Staycations and Day Trips: Answering the Call of Canada’s Heart in Manitoba

This summer, Travel Manitoba’s ‘Canada’s Heart is Calling’ campaign has inspired Manitobans to explore their own backyard. Whether it’s through staycations in Winnipeg or day trips to neighboring towns, adventures are just a short drive away.

We kicked off our summer travel adventures last month with something a little different – a weekend staycation in Winnipeg. Our family summer staycation had us relaxing in the pool at the Hyatt House South Winnipeg, playing arcades at The Rec Room, enjoying lots of retail therapy at Outlet Collection and feasting at Sukothai in Osborne Village.

Other popular road trip destinations for throughout the summer have included dinner runs to Half Moon in Lockport, or digging into fish & chips in Gimli. Many more trips to check out favourite food spots are in store for the rest of the summer including Steinbach, Portage La Prarie, Brandon and Filipino bbq feasts at popular provincial parks.

And we also jumped in our car to hit up the towns of Carman, Morden, and Winkler in Southwest Manitoba. Carman, home to Syl’s Drive-Thru, where a classic meal of burgers and fries awaits and to our surprise, there’s a new Mini-Golf course to enjoy after a hearty meal. In Morden, visitors are welcomed with warm hospitality and the stunning Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre. Here, children and kids-at-heart can marvel at the giant marine reptile fossils and learn about ancient creatures that once roamed Manitoba’s lands. For more family fun, visit Sharptooth Adventures and Colert Beach at Lake Minnewasta. Before heading back to Winnipeg, we capped off our Southwest Manitoba tour with signature burgers at Charley B’s.

This summer, answer the call of Canada’s heart. Remember, sometimes the best adventures are right in your own backyard. Until next time!