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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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Northern Lights of Churchill  External Link Title

From USD $4,850 per person

6 days / 5 nights

On this week-long adventure, journey to Churchill, Manitoba – one of the top three places in the world to see the Northern Lights. View the mystical Aurora from a cozy Tundra Buggy in the deep dark of an arctic winter. Enjoy a culinary adventure under the stars, interpretive tours, and guided winter activities. Limited space for 2024 - book now!

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Winter Skies  External Link Title

From CAD $2,795

5 days / 4 nights

Located directly beneath the aurora oval, Churchill is the best place on Earth to view the aurora borealis. We record auroral activity more than 300 nights a year, and our winter skies are especially stunning! Your days will be packed with authentic experiences with a focus on local history, culture, and the natural world, while your nights will come alive with the spectacular Northern Lights. Each evening, your instructor will present an engaging lecture on topics related to the aurora (like photography and the science of the aurora). Then, sit back and relax until you receive the call that nature’s awe-inspiring show has begun. Take photos of the winter skies from the safety of our elevated outdoor viewing platform, or marvel at the sky inside CNSC’s heated indoor viewing dome (pyjamas welcome). Since there is virtually no light pollution at the CNSC, which is 23 km outside of town, the views are even clearer and more enticing. Find out why astronomers and physicists have journeyed to Churchill to probe the upper atmosphere with cameras, balloons, and even rockets.