5 Safe and Exciting Adventures in Eastern Manitoba

Get out and moving! There are plenty of ways to avoid being cooped up all day and still be responsible and safe.

With so many adventures waiting for you in the Eastman, it can be overwhelming picking where to start. But here are a few suggestions!

*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.

A Maze in Corn’s Snow Maze (St. Adolphe)

A Maze in Corn is working hard on getting this year’s snow maze ready for the public! With the beautiful weather we have been experiencing, the opening has been pushed back, but they hope to open on January 30, 2021 (update on January 25).

A Maze in Corn is home to the Guinness Book of World Record’s largest snow maze! You can experience an out of this world adventure trekking through the maze, visiting the snow houses, and much more!

Visit A Maze in Corn’s website for upcoming information.

Falcon Ridge Ski Slopes (Falcon Lake)

In the winter months, Falcon Lake is best known for its skiing! And we can see why. At Falcon Ridge Ski Slopes, you can have a relaxing glide down their ski trails or a thrilling downhill adventure that will get your heart pumping! However you want to experience your skiing adventure, whatever skill level you’re comfortable with, you can find it at Falcon Ridge Ski Slopes!

With twelve alpine ski runs, tube runs with lift, 30 km of world-class Nordic ski trails (skate and classic) free for anyone to use, and much more, you’ll fall in love with the endless possibilities here.

Falcon Ridge’s trail system also connects with the South Whiteshell trail, offering an additional 40 km of trails to explore!

They even offer equipment rentals and lessons!

Follow this link for their map.

For information on Falcon Ridge’s Covid-19 protocols, please follow this link.

Fat Biking at Oak Ridge Trail (Birds Hill Provincial Park)

Whether you’re an avid fat biker or just starting, Oak Ridge Trail at Birds Hill Provincial Park is the trail for you!

This 7 km trail has minor elevation changes, sections built on deer trails, and amazing nature sights to be seen!

 

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Lac du Bonnet’s Jack Frost Challenge (Lac du Bonnet)

If you are looking for a fun way to get moving, look no further! Lac du Bonnet is participating in the Manitoba wide challenge – the Jack Frost Challenge by the Green Action Centre. This week-long event occurs from February 7 to February 13, and Lac du Bonnet wants to get you involved!

So, what the heck is the Jack Frost Challenge? It is a week-long winter challenge with your team made up of 1 to 5 people. Your team can be family members, friends, and co-workers as you work together to complete 130 collective kilometres of outdoor activities. This is the perfect Challenge for people of all ages – including kids!

Whether your thrill is walking, running, biking, skating, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, tobogganing, or all of the above, you can enjoy all these activities and more while challenging yourself and entering in to win some great prizes.

This year, there are two grand prizes! Any two participants that complete their fair share of at least 26km’s during the week of February 7-13 will be entered to win one of two Staycations!

  • Staycation for two at The Fort Garry Hotel – Castle Package
  • 2 night stay at Pinewood Lodge in Whiteshell Provincial Park

Winnipeg River Recreation District, the RM of Lac du Bonnet Recreation, My LdB and the Lac du Bonnet CDC are partnering up to make your experience even better! These four organizations are planning activities and more outdoor options to get you active for the Jack Frost Challenge.

While the Jack Frost Challenge technically ends on February 13, the four organizations want the celebration of Louis Riel Day to partake in this fun week! Many of the activities they have planned for the Challenge will continue until February 15, so everyone can have a fun, entertaining long weekend.

Visit MyLdB’s website for the complete list of activities happening!

 

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New Skating Trails (St. Pierre Jolys and RM of La Broquerie)

Pack up your skates and head over to St. Pierre Jolys and the RM of La Broquerie for incredible adventures! Both communities have recently opened up their skating trails, and people couldn’t be more excited!

St. Pierre’s trail is around Carillon Park, and La Broquerie’s around Tetrault Park.

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