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.

Eastman Tourism Regions





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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 [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]

Grunthal Berries & Vegetables

The farmers, Colleen and Mark, specialize in having a long picking season for strawberries but the farm also grows some raspberries, watermelon and the occasional fresh vegetables, such as cucumbers, squash and pumpkin. The farm uses its own fruit to produce very delicious strawberry jam and they offer a jam making experience.



Home Routes Concert Series/Chemin Chez Nous

Imagine your living room as a mini concert hall....

Be a cultural leader in your town.  Become part of the house concert phenomenon that's sweeping the nation!  Join more than 200 hosts presenting concerts from Old Crow, Yukon to Canso, Nova Scotia.  Meet inspiring and interesting professional performing artists.
Have world-class performers come to your home and perform for your guests as they would in a soft-seat theatre.  Join us for an extraordinary amount of fun!

Two locations in Eastern Manitoba:

Calder House B&B

Moon Gate B&B

Contact to host a show or attend one.


Horseback Riding

Explore the great outdoors with an awe inspiring view of the scenery.  Whether you need to release your inner cowgirl or cowboy or just feel the wind on your face, enjoying trails on horseback is one of the most rewarding ways to experience nature.  Capture breathtaking moments that you will never forget!  Ranches in Bird's Hill Park and Whiteshell Provincial Park. To book your trail ride visit or


Manitoba offers exciting opportunities for hunting a variety of big game animals. Imagine yourself sitting in a tree stand, waiting for first sight of a moose.  Feel your heart pounding in your chest.  This is an experience you'll never forget.  Seasons include black bear, gray wolf, coyote, moose, white-tailed deer, caribou and, for residents of Manitoba only, elk. Experience big game hunting in Manitoba with an outfitter!

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Ice Fishing

Ice fishing in Manitoba is a Canadian rites of passage for some.  On lakes and rivers you`ll see ice fishing shacks dotted on the ice, strategically placed in hopes of catching the elusive `big one`.  Stay cozy in your shack or rent a cabin near your fishing hole and run in to warm up with some hot chocolate.  Fish alone or at one of the many derbys in Eastern Manitoba.  In late February, Manitobans and visitors to the province can enjoy ice fishing without needing a Manitoba fishing licence during the annual winter Family Fishing Weekend.  Anglers will be able to fish without a licence provincewide, except in national parks where a fed [...]

Jacobs Trading Ye Olde Rock Shop

Plan to visit Manitoba's LARGEST Rock and Crystal shop! Crystals, Unusual Mineral Specimens, Fossils and much more!


Kleefeld’s Honey Festival

The Honey Festival, held in August, has been a yearly tradition in this town since 1970! The event start on Friday night with a Movie Night in the park. The canteen will be open serving all kinds of snacks. Saturday will begin with a FREE pancake breakfast followed by the parade. As the parade progresses there will be a very pleasing aroma coming from the park and the annual Chili Cook-off.  Come for lunch and you be the judge. You can let the kids play all day at our Play Land Of Milk & Honey! At this play land you will find a carnival, a bouncy park for all ages, toys, crafts and so much more. Saturday evening starts with a concert an [...]

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Logging Days in Marchand

This annual Logging Days event is held every year the 2nd last weekend of August. Events include a slow pitch tournament, evening dance in the park, kids games and so much more! Check out the all new Redneck games!  Go to

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