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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.


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.


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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Experience the awe-inspiring Northern Lights on this incredible Aurora viewing tour in Northern Manitoba. Fulfill your bucket list dreams as you embark on unforgettable adventures and create cherished memories. Positioned beneath the Auroral Oval, Churchill, also known as "The Polar Bear Capital of the World," offers a remarkable opportunity to witness the Aurora Borealis, visible for 300 days each year. With longer nights and colder temperatures during winter, the stage is set for an optimal viewing experience. Prepare to be mesmerized by the enchanting dance of lights across the dark sky, leaving you breathless.

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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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Few of nature’s marvels match the intense aliveness of an Arctic summer. In a region that's frozen, still and dark for much of the year, the Canadian Northland awakens with a frenzy of energy during these long days when the tundra turns green, wildflowers burst into color, animals come forth in great flocks and herds, and belugas return for their summer feasting. More than 3,000 of these amiable white whales congregate at the mouth of the Churchill River, and our motorized rafts and kayaks put us at eye level with these often-curious cetaceans. On the surrounding tundra, look for terrestrial wildlife—we frequently spot polar bears roving or dozing on the banks, their creamy coats contrasting with the rocky shoreline and dark boreal forest. With the remote yet easily accessible town of Churchill as our base on Hudson Bay, we are surrounded by the flurry of natural wonders a northern summer provides.