5 Ways to Enjoy Winter

Don’t feel blue; get out, and have fun this winter season! There are so many activities, adventures, and experiences waiting for you during this wintery time. You never know what special memories you will create or what new hobby you’ll discover that you love!

Eastern Manitoba is thriving with things to do and places to explore. All you have to do is decide how you will enjoy it!


  • 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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Ice Fishing

We don’t want to start a debate here, but are you truly Canadian if you haven’t gone ice fishing? On a nice, sunny day, pack up your gear and hit one of the many lakes and rivers across the Eastman! You could catch Walleye, Northern Pike, Smallmouth Bass, Channel Catfish, Black Crappie, Perch, Trout, Goldeye, and many more on your next fishing excursion! You may even hook a few trophy fish.

For some of the best fishing locations in Eastern Manitoba, visit the links down below.

Discover your Eastman Adventure: Ice Fishing 101

5 Eastman Ice Fishing Destinations

Hunt/Fish Manitoba

Manitoba Lodges & Outfitters Association


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Outdoor Skating Rinks

Who doesn’t love skating? While indoor skating rinks (arenas) remain closed, you can still lace up your skates at outdoor rinks!

This is a great way to stay active while having fun and take in the benefits of the winter season. Check your local Municipality’s website or your local arena’s website, and see if they are maintaining an outdoor rink


Whether you want a relaxing experience gliding along the trails or a thrilling downhill adventure, you can find it here in Eastern Manitoba!

You can find the trail that allows you to recharge your batteries or the one that offers a challenge to better your skills. Whatever you’re looking for, you can find the trail perfect for your skill level!

From Falcon Ridge Ski Slopes’ exhilarating adventures (whether you want to hit the slopes or one of their many trails), Agassiz Provincial Forest’s 10 km of relaxing trails, Grand Beach Provincial Park’s novice, intermediate and expert trails, and many, many other community trails.

Visit our blog, 5 Awesome Eastman Skiing Locations, to help find your trail.


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While some trails are still waiting for more snow, this is still a great winter activity to keep in mind! Explore and take in the beauty of the many trails in the Eastman while enjoying the thrilling ride!

Ride through thousands of kilometres of designated, groomed snowmobile trails, enjoy the wide-open space of frozen lake rides, or experience the feeling of bliss as you speed through the secluded atmosphere of forested trails.

Wherever you decide to ride, you can encounter breathtaking sights, diverse landscapes, an abundance of wildlife, and much more when you ride here!

For information on snowmobiling in the Eastman, visit the link below.

5 Snowmobiling Communities to get your Heart Pumping

5 Best Eastman Snowmobiling Spots



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Go walking in style! Snowshoeing was once a means of transportation, and now, it is a fun, great way to get active and experience nature in an entirely new way. Explore Eastman’s pristine forests, parks, trails, and places where you can’t normally go in the snow!

If you don’t have snowshoes but really want to try this experience, you don’t have to miss out on the fun. Winnipeg River Recreation District offers free snowshoe rentals (and skis), and Sayzoons offers snowshoe rentals at various prices (along with bonfire rentals).

Nature’s Edge Tourism offers out of this world snowshoeing experiences. With their guidance, you can explore and discover Manitoba’s gorgeous trails and forests.

Check out our blog, Cool Ways to Add Snowshoeing to Your Winter, for some great places to explore!

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