3 Totally Random Things to do

3 Totally Random Things to do in Eastern Manitoba Over the Weekend

Fill your weekend with horseback riding at Cloud 9 Ranch in La Broquerie, paintball and other fun activities at Splatters Paintball Park in New Bothwell, and a beautiful hike in Rosenthal Nature Park in Mitchell.

You’ll have an unforgettable, memory-making weekend with your loved ones right here in Eastern Manitoba! Have some fun, enjoy the adventure, and play however you want.


  • Stay home if you have been travelling or do not feel well. Here is an excellent resource if you are quarantined. This will help you find people in Manitoba who are willing and able to help you while quarantined. Help Next Door Manitoba
  • Go out with people within your household, but practice social distancing (2 metres away) with other groups.
  • Please call ahead before visiting a business and inquire about their regulations to enter the building, such as capacity, sanitation, etc. Also, consider using curbside pickup where possible.
  • Please practice Leave No Trace. Clean up after yourself and leave nothing behind, such as trash and waste.

Horse Around with Cloud 9 Ranch (La Broquerie)

Have you always dreamed of learning to ride a horse? Are you looking for a place that will grow help grow your confidence while guiding you to your full equine potential? At Cloud 9 Ranch, they do just that. Dedicated to helping humans and horses to feel safe and confident while ensuring everyone is having a good time, Cloud 9 is where you can go to connect with horses and yourself.

Holding the reins is Tara Reimer and the Cloud 9 team Derek, Andrew and Tyler Reimer. Together these four make an unstoppable team ready to help you with your horseback journey.

Tara Reimer B. Sc. (Ag) has always been involved with horses, whether training, driving, riding or showing. Tara and her certified instructors and therapists each do their part in teaching Western and English riding and Vaulting lessons, facilitating Equine Assisted Psychotherapy, group Team Discovery and Adaptive Riding, and training horses. Tara judges shows, gives clinics, and she is a CHA (Certified Horsemanship Association) Clinic Instructor certifying riding instructors across Canada and the USA. Tara continues to show horses herself and enjoys the challenge of preparing horses for shows. Tara’s passion is teaching humans and horses, to develop their talents.

For detailed information on their services, please visit their website.


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Experience Awesome Adventures with Splatters Paintball Park (New Bothwell)

If you’re looking for more of a thrill for your weekend, then Splatter Paintball is the place to go. Manitoba’s largest developed paintball amusement park does not disappoint! With 40 acres of fun, a variety of amenities, and plenty of things to do (and many reasons to visit), you’ll have an unforgettable adventure.

Splatters truly is a paintball paradise with paintball fields and amenities spread over a 40 acre peaceful property in the country. Organized game ideas (e.g. Alpha Squad vs Delta Force), great props (massive Castle, 50′ helicopter, real firetruck, and much more), there are game styles to suit all group types and player styles!

Their amenities include:

  • Group firepit areas (allowing alcohol after paintball game)
  • Kids playground
  • Free Wifi
  • Beach Volleyball court
  • Indoor staging area
  • Washrooms

Or, if paintball isn’t your thing, you can still enjoy this fantastically amazing park. Try their Driving Range, which offers 305 yards long from tee to back netting, is fully netted, and features two target greens. Golfers can tee off from either artificial golf turf hitting mats or from real grass, allowing you to practice on what you play on!

And who wouldn’t love to experience a game or two of Bubble Ball? In Bubble Ball, players wear inflatable bubble suits that allow them to safely bounce off one another and roll quickly to avoid opponents. Players can enjoy many different game types, such as Standard Bubble Soccer, King of the Ring, British Bulldog, VIP, Jackpot, or Red Rover!

For more information on activities offered at Splatters Paintball, please visit their website. For information on Splatters’ Covid-19 Preparedness, please follow this link.


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Hike the Beautiful Rosenthal Nature Park (Mitchell)

If you are looking to indulge yourself in nature, the Rosenthal Nature Park is just the place to do it! Years ago, the Park was once the community of Rosenthal. Home to twenty-five families in the 1870s, not only is Rosenthal Park here to preserve the breathtaking beauty of nature, but also to preserve the history and artifacts on the site.

The Park has layers of importance to the area. Rosenthal Nature Park is an innovative model for sustainable development and integrated watershed management. It demonstrates the viability of utilizing the natural functions of wetlands to retain and slow high water flows; reduce surface water runoff in urban and semi-urban areas, and purify water quality with native plant species.

Walking trails connects the wetland and upland ecosystems of the Park to wildlife observation areas. The observation areas throughout the Park offer incredible opportunities to experience wildlife in a comfortable environment.

The Park is bursting with life! The Park is designed for plant life and wildlife to contribute to greater biodiversity in the area.

In the wetland ecosystem, you can discover a lake and peninsula. This constructed wetland is planted with native aquatic plant species from local donor sites and is an ideal habitat for native and migratory waterfowl.

The upland ecosystem is just as magnificent as the wetlands. Seeded with wildflower mix flourishing into a colourful array of flowering plants, they invite various butterfly species to the area. A forage mix is seeded alongside the existing bushes bordering the northern edge of the Park. This provides the ideal vegetative ground cover for deer foraging.

Placed throughout the Park are grassland birdhouses and waterfowl houses, offering waterfowl and shorebird species places to nest.

Your visit to Rosenthal Nature Park is one that promises to be fun, educational, and visually spectacular.


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