Sometimes you and your partner want to get away for a weekend to relax, unwind and enjoy each other. Other times, the two of you want to take off somewhere and go on an adventure.
If you and your partner are itching for an outdoor adventure, then this is for you!
We came up with 15 getaways you two need to try out in Manitoba. From golf resorts, fishing camps and hiking trails galore, Manitoba offers so much to those who are ready for the challenge.
So see which getaway suits you best, or see how many you can accomplish this year.
Caddy Lake is for the adventurous, active couple. You’ll need your canoe for this one. Man-made tunnels go throughout the rock formations around the lake. They were made back when the railroad was being built. These tunnels are now the Caddy Lake canoe route.
You could spend a whole weekend canoeing through the tunnels and around the lake. There are two separate tunnels to go through that are about 3 miles apart. If you are feeling adventurous, the whole route continues for about 105-mile round trip. There are camping spots along the way that is nice and secluded. Details
Manigotagan RiverIf you are looking for a more intensive and challenging canoeing adventure, then head to the Manigotagan River which is a few hours north of Winnipeg. The white-water canoe route on the river takes anywhere from five to seven days, so you’ll want to be prepared. Along the ride though you will experience the beauty of Mother Nature and see 32 waterfalls and rapids.
Pack a tent to camp along the river. Make sure to follow the no trace camping guidelines though since you will be in bear country. But if you and your partner are really itching for an adventurous trip, this might be just the one.Details
Trail End Camp and Outfitters
Do you and your spouse like to fish? Consider adding Trail End Camp and Outfitters to your list of adventures to go on. This is a remote, drive-in sportsman resort in the north area of Whiteshell Provincial Park. Here you will get to fish the Winnipeg River. Or if you prefer to hunt, go during hunting season.
There are cabins available to rent that are suitable for couples to groups, so you’ll have a place to rest your head after a busy day. Trail End Camp offers guides and charters that will take you along the river. At this camp, you can plan your adventure to your liking. Details
Wekusko Falls Provincial Park
Since Wekusko Falls is located within the Canadian Shield, many rock formations are just waiting to be climbed. This park has something available during the summer and winter months that will make any active couple excited.
When the weather is nice, hit up the hiking trails to find the swinging bridges. Keep exploring throughout the park to find the designated rock climbing spots that also lead to cave access points. During the winter, trails are nicely groomed for the snowmobilers to enjoy. Stay at the Wekusko Falls Lodge to rest up and get ready for the next adventure. Details
Frontiers North Adventures – ChurchillIf your idea of the perfect date is out in the wilderness exploring what Mother Nature has to offer, then heading up to Churchill is a must. Located up north of Manitoba, you wouldn’t believe you are still in the prairie province once you start exploring.
Go on a Frontiers North adventure to experience Churchill at its finest. An Arctic Safari, Belugas, Bears and Blooms Adventure and a Polar Bear journey are just some of what Frontiers has to offer. So pack up your bags and get ready to be tossed into the wild. Details
Clear Lake Golf Course
Are you and your partner golf enthusiasts? Then spend your next weekend out at Clear Lake for a golfing experience of a lifetime. Clear Lake Golf Course is in Riding Mountain National Park that offers picturesque golfing like none other. Those who work at the course have committed themselves to ensuring the course is preserved for future generations of golfers.
Clear Lake Golf Course is also partnered up with a few different resorts and hotels for their golfers to stay at. Sign up for one of their Stay & Play packages to make the most out of your weekend. Details
Riding Mountain National Park
A weekend getaway for an active couple would not be complete without staying at a national park. More specifically in Manitoba, that would be Riding Mountain National Park.
This area has over 400km of trails for you and your partner to hike. The paths range from easy all the way up to challenging and long routes for the more experienced hiker. If you are daring, go into the backcountry to experience what the park truly offers. Be careful though as you are in the bear country at this park.
Narcisse Snake Dens
If you want a perfect Spring getaway, then go see the snakes!
Would you and your partner consider walking through a park and viewing, even touching the snakes? Then, the Narcisse Snake Densis the place to be. Starting late spring (May) and through the summer months, the snakes come out for the public to roam with. There is about a 3km path for walking throughout the park.
While you are there, stay at Skipper’s lodge, located within the InterLake region of Manitoba. There are rooms available that have a desk and internet access. The bathroom is shared, and there is a reading room for relaxing. But you’ll probably spend most of your time wandering the beautiful outdoors.
Grand Beach Provincial ParkGrand Beach Provincial Park is a place that is known to not just Manitoban’s, but to people outside the country too. It is a place like no other, located right here in Manitoba. White sand stretches the shores of Lake Winnipeg, not something you would expect in the prairies.
But for the active couple, Grand Beach offers a variety of activities to keep you busy all weekend. Try out windsurfing and kiteboarding. Bring or rent a bicycle to hit up the trails. There’s a golf course nearby too. Want to slow down with a bit of swimming? There are marked off areas of the water for water activities. Details
Granite Hills Golf Club
Here is another fantastic golf course for the golf enthusiast couples. Granite Hills Golf Club located at Lac du Bonnet is not just a beautifully challenging course, it has become one of the go-to courses in Manitoba. Since opening in 2007, the area has grown into a popular place for people to call home.
There a multiple facility partners for you and your spouse to stay and play. Stay right in Lac du Bonnet at the Lee River Bed and Breakfast for something a bit fancier. Or if you prefer to rough it with a ten, the Champagnes RV Park is not far either. Details
Falcon Beach Ranch
Going to a provincial park, you can do that anytime. Going to a provincial park on horseback, now that is something for the active couple to do. Visit the Falcon Beach Ranch in the Whiteshell Provincial Park to experience the beauty of Mother Nature on the back of a horse.
There are different riding options available based on what you are comfortable with. To get a memorable experience, they offer an Overnight Ride. Get yourselves packed and take off with a guide to really experience a horseback ride. This includes a steak dinner over an open fire. The Overnight Ride is not for the faint of heart. Details
Asessippi Ski Area and Resort
Yes, you can ski and snowboard in the prairies. Manitoba has Asessippi which offers 26 runs with three different lifts. From beginner to expert, there is a slope for all. Not only that, you can even grab a tube and go down the hill at their tubing park.
Asessippi offers more than just skiing and snowboarding. You can go kiteboarding for something unique. They also provide Sled Dogs SnowSkates so that you can actually skate on the snow. Asessippi has something to offer you and your spouse that will keep you busy all day until you crash on the bed. Details
Pisew Falls Provincial Park
If you are ready to let your inner adventurous side shine through, then Pisew Falls Provincial Park is the place to be. Clear and pristine lakes mesh with landscape that offers the most active person something to be happy about. Since Pisew Falls in northern Manitoba, you’ll be able to experience the land untouched by anyone else.
Multiple trails throughout the park will take you into different areas of the park. But if you really are adventurous, there is a 22km hiking trail to Kwasitchewan Falls which is Manitoba’s highest waterfall. Backcountry campsites are also available. Details
Located within Whiteshell Provincial Park is McGillivray Lake. But what would grab your attention is the McGillivray Falls and the trail that surrounds it. There are two different versions of the trail, a short 2.8km or the longer 4.6km trail that goes right to the lake. As you walk along the trail you will see the rushing rapids of water that creates McGillivray Falls. For the best experience, go within the springtime right after the snow melts.
Whiteshell Provincial Park offers many places to stay. You can camp or stay in a variety of cabins, whatever you choose. Details
Minnedosa is a vibrant little community that has lots to offer the active couple. From golfing, camping, hiking trails in the summer to skiing, snowboarding and snowmobiling in the winter. Plan a visit to Minnedosa at any time of year for an eventual little getaway.
Minnedosa has three main walking trails that are all worth going on. They each offer their own view of the area with ecosystems to explore. There is lots of fishing available as well as Minnedosa Beach for swimming and water activities. In the winter time once the water freezes you can even skate the lake. Details