Chocolate lovers rejoice. Winnipeg is home to a cast of star pastry chefs and chocolatiers. Here are some great chocolate parties along with the best places to give into temptation.
Mountain slopes are for sissies. Manitoba’s snow kiters strap on their boards, harness themselves to enormous sails and blast across the snow-covered prairies in a thrilling and chilling ride.
Who says there are no great ice waterfalls or vast glaciers to explore in Manitoba? The province’s chapter of the Alpine Club of Canada delivers thrills, chills and as close to a mountainous adventure as possible, all within sight of downtown Winnipeg.
Named one of Canada’s top tourism experiences, FortWhyte Alive’s bison safari is a magical tour that puts adventure seekers face to face with North America’s largest land mammal.
Embark on an ale adventure to savour locally produced brews and learn how the province’s award-winning beers are made.
Pick up a contemporary sofa, a circa 1960s teak hutch from Norway or an arborite kitchen table—Winnipeg’s Exchange District is now home to some of the city’s top home-decor boutiques and design houses stocking new and refurbished furniture.
Mark Fast is a Winnipeg fashion success story, but he is only one of a new wave of Manitoba designers who are winning international praise and a host of celeb clients. And for whom, Winnipeg or Manitoba serves to inspire their designs.
Was there ever a place better suited to hot yoga than Winnipeg in winter? Our cold, snowy months have helped make hot yoga the fitness and well-being trend it is. From hot yoga to sun salutations by a cool lake, Manitoba is reinventing itself as a yoga capital.
With the second coming of the Winnipeg Jets, there are few more folks in town with the means to do a little splurging.
At best, hemp is associated with hippies selling homemade bracelets. At worst, it’s guilty by association with its distant cousin, marijuana. Let’s clear the air about Manitoba’s crop of choice.
Fact: James Bond is based on a real-life spy from Winnipeg named William Stephenson. Fact: Winnipeg is THE place for a fabulous martini.
Winnipeg’s famously vibrant art scene has been crated up and transported to Paris, France for the opening of a new exhibition called “My Winnipeg.”
Looking for a special gift? How about something just for you? Manitoba’s rural shopping stops have it all and charm to spare.
If you’re mildly curious about why this hamlet hosts the biggest convention of red-sided garters in the world, then head for the dens. Time to squirm!
You don’t need quads of steel to hike with the Prairie Pathfinders. All you need is a sense of adventure and a willingness to stop and smell the wildflowers.
“Hey Ho, Let’s Go!”
Practice that. You’re going to be yelling it a lot come February 18 when Canada’s Largest Kitchen Party opens its doors. C’mon in. Unzip your parka. Grab a cool one and sing along. Time to kick back at Festival du Voyageur.
It wouldn’t be fair to send you to the festival without a few pointers. Next time you visit The Pas, 650 km north of Winnipeg, remember to pack your fur hat and maybe a few antacids. If you’re female: don’t shave your legs.
Make your list, check it twice and start checking off purely made-in-Manitoba gems. We’ve got gifts. Lots and lots of gifts.