The Manitoba Regional Tourism Association invites you to explore all that our member tourism regions have to offer.
Close your eyes and hear the thunder of the buffalo hooves across this vast prairie; the pounding hooves of a fleeing white horse carrying young lovers from a midnight rendezvous; the creaking of the giant wheels of the Red River ox carts as families move west seeking new beginnings. These are a few of the “Echoes and Legends” of Manitoba’s Central Plains. Built on a wealth of history, the Central Plains region is rich in diversity. Build your own “Echoes and Legends” as you visit our communities.
As the sun rises on the Canadian Prairies, it first gently kisses the lakes, rivers and farmlands of Eastern Manitoba. The vast landscape ranges from farmland and Precambrian Shield to beautiful lakes and historic river waterways, presenting opportunities for agri-tourism, eco-tourism, whitewater rafting, canoeing, fishing and hunting. The culture is as varied as the landscape; one can enjoy Francophone, Ukrainian, Mennonite, Métis, Obijway and Cree First Nations food, festivals and heritage.
Manitoba’s inland oceans, Lake Winnipeg and Lake Manitoba, frame the Interlake region – a region rich in Icelandic culture, historical routes and buildings of the fur trade at Lower Fort Garry, and internationally renowned wetlands preservation at Oak Hammock Marsh. Sunbathe on our beautiful beaches, stroll along the boardwalk, take a ride on the Prairie Dog Central and visit the Narcisse Snake Pits. And in winter, the Interlake comes alive with snowmobiling, cross-country skiing and ice fishing.
Manitoba’s Parkland region is a rare and special place. Home to Riding Mountain National Park and several provincial parks, it offers pristine lakes, rolling grasslands and sprawling forest. European settlers brought their culture and architectural styles which still exist in the region’s celebrations and historic sites and churches. Don’t miss the Negrych Farmstead and the Inglis Elevators. World-class flyfishing, 400 km of Trans Canada Trail, numerous winter sports and superb hunting and fishing await your visit.
From our pristine lakes to our rugged landscape and endless sky, Northern Manitoba has something to offer the adventurer in you. See the untouched wilderness and the hundreds of species of wildlife – from polar bears and beluga whales, to caribou and arctic fox. Hear the roar of our majestic waterfalls and the haunting call of the loon. Taste bannock baked over a campfire and feel the warmth of our communities as they welcome you with open arms.