If you had just three days to live it up in Manitoba, what would you do?
Why not take advantage of local expertise and select a ready-made itinerary to help maximize your enjoyment while you explore the province's urban and country charms. Whether you have one day to spare at the tail end of a business conference, a three-day mini vacation or five fabulous days of freedom, we can help you make the most of your stay.
Daytrips content and photos provided by Travel Manitoba.
It's no wonder that Whiteshell Provincial Park is one of the province's most popular parks. Characterized by stunning lakes, rivers, boreal forest and of course the rugged Precambrian Shield, the Whiteshell is a nature lover's sanctuary. Venture out of city limits and spend some time in these 10 amazing spots and be prepared to fall in love with Manitoba’s wild side.Visit Website
How do you make a day trip ever better? Add in some GIANT roadside attractions along the way! Nearly every corner of Manitoba has larger-than-life statues, monuments and photo ops that will fill your phone’s camera roll with once-of-a-kind family memories. See the Centre of Canada, the World’s Largest Curling Rock and much more on your next road trip through Manitoba.Visit Website
Wood-fired on the Farm
A visit 35 minute drive north of Gimli to the little community of Riverton is more than worth its weight - in pizza, that is! Integrity Foods is the only place in Manitoba where you can enjoy wood-fired pizza against the backdrop of a little farm on the prairie. On select Friday and Saturday nights in the summer, take the trip to this family-owned farm and take your pick of garden fresh toppings for your wood-fired pizza.Visit Website
For those who enjoy pairing good food and wildlife with fresh air and beautiful nature - this easy day trip to Lockport and Brokenhead is for you. Learn about Indigenous culture along a winding trail in the woods and try one of Manitoba’s quintessential retro style drive-ins. Add in a top notch, art-deco inspired casino you might just come home with a thicker wallet than the one you left with!Visit Website
You know what they say: a solid day trip isn’t just about where you end up, it is about the stops you make along the way. Venture into Manitoba’s Interlake region and discover Whytewold (or Matlock, or Dunnottar, or however you choose to define the area). Located less than an hour outside the city, a visit to Whytewold means a fun-filled day with plenty of pit-stops along the way.Visit Website
Into the Ruins
Food, trails, animals and history - what more could you ask for in a day trip? Known province-wide for its lively farmers’ market, St. Norbert is a must for savvy shoppers and foodies alike. After shopping local vendors, growers and makers, venture further into the community to discover history at Trappist Monastery Provincial Heritage Park and the cutest farm animals at Aurora Farm. Finish the day along the trails of La Barriere Park and your kids will be sleeping the whole way home!Visit Website
A farm-filled day of fun awaits just beyond the perimeter in the area in and around Birds Hill Provincial Park. Discover a slice of Manitoba’s homesteading heritage and visit three farm attractions – all within a 15-minute drive from the perimeter highway and all within a 10-minute drive of each other. Expect to meet a variety of cute critters, try a delicious array of local food and say ‘giddy’ up on a trail horseback ride.Visit Website
Charming Small Towns
If you’re a city dweller, you may or not may have the occasional day dream about moving to the countryside; perhaps to run a petting farm or to simply take time to breathe in the fresh air. Whether or not this dream will come to fruition, there are plenty of towns right here in Manitoba that might spark your interest. Start by adding these five small towns to your summer road trip list.Visit Website
Grab your picnic basket and blanket and hit the road on a day trip to one of these recommended picnic spots in Manitoba. You can easily while away the afternoon feasting, basking in the sun, being out in nature, learning about our province...and maybe even support a small business or attraction along the way.Visit Website
Take a Hike
When it comes to experiencing the great outdoors in Manitoba, there are endless numbers of hiking trails, beautiful lakes and unforgettable landscapes to uncover. Start discovering Manitoba’s wild side with these 20 incredible hiking trails - with options for every skill level! Have a family with small children? Choose from one of several hikes under 5km to introduce your kids to the wonderful world of hiking!Visit Website