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Summer in Canada
- Summer officially starts on June 21.
- Cottage and camping season begins early. It starts on the May long weekend (Victoria Day).
Most Canadian summer activities
Stay in a cabin by the lake
- Manitoba is the land of 100,000 lakes.
- Lake Winnipeg, Lake Winnipegosis, and Lake Manitoba are some of the largest lakes in the province.
- There are so many beautiful lakeside areas you can visit.
- Gaze at the lake, enjoy watersports, or go fishing.
- Rent a cottage for the weekend.
Attend a festival
- Summer is outdoor festival season.
- There are celebrations for music and the arts. There are outdoor rides. Some have great bargains and fresh produce.
- Go to the Manito Ahbee Festival. It is the largest powwow in North America.
- Read Summer festivals in Manitoba to know other events.
Go on a road trip
- Manitoba has vast open spaces.
- See rolling prairie hills, farmlands and river valleys under blue skies.
- Experience all the beauty when you go on a prairie drive.
- Natgeo travel suggests an 845 kilometer trip starting from Brandon.
- Visit the city’s downtown area, museums and recreation parks.
- Follow Highway 10 north to Riding Mountain National Park. See the trails, beaches and wildlife.
- See Sandy Lake, Souris and Turtle Mountain Provincial Park along Highway 10.
- Stop at the International Peace Garden along the border between Canada and the US.
- Pass by Morden to see more great prairie museums on your way back.
- Continue driving to Spruce Woods Provincial Park.
- The travel blog I’ve been bit! suggests a seven-day prairie adventure. See Manitoba’s:
- tourist spots
- bed and breakfast places
- great restaurants
- Get a map and check weather conditions before you leave. Be prepared for any emergencies.
- Connect with nature. See Canada’s great outdoors.
- Manitoba is home to amazing wild animals. See deer, various birds, or even a bear.
- Share campsite stories, barbecue and make s’mores.
- See spectacular Northern Lights.
- There are many types of campsites. Choose an RV (recreational vehicle) park for first time campers.
- Read Camping for beginners know the best camping grounds in Manitoba.
- Read this camping cheat sheet for Riding Mountain National Park. It lists popular camping spots and structures (oTENTiks).
- Any day in summer is good for a barbecue. You can do it in your backyard or patio.
- Invite a few friends over for a summer party.
- Don’t limit the menu to barbecued meats.
- Serve your traditional food. Make it a multicultural feast. That’s very Canadian too!
Have a great summer!
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