| Author Kit Muir
We continue to stay safe and physical distance in 2021. Here are ways you can explore Manitoba safely both outdoors and at home.
A visit to Manitoba means travelling through Treaty 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 Territory and through communities who are signatories to Treaties 6 and 10. It encompasses the original lands of the Anishinaabeg, Anish-Ininiwak, Dakota, Dene, Ininiwak and Nehethowuk and the homeland of the Métis. To learn more about Manitoba’s Treaty areas, click here.
This week in Manitoba tour a local brewery, plan a weekend away at a unique stay, learn about the history of baseball in Manitoba or go on a cycling art tour in Winnipeg. Here are 10 things to do this week in Manitoba…
1. Embark on an arctic adventure
Lazy Bear Expeditions, Churchill
Experience fabulous fall colours, fantastic wildlife, and an unforgettable experience at Lazy Bear Lodge that will last a lifetime! Enjoy a polar bear helicopter tour, dog mushing, and even hop on a tundra tour to view wildlife.
2. Tour a Manitoba brewery
Farmery Estate Brewery, Neepawa
Saturdays and Sundays
Head to the beautiful prairie town of Neepawa and learn how Farmery Estate Brewery’s beer is made with the barley and hops grown on a family farm. Stick around after to enjoy a sampling of premium beer, and try out some of the brewery’s newest brews! Tours are $5 admission and there’s a $5 fee for a sampling session.
3. Visit artists in their studios
Various locations in Winnipeg
September 18 & 19 | 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Twenty artists from Tuxedo, Charleswood and Headingley will showcase their original artwork, sculpture, pottery, jewellery and soapstone carving in their home studios this weekend during the Harte Trail Studio Tour. Visit the website to see all the studio locations. Proof of vaccination and masks are required.
4. Celebrate 150 years of the Dawson Trail
September 18 & 19
Celebrate the events, people and landscape that influenced the building of the Dawson Trail with a full weekend of art, music, stories and food during Le Rendezvous – a 150th anniversary celebration. Visit the website for more details.
5. Experience a local bed & breakfast
Fall in love with a bed and breakfast near you! Enjoy working farms, historical sites, beautiful walking trails, workshops, lakeside retreats and so much more at Manitoba bed and breakfasts. Visit the Bed and Breakfast Association website to see all the accommodations inspected by a third party to ensure quality.
6. Learn about the Interlake’s incredible outdoors
Arborg Community Centre
September 18 & 19 | Starting at 10 a.m.
Learn from professionals and try skills for yourself at the Interlake Outdoors Show & Market. Get an introductory lesson to stand up paddle boarding, learn about the Interlake’s wildlife from Wildlife Haven, hear some talented callers at the goose and moose calling competition, shop the market area, bring the family to the kids zone and much more! See all the weekend’s activities on the website.
7. Discover Manitoba’s baseball history
Manitoba Baseball Hall of Fame, Morden
Learn about Manitoba’s baseball history through the artifacts at the Manitoba Baseball Hall of Fame. See photos of legendary teams and players, uniforms from past and present and memorabilia dating back to the 1900s.
8. Take a bike tour in Winnipeg
Various locations in Winnipeg
September 16, 18 & 19
Hop on your bike and learn about history or art in Winnipeg with Bike Winnipeg. On September 16, join the Winnipeg Art Council for a ride to the many public art installations along 13km of the Southwest Rapid Transit Corridor. Then on September 18 pedal through St. Vital to learn its connection to Louis Riel and on September 19 hear about the history of St. Boniface, Point Douglas and West Kildonan. See start times and registration detail on Bike Winnipeg’s website.
9. Catch an outdoor movie
Outdoors behind Danceland, Wasagaming
Get comfy in your car for two drive-in films in Wasagaming in Riding Mountain National Park, Soul at 2:30 p.m. and Mulan at 7:30 p.m.. Bring a blanket and settle in to enjoy a beautiful fall evening in Clear Lake Country. Snacks will be available for purchase from local businesses. Visit Clear Lake Country’s Facebook page for more details.
10. Race to the rodeo
Manitoba Stampede & Exhibition Grounds, Morris
September 18 & 19 | Starting at 9 a.m.
Head to Morris for the Return to Rodeo Festival this weekend. The festival will feature many events including barrel racing, a full rodeo, live music and a beer garden on both days. The barrel racing events are free and rodeo tickets are $10.