Intro to Manitoba hotels and accommodations
Hotels in Manitoba
Hotels in Manitoba on average are very reasonably priced given that in this province, most of the places to stay involve camping and the renting of cabins and cottages. For excellent Manitoba hotel deals in Portage La Prairie, the Super 8 or the Westgate Hotel are incredibly pocket-friendly. Other cheap Manitoba hotels can be found in Brandon at The Days Inn. Manitoba hotels in Winnipeg are moderately priced but good value for money, like the Delta Winnipeg which boasts an indoor/outdoor pool and childcare.
Things to see in Manitoba
If you thought safaris only happened in Africa, think again. In the town of Churchill, you can take an “Arctic Safari” via an all-terrain tundra buggy to photograph and observe endangered polar bears on 8-hour adventure day-trips. In Winnipeg, a visit to the Manitoba Museum is a must to understand the natural history of the unique landscape of the boreal forest. The Planetarium and Science Gallery will further delight children. For more family fun on local golf courses, you can visit Brandon, Manitoba's second largest city, which is located on the beautiful banks of the Assiniboine River. Hunting, camping, fishing, in particular, ice-fishing can be had at Fly-in-Fishing Lodges where visitors arrive via float plane and are treated to 5-star amenities in “The Land of 100,000 Lakes”. The options for outdoor adventures in any season are endless in this rich wild province.
Where to stay in Manitoba
While Winnipeg offers an urban experience in a natural environment, the options for exotic locations to stay in Manitoba are endless. You can find yurts under the stars near the Northern Lights, in Churchill. There are many rustic cabins or cozy cottages in Wasagaming, where the sounds of the annual music festival will have you dancing in the wilderness. You can fish and camp at Falcon Lake or drive an RV to Riding Mountain National Park and have the comforts of home while you back-pack in black bear country.
How to get to Manitoba
From Toronto, you can travel to Winnipeg by train using Via Rail while bus access is through Greyhound. Domestic flights are not cheap, but both WestJet and Air Canada fly direct from Toronto International Airport to Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport. If you’re driving from Toronto, take the 17 Highway which leads you directly to Winnipeg. From the USA, the most direct route for border crossing into Manitoba, take the 29 Freeway to the 75 Highway. There are few direct flights from the USA to Winnipeg, many flights have layovers in Toronto depending on which state you are travelling from.