Travel Manitoba Introduces the World to the Wonders of Canada
From walking amongst polar bears to kayaking and swimming alongside hundreds of beluga whales, a trip to Manitoba is full of breathtaking surprises. Considered one of the best places in the world to see the Aurora Borealis, Northern Manitoba offers pristine wilderness and 100,000 lakes that attract fishing enthusiasts year round.
Winnipeg, the province’s capital city, boasts impressive visual and performing arts and a must-see human rights museum. Cultural festivals abound, featuring everything from music and food to the province’s Icelandic heritage. Interested Canadians and tourists can visit the Travel Manitoba event page for a full list of upcoming festivals and activities.
Winter in Manitoba
Winter in Manitoba attracts tens of thousands of visitors from around the world. In addition to ice fishing, the province boasts unparalleled opportunities for snowmobiling, skiing, and ice skating (complete with an architectural competition to design unique warming huts). “We are of the opinion that nobody does winter better than Winnipeggers,” stated Travel Manitoba President and CEO Colin Ferguson. “We know how to celebrate winters. We have a number of winter attractions and festivals to get people out of their homes and off the couch.”
Celebrating 150 Years
As Canada celebrates its 150th year, Winnipeg is proud to host the 50th anniversary of the Canada Summer Games. Celebrating sports, culture, and diversity, Manitoba welcomes visitors from around the country to this thriving province.
“From a heritage and a cultural perspective, the 150th anniversary of Confederation is an opportunity for Canadians to come together and celebrate what makes our country so unique and special,” concluded Mr. Ferguson. “It is certainly showcased here in the province of Manitoba—the diversity and cultures that make Winnipeg and Manitoba so unique. We celebrate all of those backgrounds and distinct cultures and we celebrate them with pride.”