000 attendees per day and boasts over 4000 campsites. In hot summer season don’t forget to take your cowboy hat.
Fire & Water Music Festival
This festival is the fastest growing, family-friendly, summer festival which offers a good music and arts to the people. You can enjoy here visual artists, sideshows performers, dancers, and artisans. It offers four stages of music featuring independent Manitoba musicians, playing everything from roots county to Hard rock and much more for all ages
Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Manitoba
Polar Bears of Churchill
Churchill is also known by the name of “Polar Bear Capital of the World”, situated on the hard, rocky coast of Hudson Bay. This is a place where in autumn season polar bears Frequently called “Lords of the Arctic”, wander onto the ice-floes in the bay to hunt seals. Visitors come here from around the world to see these magnificent amazing animals.
unique local tundra vehicle designed to move smoothly over snow and ice, protect passengers from hungry bears. There is also an option for stay at a wilderness lodge which is surrounded by protective fence built on the bear’s migration route, canoe seal river or take guided walks to areas the bears frequent,
Grand Beach Provincial Park
Gand Beach is Canada’s fifth largest lake located on Lake Winnipeg. This beach is considered as one of the best beaches in North America due to its powdery white sand and grass-topped dunes. The dunes height is approximately 8m/30 ft. it is a marvellous and excellent place to swim, a great hot spot for sun seekers and campers who are looking to get away from the city during the hot summer months. Windsurf or hike, two excellent self-guiding walks which are spirit rock trail and the ancient beach trail. This park also has facilities for picnic shelters, a restaurant, concession service and wheelchair access to the beach. This is the full-on beach experience in Manitoba
Riding Mountain National Park
Riding Mountain National park situated approximately 100 Km north of Brandon, it is surrounded by a sea of farmland which is just needed to be explored. This beautiful park is a combination of marvellous prairie, forest and fabulous crystal clear lakes and streams. There is also a place which is popular for a fishing spot like a clear lake, lake Katherine, and deep lake. You can also take a glance at amazing animals like bears, Wolves, elk, and deer. There are also a walking and cycling trails available throughout the park. For camping lovers camping is the best way to immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the park and this park provides the number of camping options that are sure to fit the needs of campers of all comfort and experience levels. You must visit here at least once then you will realize why this place is considered the jewels of the province.
Whiteshell Provincial Park
Whiteshell provincial park is located about 1.5-hour drive of east of Winnipeg. The beautiful landscape consists a Canadian shield, with heightened hills, beautiful valleys, deep forest, and amazing rivers. You can also spot a Moose, deer and Black bear inhabits the park. There are also resorts of Falcon Lake and West Hawk Lake further east offer fine beaches, sailing, and water skiing. This place is considered as the most admirable place to get away from the heat of the city and spend some time at the lakeside.
Imperial cookies, plain vanilla cookies sandwiched with jam and topped with white icing and somewhere with red cherry is the most delicious and popular among people of Winnipeg. You should try this cookie and you will surely be going to love it.
Jeanne cake is so much famous among the people of this province. It is a layered cake with its cookie bottom and signature icing which is a part of his family tradition for decades.
The bakery has a speciality of making cakes and packs them in long white boxes with the slogans “We Make Memories” the bakery currently makes between 1500 to 2000 cakes in a week. You must taste it.
You can try “Smoked Winnipeg Goldeye from Gimli Fish Market which is so yum!
Goldeye is a freshwater fish which was traditionally smoked along with whitefish, Pickrel, and tullibee but now They smoke their own fish over oak chips. It’s a fish that’s native to Manitoba waters and has the same oily richness of smoked trout, but with a soft, smokey and fishy flavour.” smoking makes it more delicious. Also, Winnipeg Smoked Goldeye is almost exclusively produced in Manitoba, so this really is a local foodie-find.
That’s all about another Canadian wonderland. Entire Canada is full of adventures and welcoming people. We will get you the news and attractions about a new province soon till then love, travel and explore!!