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Manitoba

Where hearts are captured

This is a place to be inspired. In the remote wild, see polar bears and beluga whales or reel in a massive fish. In Winnipeg, take in the triumphs of the human spirit at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights or get swept away by Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet. Manitoba truly is where Canada’s heart beats.

The name Manitoba is derived from the Cree word, Man-into-wahpaow. Meaning “the narrows of the Great Spirit,” it refers to the way in which Lake Manitoba narrows in the centre. In Winnipeg, you will find the largest Indigenous population of any city in Canada — and 63 First Nations across the province, including the Anishinaabeg, Cree, Dakota, Dene and Ojibway.

Delve deeper into the province’s storied history at galleries and museums like Qaumajuq, which boasts the largest public collection of contemporary Inuit art in the world. Savour authentic Indigenous cuisine at admired restaurants like Feast Café Bistro. Celebrate diverse cultures with lively festivals like the Winnipeg’s Manito Ahbee Festival — one of North America’s top pow wows.

Winnipeg

The Esplanade in Winnipeg

Set in the wide expanse of the prairies, Canada’s original boom town—a historic railway hub in the center of the continent—has renewed relevance as a multicultural center.

Itineraries

Don’t miss the iconic spots and hidden gems. No matter where you go in Manitoba, there are amazing itinerary ideas for you to explore.

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Travel packages

Great regional escapes

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Belugas viewing
Frontiers North Adventures

Belugas, Bears And Blooms  External Link Title

From CAD $5,649 per person (double occupancy)

6 days / 5 nights

Experience the subarctic as it teems with flora and fauna that return to the area including thousands of beluga whales that swim through the Churchill River each summer. With lots of migrating birds, beluga whales and possibly even polar bears there is lots to see on an adventure to Canada’s North in the summer.

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Aurora and Astronomy in Churchill  External Link Title

From USD $5,360 per person

8 days / 7 nights

Discover the wonders of Canada’s subarctic region with a stay at the Churchill Northern Studies Centre, an active research facility. In addition to five nights of Northern Lights viewing at the centre, you’ll have time to engage with scientists and researchers, learn about the local people and cultures, and explore the frozen winter landscape.

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Churchill Northern Lights Photo Adventure  External Link Title

From USD $5,295 per person

8 days / 7 nights

Experience the mesmerizing allure of the northern lights on an extraordinary Canadian subarctic journey! Join our guided tour for the perfect opportunity to capture breathtaking shots of the aurora borealis, regardless of your expertise or camera gear. During the day, immerse yourself in Churchill's captivating history and culture with snowshoeing expeditions, dog sled rides, and a fascinating museum tour. Accompanied by knowledgeable guides, witness the awe-inspiring northern lights from prime vantage points. With cozy accommodations and exclusive culinary experiences, every aspect of your journey is meticulously designed for an unforgettable experience. Don't miss out!