Expand your boundaries in the heart of Canada-Manitoba-home to polar bears in the wild, world-class museums, and the dazzling Northern Lights. Manitoba’s 110,000 lakes and waterways, abundant wildlife, and diverse arts and cultural experiences entice travelers seeking off-the-beaten-path adventure. Our list of 10 Must-Have Experiences is filled with engaging ways to explore new horizons.
The Forks, located at the junction of the Red and Assiniboine Rivers near Winnipeg’s downtown core, is the place to be in summer and equally fun in winter. The Forks Market and the Johnston Terminal Building are restored historical buildings housing a lovely market area with interesting shops, restaurants, and casual food stalls. Some restaurants feature outdoor patios overlooking the Riverwalk that runs along the river. In winter, the outdoor skating rink is particularly popular with families.
Grand Beach is one of the best beaches in North America, which is situated on the eastern coast of Winnipeg Lake besides historical Verendrye trail. Its smooth white sand and grass dunes with good sunlight in summer that attracts thousands of tourists from all over the world. Swimming, sand surfing, hiking and walk of the Spirit Rock trail and Ancient Beach trail are normal activities on this beach. Various species of birds can be seen here.
Polar Bears of Churchill
Churchill, popularly known as the “Polar Bear Capital of the World,” lies on the harsh, rocky coast of Hudson Bay. In autumn, polar bears wander onto the ice-floes in the bay to hunt seals, and the town comes to life with visitors from around the world who come here to see these amazing animals. Tours in tundra buggies – giant large-wheeled vehicles with caged windows – allow visitors close up encounters with the bears.
Tinkertown Family Fun Park
Tinkertown Family Fun Park is an amusement and fun park owned by a family situated on Murdock Road, Springfield, Manitoba. It is a place of great fun and pleasure for the kids and families in the summer. The park includes 20 fun rides and various amazing attractions to please the visitors. Adults can enjoy while playing 18 hole mini-golf in the park. After enjoying the whole summer day with different rides and attractions, visitors can cool themselves in water wars.
Whiteshell Provincial Park
About a 1.5-hour drive east of Winnipeg is the Whiteshell Provincial Park, a popular summer destination for Winnipeggers looking to get away from the heat of the city and spend some time by the lake. The landscape is typical of the Canadian Shield, with hills, lakes, valleys, forests, and rivers. Moose, deer, black bear, and other wildlife inhabit the park. Cottages dot the shorelines of many of the lakes, but much of the wilderness area is undisturbed.