10 Things to Do in Manitoba’s Interlake – November Edition


Manitoba’s Interlake is a beautiful place to explore and an exciting place to visit, especially in November! In particular, the Interlake region provides visitors with tons of opportunities for outdoor winter activities like snowshoeing, ice-fishing, and skiing, or go shopping at one of our many holiday markets! There are so many things that make this area unique – be sure to experience them while you’re here visiting us!

 

1. Holiday AlleyThursday, Nov. 24, 2022, to Sunday, Nov. 27, 2022 – Returning to downtown Selkirk – LIVE!

Holiday Alley is a Red River North Tourism project, sponsored by IG Wealth Management. This winter festival brings art, light, sound, creativity, and culture to the heart of Selkirk’s old downtown and to Red River North. Spirited by downtown redevelopment and business rejuvenation, Holiday Alley boasts more than 130,000 installed LED light bulbs on 40 buildings, community events, and art-forward entertainment. Full Program Guide 2022 will be posted on Nov. 10th.

Join Holiday Alley for their opening concert honouring Elder Ruth Christie, featuring Daniel Jordan and his new EP Songs from the Inland Sea – Thurs. Nov. 24th, 7 p.m. Admission by donation. Learn more, and get your tickets here!

Don’t forget about the WISHME 2022 Makers’ Market on Holiday Alley Sat. Nov 26th and Sun. Nov 27, 2022, at Gordon Howard Centre 384 Eveline St, Selkirk, MB. New crafters each day!  Stay tuned for more details about our featured vendors.

2. Get Ready for Ice Fishing Season with Prairie Gal Fishing

The Interlake is an ice-fishing paradise for all you hardcore, hard-water anglers! Our world-class ice fishing entices thousands of new and returning ice anglers. The cold winters make our region a popular hive for those looking for that next unreal ice-fishing opportunity. Tour the Interlake at all our favourite Ice Fishing Hot Spots!

If you’re new to ice-fishing Prairie Gal Fishing is introducing (or reintroducing) women (she/they) and novices to fishing in Manitoba. Learn to fish, be empowered, and have fun! Book an ice fishing lesson with the Prairie Gal, reserve the ice fishing shack, or get off the beaten track with our new Snowdog Adventure today!Prairie Gal Fishing has partnered with two local accommodations. KALS Vacation Rentals near Arnes and Lakeview Gimli Resort. Learn to fish, make it a girls’ weekend, a romantic getaway, or a winter staycation.

3. Visit St. Andrews Heritage Centre as they Light Up the Rectory – November 18, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Join them for an evening of extended hours to celebrate the coming Holiday Season. Explore the museum with a fun bingo card, add to our community a Christmas tree and enjoy hot chocolate and a cookie!

Want to make a Snow Globe? Purchase your spot here! Interested in booking the Parlour for a Christmas family photo? We are excited to present a holiday special offer: $20 for a 30-minute rental. Call 204 339 6396 to book.

4. Christmas in Gimli Craft & Vendor Market – Saturday, November 26th 10 am – 3 pm

Located at the Gimli Rec Centre this Market will have two whole floors full of Christmas shopping ideas, you’re sure to find something for everyone.
(Let’s face it, dad doesn’t really need new socks) For more info call 204 642-6670 or email grcprogrammer@rmgimli.com

5. Go Dog Sledding with Interlake Dog Tours

Did you know Interlake Dog Tours offers Dog Sled tours in the Northern Interlake region? What better way to celebrate winter than with a trip on the dogsled? As more and more Manitobans head outside this season, it’s only natural that they should try something new. Book your tour and try out dog sledding in Manitoba!
6. Get ready for the holidays with Friends of Lower Fort Garry’s annual Holiday Market! November 19 & 20 from 10 am – 5 pm

Peruse local makers’ wares inside the warm Visitor Reception Centre. A great event to find a gift for a loved one, or to treat yourself, all while supporting local artists. Join them at 9 am for a Santa Pancake Breakfast catered by Life a Little Sweeter (Reserve at FoLFG.com). We look forward to seeing you there!

*Please note, this event is run by Friends of Lower Fort Garry, a non-profit organization created to support Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site*

7. Hit the Stony Mountain Trails

If you are looking for some fresh air and a chance to get out of the city, Stony Mountain is ideally located just north of the Perimeter. These trails make you feel like you’re in a different world! The terrain and views are so epic, you wouldn’t know you’re in Manitoba. The trails go through town, into some forested area, out by the old quarry, and around the edges of the community. An ideal active life trail for hiking, biking, and walking mixing urban areas with
nearby natural features.

8. Take a night, weekend, or week away

For those looking for a romantic getaway, a fun-filled family weekend, or a solo retreat, there are plenty of cozy stays to choose from. Families will find plenty to keep them busy, from exploring the many beaches to visiting one of the many museums. And for those who just want to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life, there are numerous camping and hiking opportunities. Whatever your interests, you’re sure to find something to love in the Interlake region of Manitoba.

9. Buy local from our Interlake Makers

In Manitoba’s Interlake region, there are many talented crafters who offer a wide variety of unique, hand-made items. Whether you’re looking for holiday décor, clothing, jewelry, or just some neat gift ideas, you’re sure to find something special made by a local crafter. By buying locally made items, you’re not only supporting the local economy but you’re also getting a one-of-a-kind product – it’s a great way to show your support for small businesses and get some unique gifts for your loved ones.

10. Visit the Roddhill Kilns in the RM of West Interlake (Gunnlaugson Rd. Siglunes, MB)

A pair of derelict kilns at this site in the Municipality of West Interlake are all that remain of a once-active quarry established in 1896 by James and Bob Young.

Two years later, they took on Charles Maloan as a partner before forming the Manitoba Union Mining Company in 1902. There were as many as 12 kilns operating here to burn limestone quarried locally to produce lime, a building product used in the manufacture of plaster and mortar. Bagged lime was transported by steamboat-drawn barges on Lake Manitoba to The Landing on the Whitemud River. Source: Manitoba Historical Society

 

If you’re looking for a fun road trip, consider the Interlake. There is plenty of markets for shopping, nature to explore, as well as opportunities to learn new skills. And don’t forget about the Dog Sledding – the Interlake is home to some of the coolest experiences!! We hope you’ll visit us soon and discover more about Manitoba’s beautiful Interlake.