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5 Things to do on May Long Weekend in the Eastman

Eastern Manitoba is buzzing with activity for May Long Weekend.

By Eastman Tourism

May 17, 2019
Read time: 3 min

Eastern Manitoba is buzzing with activity for May Long Weekend. We know that many of you already have your plans set, but if you still haven’t narrowed down your plans for the weekend we have some great suggestions for you! Check out our list of things to do in Eastern Manitoba this May Long!

Falcon Lake UFO Encounter Weekend 2019

Over 50 years ago, something strange happened deep in the forests of Falcon Lake…

This May Long Weekend, make your way out to the Lake to experience a lesser-known piece of Whiteshell history, for believers and skeptics alike! Kicking off at the Falcon Beach Ranch with rides to the actual site of the infamous UFO encounter and ending with a UFO MAY LONG SOCIAL supporting the Whiteshell Community Club, keep your eye to the sky … and also to other local hotspots where you might see something unusual!


Let’s be honest, one of the best ways to relax in the Eastman Region is fishing. With a gentle breeze, the sound of nature around you, and the anticipation and excitement of catching your fish you’ll surely discover how your heart beats in Eastern Manitoba. whether you take out the boat or hunker down by the water, with these great fishing locations you’re sure to have a great long weekend.

Lac du Bonnet & District Museum Grand Opening


Operated by the Lac du Bonnet & District Historical Society, the Lac du Bonnet & District Museum collects and preserves artifacts integral to the area’s history from prehistoric and early pioneer times to the industries which contributed to the region’s development through to the present. Discover the stories of those whose visions and ideas created the Lac du Bonnet area through mining discoveries and brick manufacturing, which contributed to the construction of railway lines, and Hydroelectric generating stations.

Markets & Craft Sales

This weekend marks the start of Farmer’s Market Season! There are many great reasons to get out and enjoy the simple pleasure of being surrounded by your community’s artisans, bakers, and growers. For example, nothing beats farm fresh, everything you buy at a market is wrapped in love, the craftsmanship is outstanding, attending farmer’s markets helps your community, and it’s one big social gathering.


Camping has always been an excellent way for families to get away from it all. A way to break free of the stresses and business of the regular daily grind; a way to reconnect with yourself, your spouse, your children, and nature. Removed from the regular distractions of life; no tv, no computer, no work, no cell phones (in some cases), no household chores, no errands . . . means that you have no choice but to engage, bond, and socialize with your family.

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