The allure of the open road, the wind in one’s hair, and the unique experiences of rural Manitoba is a timeless fascination that Manitoba by Motorcycle has managed to capture exceptionally (in my humble opinion). As an avid supporter of local tourism, I created this unique venture roughly seven years ago to showcase the beauty…
Manitoba by Motorcycle is a tourism initiative designed to promote local motorcycle tourism. Created to highlight all the incredible places to visit in Manitoba. creative art installations, expansive parks, historic monuments, and all kinds of local attractions. There are multiple local tourism challenges to complete, each with its own requirements and reward.
Manitoba’s Interlake has a lot to offer and a lot to see and Interlake Tourism has curated a special Interlake Manitoba by Motorcycle route that covers the top 20 destinations. The Interlake loop has it all: Vikings, snakes, marshes, even a quarry park!
Selkirk Manitoba is the home of Chuck the Channel Cat, a large catfish statue that hangs out at the local Smitty’s. Selkirk is roughly 20km (12 miles) north of Winnipeg along Highway 9. Known as “The Catfish Capital of the World” because of the record-sized catches on the local stretch of the Red River. The roughly 30-foot tall catfish was erected in 1986 and is named for local fisherman Chuck Norquay.
A short ride up to the lakefront that runs along the shores of Lake Winnipeg. With an exceptional cottage community and multiple sandy beaches to cool your feet it is a nice treat.