Don’t be Bored! Be Adventurous by Visiting these Eastman Destinations

Are you in a funk? Do you find yourself not knowing what to do in your free time? Or are you stuck in the same outdoor routine? Well, have no fear! Below are five things that will be fun, exciting, and provide an incredible adventure.

*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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Mantario Hiking Trail (Whiteshell Provincial Park)

If you are looking for a thrilling, multi-day adventure, then The Mantario Hiking Trail is the place for you! Located in gorgeous Whiteshell Provincial Park and bordered by Ontario, this 60-kilometre trail will satisfy your craving for adventure! Mantario Trail is also the longest Canadian Shield Trail in Western Canada.

There are loads of activities waiting for you. Whether it’s hiking, snowshoeing, or skiing, you can get your fill here. If you are looking for a more extreme endeavour, experienced backpackers can complete the whole trail in about 30 hours over the course of 3 to 4 days.

Outcrops of Precambrian shield surrounded by lakes, streams and peat bogs typify the trail. The trail climbs up and along granite ridges with awesome panoramic views of lakes and bogs surrounded by undulating boreal forest. Then it descends into gullies and ravines of those mixed boreal forests to cross over streams and bogs using beaver dams and logs. There are many steep ascents and descents between the ridges and the bogs, and there are numerous bogs or stream crossings to negotiate.

 

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Outfitter Tent Rental (Pinawa)

Are you looking to unplug? When you rent this cozy canvas outfitters tent, not only do you get a unique experience but also get to spend the day in beautiful Pinawa! Pinawa Unplugged’s tent is secluded in the breathtaking forest and located near some of Pinawa’s fantastic outdoor assets.

Stroll through the Iron Wood Trail that runs along the Winnipeg River. Bring your skates to take advantage of the outdoor skating rinks at the Arena or the Beach. Take in the Boreal Forest while you snowshoe The Great Trail. Experience Pinawa’s extensive cross-country ski trail. Trek through The Great Trail that runs from Old Pinawa through Pinawa to Seven Sisters Falls. Race down the hills at Yo-Yo Hill on toboggans. Or even go ice fishing on Pinawa Channel or the Winnipeg River.

 

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Snow Maze (St. Adolphe)

A Maze in Corn’s snow maze is open and taking bookings! Visit the Guinness Book of World Record’s largest snow maze and see if you have what it take to navigate your way through.

There is so much more to do too! Admire the snow carvings and buildings on the grounds, slide down the Snow Mountain, try a variety of snow games, or if you’re feeling brave, slide down the Giant Luge run. And finish off the day with a nice warm bonfire!

Snowmobiling in Powerview/Pine Falls

Are you looking for your next snowmobiling adventure? Powerview/Pine Falls is an outdoor person’s paradise! Best known as the Walleye Capital, there are many other adventures and activities waiting for you here. With over 156 kilometres of peaceful forest and scenic trails, you can enjoy a beautiful, heart-pumping ride.

Whether you want an environment of bush, forest, or river, you can find it here. Not to mention the abundance of wildlife that roams the area like deer, foxes, coyotes, wolves, lynx, bobcats, and moose.

Visit Maskwa Snowmobile Club for more information. Follow this link for the trail map.

 

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St. Malo Shrine and Grotto (St. Malo)

The St. Malo Shrine and Grotto is a reproduction of the Grotto in Lourdes, France. This excellent site is a hidden gem that will leave you awestricken by its sheer beauty. Situated by the Rat River, the site offers a peaceful experience of history and sight-seeing. Lines of pews inhabit the area in dedication to people in the local area, along with stations of the cross and church atop the branched staircase.

The location is perfect for unwinding while taking in the gorgeous scenery and historical monuments.

For more history on the St. Malo Shrine and Grotto, follow this link.

 

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