5 Places to Pop the Question

If you have been thinking about popping that big question to your sweetheart, you might be struggling with where to do it. But don’t stress it. In Eastern Manitoba, there are endless destinations that will be perfect for you two.

This list will help you discover THE place that will capture this wonderful occasion.

*Disclaimer*

  • 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.

 

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Spring: Pineridge Hollow – Oakbank

One of the most traditional ways of popping the question is over a romantic (and of course, tasty) meal. At Pineridge Hollow, you will find a wonderful fine-dining experience that will set the mood for this life-changing and special moment.

Pineridge’s motto is Taste the Prairies – something that they do extremely well. Supporting local growers and producers, you’ll find that their menu features the talents of their neighbouring farmers and ranchers. With these home-grown ingredients, you can taste the incredible flavours of wholesome, delicious, and comforting food.

From the solid wood tables and chairs, fresh-cut flowers, luscious menu options and beverages, and the peaceful, yet suave environment, Pineridge Hollow is the perfect place for your big question.

 

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Summer: Grand Beach – Grand Beach Provincial Park

White sandy beaches, grass-topped dunes that reach as high as 30 feet, and the soothing lull of waves crashing to shore. This is Grand Beach – the place that will add that magical touch to your remarkable moment.

Spend the day exploring and enjoying each other company with swimming in the pristine Lake Winnipeg, hiking the multiple self-guiding trails, relaxing on the beach while catching some sun, and checking out the famous boardwalk. Cuddle up close and watch the sunset along the water for a magnificent view – this is the best time to pop the question!

 

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Fall: Pine Point Rapids – Whiteshell Provincial Park

Are you looking for a scenic and stunning place to propose? Pine Point Rapids is just the place then. The trail will take you and your love through a gorgeous environment of trees, wildlife, water and rapids, and more. During the Fall months, the Pine Point Trail promises the best way to experience the lush colours.

The season brings great opportunities to make your day extra special. With blueberry picking, spotting some snapping turtles, wild rice growing along the shores, a mix of forest and rock outcroppings, and more, you can spend hours exploring the trail. Jack Pine, Sumac, Lichens, Bur Oak, Dogwood, Cranberry, and more grows along the route.

This 9 km loop trail offers fabulous views of rapids and small waterfalls that are sure to set the mood for this very romantic and special moment.

 

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Brokenhead Wetland Interpretive Trail – Brokenhead

Hiking the Brokenhead Wetland Interpretive Trail is always magical, but doing it during the winter simply out of this world. The wetlands offer a beautifully romantic location to ask your special someone that important question.

Visitors can experience the important connection between the wetland and the traditional Ojibway teachings of Respect, Purpose, Balance, and Interconnection, which seems very fitting for the occasion! While you are heading out in winter, it’s important to mention that the wetland contains 28 of Manitoba’s 37 native orchid species, including the globally rare Ram’s Head Lady-Slipper, the Dragon’s Mouth orchid and more common yellow and pink lady slippers.

The trail features a wooden boardwalk but also has gravel sections. Some things to keep in mind when hiking is:

  • Please stay on the trail and boardwalk to avoid harming and damaging plants, the natural habitat, and the environment.
  • No dogs on the trail.
  • No smoking.
  • No parking on the highway when the gate is closed.

All Year: Blueberry Rock – Lac du Bonnet

Nestled in the community of Lac du Bonnet is the Blueberry Rock Trail. With Lush Boreal Forests, Canadian Shield outcroppings, blueberries perfect for picking (usually in August), abundant wildlife, wildflowers, foliage, deciduous and coniferous trees, and much more, this is the ideal destination to spend with your love.

Whether you’re planning on asking the question in Spring, Summer, Fall, or Winter, Blueberry Rock is a four-season destination that adds beauty and charm. The perfect place to propose would be climbing up to the lookout tower. With this view, you get a bird’s eye view of the surrounding area, including water, the quarry, and the forest.

Another fantastic place would be the hydro quarry, which is just past the lookout tower. This breathtaking spot is indescribable and offers a gorgeous place to add to your magic moment.

 

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