Travelzoo Tips: Manitoba
We asked our members to share the must-see places in their own communities. Here are their tips for Manitoba.
Stay in a yurt in Spruce Woods Provincial Park, Manitoba
See the Polar Bears at Assiniboine Park Zoo in Winnipeg"The zoo is a sanctuary for orphan polar cubs whose mother has died. Cubs are rescued if they are under age 2 and unable to fend for themselves. The facility is called 'Journey to Churchill' and includes an overhead tunnel where bears and seals swim. The zoo staff are world leaders in polar bear health and development and research into climate change. People from all over the world come to Winnipeg to see our bears and then go north to Churchill to see bears in their natural environment. It is awesome!" -- Member Lynne
See the Canadian Museum for Human Rights“It is an amazing building [by Antoine Predock] -- jaw-droppingly beautiful -- and celebrates the fight for human rights around the globe that sadly still takes place today. Plan a day, as it is located at the beautiful Forks in Winnipeg.” -- Member Lyn
Check out the Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre in Morden, Man.
“It's the home of Bruce, a 13-metre mosasaur skeleton, and many other treasures.” -- Member Lesley
Plan to Attend the Folklorama festival in Winnipeg
"It is so much fun to learn about the histories and traditions of various cultures, and it's also great to have a taste of the community. In Winnipeg, the summer festival Folklorama allows individuals to visit many of the cultures of people who have immigrated to Canada with a variety of pavilions that have displays, entertainment and foods."
-- Member Isabel
Pinawa Dam Provincial Heritage Park, Pinewa, Manitoba
"It’s a beautiful historic location showcasing a defunct old hydro dam, which resembles Roman ruins. The Trans Canada Trail runs through the park, and it’s a great place for a hike or picnic. Make sure to bring your camera."
-- Member Carol
Try the Fun Foods of Winnipeg
Read Jim Byers' guest blog to find out what you'll be eating when you order a nip, a goog or a shmoo.