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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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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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Canada's Big Five Safari  External Link Title

From CAD $7,249 per person (double occupancy)

8 days / 7 nights

Explore two of Manitoba's best wildlife viewing locations on this epic adventure, Riding Mountain National Park and the Churchill Wildlife Management Area on the coast of the Hudson Bay. This trip is designed for wildlife lovers in search of animals such as moose, bison, black bears, beluga whales and polar bears.

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Northern Lights & Arctic Exploration  External Link Title

From USD $7,395 per person

7 days / 6 nights

In the same land that hosts the beluga whales of summer and polar bears in autumn comes an amazing phenomenon that illumines the dark winter skies. The northern lights—also called the aurora borealis, meaning “north wind of the dawn"—brighten the night in an ethereal display of color. Churchill has some of the most intense auroral activity on Earth, making it an ideal destination for a northern lights tour. Photograph the lights from varied heated vantage points, including a remote cabin in the boreal forest that we access via private snowcoach over a frozen creek, and from our custom-built Aurora Pod®, with 360-degree views of the night sky through its glass top and sides. On this exciting Arctic adventure, our days are filled with distinctly northern activities like dog sledding, while nights offer potential for the best aurora viewing on the planet.