Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013
Kick up your heels at Veselka in Teulon, slither around with the snakes in Narcisse, plan an adventure in Riding Mountain, get your teddy bear fixed up at Assiniboine Park, or check out A Queen and Her Country at the RCA Museum — those are just a few of the fun things you can do in Manitoba this weekend.
Narcisse Snake Dens
Open daily | Narcisse
Manitoba is alive with snakes! Spring is a hotbed of activity at the Narcisse Snake Dens in the Interlake. It’s here that you can see more snakes at a glance than anywhere else in the world.
Arbor Day in the park
May 25 | Nature Playground, Assiniboine Park
Children and parents alike can participate in a variety of FREE activities presented by certified arborists including tree climbing, exciting zip-line rides and a self propelled climb to see what an oak flower looks like, before it becomes an acorn. For those who prefer to keep their feet on the ground, there will also be children’s crafts and activities, storytelling and information booths.
Veselka Ukrainian Festival
May 25 to 26 | Teulon Rockwood Arena, Teulon
Ukrainian culture takes centre stage at Veselka Ukrainian Festival in Teulon! As well as great dancing, the Veselka also features folk Arts & Crafts, souvenir booths, and hands-on workshops like traditional wheat weaving and dough art.
Book a fun holiday in Hecla
Hecla Grindstone Provincial Park
It’s back! Check in for a luxurious and relaxing stay at the Lakeview Hecla Resort. Located on 360 acres in Hecla Grindstone Provincial Park, the resort is a uniquely contemporary and comfortable destination. Fantastic introductory rates now available. Rooms starting at $99 per night!
To learn more about the reopening of this gorgeous resort, watch our latest BTWinnipeg segment.
Teddy Bears’ Picnic
May 26 | Assiniboine Park
Get the kids to grab their ailing teddy bears and head out to Assiniboine Park for the Teddy Bears’ Picnic! This annual event brings kids, teddy bears and parents together for a day of health education, fun activities and entertainment. Rain or shine teddy bears always have a good time! 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
A Queen and Her Country at the RCA Museum
May 20 to Aug 18 | RCA Museum, CFB Shilo
Revisit some of Queen Elizabeth II’s most memorable moments in Canada at the travelling exhibition A Queen and Her Country at the RCA Museum. The exhibit features 60 artifacts and a rich assortment of historical images recalling Her Majesty’s first 60 years as Canada’s Head of State.
Plan a summer vacay at RMNP
Riding Mountain National Park
Rising dramatically from the prairie landscape, Riding Mountain National Park is a vast expanse of boreal forest and pristine aspen parkland that is sure to enchant and inspire. Check out the Lake Audy Bison Enclosure, home to a herd of plains bison, before tucking in for the night at one of several camping spots or bed and breakfasts in the area. Start planning your fun summer adventure now!
100 Masters: Only in Canada at the WAG
May 11 to Aug 18 | Winnipeg Art Gallery
Works by some of the world’s greatest artists will be gathered under one roof for the Winnipeg Art Gallery’s 100 Masters: Only in Canada! This blockbuster exhibition of “One hundred masterpieces to commemorate the WAG’s one hundred years” includes paintings by Rembrandt, Van Gogh, Monet, Picasso, and Warhol.
Home-grown flying heritage tours
May 26 | Western Canada Aviation Museum, Winnipeg
Throughout May, take a tour focused on Manitoba’s home-grown flying heritage at the Western Canada Aviation Museum. The tour starts at 2:00 p.m. and is free with paid admission.
The art scene in May
Various locations across Manitoba
Spend an afternoon or evening enjoying some of Manitoba’s diverse arts offerings. Here’s a handful of great exhibits you don’t want to miss this month.
Have a great weekend everyone!