Manitoba: Travelzoo Tips

May 30, 2018

Manitoba is a province full of wilderness and adventure. Home to Churchill, the polar bear capital of the world, and Winnipeg, the largest city in the Canadian Prairies, there are plenty of bucket-list experiences to indulge in. From seeking out the Northern Lights to kayaking with beluga whales, there is plenty to do year round. 

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

 “A cross between a tent and a cabin, yurts are really cool ways to camp overnight. [The campsite] is also next door to one of the few sand dunes in Canada, the Spirit Sands.” — Travelzoo member Elisa

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!" -- Travelzoo 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. -- Travelzoo member Lyn

Check out the Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre in Morden, Man.

Photo: Travel Manitoba

“It's the home of Bruce, a 13-metre mosasaur skeleton, and many other treasures.” -- Travelzoo member Lesley

Plan to Attend the Folklorama festival in Winnipeg

Photo: Darcy Finley, courtesy of Folklorama.

"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."

-- Travelzoo 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."  -- Travelzoo 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.

Tour Whiteshell Provincial Park in Manitoba

"Beautiful, crystal-clear lakes, great scenery, peaceful lapping waves, loons calling to each other. All of this is within an hour and a half of Winnipeg. Whiteshell has also got great hiking trails, beaches, golfing, trail riding and lots of other stuff to explore." -- Travelzoo member Sheri

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