Places to go

Not sure what you want to do?  Pick a place you’ve never been before, and everything else will fall in place. Whether you're visiting for the day, making us your destination or being a tourist in your own province, Eastern Manitoba can deliver the experiences you can expect.

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Eastman Tourism Regions





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Places to go

Alfred Hole Goose Sanctuary and Visitor Centre

When four orphaned goslings made their way into Alf Hole's life in 1939, the sanctuary's roots were established. Today, Alf's legacy is enjoyed by many park visitors. Inside the modernized interpretive building, displays present the history of the sanctuary, the biology of Canada geese and plenty of opportunities to view the geese up-close. Interpreters offer scheduled programs, activities and park information from spring to fall. Best times to visit are mid-May when goslings are present with their parents, and late August to Thanksgiving when hundreds of geese are staging for fall migration.


Originally founded as 'Free Port', Anola is home to a district museum featuring a smith shop and the municipality's first fire truck. Strong in Ukrainian history, the local dance troupe has performed at Folklorama.  Purchase honey from one of the many producers near the town.

Anola & District Museum

There’s a pioneer village, blacksmith shop, and visitors can see Springfield’s first ever fire truck. The museum is located one block south of Highway 15.

Île des Chênes

Due to area flooding, settlers searched for an area with high ground and abundant trees and named the town Île des Chênes which translates to “Island of the Oaks”.  The community is home to an annual baseball tournament, and features beautiful architecture in their Catholic Church.   

Bannock Point Petroforms

This site has many different boulder mosaics including turtle and snake figures.  For some Aboriginal people, the petroforms are sacred places where the spirits communicate with them.  If you find an offering, such as tobacco or cloth at the site, please do not disturb it or the rocks themselves.

Bird's Hill Provincial Park

Featuring hills and ridges formed by ancient glaciers, this 35 sq km/22 sq mi park has a lake, oak and aspen forests, native prairie wildflowers (including several species of rare orchids), deer, waterfowl and songbirds. Facilities include camping, swimming, picnic sites, a riding stable, a restaurant, beach, concession and a convenience store. There are 30 km/18.5 mi of trails for walking and cross-country skiing and a 7.2 km/4.5 mi paved bicycle and roller blading trails.  Interpretive programs are available on a year-round basis for groups of all ages. Every July the park hosts the Winnipeg Folk Festival.  


Bissett is an entry point to Nopiming Provincial Park. It is home to the San Antonio Gold Mine. Situated on Rice Lake, the town was named after the respected physician, surgeon and politician Edgar Douglas Richmond Bissett, a Member of Parliament from September 1926 until July 1930. Gold was discovered in the rural community in 1911 and was a steady industry for many years until closure of the mine in 1983. Bissett's population rises significantly during the summer when the lake cabins fill up. There are also 400 mine employees who stay in camps on the mine property during any given week.

Black River First Nation

Located along the banks of the scenic O'Hanley and Little Black Rivers, Black River First Nation population is 980 and the primary language used is Ojibwe. The Community has a window plant, water treatment facility, truss plant, health centre, Head Start Program and a general store/gas bar. The community is accessible year round by paved road.  The area is superb for boating, water skiing, swimming, fishing, hunting, photography, cross country skiing and snowmobiling. 


Focused rich in agriculture, Blumenort hosts many heritage sites within and around the community. 

Broken Beau Pioneer Village Museum

This pioneer village recreation showcases a log house, Edward Schreyer’s former home, school, store, rail station, blacksmith bell tower, and Ukrainian church.

Brokenhead Ojibway

The Brokenhead Ojibway Nation is a Treaty 1 Nation located northeast of the Winnipeg on Highway 59. The Brokenhead Ojibway Nation are a proud and thriving First Nation. They are focused on providing education and opportunities that can help assure a positive tomorrow for our youth, our families and our Elders.

Buffalo Point

Situated on the southern Lake of the Woods in Manitoba, at the end of Hwy 12 at the Canada/US border, The Buffalo Point peninsula is Mother Nature's postcard where gentle prairie meets the Canadian Shield.  Sandy beaches line the sparkling waters of Lake of the Woods and abundant wildlife populate this picture-perfect paradise.  Championship golf, world-class fishing with marina and cottages offer a visitor experience second to none.     

Chinos Bistro

Unique for South Eastern Manitoba is our Wood Fired Pizza and our passion for fresh! Made from scratch in house from the sauces and pizza dough to our desserts. We offer a warm and cozy atmosphere which in spring extends into the greenhouse (Sunshine) filled with colours and new growth and for the summer months we have an outdoor garden patio complete with fireplace. Where better to enjoy a glass of wine and artisan pizza or gelato! We invite you to make Steinbach your next trip and try Chinos at Sunshine Greenhouse because it is always ‘Worth the Trip’ to Steinbach.

Chryplywy Wilderness Park

This 25 hectare park in Beausejour features natural woodland, paved walking trails and seasonal cross country ski trails for the winter enthusiasts.

Cook's Creek

Cook's Creek is a community in the Rural Municipality of Springfield.  A post office was established there in 1873 on13-12-5E and later moved.  Location of the Ukrainian Catholic Church of the Immaculate Conception, constructed in stages beginning in 1930 and consecrated in 1952, is a multi-storey domed structure situated in the village of Cooks Creek in a complex that includes the Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes and a cemetery. The provincial heritage designation applies to the church and its large lot.  There is also another church, called St. Michael's and Sacred Heart in town which is on the same property as the Cooks Creek Heritage M [...]

Cook’s Creek Heritage Museum

Situated in the oldest settlement of Galician people in Western Canada, Cook's Creek Heritage Museum is housed in the old Roman Catholic Rectory of St.Michael's Parish in Cooks Creek, and was built in 1937. The early pioneers who settled in Cook's Creek were from Eastern Poland, Western Ukraine and other Eastern European Slavic countries. This Manitoba STAR attraction features folk art, pioneer aged homes, a church, blacksmith shop, costumes, a barn, and a candle house.  The museum offers an opportunity to bring back memories of the past and a chance for visitors to increase their love and knowledge of our Canadian history, which will b [...]

Cottage Country Co. & Painted Turtle Pottery

On the edge of the Boreal Forest, where the Canadian Shield meets the prairie and just north of the Winnipeg River, is a cozy shop specializing in the talents of locals and Canadian made products. Here you will find the best espresso and chocolates in the region and if you are feeling creative, come and create something in our ‘paint your own pottery’ art studio.


Cottage Country Interiors Inc.

Furniture store with all your decorating and interior needs including kitchens, flooring, blinds, home decor and in home consultations.  Casa Terra brand candles and soaps made on site.

Email:  Lisa Plischke

Crow Wing Trail

The Crow Wing Trail is the longest section of the Trans Canada Trail in Manitoba. At 191 km long it connects Emerson to Winnipeg through the municipalities of Emerson, Franklin, De Salaberry, St-Pierre-Jolys, Niverville,  Ritchot and the Roseau River First Nation.
The trail was initially established in the 1800’s as a route to transport goods to and from the Red River Settlement on the Red River and the Crow Wing Settlement on the Mississippi River. Today the trail has been revived as a recreational trail.
The Crow Wing Trail offers unlimited opportunities for nature lovers, birders, artists, historians, photographers, cyclists and expl [...]

Daylily Gardens

Beausejour Daylily Gardens, a two-acre display garden, has been recognized as the coldest American Hemerocallis Society (AHS) display garden on the planet. Read about the “Garden Angels” by visiting their website at or visit this beautiful outdoor treasure in person and take part in some of the great programs they offer throughout the summer.

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Nestled against the Whitemouth River, it is a favourite area for whitewater kayaking,canoeing and tubing.  Visit one of the local farms, famous for strawberries, raspberries and vegetable U-pick. Go for a walk down Main Street to the old Pool Hall and Residence, recognized as a historic place on the Canadian Register, and catch a glimpse of the home where bootleggers and draft dodgers hid from the law in underground tunnels that have been recently discovered.  Also home of Lidia Pajunen, the first mid-wife in Manitoba.

Enfant-Jésus Heritage Site

This Municipal Heritage Site in Richer features a Romanesque style church, century year old cemetery, artifact displays and guided tours. Located on the Dawson Road in Richer, it houses artifacts from the Dawson Trail days and the first settlers.

Falcon Beach Ranch

Falcon Beach Ranch is situated in the beautiful, rugged Whiteshell Provincial Park at Falcon Lake, Manitoba.  Guests will find a friendly ambiance awaiting them. The peaceful surroundings with a western setting are sure to please. Horseback riding, relaxing and enjoying the rustic simple beauty provide all of our visitors with fond memories and experiences.



Franklin Museum

Former Anglican church with Gothic drum ceiling that houses the largest fish caught in Manitoba. Located on Centennial Drive in Dominion City.


The village was named after William Garson who was the founder of the limestone quarry in the region during the early 1900s. Garson, along with the neighbouring community of Tyndall, has provided the famous fossil-filled Tyndall stone used to build the Parliament Buildings in Ottawa, the Manitoba Legislature and many other well-known buildings across Canada.  The longest running dimensional stone quarry is a spectacular sight.  While in Garson, visit the Garson Sportfishing Park that is open year-round and offers stocked fishing ponds as well as a bait and tackle shop.

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