Services and activities for visitors to Canada

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Family or friends visiting will have a great time in Manitoba. Visitors can join many activities for recreation, socialization and language-learning. These activities are in your neighbourhood and are free (or for a small fee).

Enjoy the beauty of MB:

Read: 20+ free (and almost free) things to do in Manitoba. Ask from Visitor Information Centres all over the province. Get guides on tours to the best places to go in any season.

Learning activities:

EAL classes:
There are English as a Second Language (EAL) classes for permanent residents, refugees, visitors and temporary residents.

Exercise and Recreation

Consular Services

Go to this directory if you have questions on passports or visas: Winnipeg Consulates and Embassies. Read this page: Extend your stay in Canada as a visitor if you are planning to extend their stay in Canada.


MOSAIC Newcomer Family Resource has many programs that grandparents and parents can join with their kids:

  • Handle with Care – promotes mental health of families. This is for parents and caregivers with children from birth to six years old.
  • Parent-Child Mother Goose – parents and children sing rhyme and tell stories together in English.

  • Play to Learn – Learn to play – parents and grandparents learn about the value of play through fun activities.
  • Wiggle, Giggle & Munch – parents and children play games, engage in physical activities and learn about eating healthy snacks.
  • Bonding with Family Bookmaking – participants share and preserve their family histories and memories by making a family book.

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Community Resources

Read Sponsoring parents and grandparents to Manitoba to know how to support their visit.

Get an “Invitation to Visit” letter to support your loved ones’ application for a visitor or Super Visa. Go to Immigrant Centre’s Language Bank Services. Fill out the Invitation to Visit Form.

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