New and Notable in the Eastman

Eastern Manitoba is a thriving and growing region. Around every corner is something amazing to discover, and friendly businesses ready to make your experience an incredible one.

Let’s give these new businesses a Friendly Manitoban welcome! Not to mention the notable businesses, events, and news that are taking place in the Eastman.


  • 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.

St. Adolphe Mother’s Day Market – Online Event

Are you searching for that perfect Mother’s Day gift? Show your mama how much you love and appreciate her with a special gift!

The St. Adolphe Mother’s Day Market has started and ends on May 9, offering two whole weeks of goodies to discover. All you have to do is join the Facebook Group, St. Adolphe Mother’s Day Market, to see all the vendors’ fantastic products.

There will be thirty-five vendors, with five vendors shown daily. From oils to lotions, clothing to bags, home décor to candles galore, and more, you can find unique products from various spectrums.

Here’s their schedule:

April 25 and May 2

  2. Lotus Star Gems
  3. Tiber River
  4. Young Living
  5. Zyia Active

April 26 and May 3

  1. Oh What Fun
  2.  L&L Creations
  3. Casa Terra Candles
  4. Crown Vickiez Creation
  5. Norwex

April 27 and May 4

  1. All Comes Out in the Wash
  2. Scentsy
  3. Magara’s Handmade
  4. Savour the Moment in Serenity
  5. Pampered Chef

April 28 and May 5

  1. Voxxlife
  2. Sunset Gourmet Food Co
  3. Prairie Sweetheart Honey
  4. Central Plains Bison
  5. Hudson + Co

April 29 and May 6

  1. Blue Aura
  2. Bussche Foot
  3. Grammie’s Jams, jellies and preserves
  4. Olivia Ruby Designs
  5. Amour.creations.wpg

April 30 and May 7

  1. A Little Country Charm
  2. JonersCC
  3. Pure Romance
  4. Tupperware
  5. Toula’s Hot Chili Oil Drizzle

May 1 and May 8

  1. Peppered Prairie
  2. SweetLegs
  3. ReleafMB
  4. Bad Advice Designs
  5. Kate Hudson Art

May 9

  1. All big draws or giveaways are done this day.

Looking for more locations to pick up your Mother’s Day gift? Check out our blog, Spoil your Mom this Mother’s Day with these Eastman Shops.


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Sledtown Showdown Finals (online)

Have you heard the big news? Eastman’s Lac du Bonnet is in the finals for the Sledtown Showdown for the hottest snowmobiling destination in Canada! Fighting for the throne is Lac du Bonnet, Manitoba vs. Nipawin, Saskatchewan, both the Provincial Champions for their residing provinces.

Through six rounds and sixteen destinations per Western province, it’s been a nail-biter, but the small town of Lac du Bonnet has shown to be a fighter! Who will win and claim the Sledtown podium? Show your support for not only Lac du Bonnet but for Manitoba as a whole by voting today, tomorrow, and every day till May 2, 2021.

Wild Skies Resort (River Hills)

New to Eastern Manitoba is Wild Skies Resort! This glamping resort (glamorous camping) opens its door this May and is a shared space that embodies the best parts of camping, festivals, farmer’s markets, and home. It’s a community of like-minded people who appreciate and experience Mother Nature’s wild creations. It’s where you go when you need to reconnect with nature, each other, and yourself.

If you feel like heading out into nature but don’t want the hassle of camping? Then Wild Skies Resort’s domes or cabin is the perfect fix. Their two couple’s domes, Aurora and Eclipse, are ideal for couples looking for a romantic escape; while their Solstice Dome is perfect for a family staycation and can sleep, five people.

During your stay, you can enjoy a variety of amenities like:

  • Queen bed and linens in Aurora or Eclipse.
  • Queen bed, bunk bed (double and twin) and linens in Solstice.
  • Panorama window overlooking the river.
  • Skylight.
  • Woodstove and solar fan.
  • Kitchenette with mini-fridge, kettle, microwave, hot plate, tableware, utensils, basic cooking utensils.
  • BBQ and patio furniture.
  • Private Outdoor Shower and towels.
  • Access to common areas and fire pits. Firewood included.
  • Pet friendly.
  • Washroom facilities are rustic composting toilets.

Need something bigger or a little more luxurious? Then the Milky Way cabin is just the place. This year-round cabin and retreat space can sleep up to eight people and comes with amenities like:

  • 2 queen beds, two futons and linens (please note one futon is on the screened sunroom with no a/c or heat).
  • Screened sunroom and outdoor BBQ.
  • Fully functioning vintage-style wood stove and window AC.
  • Full kitchen with fridge, stove, oven, microwave, kettle, dishwasher, tableware, utensils, basic cooking utensils.
  • 3-piece bathroom and towels.
  • Large living area with 10-person table (perfect for retreats or meetings).
  • Smart TV and WIFI.
  • Access to common areas and fire pits. Firewood included.
  • Pet friendly.

There’s nothing “common” about their Common Areas. Have access to ten acres of breathtaking forest, adventurist trails, and a magnificent creek and meadow. And, for no extra cost, you can enjoy various incredible amenities like:

  • Dock and canoe launch
  • Canoe and SUPs with lifejackets (waiver required)
  • Firepits and firewood
  • Take-a-book leave-a-book library (coming soon!)
  • Boardgame collection
  • Walking/skiing/snowshoeing trails (skis and snowshoes not included)
  • WIFI at Welcome Centre
  • Giant hammocks and outdoor movie theatre (coming soon!)

Or, maybe you are looking to celebrate love in a picturesque environment! At Wild Skies, they want to be part of your special day and help make it as beautiful, memorable, and special as it can be. Whether you want a BYOT (Bring Your Own Tent) wedding or want the ever-so-romantic elopement with their Cooler than Vegas Elopement package, your day will be magical with Wild Skies.

When you book with Wild Skies, you get a ceremony site anywhere on the property – among the poplars, alongside the river, in the meadow, or even in your private dome; you can invite two to two hundred people (depending on Covid restrictions!); exclusive use of cabin and domes; and recommended vendor – they’ll put you in contact with rental and service companies they know and trust.

Check out their Weddings section on their website for more information.

Looking for more glamping destinations? Check out our blog, Forget Camping, Go Glamping!


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Hoopla Island (Pinawa)

Are you ready to unleash your inner child? This summer, Hoopla Island is making their way to Manitoba in Eastman’s very own Pinawa. This Wibit frenzied attraction has jumps, slides, climbing walls, swings, trampolines and more that promises a watery good time.

This summer, find yourself on this floating obstacle course where slipping and falling is half the fun! Make it a family affair for laughs, bonding, and creating lasting memories.


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