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Travel Planning

Manitoba at a Glance

Manitoba's reputation can be flat and boring, but the actual province has a huge variety of natural landscapes to experience. On the northwestern edge of Hudson Bay, take tours to spot Beluga whales and polar bears in sub-arctic Churchill. Further south Manitoba's enormous collection of lakes make for fantastic canoe trips, great fishing spots and excellent camping. Spot moose, lynx, black bears and songbirds all rustling for their dinners in the marshy shrubbery of this region. In winter, snowshoe through the still maple forests coated in snow.

In the prairie region, marvel at the corn, soybeans and barley that stretch for as far as the eye can see. Alternatively, head to undeveloped areas to see the vast prairie in nearly the same condition it has been in for a millennia. Prairie dogs, hawks, blue birds and others make their home here.

Finally, discover Winnipeg, the jewel on the prairie, home to a kicking folk festival, fringe theater and film and plenty of interesting historic neighborhoods where you least expect them.

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  • Churchill Churchill
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  • Major Airport Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport

Passport / Visa Requirements

American citizens and permanent residents must now have a valid U.S passport or U.S green card to enter Canada. Visitors from other countries may need a tourist visa and can determine their specific requirements by using the website of the Canadian government.  All visitors must be able to convince immigration officials that they have enough money for their trip, that they are healthy, and that they have ties in their home country that will draw them home again at the end of their visit. American citizens can learn more information on world-wide travel at the U.S State Department's website.

Need to Know

Severe Weather Winter storms come roaring in off the prairie with wind, sleet and snow. Take heed if a blizzard warning is issued. They can be impossible and dangerous to navigate whether you are in a car or on foot. 

Safety Concerns Avoid flashing cash in Manitoba and stay out of dark, deserted areas at night. When traveling in remote areas, be prepared for breakdowns and carry gas, a spare tire, blankets, water and food.

Health Concerns Manitoba has clean drinking water and good public health. Visitors who drink water from streams, rivers and lakes will need to purify it before drinking.

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