In addition to their beauty and short duration, Manitoba summers are particularly well-known for their intense heat. Luckily, our beautiful bilingual communities are replete with ice cream parlours and restaurants that serve ice cream, which will help you beat the heat this summer. Here is a list of some of our favourite places to get ice cream!
The Farmers’ Market is a must-visit for any Manitoban summer! Especially in these times, visiting your local farmers’ market is a great way to support local producers, artisans, and farmers while obeying public health orders.
To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Dawson Trail, an event will be held on the weekend of September 18 and 19 in Richer. Pierrette Sherwood, Chair of the Executive Committee - Dawson Trail Arts and Heritage Tour, comments on this long-term project:
Want to discover an authentic culinary and historical experience? Take it all in at the St. Pierre Jolys Museum, just a short 40-minute drive from Winnipeg!
Follow the guide and enter the world of the Rat River Métis...
If you’re looking to get lost in a corn maze this fall, A Maze in Corn in St. Adolphe, MB and King Korn Maze in Notre Dame de Lourdes are 2 places you must visit in Manitoba's Francophone communities!
Have you heard of the most recent virtual resource for learning about the francophone history of Saint-Boniface? If not, Kenza is about to introduce you to it: the online documentary A visit with Dr. Phil !
How did you celebrate Festival du Voyageur from home?
After a year of restricted traditions, Kenza presents some innovative tips for "Festival-ing" from home.
A seasoned festival-goer would never leave home without donning a sash. Also known widely by its French name, ceinture fléchée, the sash has become a perennial symbol of Métis and Franco-Manitoban culture.
Featured in this week's blog: not the author Gabrielle Roy, but her father, Léon.
Kenza has 5 good reasons to convince you to watch Léon et sa maison, the virtual play.
Kenza provides a little update on what's going on in Saint-Boniface right now. The return of cold weather doesn't mean that the activities stop!
Also known as Chemin St-Paul in French, the Crow Wing Trail is part of the historic Trans Canada Trail. It’s almost 200 kilometres long and runs from Winnipeg to Emerson, at the U.S. border, passing through St. Malo, St-Pierre-Jolys and other communities. The Crow Wing Trail Association Chemin Saint-Paul, CDEM and the Canadian Company of Pilgrims launched the first Camino between St. Malo and St-Pierre-Jolys on October 3.
What's your favourite winter activity? Skating? Skiing? Snowshoeing maybe?
This week, Kenza recounts her snowy adventures in Saint-Boniface. There's so much to keep you busy in our beautiful neighbourhood!
One of the questions about Saint-Boniface and Manitoban francophonie that comes up often is “why?” Why do we speak French here? And the follow-up question - why is it so important?
Kenza takes you through these questions in the discovery of the At the Heart of Manitoba’s Francophone Community documentary that's shown at the Tourisme Riel office in Saint-Boniface.
The CCFM (Franco-Manitoban Cultural Centre) at 340 Provencher Blvd. plays a key role in Winnipeg and Manitoba’s francophone art and culture.
Kenza presents the CCFM's fall/winter programming, encouraging you to participate in French cultural and artistic activities!
As is the case for everyone, 2020 is an unusual year for the Cercle Molière Theatre. So, the TCM is showing us that the theatre can come to life behind a screen just as well as in person.
This week Kenza explores the classic traditions of the TCM as well as their modified online programming!
Kenza gives a glimpse at the impressive career in the tourism industry of Michelle Gervais... after 30 years, she's retiring, but not without leaving her mark on tourism in Manitoba.
Whether it's along Provencher Blvd or Marion Street, Saint-Boniface is bursting with local shops to satisfy all tastes.
Kenza presents four shops for your shopping enjoyment... and dares you to leave empty-handed!
This year, Culture Days has been reinvented: wandering down Provencher Blvd. has been replaced by a series of events.
Kenza presents a vast selection of cultural and artistic events to explore online or in-person!
Manitoba boasts more than 100,000 lakes and 90 natural parks, including a UNESCO World Heritage Forest (Pimachiowin Aki Forest), covering an area of 649,950 km (Travel Manitoba). It is therefore not a stretch to say that the province is one of the world's richest areas in terms of natural spaces.
At the time, there were only three houses on Deschambault, no industrial buildings, no parking lots. Can you imagine that?
This week, go for a little tour of the House of Gabrielle Roy with Kenza!
One of Saint-Boniface’s secrets is undoubtedly the little art gallery at 219 Provencher: la Maison des artistes visuels francophones. Comme and discover this enchanting site through Kenza's eyes!
Ah! The Saint-Boniface Museum! This magnificent ode to Manitoba's history holds thousands of treasures from back in the days. What could be better than following along with Kenza to explore this building and its history to give you a little taste!
The jury had a tough choice to make on April 26 at the Fosse aux Lions competition. After deliberating for more than a half hour, the four judges finally selected Dominique Noël’s La Cabane Guest House as the big winner of the 7th edition of La Fosse aux Lions. She takes home $15,000 in prize money, free publicity, and a mentorship opportunity.
The home of Gabrielle Roy is a very important and recurring symbol in the Franco-Canadian author's work. She lived there from her birth in 1909 to her departure for Europe in 1937. This house has been mentioned in many of her works, particularly in "Street of Riches" a series of stories inspired by the author's childhood in St. Boniface. Completely restored like in 1918, the house is today a must-see public museum.
Are you curious to know what a voyageur is? Would you like to find out how theses infamous explorers lived their every day lives? Search no longer, and come on over to the Fort Gibraltar with Kenza to re-live the time of the voyageurs!
Mélanie Gamache is passionate about beading, a skill that has its origins in Métis culture. With her company in Sainte-Geneviève, Borealis Beading, the craftswoman offers workshops related to her passion.
The Saint-Boniface Cathedral is understandably one of the most photographed monuments in Winnipeg and Manitoba. It's located in the historical Old Saint-Boniface region, at the heart of the francophone community. Today, join Kenza to discover some of its secrets.
How was your Canada Day 2020 celebration?
Kenza's was virtual! Connected through the Tourisme Riel / Passion Histoire Facebook page July 1st, she followed along with Barney Morin for an hour while he wandered through Saint-Boniface on his bike.