In 1919, the city of Winnipeg had twenty millionaires! Winnipeg is home to the largest Aboriginal population in Canada. The Exchange District, the cultural heart of Winnipeg, is also home to the Manitoba Museum of Man and Nature, where displays on the Metis people, and farming life in the province are popular with adults and children alike. St. Boniface was established in 1818 with the arrival of two French-Canadian priests who built a modest chapel and residence, the humble beginnings from which arose this beautiful and extensive community. Provencher Boulevard is home to the Franco-Manitoban cultural center, as well as […]
Virden Manitoba, located west of Brandon, is home to Manitoba’s main oilfield. You can view the pump-jacks at work from the highway. The Souris Hillcrest Museum depicts the history of the Souris area, with settler artifacts and historical items. The Moncur Gallery in Boissevain displays Native American artifacts such as weapons and arrow-heads, proving that this region was inhabited as far back as 10,000 BC! The sand dunes in Spruce Woods Provincial Park can reach up to 30 m (98 ft) high. Riding Mountain National Park was home to a man named Grey Owl who lived in isolation, and raised […]
Get out of the Manitoba heat at Portage la Prairie‘s Splash Mountain, where several waterslides and a large pool will entertain the entire family! Explore the talent of the locals at the Pembina Hills Art Gallery in Morden, which features local artists. It is possible to rent a cabin or room, as well as a canoe, at Delta Marsh and explore this miraculous marshland in a peaceful, isolated setting.
Much of Northern Manitoba has only recently entered the Industrial Age. Take a historical day trip and travel from the first Hudson’s Bay Company trading post on the Churchill River to the second, just along the peninsula. Kwastichewan Falls is Manitoba’s highest waterfall. Flin Flon Manitoba, located just north of The Pas, is home to the Hudson’s Bay Copper Mine and Smelting Company. It got its name from Josiah Flintabbatey Flonatin, the protagonist of a novel that was found in the area by local nickel deposit discoverers.
Selkirk is home to Chuck the Channel Catfish, a 9 m (30 ft) fiberglass fish, which represents the humungous fish that inhabit the Red River. Gimli, according to Norse Mythology, means ‘home to the gods’.
Bring your hiking shoes or bicycle when visiting Victoria Beach, as all automobiles are banned in July and August. Residents park and walk, cycle or taxi to their summer homes. Check out the lagoon at Grand Beach Provincial Park, located just inland of the dunes. Pelicans and cranes feed here, and over a hundred species of birds frequent the park. Whiteshell Provincial Park is a major reserve for the endangered Canada Goose.