The sun is out and the HEAT is here! There are so many things to do and so little time.

Make the most of your summer by stepping out of your comfort zone! Dare to try something different.

Include these activities on your Manitoba summer bucket list!

1. Pinawa Channel Float & Paddle

Pinawa Channel Float & Paddle operates on the edge of the wilderness adjacent to Whiteshell Provincial Park. The luxury single- or multi-rider tubes are linkable to keep your group together. Stand-up paddleboards (SUPs), canoes, and kayaks also are available.

2. Explore the Town of Souris 

Walk across Canada’s longest swinging pedestrian bridge to reach Souris. Head to the Rock Shop to purchase polished stones or obtain a permit to source them at the Agate Pit. Eat at local favourites The Dairy Bar, Woodfire Deli, or Minary Bakery. Wander through Victoria Park. Rent kayaks, canoes, SUPs, and more from River Rat Rentals. Enjoy the slides and lazy river at the Souris Pool.

3. Run Around at Lasertopia 

Enjoy arcade games, laser tag, mini bowling, Lazer Frenzy, and more in 10,000 square feet of air-conditioned space.

4. Go Camping in Reston

The Reston Lake & Campground offers a spray park with water slide, a lake and beach area, and a 9-hole golf course. The clubhouse has meals, snacks, and ice cream. There are restaurants, grocery stores, and a general store nearby.

5. Indulge in a Tropical Paradise at Lilac Resort

The water park, lodging, and RV campground at Lilac Resort offers activities for everyone. Bask on the tropical sun deck. Soak in the hot tub. Relax on the sand near bonfires and tiki torches. Explore the walking trails. Play beach volleyball, tetherball, baseball, basketball, or soccer. Toss horseshoes. Go fishing. Fuel up at the snack bar or juice bar. Engage in movie nights. Enjoy live entertainment over the weekend.

6. Cool Down in Central Manitoba

Enjoy day or weekend trips to Altona, Morden, Winkler, or Portage la Prairie in Central Manitoba. Popular water destinations include Treherne Aquatic CentreSplish Splash Water Park,  Winkler Aquatic Centre, and Splash Island Waterpark.

7. Enjoy a Movie at a Drive-In Theatre 

You don’t have to leave the comfort of your vehicle when you arrive at the Stardust Drive-In Theatre in Morden. Enjoy popcorn, candy, hot eats, desserts, and beverages. You even can camp in your RV.

8. Catch Movies in the Park

Plan to spend your Friday evenings in August at the Lyric Theatre in Assiniboine Park. Movies in the Park features popular blockbusters on an outdoor screen. Bring your chair, a blanket, snacks, and beverages!

9. Get Inspired at the Western Canada Aviation Museum

Engage in Canada’s history in aviation and aerospace at the Western Canada Aviation Museum. Explore the more than 40-year-old collection of over 90 historic aircraft and 70,000 artefacts, photographs, and texts.

10. Explore the Food Trucks

Indulge in multicultural cuisine from more than 50 food trucks in Winnipeg. Dishes from India, Latin America, Argentina, Italy, Mexico, Japan, South America, and Korea will be offered.

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