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Fall in Love with Eastern Manitoba's Trails

Fall is a magical time of year. The world around us begins slowing, the leaves glow with the beautiful reds and golds, the wildlife forage in abundance to ready themselves for the upcoming slumber. Our lives return to some level of normalcy this time of year. We are free from the hustle and bustle that summer brings along with it and we have yet to meet the demands of the cold winter chill and the holiday season. It's a peaceful time of year, a time to allow yourself some freedoms to enjoy life at a relaxed pace. That doesn't mean that we don't have plenty of things for you to discover and explore in Eastern Manitoba this fall, oh no, we are still hustling and bustling about, all-be-it at a slower pace.

During National Forest Week (September 23 to 29) we invite you to join us in our magical world of reds and golds by taking to the trails that run through our region. We promise a natural beauty that will take your breath away, wondrous wildlife viewing opportunities, and delightful stories to share with your friends and family for years to come. 


The Pinawa Trail 

The Pinawa Trail, a section of the Trans Canada Trail, stretches approximately 28 km from the Pinawa Dam to the Seven Sisters Generating Station. Immerse yourself in the breath-taking fall colours as this trail winds through grasslands, boreal forest, and granite ridges. Hike the entire trail, or enjoy small segments of it along the Ironwood Trail and the Alice Chambers Trail, where you can also cross the 650 ft Pinawa Suspension Bridge overlooking the Pinawa Channel.

Mantario Trail 

The Mantario trail is the longest Canadian Sheild Trail in Western Canada. The majority of this trail runs south to north along the Manitoba and Ontario border through the Whiteshell Provincial Park. The Mantario Trail is a whopping 63 km long, with demanding terrain that will take experienced backpackers three to five days to complete. There are 10 official campsites along the length of the trail to make your journey a little bit easier. If you are experienced enough to hit this trail, September is considered the best time to go. Not only will you see spectacular fall views, but the lower water levels, cooler temperatures, not to mention reduced bug count, will make your journey all the more spectacular.

Falcon Creek Trail

The Falcon Creek Trail, located in the Whiteshell Provincial Park, is a great family-friendly hike. Completing this trail is a breeze, with only 2 km to travel from start to finish. In addition to experiencing the great outdoors and the crisp fresh air of the fall, the Falcon Creek Trail provides fun activities that the whole family will enjoy, so don’t forget your pencils and chocolate-coated candy bars with caramel and nougat! We won’t tell you why you need the candy bar, you’ll have to hit the trail to find out why for yourselves.

Blue Water South Trail and Blueberry Rock 

The Blue Water South Trail, part of the Great Trail, is a 37 km trail the extends from the Pinawa Dam Provincial Heritage Park to Great Falls. This trail winds through the boreal forest, with rock outcroppings and black spruce providing ample opportunities for wildlife viewing. The Blueberry Rock hiking trail is a wonderful place for a day trip. Favored by many for the granite rock ridges and a lookout tower that provides a spectacular view of the Winnipeg River, Blueberry Rock also has picnic tables and firepits. Enjoy a relaxing fall day exploring the sights of Blueberry Rock amongst the splendid aura of fall.

Red River North Trail

The Red River North Trail winds through a few different regions of the province, including the Eastman. This trail spans approximately 401 km as it twists away from Winnipeg, through Selkirk, and enters the Eastman region as it heads north at Mars Sand Hills, past Gull Lake, through the East Beaches before heading south to wind through Powerview-Pine Falls and ending in McArthur Falls, where the Blue Water Trail begins. With its expanse through the province, this trail’s landscape changes with every twist. It also serves an important role in preserving access to the varied natural landscapes and connecting local communities.

Centennial Trail

The Centennial Trail runs through the Whiteshell Provincial Park. At approximately 16 km long, this is a stunning section of the Trans Canada Trail, the provides breathtaking views and plenty of opportunities to view wildlife. This section of the trail cuts through Pre-Cambrian Shield country following high granite ridges and low areas of deep boggy boreal forest. 

The North Whiteshell Trail

The North Whiteshell Trail is another section of the Trans Canada Trail that stretches from the dam at Seven Sisters Falls to Caddy Lake. This trail crosses through Natalie, Eleanor, Dorothy and Nutimik Lakes on the Winnipeg River, and Betula Lake, White Lake, Brereton Lake, and Rennie. There are many well-developed trails and campsites in the Whiteshell Provincial Park, that offer trail users natural wonders and daily necessities while exploring the natural beauty of this area. There are many fantastic points of interest along the way, including Bannock Rock Petroforms, many waterfalls, and wonderful wildlife viewing locations along the way.

Crow Wing Trail

The Crow Wing Trail is 191 km of trail that connects Emerson to Winnipeg. Not to fear though, there are plenty of access points along the way allowing you to travel the trail in shorter sections. This trail runs through the municipalities of Emerson, Franklin, Roseau River First Nations, De Salaberry, St. Pierre-Jolys, Niverville, and Richot. Originally established in the 1800’s as a route to transport goods to and from the Red River Settlement and the Crow Wing Settlement, you can walk the trails today enjoying the many great points of interest along the way including Mennonite Landing, Hespeler Park, St-Pierre-Jolys Museum, Senkiw Swinging Bridge, and more.

Eastman's Hot This Week September 16 to 23

With an abundance of Fall Suppers to choose from, the Eastern Manitoba Concert Association kicking off their year, a Nauture Detectives Series, one last summer market at Dawson Trail Museum you're bound to have a great week in the Eastman enjoying good food, music, and of course, friends.


Elma Fall Supper

September 22
Elma Community Club - Elma

The Elma Cheer team has been offered a wonderful opportunity to compete in the School Junior World Championships at Walt Diney World in Florida. This year, the Elma Fall Supper is dedicated to raising funds for them! There will be an endless supply of delicious courses for you to enjoy, as well as tantalizing desserts to fill you up even more. To top it off there will be a live auctioneer who will auction off beautiful desserts that have been kindly donated for you to enjoy at your table, or take home if you wish to enjoy later!

Mark Humphries Orchestra

September 22
Pinawa Community Centre - Pinawa

Join us in the community of Pinawa as the Eastern Manitoba Concert Association presents Mark Humphries Orchestra, 40's era swing music in big band style. If you love horns, this is the band to hear.

Sprague GospelFest

September 22
Sprague

Come one, come all to worship in the sunshine at the Sprague GospelFest! To praise God through music, both christian and Muslim performers. All are welcomed to this LIVE outdoor event! This is a opportunity for all kinds of performers to come showcase there music and stories! Bring your CD's, business cards and make more contact with new fans. We will be passing around the hat for all performers! There will be a 50/50 Draw! Also, plans of a Silent Auction and games for kids as this is a family event. But will have adult beverages as well! The scenery will be beautiful that time of year. Can't wait to hear the amazing local prairie talent!

Blue Flame Grid Ceremony

September 22
Lorette

Trained Global Light Workers, Sound Healers and Community Drum Keepers conduct The Blue Flame Planetary Grid Ceremony on every September Equinox day along 64 Planetary Grid Points to activate the “chi” of the Planetary Grid, recharging and renewing the earth’s song lines with the sacred Blue Flame of Truth, Transparency, Divine Will and Renewal. Through the potent Blue Flame Prayer, fire ceremony, the power of intention, drumming and the ancient solfeggio music, we activate the luminous Blue Web of Mother Earth to assist in healing of all lands, water and air as well as bring humanity back into resonance and harmony with the Dream of Mother Earth, the Cosmic Tone of Oneness and our own Divine Nature.

Trained grid point leader for this ceremony is: Linda Gjorlihagen, we will work with all 64 grid points, but grid point 62 - The south pole is our special anchoring point!

The ceremony this year will last 6 hrs. PARTICIPANTS MUST COMMIT TO STAYING FOR THE WHOLE CEREMONY, NO LATE ARRIVALS ! There will be breaks, as well as a longer time allowed for messages to be recorded. This would not a place for children or pets. Please bring warm clothes, blanket, water, food, chair, drum, rattle....anything you need to be comfortable on a Fall Equinox afternoon doing energy work outside in Manitoba! You may bring sacred objects to be blessed during the ceremony and there will be opportunities for participants to "shed the old" in the fire.

More Eastern Manitoba Greatness

You don't have to be a local to take part in one of these great community events. Stop on in, try something new, and make some great friends!

September 19 - Nature Detectives - Birds Hill Provincial Park

September 20 - Animal Blood Donor Clinic - Oakbank

September 20 - Happy Hours Seniors Club Lunch - Whitemouth

September 23 - Dawson Trail Museum Summer Market - Richer

 

Don't forget it's Fall Supper Season! Find one near you with our handy Fall Supper Guide!

Find more great events happening in the Eastman on our Facebook Calendar!

Get featured in Eastman's Hot This Week! Let us know about your event and we'll help you promote it in a variety of ways.

 

Get Lost in Adventure at these Eastern Manitoba Corn Mazes

Lose yourself in hours of fun in one, or all three, of the great corn mazes available in Eastern Manitoba. Each of these locations provides a full day of activities to take part in, along with never-ending laughter, delight, and smiles from everyone in the family.


A Maze in Corn - Saint Adolphe

For a day of heart-stopping adventures, head on out to A Maze in Corn. First, take in the challenge of getting through the Amazing corn maze, then set your sights a little higher and grab a bird’s eye view on the only Zip Line Adventure in Eastern Manitoba. Zip through the trees, down the ravine, climb a rope bridge and race a friend on the dual racing line! Of course, if you’re looking for a calm day with the kids, you can take in the petting zoo, hayrides, pony rides, and more! 

No matter what type of adventure seeker you are, Amaze in Corn is one fun-filled day of family fun!

Blatz Fun Farm and Corn Maze – Steinbach

Get ready for a full day of fun and family adventure at Blatz Fun Farm and Corn Maze! Spend hours getting lost in the corn maze, and then enjoy the games room with air hockey tables, basketball shootout, and a foosball table, take in a round of indoor mini golf on the 9-hole course the whole family will love, take a stroll through the and stifle your giggles as you make your way through the Fun House Mirrors room, get lost again as you tackle one, or all three of the indoor mazes, play on the outdoor play structure, check out the animal farm with bunnies, chickens and ducks, or test your skills on the Corn Cannon Go-Kart course. 

No matter what you do at Blatz Fun Farm and Corn Maze, you’re bound to have an amazing day with your family and friends!

Deer Meadow Farms – RM of Springfield

Known for their creative corn maze designs that have garnered worldwide social media attention, Deer Meadow Farms always delivers a fresh, unique and challenging maze. This year’s theme is a continuation of the #WPGWhiteout celebrations will certainly live up to expectations, featuring a map of Winnipeg, the team slogans, fan chants, Connor Hellebuyk, and the new Jets logo. You’ll want to plan on a full day as there are a ton of great activities to do. Once you’ve made it through the maze, be sure to stop in and pet some animals at the petting farm, take a wagon train ride, check out the pumpkin patch, climb the bale pyramid, and so much more.

This corn maze is not only a great way to spend time with family, but a great way to gear up for the 2018/2019 hockey season GO JETS GO!

Eastman's Hot This Week September 10 to 16

We may have started moving our adventures indoors, but there is still plenty to do and see in Eastern Manitoba. This week you can take in the sweet and edgy vocal of Juno Nominee Romi Mayes, or learn to Salsa, find the perfect perennials and get your gardening done, enjoy some quiet craft time with your friends and so much more!


Romi Mayes Live

September 14
South Moon Studio - East Braintree

If you haven't heard Romi Mayes' music yet, it's time you do. Hailing from the prairies of Canada, Mayes is one of the hardest working independent musicians touring the globe today. Devil On Both Shoulders', her 6th full-length release, is another testament to why Romi Mayes’ past albums have garnered three Western Canadian Music Awards for Songwriter of the Year, two Western Canadian Music Awards for Album of The Year, a Juno nomination for Album of the Year, and various Canadian Music Award nominations. Mayes is known for her powerful lyrical ability that gives life to the words she sings. Her insightful sweet and edgy vocals paint pictures of heart on her sleeve sincerity and a road well traveled. The talented players that surround her are another confirmation of how her honest abilities draw the best of the best toward her authentic brand of roots music. She has relentlessly toured Canada, US, Europe, UK, and has shared the stage with the likes of Levon Helm, Derek Trucks, Ricky Skaggs, Jim Cuddy, Gordie Johnson, Guy Clark, Sue Foley, Fred Eaglesmith, Corb Lund, Blackie, and The Rodeo Kings, and many more.

Learn to Salsa

September 14
Flow Wellness - Winnipeg Beach

You see it in the movies and on t.v. and think to yourself, wouldn't it be neat if I could do that . . . well here's your chance to Learn to Salsa. No previous experience is necessary and you don't even need a partner to participate in this class. 

Fall Surplus Plant Sale

September 15
Daylily Display Gardens - Beausejour

Forget gardening in the spring, start your garden this fall with the Fall Surplus Plant Sale featuring hardy perennials at affordable prices. 

Free Movie Night Under the Stars

September 15
Winston's General Store - Richer

Bring your own lawn chair, blanket, bug spray, friends and family to free outdoor movie night at Winston's General Store. Jurassic World Fallen Kingdon starts at 9:00 PM.

Star Gazing Party

September 15
Weston Family Tall Grass Prairie Interpretive Centre - Stuartburn

Join the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada and the NCC to enjoy the night skies and learn about the cosmos from the experts at this Star Gazing Party

More Eastern Manitoba Greatness

You don't have to be a local to take part in one of these great community events. Stop on in, try something new, and make some great friends!

September 13 - Preseason Skate Rink Opening - Oakbank

September 14 - Mason Jar String Art - Beausejour

September 15 - Swamp Donkey Adventure Race - Falcon Lake

September 15 - Springfield Share-a-Thon - Anola

September 15 - Craft N' Coffee 'Upcycling is a Hoot' - Beausejour

September 16 - Pancake and Strawberry Bruch - Emerson

September 16 - Touch a Truck Fundraiser - Dugald 

September 16 - Book Launch with Ann Brough - Victoria Beach

September 16 - Open House at Moon Gate Guest House - Whitemouth

Don't forget it's Fall Supper Season! Find one near you with our handy Fall Supper Guide!

Find more great events happening in the Eastman on our Facebook Calendar!

Get featured in Eastman's Hot This Week! Let us know about your event and we'll help you promote it in a variety of ways.

Pull up a Chair at One of These Eastman Fall Suppers

Close your eyes and envision a banquet feast fit for a King. The tables are lined with turkey and stuffing, meatballs and gravy, biscuits and homemade cranberry sauce, freshly harvested vegetables, hand pinched perogies, mounds of mashed potatoes and prize-winning cakes and pies for dessert. The smells linger together and make your mouth water, while a community comes together and fills your heart with laughter and cheer. It sounds amazing, doesn’t it?

This is the scene happening in communities across Eastern Manitoba as we begin gathering for Fall Suppers. Communities open their doors and their hearts, welcoming residents and visitors to join them at the community table for good food, and even better company.

We’ve put together a list of Fall Suppers happening now until late November. So close your eyes, scroll the list and randomly pick a community or two to visit.

Seven Sisters Falls Harvest Party

Date: September 8
Location: Seven Sister Falls Community Centre
Time: doors open @ 3:00 Supper @ 6:00
Cost: Adults $15.00 Kids $5.00
Menu: including sauerkraut and sausage, ham, meatballs, fresh buns, fridge pickles, an assortment of salads, roasted beets, fresh veggies, and a variety of delicious dessert! The perfect meal including vegan and gluten-free options! 

There will also be a live band, “the Staggering Haggards”, a pickle contest and largest veggie contest, a silent auction, and the one of a kind, rarely seen chicken poop 50/50! Plus tons of family fun games, activities and crafts including pumpkin bowling, henna body art and face painting. 

La Broquerie Fall Supper

Dates: September 9, 2018
Location: Arena; 22 rue Aréna La Broquerie, MB
Times: From: 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Cost:13 and over - $15.00, ages 6 to 12 - $5.00, ages 5 and under are free
Contact:204-424-5153 Tickets available at the door only

Pansy Fall Supper

Dates: September 9, 2018
Location: Pansy Hall
Times 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Cost:$17.00 adults, $8.00 (Children 7-12), 6 and under free
Contact: Olga Bezditny/Leanne Germain 204-434-6080 Ticket available at the door only.

Lac du Bonnet Regional Library Fall Supper

Dates: September 15, 2018
Location: Royal Canadian Legion Hall; 45 McArthur Avenue Lac du Bonnet, MB
Times: Two Sittings: 5:00 PM & 6:30 PM
Cost: $15.00 Adults and $7.00 12 and under
Menu: delicious buffet-style menu includes turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberry sauce, cabbage rolls, meatballs, turnips, carrots, coleslaw, delicious pies and more!
Contact: Sandy Nitzsche 204-345-2653
Website: Visit Website

Woodridge Fall Supper

Dates: September 15, 2018
Location: Community Hall; 69 Denis Street Woodridge, MB
Times: 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Cost: Adult - $15.00, Children (6-11) - $6.00, Children under 5 free
Contact:(204) 429-3132 Tickets available at the door only

Richer Fall Supper

Dates: September 16, 2018
Location: Young at Heart Hall 22 Dawson Road West Richer, MB
Times: 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Cost:Adults - $15.00, Children (6-12) - $7.00, 5 and Under Free
Menu: feast includes: Roast Beef, Italian meatballs/gravy, Baked potatoes/rice, Vegetables, Variety of Salads, Dessert - Autumn Cakes.
Phone: 204-422-9369 Tickets at the door only
Website: Visit Website

Landmark Fall Supper

Dates: September 21, 2018
Location: Heartland Community Church; 333 Main Street Landmark, MB
Times: 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Cost:Adults - $10.00/plate, Ages 4 - 11: $5.00/plate, 3 & Under are Free

Zhoda Fall Supper

Dates: October 21, 2018
Location: Zhoda Community Hall; Corner of Rd 16N and Balla Road (Rd 43E) Zhoda, MB
Times: 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Cost: $15.00 for 13 and over, $7.00 for children 6-12, 5 and under free
Contact: Denise 204-392-3714

Elma Fall Supper 

Date: September 22
Location: Elma Community Club
Time: doors open @ 5:30 Supper @ 6:00
Cost: $20 -Adults kids 9-12 is $15.00. Under 8 is free.
Menu: Turkey, stuffing, Meatballs, Cabbage rolls, perogies, potatoes, veggies, different salads, seasonal desserts
In support of the Whitemouth Cheerleading Team heading to World Junior Championships in Florida, February 2019
Contact: Mary-Anne Komadowski 204-348-3705 or 204-340-6991
 
There will be an auctioneer on-site auctioning off donated desserts for our dessert auction, (completely separate from the desserts offered with the meal) there will be a 50/50 draw as well!

Senior Scene Fall Supper

Date: September 22
Location: East Beaches Senior Scene, 3 Ateah Road
Time: sittings at 5:00 and 7:00
Cost: Adults $20; children 10 & under Free
Contact: Tammy at 204-756 -6468

Dominion City Fall Supper

Dates: September 23, 2018
Location: Community Hall, 31 McKercher Street Dominion City, MB
Times: 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Menu: Turkey, Ham, Meatballs, Stuffing, Mashed potatoes, Salads and Home Made Pies
In Support of: the Dominion City Curling Club and Skating Rink
Contact: 204-427-2557 but tickets are available at the door only.

Friendensfeld Fall Dinner

Date: September 23
Location: Friedensfeld, 3 miles south of Steinbach
Time: Noon - 2:00pm
Cost: Adults $17.50, Children 6-12 $8.00, Under 6 - Free
Menu: Fabulous Friedensfeld Chicken, Meatballs, Cabbage Rolls, Perogies, Coleslaw, Salads, Veggies and Pies; Chocolate, Coconut Cream, Lemon and Pumpkin Pie
Organized by: Friedensfeld Community Centre Inc.
Contact: Charlene Freund – call or text 204-381-1835

Otterburne Fall Supper

Dates: September 23, 2018
Location: Curling Club; 62 Grant Street Otterburne, MB
Times: 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Cost:Adults - $14.00, Children (5 - 10) - $7.00, Children 4 & under Free.
Menu: With everything from turkey, ham, meat pies, stuffing, mashed potatoes, salads, cukes, tomatoes to pickles and to top it off, assorted desserts and pies, all home-made.
Contact: Madeleine 204-433-7133

Vita Fall Supper

Dates: September 23, 2018
Location: Vita Bible Church 400 Hwy 201 Vita, MB
Times: 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Cost: Adults - $12.00, Children - $6.00

BBQ Pulled Pork Fall Supper and Dance

Dates: September 29, 2018
Location: 37011 PR 206, Randolph, MB
Times: 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Admission: Adults $25.00 Kids 8-13 $12.00 7 & Under Free
Phone:(204) 371-2839
Website: Visit Website 
Contact: text/call 204-371-2839

Grand Marais Fall Supper

Dates: September 29, 2018
Location: Recreation Centre, 90 Matilda Avenue Grand Marais, MB
Times: Two Sittings: 4:00 PM & 6:00 PM

Great Falls Fall Supper

Dates: September 29, 2018
Location: Great Falls Community Hall, 119 Carter Crescent Great Falls, MB
Times: Starting: 5:30 PM
Admission: Adults - $20.00, Children (4 - 12) - $7.50, Children (3 and under) Free
Menu: traditional turkey dinner including mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy, vegetables, meatballs, pierogies, coleslaw, buns and to top it off, dessert.
Contact: Great Falls Hall 204-367-2998

Annual Fall Supper of the Parish of Sainte-Anne-des-Chênes

Date: September 30, 2018
Location: Ste. Anne Collegiate; 197 St. Alphonse Ste. Anne, MB
Time: 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Cost: 13 and over: $15.00; from 5 to 12: $5.00; 4 and under: free.
Contact:(204) 422-6210

Souper d’automne Ste. Agathe Fall Supper

Date: September 30
Location: Centre culturel & communautaire de Ste. Agathe
Time: 4:00 -7:00pm
Cost:  Adults $15.00; Children ages 6 to 12 $7.00; Children ages 5 & under Free
Menu: Roast Turkey, Ham, Meatballs & gravy, Stuffing, Mashed potatoes, Veggies, Coleslaw, Dinner bun, Variety of desserts, Wine available
Special activities taking place: We also offer take-out service

Cooks Creek Fall Supper

Dates: September 30, 2018
Location: Immaculate Conception Church; Hwy. 212 (Cooks Creek Rd.) and Zora Rd. Cooks Creek, MB
Times: Sittings: 12:30 PM, 2:00 PM and 4:00 PM
Contact: 204-224-3104
Ste. Genevieve Fall Supper
Dates: September 30, 2018
Location: Community Hall, 84 Saltel st. Ste. Genevieve
Times: 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Cost: Adults - $15.00, Children (5-12) $7.00, Children 4 & Under are Free
Menu: A mouth watering meal serving turkey, ham, meatballs, roasted potatoes, veggies and desserts.
Contact:(204) 232-7304

Rosa Fall Supper & Dance

Dates: October 6, 2018
Location: Shevchenko Ukrainian Hall
Times: Supper served from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM, Dance to follow
Cost: Adults - $22.00, Ages 6 to 12 - $10.00, 5 and under free
Contact: (204) 427-3102

Ile Des Chenes Fall Supper

Date: October 14
Location: Trans Canada Centre – Ile Des Chene 
Time: 3 pm - 7 pm
Cost: Adults $14, Seniors $12, Children (4-10) $5
Menu: Turkey, meat balls, perogies, stuffing, mashed potatoes, salad, buns, dessert and coffee and tea
Special activities taking place:
Organized by Seine River Minor Ball
Contact: Claire 204-818-0415

Piney Fall Supper

Dates: October 20, 2018
Location: Community Centre
Times: 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Menu: Roast Beef/Horseradish, Perogies/Cream Sauce, Cabbage Rolls, BBQ & Gravy Meatballs, Turnips, Carrots, Baked Beans, Mashed Potatoes, Homemade Dinner Buns, Salads and a Variety of Home Baked Desserts.
Contact: (204) 423-2332

Eastman's Hot This Week September 3 to 9

Summer has come and gone and we hope that you enjoyed the entire season, no matter where you were! The leaves are already turning and the kiddos are heading off to school in just a few short days. As the weekends once again become our time to relax and rejuvenate and spend time with our families, we invite you to discover how your heart beats in the cool, crisp air of Eastern Manitoba. 


Le Burger Week

September 1 - 7
Various - Various

Don't miss out on this unique event as Eastman's Famous Spicy Radish Cafe travels around to various communities in our region to serve up the mason jar burger during Le Burger Week. Don't miss them when they come to a town near you - Rennie, Dugald, Elma, Whitemouth!

The Double B Agricultural Festival

September 7 - 9
CPTC Grounds - Beausejour

The Double B Agricultural Festival (formerly the "Double B Rodeo and Country Fair") is the premiere summer event in the Beausejour Brokenhead area. The sanctioned Semipro rodeo along with the Manitoba High School Rodeo provide fans with excitement all weekend in September. Along with the ag displays, antique tractors, petting zoo, parade, and fireworks this weekend is full of events for all ages. 2018 is the 25th Anniversary of the Double B.

Prairie Love Festival

September 7 - 9
Birds Hill Provincial Park - Birds Hill

Yoga. Wellness. Nature. Community. This is the Prairie Love Festival. Join the fifth annual celebration of the land of big skies + big hearts is coming to the heart of the country with 80+ yoga, movement, meditation, and creative workshops, music, and connection. Attendees can customize their activity schedule based on ability, intention, and feeling.

SSFCC Fall Supper Harvest Party

September 8
SSF Community Centre - Seven Sister Falls

This Fall Supper is one good time as the community comes together to create one fabulous meal for you to enjoy picnic style! On top of a great meal, you and your family will enjoy games, contests, prizes and so much more! 

Zhoda Moto-X

September 9
Zhoda International Raceway - Zhoda

If you enjoy sports, noise, competition and food trucks, there is no better place to head out for the day than to the Zhoda Moto-X. Pack up your family and take in some great racing this weekend!

More Eastern Manitoba Greatness

You don't have to be a local to take part in one of these great community events. Stop on in, try something new, and make some great friends!

September 4 - Casting Call for Pinawa Players - Pinawa

September 5 - LdB Fall Registration - Lac du Bonnet

September 8 - Red River Valley Palliative Care 18th Annual Butterfly Tournament - Emerson

Find more great events happening in the Eastman on our Facebook Calendar!

Get featured in Eastman's Hot This Week! Let us know about your event and we'll help you promote it in a variety of ways.

3 Great Trails to Explore by ATV this Fall in Eastern Manitoba

The Eastern Manitoba wilderness, with its abundance of wildlife and natural beauty, is a key attraction for today's ATV riders. Eastern Manitoba ATV associations are working hard to create an ATV culture that respects the land and promotes safe, responsible and family oriented ATV riding.

To experience and explore the beauty and thrills of an ATV adventure, try one of these three Eastman Trails. You will have the privilege of riding with a respectful group of ATV'ers who will ensure your guidance and safe return.

Sunrise Corner

With hundreds of kilometres of designated and maintained trails through Woodridge Provincial Park, Sandilands Provincial Forrest, heading out to Sunrise Corner is an absolute must for ATV Riders this fall. Experience the thrill of adventure for hours while exploring the wilderness in this corner of our province.

Sunrise Corner has two amazing trails for you to enjoy and 5 great communities that offer everything else from lodging to great places to eat and fuel, or just relax by taking in the sites for a couple of days.

Little Big Foot Trail

Location: Woodridge Manitoba in Woodridge Provincial Park
Staging Area: Main Market Road 
Length: 75 Km loop
Difficulty: Moderate
Time to Complete: 4.5 hours
Maintained by Woodridge ATV Sandhogs

Eastman ATV Trail

Location: Hadishville, Manitoba in the Sandilands Provincial Forrest
Staging Area: Dawson Road 
Length: 56 Km loop
Difficulty: Moderate
Time to Complete: 3.5 hours
Maintained by Eastman ATV Association 

Belair

Enjoy a wonderful assortment of trails throughout the area.  This region captures a wide array of picturesque trails in the beautiful Belair Forest and access to the outstanding east beaches area and includes endless sandy forest trails and some former rail line corridors.  The region is also known for its many world-class beaches and Provincial Parks in the including Victoria Beach, Hillside Beach, Albert Beach, Lester Beach and Grand Beach.  

North Star Tail

Location: Stead, Manitoba in the Belair Provincial Forrest
Staging Area: PR 304 and Rd 44E
Length: 56 Km loop
Length: 40 Km
Difficulty: Easy
Time to Complete: 2.5 hours
Maintained by: Belair ATV Club 

Eastman's Hot This Week August 27 to September 2

Wow, how time flies when you're having fun in Eastern Manitoba! It's hard to believe that this is the last week of summer vacations and holidays :( We hope that you've enjoyed your summer and that you'll take advantage of the little time left to head on out to some great events happening this week in Eastern Manitoba! 


Mosaics in the Park

August 28 to 31
CO-OP Community Trail - Whitemouth

If you've ever wanted to contribute to a community masterpiece, now is your chance. From August 28 to August 31, join Mosaic Artist Ursula Neufeld and to help construct a new meeting spot along the Co-op Community Trail in Whitemouth at Mosaics in the Park. Drop in any time between 11:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. between the WRA Baseball Diamonds and the Whitemouth School Track. This an open project and no skills or experience are necessary! 

4P Festival

August 30 to September 3
Various - Powerview-Pine Falls

Nobody celebrates the 4P's like Powerview-Pine Falls! Get on out and join in as multiple communities come together to celebrate Paper, Power, Peas, and Pickerel. Over the weekend you will find a free community BBQ and Pea Soup competition; chainsaw carving demonstrations, socials, show and shine, kids zone, beer gardens, a talent show, a family fishing derby, fish fry, legion dinner . . . but wait there's more . . . slo-pitch tournament, 4 on 4 road hockey, gospel tent, fireworks, a meat draw, food vendors, parade, pea soup and bannock, Lego sculpture competition, live entertainment and, believe it or not, even more community greatness. This festival is so big, there's a guidebook - but you can find out everything you need to know by visiting them online at the 4P Festival

Battle Beyond the Border II

September 1 to 3
Emerson

Get your team together and head out to Emerson to test your skills at Battle Beyond the Border II. Test your battle skills by competing in the archery competition, thrown weapon competitions, Battlegames, and more. 

Lac du Bonnet Heritage Day

September 1 
Lac du Bonnet & District Museum - Lac du Bonnet

Lac du Bonnet & District Historical Society 's Annual Heritage Day celebration. A community family based event celebrating our Lac du Bonnet and District history. Indigenous peoples of the Americas, or first peoples, along with 26 plus nationalities through the years melded to form the village and RM of Lac du Bonnet. Heritage day at the museum celebrates and showcases our heritage. Museum Exhibits, Pioneer Demonstrations, Song, Dance, Children Activities, Vintage Cars, Outdoor Market and so much more.

Drawing from the Past

September 1 
Pioneer Village Museum - Beausejour

Join Lori Zebiere at the Pioneer Village Museum, rain or shine, for a sketching session - Drawing from the Past. So much to be inspired by and choose from! If the weather is nice we can sketch the prairie town architecture, farm machinery and vehicles outdoors; if not so nice we can move indoors to one of the various buildings and draw objects from the museum’s extensive collection! Photographers also welcomed!! 

Gardenton Fall Supper

September 2
Gardenton Park and Museum - Museum

Get your taste buds ready for fall suppers! Gardenton is kicking off the season of delicious home-cooked meals with their finest, home-made Ukrainian cuisine at the Garendton Fall Supper!

More Eastern Manitoba Greatness

You don't have to be a local to take part in one of these great community events. Stop on in, try something new, and make some great friends!

August 30 - Critter Dipping at Kingfisher Lake - Birds Hill Provincial Park

August 30 - Seniors Games - Whitemouth

August 31 - Thousand Dollar Truck Live - South Beach Casino 

August 31 - Bears in our Parks Amphitheatre Presentation - Birds Hill Provincial Park

September 1 - Guided Night Tour - Grand Beach Provincial Park

September 1 - Coyote's Adventure Campfire Talk - Birds Hill Provincial Park

September 2 - Manitoba's Cats Amphitheatre Presentation - Birds Hill Provincial Park

 

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Eastman's Hot This Week August 20 to 26

The lazy days of summer are slowly coming to end. With a few weeks left of summer to enjoy we hope that you'll find great adventures in the Eastman. This week, we've got some lively options to choose from. The first Harvest Festival is this weekend, or perhaps a horse show or street hockey tournament is more your style. Plus we've got tons of great activities coming to end an end soon, so if you haven't been out paddling in Whitemouth or haven't been arting in Pinawa, or attended one of the great educational talks at our local provincial parks . . . you'd better hurry and squeeze them into your schedule! 


Tolstoi & Area Harvest Festival

August 25
Various Locations - Tolstoi

Get ready for an action-packed day at the Tolstoi & Area Harvest Festival! Kick it all off with a Pancake Breakfast then head off to participate in the Family Slo-Pitch Tournament, walking tours of Tolstoi, Children's Activities with games, petting zoo, face painting and more; try your luck at the Horseshoe Tournament; enjoy live music and cold refreshments, learn how to make perogies, enjoy the classic car shoe, stop for a quick dinner Perogies and Sausage, and then dance the night away at the evening social featuring the band, Cold Hard Cash. 

St Malo Street Bash

August 25
Various Locations - St Malo

Hockey enthusiasts everywhere should head on out to the St Malo Street Bash! Start your day by fueling up at the pancake breakfast, then register your street hockey team and compete in the tournament! Spectators are welcomed to watch the games or participate in tons of other great activities like the Kid Craft Tent and Activity area, Slapshot Radar, an outdoor social, teen zone, petting farm, beer gardens and entertainment, and more! 

14th Annual Sundown Gymkhana

August 25 - 26
Sundown Road - Sundown

Everyone is welcome to enjoy or participate in the 14th Annual Sundown Gymkhana, a fun country horse show! Corral your family and head on out to Sundown to watch the horse show, enjoy a perogy supper and live entertainment, free camping and more!

Fiesta

August 25
Grand Pines Golf Course - Traverse Bay

Get ready to party Fiesta Style at this great event hosted by Grand Pines Golf Course! Come in your best costume, listen and dance to the Latin sounds, take a swing at the piñatas and try a variety of Margarita. 
Featuring an authentic Taco Bar, serving Enchiladas y mucho mas! Costume Prizes for tacky resort tourist, best-dressed cliche, “I’m with the Band”, “Hola? I thought it was Aloha! - and others...

Heritage Day

August 25
Grand Pines Golf Course - Traverse Bay

Celebrate Cooks Creek Heritage Museum's 50th anniversary at the annual Heritage Day! Head on out for a fun-filled day with performances by local musicians and dancers, pioneer activities, food, vendors, and games and crafts for all ages. The event will be on Sunday, August 26th, from 12-5 pm, and all proceeds from the event go towards the maintenance of the museum.

More Eastern Manitoba Greatness

You don't have to be a local to take part in one of these great community events. Stop on in, try something new, and make some great friends!

August 23 - Puppet Shows - Birds Hill Provincial Park

August 23 - Seniors Games - Whitemouth

August 23 - Bannock Point Petroforms Guided Tour - Whiteshell Provincial Park

August 23 - Paddle Club - Whitemouth

August 23 - Lac du Bonnet Night Market - Lac du Bonnet

August 24 - Wolf Howl - Whiteshell Provincial Park

August 24 - Buzzy Like a Bee - Campfire Talk - Birds Hill Provincial Park

August 24 - Outdoor Movie Night: The Incredibles - Whitemouth

August 25 - Cohen Sieg Live - Lac du Bonnet

August 25 - Arting Around the Gallery - Pinawa

August 25 - Plight of the Piping Plover - Amphitheatre Presentation - Grand Beach Provincial Park

August 25 - Swat it or Save it? Amphitheatre Presentation - Birds Hill Provincial Park

August 25 - 2018 Winnipeg Stroll for Liver - St. Adolphe

August 26 - Bike the Esker: Guided Bike Rides - Birds Hill Provincial Park

August 26 - Boreal Birding: Ancient Beached Trail Guided Hike - Grand Beach Provincial Park

 

 

 

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Find Your Eastman Adventure by Car, Boat, or Bike

Discover routes, trails, and rivers that will provide you and your family with hours of fun. Discover new amazing routes to take along Eastman’s roads, rivers and trails that are perfect for hiking, cycling and cruising with the top down or the windows wide open. This adventure is carefully mapped out providing you with tons of information on where to stop along the way for shopping and food, sightseeing and whatever your heart desires.

 

Drive Yourself Wild in Eastman!

Pack a bag, fuel up your car or motorcycle and hit the road to one of our friendly Manitoba communities. Discover our back-road villages and towns and explore somewhere that you haven’t been before. There are many options to fill your bucket list and must-dos include golf, horseback riding, hiking, river tubing and wildlife viewing.

Eastern Manitoba communities have wide open arms and highways for you to explore and offers endless outdoor enjoyment. Our historic highways wind their way through 22 Provincial parks and forests so don’t forget your park pass if you plan to stop and smell the flowers along the way.

 

Paddle Your Way to Adventure!

Paddle a little or paddle a lot. Eastern Manitoba has hundreds of quiet lakes and gentle channels as well as thousands of kilometres of wild, remote and not so remote white-water rivers and waterways, completely devoid of motorized craft. One can paddle on a multi-day river such as the stunning pool-and-drop Bloodvein River, designated a Canadian Heritage River or the Manigotagan River, more accessible but equally as challenging. The scenic Pinawa Channel to Pinawa Dam Provincial Park is a gorgeous place to end a paddle as the sun sets, then explore the concrete ruins of a dam not used in more than half a century. Other day options include a paddle on the Roseau River located along the US/Canada border and the Whitemouth River which spills into the Winnipeg River. These rivers have been mapped out for entry/exit points. Other paddle routes that are accessible are the Brokenhead River and Maskwa River.

 

Bike or Hike . . . the Trails Await!

Whether by cycle or on foot, pedal your bike or wander through the Boreal Forest, Canadian Shield, pass stunning waterways and prairie pastures. All those who wander are not lost, just follow the trails listed here and discover Eastern Manitoba’s abundant flora and fauna.

Eastman Tourism is here to help you plan your perfect adventure. Pick up our Drive, Paddle, Cycle guide at your local Municipal Office, or from one of our partner locations. We can also mail you a copy, all you have to do is give us a call or shoot us an email.

 

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