Manitoba is home to fascinating places with funny names full of the things that make Canada great, mixed with lesser-known ‘only here’ secrets. It’s a simple and powerful swath of Canada with qualities so obvious they’re often overlooked: agricultural flatlands, wild moose, arctic tundra, maple tree forests, Flin Flon, massive lakes, rock star legends, stalking lynx, Winnipegosis, gushing rivers, political heroes, Wasagaming, black bear, rocky landscapes, edgy artists, polar bear, aboriginal historians and rugged coastline.
Only rocky mountains are missing, but ask any true prairie folk and they’ll tell you they just block the view. That’s Manitoba: open people in open spaces. Its magnitude is only fully appreciated while standing on the edge of a sunflower field counting three different storms on the horizon, or on the edge of Hudson Bay’s rugged coastline counting belugas and envisioning some of Canada’s oldest and most interesting stories.
While no one expects anyone to say ‘I’m going to Canada for two months and I’m spending every second of it in Manitoba’ and mean it, it’s a part of Canada that really shouldn’t be missed. There’s a quiet confidence here, an unheralded history and definite energy. Manitoba is truly Canadian, yet is unlike any other region in the country.
Manitoba destination guides
Churchill Polar Bears
Churchill, Manitoba on Hudson Bay is considered the polar bear capital of the world, and this 2-day trip will introduce you to its star citizens at a comfort level. Obviously, the polar bear is not the sort of animal you want to pat on the back, so we'll keep you safe and sound in a Tundra Buggy while still getting amazingly close to these awe-inspiring animals.
Tundra Buggy Adventure Day Tour from Churchill
See polar bears in the wild — a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity — on a Tundra Buggy Adventure day tour! This memorable tour is designed for people who are already staying in the town of Churchill, nicknamed the Polar Bear Capital of the World due to the many bears that migrate into the area each year.