Do you think there is nothing to do in Spring? Think again.
In Manitoba, Spring is a favourite season because it means the end of a long winter, and Summer is just around the corner. Many festivals begin, and many places get ready for all of their outdoor entertainment. Check out our list of 25 things you might want to do this Spring in Manitoba.
**Please follow all COVID-19 health restrictions. Some activities may get cancelled due to COVID-19. Verify before travelling.**
- If you haven’t already, book your Manitoba Parks camping sites. The reservations start on April 5 for the 2021 season. Snag your favourite campground for the weekend of your choice.
- See the story of The Snail and The Whale. A Reimagining of popular children’s author Julia Donaldson, the story of the snail’s trip around the world is brought to life with music and storytelling.
- Opening on March 25th is Aunt Sally’s Farm. Play with animals and on playgrounds at this new and improved version of this beloved farm of yesteryears.
- The MCO Spring Festival is happening from April 6 to June 15th. Get your tickets early before they sell out!
- Knock Knock! Enjoy a live performance for free from the comfort of your home with Knock Knock Ginger! This surprise show is made available to Winnipeggers courtesy of Safe at Home Manitoba. Book your tickets online and wait for the knock!
- The much anticipated Inuit Art Centre is opening this March at the WAG. Attend the opening ceremony online on March 25 and 26. You can also check out Qaumajuq for free from March 27 to April 2.
- Plan a road trip to check out the roadside attractions in Manitoba.
- Walk under twinkling lights during the Zoo Lights Festival at the Assiniboine Park Zoo. Open until March 28th.
- Enjoy the last few days of snow at the Asessippi. The Asessippi Ski Area will be open to enjoy until April 4th.
- Plan a trip to the Saint Pierre Jolys Museum, to celebrate the arrival of spring and the production of local Manitoba Maple Syrup.
- Visit Arden in April to see thousands of natural crocuses bloom. While there, cross the Arden Swinging Bridge and take a walk along the Whitemud River.
- If you’ve never had the chance to view the ice breakup on Lake Winnipeg, you’ll want to do that this spring. At Gimli, it’s one of the best places to see the spectacle of the ice crackling and popping as it breaks apart.
- McCreary’s Manitoba Maple Syrup Festival celebrates by experience the local producers, the culture, the heritage and the land that dominates this region. April 9 – 10, 2021
- As the snow melts and the sun shines, it’s time to get things that cool us down. Ice-cream is a wonderful spring and summer treat, and as spring blooms, many of the seasonal ice-cream shops open their windows. Try out one of these popular ice-cream places in Manitoba.
- Spring is a great time to go outside. Although the greenery hasn’t bloomed yet, the breaking and melting ice leaves behind picturesque scenery. Go for a hike and enjoy Spring!
- Canada’s funniest comics converge on Winnipeg for seven days of hilarious stand-up, sketch, and improvisational comedy. This nationally televised festival delivers laughs at venues throughout Winnipeg.
- The Architecture + Design Film Festival (A+DFF) presents critically acclaimed films focusing on the importance of architecture and design in everyday life.
- The ever so popular St. Norbert Farmers’ Market heads outdoors in May. This market has been around for 30 years and is still one of Manitoba’s most popular markets
- Celebrate peace and nature at the International Peace Garden.
- Ignite your spirit and enjoy a virtual Pow Wow at this year’s Manito Ahbee Festival. May 21 – 23, 2021
- The warmer it gets in spring, the closer you get to the snakes emerging from their dens at the Narcisse Snake Dens. Snake viewing lasts until about the beginning of June before they head back to their dens over the summer months. Mid-to-late May is the best time to go in spring.
- The annual Falcon Lake Walleye Masters Cup is on June 5th. Grab your fishing buddies and enter in a team to try and win the fishing derby.
- Spring can get busy, so take a weekend with the family to relax and unwind. Head to Falcon Trails Resort to enjoy one of the most beautiful areas of Whiteshell Provincial Park.
- Manitoba’s largest Filipino community event, the Manitoba Filipino Festival takes place on June 11 – 13, 2021.
- Enjoy 4 fun-filled days of activities, educational opportunities, performances, and more at the Winnipeg International Kidsfest.