Manitoba holidays - Breath-taking, unique and wild
Home to beautiful, elusive polar bears, this breath-taking province will grace you with unforgettable wildlife sightings. Manitoba has a wilder feel than other provinces and includes highlights such as the frontier town of Churchill and the bustling city of Winnipeg. This is a wonderful destination for those seeking an adventure different from most.
Encounter magnificent polar bears in their natural habitat
Known for its outstanding polar bear escorted tours, Manitoba holidays offer an amazing range of wildlife-viewing opportunities, outdoor sports and cultural events.
Manitoba has a wilder feel than other provinces and includes highlights such as the frontier town of Churchill and the bustling city of Winnipeg. Holidays in Manitoba offer travellers a variety of holiday options that work particularly well for fully-escorted and self-drive tours.
Manitoba is divided into eight main regions; Winnipeg, Central Plains, Eastern, Interlake, the largest region simply known as North of 53, Parkland, Pembina Valley, and Western. The position of Winnipeg makes it a fantastic base for connections from the US or a central stop-off point on a cross-country tour. Wildlife tours are very popular and Winnipeg offers a good launch pad for polar bear tours and other wildlife tours in Churchill and other areas of Manitoba. As well as boasting some of the best wildlife-viewing tours, Manitoba excels at offering cultural attractions including; The Forks National Historic site, Winnipeg Art Gallery, St. Boniface at Winnipeg’s French Quarter and the Manitoba Museum and Winnipeg’s Exchange District National Historic site.
When to go to Manitoba
Winnipeg sees summer average temperatures of 26°C to 13°C in July and lows in winter of around -13°C to -20°C in January. Manitoba has a huge number of annual festivals, cultural and music events.
- Hudson Bay Quest, March
- Festival du Voyageur, February
- Royal Manitoba Winter Fair, March
- Manitoba Summer Fair, June
- Northern Manitoba Trapper’s Festival, February
- TD Winnipeg International Jazz Festival, June
- Red River Exhibition, June
Churchill is one of Manitoba’s frontier towns and hosts some of the province’s best escorted wildlife tours whatever time of year you go, whether it is for the beluga whales and bird spotting in summer or polar bears in winter. Churchill also offers fantastic opportunities to view the aurora borealis
- Polar bear tours
- Pisew Falls
- Wapusk National Park
- Sand Lakes park
- Lake Winnipeg
- Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre
- Central Museum of the Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery (RCA Museum)
- International Peace Garden