Hot this week – February 20 to 25

Last week, we celebrated the winter festivals. This week is all about film. With at least three compelling film festivals to choose from, each of which feature short and feature films by up and coming filmmakers and artists, there’s a great opportunity to explore aspects of culture from several angles. Of course, films aren’t the only thing going on this week. Here’s your chance to take your pick from a list of what’s hot in Manitoba. Catch a film fest February 20 to 25 North Kildonan Manitoba Church, Winnipeg Now in its eighth year, the Winnipeg Real to Reel Film...

Origin stories of Manitoba's North

You may know northern Manitoba for its wild beauty and endless opportunities for adventure, but do you know the stories behind the cities and towns that mark its landscape? Let’s do a little digging to find out how Flin Flon, Lynn Lake and Leaf Rapids came to be. The North   The Northern Manitoba that we know today began to emerge from retreating glaciers about 8,000 years ago. And in the North, the evidence of those giant sheets up ice – up to 4 km thick - are giant deposits of sand and gravel left behind from meltwater channels inside the retreating glaciers. These sandy...

Add these 8 delicious restaurants and eateries to your to-eat list this winter

From 'snow' desserts and modern diners to a once-in-a-lifetime dining event set in a historic site, we have everything you need to take your foodie game to the next level. This winter, try something new and visit one (or more) of these 8 restaurants and eateries in Manitoba... St. James Burger & Chip Co   1866 Ness Avenue, Winnipeg As the winner of the People's Choice award at this year's La Poutine Week, St. James Burger & Chip Co is a fairly new establishment, located in a traditional style burger and chip stand at 1866 Ness Avenue. And apart from their creative...

10 idées pour faire impression à votre amour pour la Saint-Valentin

Aujourd’hui, nous fêtons le jour où la flèche de Cupidon perce le cœur et nous sommes chargés de raconter de toutes choses sentimentales. C’est un fait : la ville de  Winnipeg est connue comme l’une des villes les plus sentimentales au Canada, nous osons dire que la province du Manitoba est l’endroit idéal pour tomber amoureux. Voilà 10 idées pour votre prochain rendez-vous romantique. 1. Détendez-vous à Pocca Poca Bien sûr que vous avez déjà entendu parler de Thermëa...

7 obscure winter sports in Manitoba that you need to try

With all eyes on PyeongChang, South Korea and the XXIII Winter Olympic Games , it got us thinking about all of the offbeat sports Manitobans do to keep themselves entertained during the snowy season. Essentially, we have our own version of the Winter Olympics, but here, athletes set aside hockey and speed skates for...frozen turkeys and fish? Crokicurl, Winnipeg Crokicurl combines two of Manitoba’s favourite pastimes – the sport of curling with the tabletop game of crokinole – to make the ultimate Canadian sport. Both games share the same objective: slide a disc closest...

Hot this week – February 12 to 19

There’s something to be said about the warmth of a chilly February. Whether it’s by coincidence or by design, one of the coldest months of the year just seems to be filled with events that bring warmth. After all, February is the month of love thanks to Valentine’s Day. It’s also the month of festivals that bring so many people out that you hardly even notice the chill. This week, we’ve got a variety of activities that will bring warmth to every day of this February week. Here’s what hot in Manitoba. Discover your joie de vivre! February 16 to 25 Whittier...

10 unique date ideas in Manitoba that will totally impress your special someone 💕

While Winnipeg has been named one of Canada's most romantic cities , we'd argue that the province as a whole is a great place to fall in love. Here are 10 original date ideas in Manitoba that will totally impress the special someone in your life...😍 1. Relax into the Ganban-yoku experience   While you've likely heard of Winnipeg's amazing Thermea , Ten Spa or Riverstone Spa , Pocca Poca is a fairly new spa on the relaxation scene. This Japanese spa will impress as it's the first of its kind in Winnipeg and provides a spa experience not commonly had on...

8 amazing winter adventures to have in Riding Mountain National Park

Winter is transformative. A blanket of snow can make a place you think you know look completely new and different. While summer thinks it's got things covered as the season for national parks and outdoor adventure, winter is right there making a very good case for why it should be the reason you embark on adventure to Riding Mountain National Park while there is still snow on the ground.  With that in mind, here are eight amazing things you can experience in Riding Mountain this (or during any) winter.  1. Go winter camping When we say winter camping, we're not...

Hot this week February 5 to 11

Another new week and we’ve got another round of events right here waiting for you. There’s absolutely no need to find yourself anywhere else if you’re all about a good time. From wintry escapades to get you out and about, to soulful dining to get you warmed up for your next adventure, we encourage you to get out and enjoy everything Manitoba has to offer. Here’s what’s hot. Discover your joie de vivre! February 16 to 25 Whittier Park, Winnipeg Where else can you find indoor and outdoor kids activities, toe-tapping concerts, the best French-Canadian food, an...

Sure bet ways to win in Winnipeg

Make your next cross-border adventure to Winnipeg even more memorable with game of chance at one of the city's top gaming destinations. What's there to risk? Mostly a whole lot of fun.  Assiniboia Downs 3975 Portage Avenue West at the Perimeter Highway  The coming of spring brings the thundering of hooves at Assiniboia Downs . On a warm evening or sunny afternoon from May to September, the alfresco entertainment of live horse racing is exhilarating for all ages. Young ones gather trackside for an up-close view of the majestic thoroughbreds, while grandma...