Things to do

What do you love to do?  The five regions that make up Eastern Manitoba all possess characteristics like no other place in the province.  With its scenic waterways, rare wildlife and rich history, it is a part of the province you should not miss on your visit to Manitoba.  From the pristine rivers and lakes in the north to the family fun festivals in the south.  There’s so much to love in Eastern Manitoba.

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Things to do

Actif Epica

Every February, set against the backdrop of a 130km bike race in the cold weather and brutal winds of a Southeastern Manitoba winter, five festival sites aong the Crow Wing Trail will glow with the warmth of community spirit, the strength of human ingenuity and the beauty of having fun whatever the temperature. Go to www.actifepi.ca to register or cheer these crazy Canucks on!

ATVing

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 Promote safe, responsible and family oriented ATV riding.

Come with us to experience and explore the beauty and thrills of an ATV adventure. You will have the privilege of riding with a respectful group of ATV'ers who will ensure your guidance and safe return.

Beaches

The North Beaches of Lake Winnipeg consist of Lester, Belair, Hillside, Victoria and Albert Beaches and Traverse Bay. Most of the area is occupied by cottagers, although public swimming areas are available in most of these subdivisions.

The South Beaches of Lake Winnipeg consist of Patricia Beach, Beaconia Beach, Grand Marais and Grand Beach. Grand Marais is a small resort town with all the amenities needed to make your stay in the area a pleasurable one. Patricia Beach includes a natural sand beach, sand dunes. Parking areas are provided for visitors that come to take advantage of the swimming opportunities in a natural setting.

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Biking

Whether you like it rough or smooth, summer or winter, there are plenty of options for cycling dirt and paved trails in Manitoba. Ride trails that twist across rugged Canadian Shield rock, traverse single-track paths that wind through boreal forests or push your pedals past rolling aspen and bur oak forests. For incredible cycling trails in Eastern Manitoba head toward Grand Beach Provincial Park to combine forested hills with the demands of sandy soil.

Enjoy smooth cycling on paved surface paths through the woods and meandering around a lake on the Pine Ridge Bicycle Trail in Birds Hill Provincial Park. Earn some distance pedalling the [...]

Bison Woods: A Magical Adventure - 4 Day Adventure

Day 1

Just a short drive east of Winnipeg, your first stop is Richer's Rough-Stock-Rodeo.   Rich in French and Metis culture, Richer is also home to Enfant-Jésus Heritage Site and the legendary Dawson Trail.  After the rodeo, head on down to Ste. Anne, and visit a unique boutique, Papillon Creations and pick out a vintage item for home or cabin.  

Day 2

Relax, unwind and recharge with a meditative walk in the gardens at Calder House B&B or indulge in a Hot Stone Massage.  Later, pick your own vegetables along side the producer at Stonelane Orchard then create your own culinary feast along side your hosts.  Everyone could use a little magic [...]

Boating

With the vast and plentiful water venues available in Eastern Manitoba, you will very often see boaters, windsurfers and sailboats dotting the landscapes.  Many sailing clubs are stationed in our region and most will offer lessons and equipment rentals.  

Visit Sail Manitoba's website www.sailmanitoba.com for more information.

Every person who operates a motorized boat in Canada must obtain proof of competency. You can obtain a Pleasure Craft Operator Card by passing a Transport Canada Accredited boating safety test. Getting your Operator Card proves that you are a competent boater and ensures that you understand Canada’s navigation rules [...]

Brokenhead Ojibway Nation 11th Annual Traditional Pow Wow

Pow Wows are the Native American people’s way of meeting together, to join in dancing, singing, visiting, renewing old friendships, and making new ones.  This is a time to renew Native American culture and preserve the rich heritage of American Indians.  Held annually, August 7-9 at the Brokenhead Ojibway First Nation in Scanterbury, you will be welcomed by the Chief and Council into their community.  Don't miss the grand entry Friday night at 7pm.  Meegwetch (thank you) for visiting.

Contact Clarence Kent at 204-766-2185 for more information.

Camping

Take your canoe out on a crystal clear lake during an early morning sunrise as the mist clears.  Hear the sounds of a Canada Loon in the distance.  Now imagine the scent of sweet pine as you roast marshmallows under the stars.  Camping offers the opportunity to be close to nature like no other experinece. Reserve your campsite in advance or take a road trip East and discover where it takes you.

Privately owned parks provide campers with unique camping experiences such as pools, hot tubs, golf courses, and unique activities in a family environment. Friendly personal service will make you feel right at home. Most offer both overnight and s [...]

Canada Day Celebrations

Lac du Bonnet's community party celebrating Canada’s birthday takes place over three days and is said to have the best fireworks display in Manitoba as well as a parade, petting zoo, and social. Many communities across Eastern Manitoba also hold Canada Day celebrations.

Canadian Power Tobaggan Championship

The Town of Beausejour hosts the annual Canadian Power Toboggan Championship races in March.  For the second year in a row, Mother Nature has hit North America with another polar vortex, heralding the 2014-2015 Race Season! The event also offers KITTY KAT and 120 CLASSES for the kids.

Celebrating Culture in our Community

The Mennonite Heritage Village and the Steinbach Arts Council have partnered to celebrate the visual arts in the local community through an exhibit in a momentous year - that of the Mennonite Heritage Village's 50th Anniversary and the Steinbach Arts Council's 35th Anniversary! Exhibit and festivities go until December 18.  While you're there, view historic and heirloom treasures from Poland and Russia to Canada displayed in the galleries.

Crèches Festival

Held in St Georges at the Allard Library, the Crèche Festival comes alive with magic.  These nativity scenes come from all around the globe and keep alive the true meaning of Christmas. The festival runs from late November to early January.  Bus tours welcome. Check the Allard Library's facbook page for details.

Dawson Trail Days

Each September the locals take the time to celebrate the beauty of Dawson Trail with beer gardens, fireworks, slow pitch baseball tourneys, and live entertainment.

Dominion City Summerfest

Families flock to Summerfest in Dominion City where there is free fun for everyone. Summerfest is their two day event which attracts over 400 people to enjoy family activities and also acts as a fundraiser for Roseau Crossing Heritage Park and Pool. Summerfest brings everyone together and is something residents are very proud of.  This three day festival takes place every July featuring horse drawn carriage rides, a pork roast, and plenty of free family activities.

Dominion City Winter Carnival

Every March, Dominion City hosts a lively winter carnival including horse drawn wagon rides, face painting, kid's activities, hockey games, curling, great food and so much more.

Double B Agricultural Festival

This event takes place each September in Beausejour and features a saloon, antique tractors, huge fireworks display, mutton busting, pony rides, pancake breakfast, and a barn dance with live entertainment and parade on Saturday morning!

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.

www.falconbeachranch.com

 

 

Farmer’s Markets & Foraging

You can select and pick your own fruits and vegetables at many u-pick locations or you can purchase pre-picked as well.  U-picks offer fresh air and exercise while you pick and you have the opportunity to talk to the growers one-on-one.  Make it a social event and include friends and family; take along a picnic lunch and make a day of it checking out attractions along the way.  First it was eat local now it's eat wild.  Foraging for wild edibles is growing in popularity around the province.  There's nothing more satisfying than foraging for wild berries, mushrooms and roots.  Be sure to consult with those who know.  When in doubt, don't [...]

Fire ‘n’ Water Festival

Western Canada's fastest growing independent music festival, the Fire & Water Music Festival is hosted annuallly by the town of Lac du Bonnet on the August long weekend.  Breaking musical genre and traditional festival barriers, this festival presents a diverse range of international, national and Manitoba musicians.  Prepare to be taken on an audio and visual ride!  From Roots to Folk to Jazz to Country to Rock, theatre and way beyond.  The spectacle of the 'Wendigo Sol Barrage' alone makes it worth the trip.  Beyond music, this festival also includes a large Artisan Square, the Art Wave Visual art show, Video shorts, FREE kids enterta [...]

Fishing

From the deep clear waters of West Hawk Lake, south to Lake of the Woods at the confluence of the Manitoba, Ontario and Minnesota borders, west to the mighty Red River,  north to the Winnipeg River system and beyond, monster trophy fish lay in wait for YOUMaster Angler Walleye, Northern Pike, Smallmouth Bass, Channel Catfish, Black Crappie, Perch, Trout, Sturgeon and world famous Goldeye, are just a few of the many species for you to set your hook on.
 
Eastern Manitoba offers a once in your lifetime angling experience. Lodges, resorts and outfitters as well as campgrounds, motels, hotels and bed & breakfast locations dot the Eastern l [...]

Frog Follies & Agricultural Fair

Held annually on the second weekend of July, the event brings together people from all over for a fun-filled, action packed weekend. Activities include a slo-pitch tournament, children/family entertainment, agricultural fair, exhibition and demonstrations, a parade, great musicians and of course, the Canadian National Frog Jumping Championship.  For the residents of St. Pierre-Jolys, the Frog Follies weekend remains a great source of pride as they showcase their town to the world. Friends and neighbors get to experience the small-town charm and warmth of this vibrant Franco-Manitoba community. While the sports and entertainment venues a [...]

Gardenton Ukrainian Festival

Join us for the 50th Jubilee Gardenton Ukrainian Festival on July 11-12! There will be lots to see and do for both kids and adults, alike! Sing or dance along with the Ukrainian performers; fill up on delicious traditional Ukrainian fare; and learn about the lives of Manitoba’s Ukrainian settlers with guided tours of the museum and fun, interactive games and activities! The festivities continue Saturday night with an old-time Ukrainian dance, complete with a live band for you to polka and two-step your heart out to! Looking for something a little more mellow?  Sit in on Sunday morning’s traditional Ukrainian church service, stroll throug [...]

Geocaching

A modern day, outdoors twist on the ever popular treasure hunt, geocaching is the sport of tracking down hidden containers using clues and GPS (Global Positioning System) technology.  In geocaching, someone creates a cache that typically includes a logbook and container with any number of items inside. Once the cache is hidden, the latitude and longitude coordinates for the location is identified on the geocache website along with details for that particular geocache.  The modern day treasure hunters then search for the hidden container using the location coordinates and a handheld GPS unit. Once the cache is found, the hunter takes an [...]

Golfing

In the countryside and along lakes and rivers, Eastern Manitoba features a selection of golf courses, from classic to new layouts that offer players memorable games and getaways.  Sample these courses that combine the pastoral beauty of Eastern Manitoba's inland and lakeshore landscapes with hospitality that welcomes players of every level.  Within a short drive from home, players can tee it up at courses that offer rolling fairways and challenging greens that glimmer in the sun and shade.  Find information on lodging and packages, golf events, news and specials from courses around Eastern Manitoba.

Great Woods Music Festival

In August, Great Woods Park will proudly present their annual Great Woods Music Festival with Blues/World/Rock/Roots music. It is held on a beautiful 120 acre park and campground, at the unique venue, The Moonrise Cabana on the banks of the Brokenhead River. This private music festival promotes astounding and excellent musicians from all over the world!  A dedicated group of volunteers help to stage and promote this special event. Thousands of people from Canada, United States and Europe have enjoyed the festival in the past. The Festival’s reputation grows each year with the quality of performers and acts that are attracted to Great Wo [...]

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