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Celebrate Valentine’s Day and Louis Riel Day

‘tis the beginning of February and with it brings two special days.

By Eastman Tourism

February 1, 2021
Read time: 20 min

‘tis the beginning of February and with it brings two special days. With Valentine’s Day and Louis Riel Day happening on the same weekend, you can have one heck of a good long weekend this year!

Find your perfect way of celebrating with these Eastman events, places, and activities!


  • Stay home if you have been travelling or do not feel well. Here is an excellent resource if you are quarantined. This will help you find people in Manitoba who are willing and able to help you while quarantined. Help Next Door Manitoba
  • Go out with people within your household, but practice social distancing (2 metres away) with other groups.
  • Please call ahead before visiting a business and inquire about their regulations to enter the building, such as capacity, sanitation, etc. Also, consider using curbside pickup where possible.
  • Please practice Leave No Trace. Clean up after yourself and leave nothing behind, such as trash and waste.

Bannock Point

The site has many “boulder mosaics,” including turtle and snake figures. The site is truly remarkable and, to this day, is sacred land for some Aboriginal people. The Bannock Point Petroforms is a place where the spirits can communicate with you. If you find an offering, such as tobacco or cloth, at a site, please do not disturb it or the petroform rocks themselves.


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Enjoy a Day of Snowmobiling

Whether you want to go on a family outing, or a romantic adventure fit for two, spending the day hitting the trails with your sled will be the perfect way to spend a day! Discover new places, see incredible sights, take some time to reconnect with nature, go to your favourite restaurant (or even try a new one), and just have fun with your loved ones!

There are many snowmobiling trails in the Eastman Region; find your next ride by visiting our blogs, 5 Snowmobiling Communities to get your Heart Pumping and 5 Best Eastman Snowmobiling Spots.


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Jack Frost Challenge in LdB

Have you heard? Jack Frost is in Lac du Bonnet! But during his journey, he ran into an awful snowstorm and lost some of his belongings. Now, they are scattered all over Lac du Bonnet, and Jack needs your help!

During the Jack Frost Scavenger Hunt (February 7 to 13), you will explore Lac du Bonnet to help find Jack’s lost items. Along the way, you’ll find clues for the next location, a lost item, and the story of Jack’s great adventure.

The Jack Frost Scavenger Hunt is part of the planned activities for the Jack Frost Challenge. For more information and for the first clue (release day February 6), please visit MyLdB’s website.

Snowshoe Adventure (St. Pierre Jolys and St. Malo)

Have you ever wanted to mix bingo, snowshoeing and culture? Well, now you can with Rat River Recreation Commission and SAYZOONS’ Snow Day event!

During your snowshoe adventure, you can enjoy this Metis trapper inspired bingo. Along the snowshoe trail, you and your family will enjoy trying to spot all the stuffed animals they have caught for you. After you adventure along the trail, you can enjoy a designated bonfire where you can heat some s’mores and sip on hot chocolate!

You can participate in this free event in St. Pierre Jolys (Crow Wing Trail) on February 7 or in St. Malo (at the Grotto) on February 15. Register your group, time and snowshoe size on Rat River Recreation Commission’s website.


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Valentine’s Sugar Cookie: A Bake Along

If you are looking to spoil someone this Valentine’s Day with some sweets, this is the perfect activity for you! On February 12 the Valentine’s Sugar Cookie: A Bake Along is happening where you will join experienced cookie decorator Mallory for this fun and free virtual program and walk away with the best sugar cookie recipe!

Mallory will take you through making the cookies, rolling and cutting the dough, and decorating with royal icing. She will lead you through how to make an easy royal icing and the tips and tricks around using it! Impress your Valentine with homemade, personalized cookies. You can even purchase an activity kit from Pennyweight Market soon!

This makes the perfect gift for your special someone or even a fun activity for both of you!

To register and find more information, please visit Brokenhead River Recreation Commission’s website.

Bonus: MHV Winter Carnival

Mennonite Heritage Village’s Winter Carnival is happening this year! Plans are underway for this year’s Winter Carnival, taking place on February 13. The rink is almost ready for skaters, and the village is being prepped for all the fun activities involved with the Winter Carnival.

While there isn’t much information on this event yet, the news is so exciting that it needed to be included on this list! MHV Winter Carnival is the perfect way to spend the day with your family and have tons of fun!

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