Looking for a winter adventure? Look no further than the Interlake region of Manitoba! This beautiful area is perfect for snowshoeing at Oak Hammock Marsh, cross-country skiing, or ice fishing at one of our many derbies and tournaments. Get lakefront accommodations at Aaron’s on the Lake Bed & Breakfast to scout for the best ice-fishing spot. Take a self-guided tour or sit in on historic teachings with the City of Selkirk. The joy of winter in the Interlake is contagious, you’re sureguaranteed to leave with lasting memories and maybe even a new appreciation for the cold season. Even if winter is not your thing, it is a good time to plan your next adventure at Rubber Ducky Resort and Campground. Manitoba’s Interlake region is the ultimate winter retreat with wide-open spaces, and plenty of activities to keep adventurous souls entertained. Here are five must-dos that will make your wintry getaway one you’ll never forget.
Embrace the colder weather by bundling up and spending some quality time outside at Oak Hammock Marsh
Embracing the colder weather is as simple as bundling up and spending more time outdoors. Oak Hammock Marsh is a picturesque place where you can take in the peaceful scenery during a brisk walk or join a snowshoe excursion for something different. Oak Hammock Marsh has over 30 kilometres of trails, so there’s always something exciting to see – you may spot a jackrabbit or a majestic snowy owl! Warm up with hot chocolate and fresh baked goods or a homemade cup of soup at the Oak Hammock Cafe, the Marsh is the perfect winter outing. And if you’re feeling particularly adventurous, why not try your hand at Shuffle Duck on Cattail Pond – a blend of curling and shuffleboard using rubber duckies. Getting outside during the colder months has never been more rewarding or enjoyable. So beat the winter blues by bundling up and exploring Oak Hammock Marsh this season! You won’t be disappointed.
Featured upcoming events at Oak Hammock Marsh:
- World Wetland Day / Groundhog Day on February 2, 2023
- Voyageur Day on February 20, 2023
- Ongoing Astronomy Nights every third Thursday of the month and winter is the best time of the year to observe the night sky!
For more info visit oakhammockmarsh.ca
Be a tourist in your own backyard in the City of Selkirk
If you’re looking for outdoor adventures, Selkirk is the place for you! Home to some of the best outdoor annual events, markets, and recreation opportunities like fishing and the community trails in Selkirk Park, there’s always something new to do in Selkirk. History buffs can explore the area by taking a self-guided tour of the city’s murals, streets, and historical homes. Visitors can also experience history firsthand via the Interlake History talks led by Peguis First Nation Elder Ruth Christie. And, as if that weren’t enough, Selkirk Park features the Marine Museum of Manitoba for visitors to explore, a skate park, a dog park, and western Canada’s largest outdoor pool – the possibilities in Selkirk are endless! Oh, and don’t forget to wave at Chuck the Channel Cat! Nothing says “Catfish Capital of North America” more than this 11-metre town mascot. With its diverse natural beauty and rich cultural heritage, Selkirk is where it all comes together. So get out there and discover the magic of Selkirk today!
Featured upcoming events in the City of Selkirk:
- April 22, 2023 – Seventh Heaven Craft Market at the Recreation Complex Ice Shed
- May 6, 2023 – Manitoba Cheerleading Competition at the Recreation Complex Ice Shed
- May 10, 2023 – Great Benjamins Circus at the Recreation Complex Ice Shed
- May 27, 2023 – Lobster Fest at the Recreation Complex Ice Shed
- July 2023 – Triple S Fair and Rodeo in Selkirk Park
- July 22, 2023 – Kids Fishing for a Cure in Selkirk Park
For more info visit myselkirk.ca
Winter can be a great time to explore new family experiences and get outside! Instead of bundling up at home, go out and enjoy the winter weather in a safe, family-friendly atmosphere. Take everyone ice fishing– it’s an easy way to catch some amazing freshwater fish that you can grill or fry up for a delicious meal. Take the adventure to a new level by signing up for one of our many ice fishing derby’s or tournaments! Or if skating is more your family’s style, grab your skates, take a family outing, and build lasting memories on the ice. If you’re looking for maximum thrills and family fun outside, then sledding is the perfect activity – just pack flat blankets or towels to sit upon and you’ll be good to go! Or why not try something unique this winter? Dog sledding is a classic Alaskan activity that offers family bonding time while taking in the outdoors together. So whichever activities you choose, make sure to bundle up and have some fun in the snow while creating delightful family memories this winter.
Upcoming Interlake Ice Fishing Events:
- Ice Walleye Trail – We are ice fishing! – Click for Dates
- Gimli Ice Festival – Fishing Derby – Saturday, March 4, 2023
- KIDSFISH Ice Derby – February 19th, 2023
- Keystone Ice Breaker Series – Click for Dates
- Lake Manitoba Narrows Game and Fish – Ice Fishing Derby – March 25, 2023
Lake Winnipeg Ice-fishing Package at Aaron’s on the Lake Bed & Breakfast
Winter fun awaits you at Aaron’s on the Lake! Located just off of Lake Winnipeg, this Bed & Breakfast provides a perfect anglers retreat. Only 45 minutes north of Winnipeg, before Winnipeg Beach, it has everything you need for a perfect winter vacation. Picture it: an exciting winter day spent fishing in the hard winter water of Lake Winnipeg, followed by an inviting and cozy stay with a view of the lake….from your hot tub. Plus, all the necessary amenities to make your winter vacation extra special – including warm home-cooked meals. During your stay, you can explore the surrounding area too! Take in natural frozen ice sculptures on Lake Winnipeg while hiking nearby trails, or go stargazing on clear nights. Take advantage of the winter season and make memories with the ones you love– it doesn’t get any better than Aaron’s on the Lake!
Features of your stay:
- A two-night stay in your room of choice
- Full, home-cooked breakfast each morning
- Charcuterie board upon arrival
- Warm and cozy hot-chocolates
- A bottle of bubbly, red or white wine
If winter isn’t your jam, it’s never too early to start planning for a summer vacation of a lifetime!
For the camping enthusiast or family looking to plan their summer vacation in advance, Rubber Ducky Resort and Campground is the perfect destination. Located conveniently close to Winnipeg and Stonewall, you can still enjoy the peacefulness and serenity of rural Manitoba while being able to access nearby attractions with ease. During the day, take some time to explore the area and hit up a few local attractions; or for those who can’t resist the full resort camping experience in nature, choose from activities like mini-golf, volleyball, or bumper boats. And don’t worry about dark nights – when night falls, sit around a fire while gazing up at a million stars in the sky, or take in a movie night in the gazebo. Oh yeah – did we mention they have 2 incredible pools that your kids will be begging you to jump into? Plus the 2 hot tubs for the adults. Check out this family-friendly camping spot and get ready to make unforgettable memories this summer!
Featured events, amenities, and activities at Rubber Ducky Resort and Campground:
- Lazy Acres Farm and RDR Grill & Concession
- Mini-golf, Ducky Express Train, and Bumper Boats
- 2 pools and 2 Hot tubs, Trout Pond, Free Wifi, and Pool Hall
- Games: Giant Jenga, Bubble Zone, Tennis Baseball, Crafts, Giant Tic Tac Toe, Obstacle Course, Pool Ducky Races, Gobstopper Bowling, Throwback Games, and Shuffleboard
- Mini craft/trade show and outdoor market days
- Movie Nights, Going Buggy (crafts and bug hunt), Ice Cream Happy Hours, and Themed Parties
Visit rubberduckyresort.com for more info!
There are so many fun things to do in the Interlake once the snow starts falling! Bundle up and get outside to enjoy all that winter has to offer. Try out one of our wintry activities, go ice fishing or skating, try something new like dog sledding, or hit the ski trails. After a day spent in the cold, warm up with a cup of hot chocolate in one of our cozy accommodations. Looking for more ideas on what to do, where to stay, or places to eat? Check out our blog for more ideas!