Road to 150: The Best Things To Do in Manitoba

We’re now in Manitoba, the 7th province we’re visiting during our 150-day road trip across Canada. Right at the centre of Canada, Manitoba is
home to a variety of unique attractions, wilderness and beautiful landscapes. First, there’s Winnipeg, Manitoba’s capital but also home of more than
half of the province’s population. It’s also home to one of the best museums in the country, the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, which is the only museum in world
devoted to human rights awareness and education but it’s also an absolute work of art, not
only because of its architecture but also with its interactive exhibitions and use of
modern technology. We also visited the nearby Lower Fort Garry
Historical Site, a former Hudson Bay Company trading post, which is now a living museum
where costumed interpreters re-create life at the fort back in the 1800’s. We got to play traditional games, eat some
home-cooked food and even make our own candles. It was a really fun and interactive way to
learn about some of Canada’s history. Next, we had a day of relaxation at Thermea,
a nordic spa in the heart of Winnipeg. This thermal spa is the perfect place to rejuvenate,
with various steam rooms, hot pools, body treatments, hammocks, saunas and so much more. After 65 days on the road, we couldn’t have
picked a better place to spend the day. When we were in Winnipeg, we heard about this
new trend- Goat Yoga. We knew right away that we needed to try it,
not only because we need some stretching in this road trip but also because we love interacting
with animals. And this is the perfect place to do it! Lastly, we couldn’t leave Winnipeg without
spending some time at Grand Beach, one of the best beaches in all of Canada. Nestled on the shores of Lake Winnipeg, this
is a very popular spot in the summer. We loved getting into the water, having fun
in the waves and lying under the sun. You would never know you are in a freshwater lake. After a few days in the city, we took a flight
to Churchill, a place that I have been looking forward to
visiting for a long time. It was also a great experience to explore
a small northern Canadian town. Learn about its ecology and its people and also its ancient history with the Hudson Bay Company and the fur trade. This is one of those places that remains so wild and secluded. We spent our days with wildlife, watched incredible
sunsets over Hudson Bay, sat around the fire at night roasting marshmallows and mingling with people from around the world and went to sleep under the northern lights. This is one of those Canadian experiences
people dream about! During our peak season in mid summer, we can
see upwards of 59 to 60,000 whales on the western shore of Hudson Bay. That makes this population the largest concentration
of whales in the whole world. I am so grateful for having the opportunity
to be so close to see these beautiful creatures and live such a magical moment. It seems like a dream when I remember looking down and seeing a bunch of beluga whales swimming underneath us. We saw hundreds breaching the water during
our various boat trips but nothing can compare to the experience of getting into the water
and snorkeling with them. They looked right into our eyes, rolling on
their backs trying to have a better look at us. It was a beautiful connection! There is something so magical and so humbling about having these fascinating mammals so close and having them interact with us. Just as I observed them, they observed me, and to be able to share that moment with another intelligent being is a really unforgettable experience! Manitoba is such an incredible province! From the diversity of Winnipeg to the vast
wilderness of Churchill, Manitoba is a place we’ll never forget and one we all hope to return. Thank you for watching our Manitoba episode. We had a wonderful time! To learn more about what we did in Manitoba as well as other provinces during our 150-day road trip, visit


  1. Hi Canada! I've just released a fun, quirky rock song/video celebrating your sesquicentennial and all things Canadian. A funny story of an American man who meets a Canadian woman and sets off towards Canada to meet her.

  2. Have you ever been to Arborg? Very small town but very kind people and wide landscapes. Anyway, loved the video, I used to live there so nice to see a video speaking kind words about Manitoba.

  3. You guys forgot to taste the worlds best ribs in Onanole just before Riding Mountain National Park 😉

  4. Awesome video, with great footage! As a student learning to make videos and studying Social Media Marketing, I'm curious what program was used to edit the video?

  5. I live almost right on the centre of Canada that sign at the beginning of the video is is about 1 mile north of me

  6. I was dreaming to come to Canada from long time, due to IELTS 5.5 band I got low score, retaking the test again.

  7. Manitoba is the best for camping,hunting , and fishing . So many beautiful Lakes , I believe Manitoba has the most lakes in the whole world in an area its size.

  8. beautiful video. I particularly was moved by the beluga wales and the sunset videos. Thanks again for sharing. I will do some search on the lazy bear company.

  9. people of manitoba should be embarrassed by the state of your roads. I understand that as a province your almost broke but really hyway 6 and 1 and you can't take care of them.

  10. Great job guys! I am from Brazil living in Winnipeg for a year and I am impressed that there are not many TV materials / videos about things to do in Manitoba. There are lots of nature activity and provincial parks!

  11. I live in Manitoba and it is a shit hole. If you plan to move here please seek professional help. We are good at one thing. We have the highest crime rate in all of Canada. Hoo Raa.

  12. I've been to Thompson, Manitoba. The best thing there was the laundry mat and the best view was looking at it in the rear view mirror of my truck!

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