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Top 5 Places to Visit in Manitoba

Festivals, museums or provincial parks: here is our selection of the five must-see places in the province of Manitoba.  Discover the best that Manitoba has to offer!

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1- Festival du Voyageur 
The Festival du Voyageur is the largest winter festival in Western Canada that takes place in February in St. Boniface, in the heart of Winnipeg's Francophone neighbourhood. This unique ten-day celebration celebrates the joie de vivre of voyageurs during the fur trade era. It also showcases French-Canadian culture, traditional good food and music through a variety of shows and jig and fiddle competitions. The Festival du Voyageur, with its magnificent snow sculptures, also celebrates the pleasures of winter and offers a host of outdoor activities for the whole family.
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2- Saint-Boniface 
It is the quintessential Francophone neighbourhood, a must-see in Winnipeg. Discover a vibrant community, unique in architecture, charm and atmosphere, which reflects the Franco-Manitoban joie de vivre! St. Boniface was once merged into Winnipeg in 1972. The neighbourhood is connected to downtown and the Forks by the Esplanade Riel. Cross the bridge and explore its museums (Gabrielle-Roy Museum, St. Boniface Museum), the Maison des artistes francophones and the Centre culturel Franco Manitobain (CCFM) to appreciate open-air art. St. Boniface also offers something to satisfy all appetites. Tourtière, poutine or French gastronomy, the choice is yours!
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3- Centre of Canada
The geographic Centre of Canada is in the Rural Municipality of Taché, 30 kilometres from Winnipeg! Summer and winter, it’s a go-to spot in Manitoba. You can skate in winter and relax in summer in a park of more than 8 hectares A flower garden and giant Adirondack chairs await you to take the famous photo, where East and West meet. Take a pose and admire the vastness of the country.
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4-St. Joseph Museum
Find out how the pioneers of the region lived and worked more than a hundred years ago! The St. Joseph Museum is home to many restored buildings: houses, a school, a stable, a forge and a general store. The Museum also distinguishes itself by its collection of stationary craft, one of the largest collections of its kind in Western Canada. Near the Museum, the new Parent Centre welcomes visitors and school groups.
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St. Malo Provincial Park
A must in Manitoba's bilingual communities! St. Malo Provincial Park is located in the Rural Municipality of De Salaberry, very close to the bilingual community of St. Malo. The ideal destination to relax on the shores of its two beaches, to camp or to canoe. There are also several interpretive trails to explore the flora and fauna unique to the region. Indulge in the park's canteen, the Barefoot Cafe, which offers a range of delicious snacks such as ice cream and burgers.

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