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Discover The Food, Culture, and Wildlife Through Our Manitoba Family Travel Blog

Manitoba is one of the most under-visited provinces in Canada. Dubbed the “Heart of Canada,” Manitoba sits at the longitudinal center of the country and is awash in some of the richest cultures and extraordinary biodiversity. The capital, Winnipeg, is a thriving and exciting city with a burgeoning food scene and some of the most amazing urban parks in the country.

Manitoba often gets a bad rap for being flat and, let’s face it, a little boring. But all that prairie land is laden with gorgeous scenery, fields of sunflowers, waterfalls, and grasslands teeming with animals. Explore a little deeper, and you’ll find rich prairie lifestyles, magical national and provincial parks, and enough adventure to last a lifetime.

The small towns along Lake Winnipeg such as Gimli, have a history unlike anywhere else in Canada. And family travel in Manitoba is fast becoming one of the hottest tickets in the country.

Head to Northern Manitoba, and an entirely different set of adventures await. On the shores of Hudson Bay visitors can enjoy some of the most incredible family-friendly wildlife adventures in the world. The town of Churchill Manitoba is one of the only places in the world where you can kayak with Beluga Whales, go on a polar bear safari, and then witness the Northern Lights all in one day.

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Check out some of our most popular Manitoba blog posts to learn some of the top things to do in Manitoba.

Tips For Family Travel in Manitoba

Our Manitoba Guide will give you the breakdown for what you need to know about travel to Manitoba. If you’re new to international family travel, I highly recommend checking out our well-researched trip planning resources. It’s full of proven family travel hacks.

  • Capital
    • The city of Winnipeg is the capital of Manitoba. Winnipeg is a vibrant and exciting city with a strong arts scene and some of the best food in the country.
    • Winnipeg sits at the confluence of the Red River and Assiniboine River. It has been one of the most important meeting points for Canada’s indigenous people for over 6,000 years. Now, “The Forks” has been transformed into one of the most incredible urban parks in Canada.
  • Churchill
    • Churchill Manitoba is one of the most remote regions of Manitoba. It is only accessible by boat, plane, or train. A visit to Churchill requires a lot of planning in order to maximize your experiences. Make sure to check out Churchill guide so you won’t miss anything.
  • Cellular
    • Manitoba has an excellent cellular system in its major cities. You may find service spotty in the north and more remote regions of the province. I have used the Airalo eSim app for all of my international travel.

How To Stay Connected And Get Internet And Phone Service In Canada

Most major cities throughout North America have excellent cellular service. If you have an older phone, I highly recommend purchasing a sim either at the airport or as one of your first stops on your travels.

If you have a newer eSim capable phone, you can save yourself time by purchasing an eSim ahead of time and having it activated before you arrive.

There are many companies that offer this service. I have used Airalo for years. It has been seamless in over ten countries. They have World, Regional, and Country-Specific eSims available. The price goes down the more specific you get. The regional sims allow for easy country-hopping if you are visiting multiple destinations.

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