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Top 5 things to do in Manitoba

Updated: May 16, 2022

The heart of Canada and one of the three prairies provinces in the country, Manitoba, is considered the world’s snowbear capital. From beautiful landscapes to adventurous activities, Manitoba offers you endless exploration opportunities. Today, we explore 5 must-try experiences of the region:

  1. Beautiful Trails and Parks

  2. Delicious Food at Local Restaurants

  3. Fun Activities

  4. Interesting Landmarks and Fun Art

  5. Shopping

Beautiful Trails and Parks

Blueberry Rock Trail

Open all year round, the Blueberry Rock Trail is the perfect setting for hiking, biking, or a light walk to get into tune with nature. The 1.8 kilometres trail is surrounded by breathtaking forests, peaceful lakes, and quarries. Enjoy the wildlife, plant life, wildflowers, and growing blueberries when you trek Blueberry Rock Trail!

Riverton Riverside Trail

Did you know that since 1892, the Riverton Walking Bridge has been rebuilt five times throughout the decades! The forces of Manitoban flood events are the cause of each replacement.

The current state-of-the-art bridge was built in 2012 with the help of Stantec engineers and Sperling Industries builders. Whether you prefer to walk during the day or night, the 90-metre long bridge spanning the Icelandic River is the way to go!

Delicious Food at Local Restaurants

Blue Haze BBQ

Why settle for food cooked over a propane grill when you can have authentic barbecued options! In Beausejour, you will find authentic barbecued food options at the. Cooked over hardwood and charcoal at a low temperature for hours, Blue Haze BQQ, in Beausejour, offers you top-quality southern-styled meats delicacies that will have you drooling.

Sugar Me Cookie Boutique

Confections made with time-honoured family recipes, your sweet tooth will surely be satisfied! Choose from cookies, cakes, pies, Icelandic traditional Vinarterta, Poonukokurs, and so much more.

Ready to dive in? Head to Sugar Me Cookie Boutique in the town of Gimili, Interlake.

Fun Activities

Adventure at Altitude

Get your adrenaline rush when you go hang gliding with Adventure at Altitude! Not feeling like a pro? No problem! Adventure at Altitude offers introductory ground school lessons for beginners.

Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba

When in the city of Brandon don’t miss out on the Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba. Showcasing artwork from local, provincial and national artists, this is the place to let your artistic side out.

Interesting Landmarks and Fun Art

Gimli Viking

The 15 feet tall Gimili Viking statue is a sight worth seeing! The Viking honours ancestors of the Icelandic people who settled in the Gimli area (then New Iceland) in 1875. Don’t forget to take pictures and share them with us (Tag us @DriftscapeApp).

Art Murals in Brandon

Don’t miss out on the beautiful murals in the community of Brandon. Each mural consists of bright colours, beautiful line work, and a meaningful message to inspire you!

Miguel Rodriguez’s mural represents the strong and brave women of Brandon, Manitoba. The intricate depicts three elements: the female figure, female bison as provider and protector and background that represents the skies and prairies of Manitoba.


Pennyweight Market

Find what you need at Pennyweight Market! In the beautiful community of Beausejour, the old-fashioned general store has the bulk food and ice cream for your trip needs.

Manitoba Made

Just as the store's name says, the Manitoba Made store proudly supports local artists. You can purchase beautifully crafted pieces to bring home to your friends and family!

Filled with welcoming communities, local businesses, and beautiful nature waiting to be explored by locals and visitors alike, Manitoba is more than just a neighbouring province of Ontario.

Start planning your trip to the heart of Canada with the help of the Driftscape app.



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