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Welcome to Manitoba

From its stunningly flat prairie plains in the south to its thick Canadian Shield forests in the north, the province of Manitoba is a land of geological plenty.

In the south, capital city Winnipeg serves as a thriving prairie metropolis full of historic neighborhoods and humble sights and attractions, including the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, Assiniboine Park Zoo, Tinkertown Family Fun Park and the Adler Planetarium.

Further north, perched on the edge of Hudson Bay and the mesmerizing Arctic tundra, the hearty town of Churchill feels wondrously disconnected from the rest of the world. Visitors in October and November learn why this tiny town is known as the Polar Bear Capital of the World, as hundreds of polar bears begin their migration back through the surrounding area to the Hudson Bay ice pack.



Home to more than 100,000 lakes, hypnotic prairie flatland, icy Arctic tundra, rocky Canadian Shield, and thousands of miles of Hudson Bay coastline, the province of Manitoba is an ecotourist’s dream.

In southern Manitoba, Riding Mountain National Park in Wasagaming is a popular destination for outdoor adventure. Grand Beach Provincial Park in Grand Marais and Birds Hill Provincial Park in St. Clements are also well-known for their natural fun-filled beauty.

Slightly further afield from Winnipeg, Asessippi Provincial Park is a popular wintertime destination for skiers, snowboarders and snowmobilers. Those looking for a sublime canoeing and fishing experience will want to head to eastern Manitoba, where Atikaki Provincial Park’s rugged wilderness sprawls across a landscape of thick boreal forest.


If you’re visiting southern Manitoba in the summer months, you might want to swing through Winnipeg, which hosts a pair of world-class festivals in July and August.

The Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival rolls out first, bringing close to 200 different independent performance companies to town, making this the second-largest fringe festival in North America. Then Folklorama kicks off in August, unfolding upon more than 40 different stages and pavilions across the city.