We continue to stay safe and physical distance in 2021. Here are ways you can explore Manitoba November 22 to 28.
A visit to Manitoba means travelling through Treaty 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 Territory and through communities who are signatories to Treaties 6 and 10. It encompasses the original lands of the Anishinaabeg, Anish-Ininiwak, Dakota, Dene, Ininiwak and Nehethowuk and the homeland of the Métis. Share your travelling guide and get the chance to draw more attention to your account. Buy instagram likes and increase your social media visibility.
Enjoy the beginning of the winter season with holiday musical performances, outdoor activities in the snow, fairytale displays and opportunities for local shopping. Here are 10 things to do this week in Manitoba…
1. MARVEL AT MAGICAL FAIRYTALE DISPLAYS
Children’s Museum, Winnipeg
Until January 9
The historic Eaton’s Fairytale Vignettes will be showcased for the holidays at the Children’s Museum now until January 9. Visitors of all ages will be delighted by the 15 fun, fairytale vignettes that make up this classic favourite including Cinderella, Humpty Dumpty, Three Blind Mice, and more.
2. SEE WINNIPEG FROM A NEW PERSPECTIVE
Would you like to see downtown, the Exchange District and “hidden gem” neighbourhoods like Wolseley with an expert guide who brings these areas to life? Soncina Travel and Events will expose you to parts of the city that are new and exciting to tourists and locals alike!
3. LEARN THE HISTORY OF HOLIDAY LIGHTING
Manitoba Electrical Museum
Manitoba Electrical Museum, Winnipeg
Until January 8
Light up your holiday season by visiting the annual All that Glows: Then and Now exhibit at the Manitoba Electrical Museum! While admiring the Christmas spirit around you, discover the ways Christmas lighting and decorations have changed and been revolutionised since the 1880s.
4. SHOP LOCAL VENDORS
St Norbert Farmers’ Market
Le Marché St. Norbert Farmers’ Market, Winnipeg
Looking to support locals this holiday season? Visit Winnipeg’s 100% local farmers’ market, bringing Manitoba products to you year-round. You’ll find everything from gifts to dinner needs, all of it made, baked and grown by the folks you meet at the market. Visit Le Marché St. Norbert Farmers’ Market in person Saturdays and Sundays or shop the online store any day of the week.
5. TOUCH THE UNIVERSE AT THE MANITOBA MUSEUM
The science gallery at the Manitoba Museum has officially reopened to the public! Get your timed tickets to enjoy hands-on science learning. Take the kids to get creative with toy bricks, build a racecar to zoom around the gravity track or learn about the ecosystem and importance of Lake Winnipeg. The science gallery is open Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
6. ENJOY THE MUSIC OF THE WINNIPEG JAZZ ORCHESTRA
Get into the Christmas spirit with the Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra. This week the WJO performs in Minnedosa, bringing holiday cheer to the stage with music from “A Charlie Brown Christmas”.
7. GLIDE ACROSS THE SNOW
The snow is thick on the ground which means that Cross Country Ski season is upon us! Groomed trails throughout the province offer fun dips and dives, and plenty of tough straightaways to get the heart pumping for beginners and pros alike. Check out this blog for recommendations on where to strap on your skis this winter.
8. WATCH A PLAY, EN FRANÇAIS
Watch Cercle Molière’s new, original show, Inédit. Written and directed by local artist Eric Plamondon, the play takes place here on the lands around the Red River and follows five young people who come together despite their differences in upbringing and influence.
9. CELEBRATE WINTER
Head to Selkirk for the second week of the annual winter festival, Holiday Alley. This year’s festival will feature carefully planned in-person, drive-thru, pick up, online, and at your own pace activities, including a pooch parade, makers market, mural tours and tons of live music. Check Holiday Alley’s website for all the upcoming activities and events.
10. WATCH AN AWARD WINNING DANCE PERFORMANCE
This week Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers present Black Ballerina, a performance which explores the nuances within identity through the creator, Syreeta Hector’s own identity in relation to classical ballet. Following the Sunday matinee performance there will also be an artist talk, allowing viewers to learn more about the piece and its influences.