Whether you’re looking for a short weekend getaway or a longer excursion, fall in love with Manitoba winters with some of these winning packages and special deals.
Travel to Hecla Island on a frozen Lake Winnipeg, where Second Nature, Adventures in Discovery offers up Fresh Fish and Frosty Fun. On the ice, you’ll discover the century-old traditions of winter fishing. Meet Ivan, a third generation fisherman, who will take you out on the lake on his Bombardier, show you the secrets of the jigger and help you harvest delicacies like Pickerel cheeks. Then head back to the Solmundson Gesta Hus to warm up with good stories and a home-cooked meal, featuring your catch of the day. Stay the night at this cozy bed and breakfast.
If you’re not ready for your Hecla adventure to end, the Lakeview Hecla Resort offers great winter rates that include the use of snowshoes, cross country skis, toboggans and fire pits. Plus the indoor family water park is a huge hit with the kids, while a mineral pool soak or an invigorating body scrub at the Salka Spa will soothe away those winter blues in no time.
Head to the hills with some great sleep and ski packages with Asessippi Ski Area and Resort. Packages, which include options to stay at the Russell Inn, the Jolly Lodger, and the Stone Haus, all include food vouchers and your choice of adult tickets for tubing or adult lift tickets for skiing or snowboarding. There are 26 downhill runs, ranging from beginner to expert, two terrain parks and rentals available for all the equipment you’ll need.
For a winter getaway that will take you deep into Manitoba’s north, check out a learning vacation at the Churchill Northern Studies Centre. These packages are filled with amazing experiences that offer scientific and cultural insights into life in the north. In the Winter Skies package, get some fantastic views of the aurora borealis and learn about the centre’s history of atmospheric research. The North of 58° package will get you to rethink the popular misconception that only the largest and hardiest of animals can withstand the subarctic winter. Learn about the ecology and culture that thrive in the environment. Build an igloo, snowshoe and dog sled through the forest as both of these winter getaways offer some amazing opportunities to learn and bask in the glory of winter.
There are lots more great winter offers and packages – find the one that hits the jackpot at travelmanitoba.com.