Loaded with fur pelts caught on traplines across Northern Manitoba, modern-day trappers descend on Thompson every year to sell their wares to the highest bidder. The Thompson Fur Table connects aboriginal trappers, visitors and buyers to the history of Canada’s fur trade.
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.
Churchill’s polar bears are a bunch of bruisers. While females tend to cubs, young males kill time wrestling, pawing and playfully pummeling each other in a ‘sparring’ ritual. Researchers don’t yet know the reasons behind the feats of strength and brawn but one thing’s for sure—polar bear sparring is a spectacle everyone should see.
Relive game-day glory, Olympic highs and record-breaking races inside the new Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame, an evocative and carefully curated collection of the province’s sporting history.