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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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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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Frontiers North Adventures

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.

Landsby

Immerse yourself in the captivating beauty of the aurora borealis, nestled in a remote community beneath the shimmering auroral oval. Embark on an authentic northern lights adventure, joining intimate tour groups that offer invigorating snowshoe treks, delectable cuisine, and nightly aurora viewing. Each evening, we journey to tranquil hideaways, far from the city lights, where the sky unfolds its awe-inspiring display. Experience the wonder of the Northern Lights in Churchill, expertly guided by our team, as you delve into the vibrant northern culture and witness nature’s enchanting light show.