Check out These 3 Awesome Activities!

Looking for Something to do? Check out These 3 Awesome Activities in Eastern Manitoba!

Looking for something to do? Check out what activities are waiting for you in the communities of Steinbach, Ste. Genevieve and Roseau River here in Eastern Manitoba!

Let’s be real; there’s always something to do and experience in Eastern Manitoba. With these three activities, you can enjoy great shopping experiences (with a chance to win BIG prizes), learn about your new favourite hobby and Métis culture, to simply relax in nature.


  • 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.

Shop Till You Drop with the Backyard Tourist Contest (Steinbach) – July 19 to July 30

Whether you love shopping, experiencing unique eateries, prizes, or just love supporting local, Steinbach’s shop local contest, Backyard Tourist, is a great opportunity for you to support local and be entered to win some incredible local tourism prize packs! Participate in this great opportunity from July 19 to July 30 and see what treasures, gems, experiences, and wins wait for you!

So, how does it work? There are two ways to enter the contest and put your name in the running to win fabulous prizes.

Support a local business by making a purchase at a local business. Take a photo of yourself at the business with your purchase/receipt. Like and follow the Steinbach Chamber on Facebook/Instagram. Post your photo on Facebook or Instagram, tag @SteinbachChamber and #BackyardTourist.

Or, If you’re not on social media, support a local business by making a purchase before July 30. Take a photo of yourself at the business with your purchase/receipt. Submit your photo with your name and contact info online here.

There are ten incredible prize packages to be won, valued at $150 each! One name will be drawn every weekday between July 19-30 and announced the following day. For more information and the list of prize packages, please visit Steinbach Chamber of Commerce’s website.

Gain a New Skill and Hobby at Borealis Beading (Ste. Genevieve)

Dive into the cultural and historical significance of the Métis people while learning the skills of 2-Needle Beading, Finger Weaving, and Quilting. Borealis Beading is owned and operated by Melanie Gamache, a Manitoba Métis beadwork artisan who started beading in 2015. Melanie has always been a creative individual, but her talent for beadwork has developed along with her passion for sharing the Métis culture and history relating to beadwork. Borealis Beading has grown from creating her very own beadwork pieces to organizing workshops, hosting Métis cultural learning experiences and carrying basic beading supplies required to start you on your beading journey.

You can learn and enjoy this craft through virtual experiences or by booking your bubble for an in-person experience. For Virtual Experiences and the help of Zoom, you can start your journey with their Introduction to 2-Needle Beading, move up to Traditional Métis Tobacco/Fire Bag, and advance to the Traditional Leather Medicine Bag.

Or, for those wanting a safe, in-person experience, Borealis Beading offers a Book Your Bubble strategy. All experiences are delivered in a style reflective of the traditional beading circle format where friends and family would meet to share stories and talk about their day while passing on the traditional art of beadwork. Borealis Beading hopes you leave a renewed appreciation for beading, finger weaving, quilting, and the Métis culture.

Please visit their website for more information and find out which Farmer’s Markets they will be selling their products.


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Pack-up the RV and Visit Roseau River Big RV Resort (Roseau River)

Nestled along the Roseau River, you can enjoy dry camping, canoeing, kayaking, tubing, fishing, and simply relaxing in nature at Roseau River Big RV Resort. This is the perfect spot for seasonal and casual campers wishing to experience peace and quiet while surrounded by breathtaking nature.

Whether you’re looking for a place to enjoy watery fun, trails (located nearby), view wildlife as they wander, and so many other adventures!