Lake Audy in Riding Mountain National Park
Stepping onto the site of the Negrych Pioneer Homestead is like being transported in time and space, from 21st century Manitoba, to 19th century Ukraine. In 1897, Wasyl and Anna Negrych and their seven children left their home in the Carpathian Mountains of Western Ukraine to make a new life in Manitoba.
There are plenty of ways to enjoy summer in Manitoba: water-skiing at the cottage, swimming at the white sand beaches, berry picking, bird-watching . . .
But suppose you’re looking to try something new and challenging, something that will get you and your family outdoors and keep everyone involved?
The story of how Flin Flon got its name dates back to the year 1914. Prospector Tom Creighton and his escort, local trapper David Collins, were exploring the northern frontiers of Manitoba in search of ore.
With its tremendous wealth of waterways and unbridled natural beauty, Manitoba is home to any number of exciting canoe adventures. Whether you are seasoned paddler, or have simply grown tired of circling the lake, take full advantage of the crisp fall weather to challenge yourself and the province’s white water channels before the onset of winter.
As winter gives way to spring in Manitoba, a blanket of green begins to cover the province. Migrating birds return, and locals start their annual migration to cottage country. Look for seasonal campgrounds and resorts reopening throughout the province, most in time for the Victoria Day long weekend (Monday on or before May 24). Great deals on accommodations can often be had in this "shoulder season" before the busiers tourist season from mid-June until Labour Day (first Monday in September), the traditional end of the vacation season in Manitoba.
Here are some great things to see and do this spring in Manitoba…