Many Canadians are wanting to explore domestically. It is an opportunity to see what all of Canada’s beautiful provinces have to offer and while stimulating the economy; a win-win! With the vaccination rates going up and case numbers going down many Canadians are eager to begin travelling again but some are not comfortable with leaving the country quite yet.

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For this segment we will be focusing on Manitoba and what Manitoba has to offer. Manitoba, home to the Winnipeg Jets, Winnipeg Blue Bombers (2019 Grey Cup Champions), 100,000 lakes and waterways and the largest denning site for polar bears. Winnipeg, the capital of Manitoba, was named one of “The World’s Greatest Places of 2021”. There is a reason for that. They do not call it “Friendly Manitoba” for nothing. Filled with kind people and amazing adventures Manitoba will be the next place you will want to visit. Let’s look at some of their amazing tourist spots in Manitoba!

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Human Rights Museum

Located in Winnipeg, the Canadian Museum for Human Rights is the first museum that is entirely committed to the evolution, celebration, and future of human rights. Funded by the Asper family, in memory of Israel Asper, it is an architectural masterpiece. Since opening in 2014, the Canadian Museum for Human Rights has received many international awards for the work they have done and their visitor experience.

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Assiniboine Park Zoo

Located in Winnipeg and home to more than 180 animal species, the Assiniboine Park Zoo is the perfect stop for the family. The Zoo is open year-round with both outdoor and indoor exhibits. Assiniboine Park Zoo has a “Journey to Churchill” exhibit that is home to 9 different polar bears. The exhibit’s large enclosures, pools, rugged landscapes, and shaded dens provide a similar feel to where the polar bears come from. This is the only exhibit of its kind in the world and is sure to be a hit for the whole family!

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Birds Hill Provincial Park

Located just 24 KM North of Winnipeg, Birds Hill Provincial Park is the perfect escape. With endless fields, hiking trails, campgrounds, and a lake you will have a perfect camping weekend here. Climb to the top of the viewing tower and look out on the beautiful prairie lands or take a horseback ride through the trails. Birds Hill Provincial Park is also home to one of North America’s largest music festivals, the Winnipeg Folk Fest (currently on hold due to COVID-19).

Visiting Manitoba may not seem like the top of the list, but it sure has some gemstones. Make sure to check out the Travel Manitoba website for even more amazing spots!

Published by HOLR Magazine.


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