Manitoba’s Interlake region is my home away from home. Born and raised in Winnipeg with family in the Interlake that we visited often enough to give the travel to and from a comforting sense of home. As a kid, I rarely paid attention to most of the sites as they passed me by, but as…
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.
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.
Morris Manitoba is a short 50km (roughly miles) south of Winnipeg along Highway 75. Only 40km (26 miles) from the US border it is the main stop between Winnipeg and the US border and sees a lot of traffic.
I’ve seen Dunnottar on the map and on various cottage listings but I had never been there. That changed quickly when I started following Interlake Tourism’s social media feeds and caught a glimpse of the Dunnottar Pier. The spectacular photos painted a very enticing picture and I just had to see it in person. The…
Lockport Manitoba is roughly 30km North of Winnipeg. For me it is so close to home it practically is home. A leisurely ride down River Road then back down Henderson Highway is how I start and end every riding season.
I know what you’re thinking, St. Norbert is not a small Manitoba town with a cool statue to check out. And you are right. It has no town statue but it does have 2 historic provincial parks minutes from each other.
Grand Beach is, arguably, one of the top Manitoba destinations and only a short 1-hour ride northeast of Winnipeg, just off Highway 59. This Lake Winnipeg beach is an award-winning travel destination ranked as world-class. A prestigious rank that it has certainly earned.
Roughly 100 km (65 miles) north west of Winnipeg lies the town of Lundar Manitoba. Easily recognized by the giant Canada Goose statue next to the Chicken Chef (which is also kind of a landmark in a weird way).
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