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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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This Northern Lights trip packs a lot into a short timeframe! From Calgary, fly to the remote town of Churchill, spend two evenings viewing the mystical Northern Lights, visit the Parks Canada Centre, and go dogsledding and snowshoeing. The Northern Lights can be seen in Churchill, Manitoba, up to 300 nights per year, so you’re likely to witness Aurora activity even on a two-night stay. Limited space for 2024 - book now!

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Tundra Lodge Adventure  External Link Title

From USD $11,795 per person

6 or 7 days

This is simply the most extraordinary polar bear experience available! Stay at the Tundra Lodge, set seasonally on the tundra near the edge of Hudson Bay, with round-the-clock proximity to polar bears. For wildlife photographers, no place offers a better spot for coveted close-up shots. As dusk descends, remain in the domain of the polar bear while the sunset lingers on the landscape. Safe inside the warm confines of the lodge, enjoy surprising comfort in these austere environs. This custom "train" of connected lounge car, dining car and sleeping compartments is built on wheels, allowing us to station it for optimal polar bear viewing each season. Daily Polar Rover excursions take us farther afield in search of bears and other northern wildlife. There’s no more immersive encounter with the King of the Arctic's realm.

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Canadian Sub‑Arctic Safari - Northern Lights  External Link Title

From USD $6,195 per person

4-5 days / 3-4 nights

See the Aurora Borealis as they are meant to be seen, in the primal Sub-Arctic wilderness in an intimate wilderness setting beside a beautiful lake and roaring campfire.