Central Manitoba offers events throughout the year that will appeal to all ages. Fairs and festivals in the spring and summer will entertain and delight while fall dinners are a tasty bite of the prairies. Central Manitoba has countless activities for everyone on 2 wheels, 4 wheels, or no wheels if you prefer to walk/run/hike.
With so much to explore you can spend days riding through central Manitoba enjoying everything, the area has to offer. Some of my personal favourites are:
- Stephenfield Provincial Park has excellent camping with a relaxing beach and walking trails.
- Portage la Prairie offers up the world’s largest Coka Cola can and an airplane monument at Island on the Prairies.
- The Glass Bottle Houses in Treherne should not be missed and the second Chance Car Museum is worth a second look.
- Altona‘s Gallery in the Park is a cool place to park when in the area and in need of some artistic inspiration or culture.
- St. Claude’s Dairy Museum and North America’s Largest Smoking Pipe are always a treat and the Tall Boys Grill serves up some excellent food.
- The Butterfly in the garden at the Winkler Arts Centre is always beautiful.
- The St. Leon Salamander appeals to my inner, and outer, child. I’ve never been lucky enough to encounter one in nature so a statue will have to do.
- The WWII plaques on display in Confederation Park in Morden are worth the stop to read and reflect. Plus literally everything else in Morden.
If you are going to explore Central Manitoba by Motorcycle and craving some small-town food but don’t know what to get or where to go check out the Manitoba Small Town Drive-ins Review group on Facebook. A friend shared a post with me a couple of months ago and I’ve been going back almost daily to drool over all the food to be found. I’m not a foodie but I love trying new places.
If you need a half-day, full-day, or multiple days of activities, or if you have any questions about locations Central Manitoba Tourism can help you plan your motorcycle adventure. Read through the 45-page Travel Guide (link on top of their website) for loads more activities when visiting Central Manitoba. Makes sure to use #CentralMB hashtag on all social media posts of your motorcycle travels in the region so the Central Manitoba Tourism marketing team can see and share your posts.
When visiting a location with a guest book, often found at a museum, please take a moment to sign the guest book and let them know when you visited. It helps them track visitor numbers which helps them with future funding opportunities.