Manitoba is rich in sports, entertainment and culture
No matter what you enjoy seeing or doing, Manitoba has endless opportunities for fun – sports, entertainment, arts and culture.
Manitoba communities offer many opportunities for people to play sports throughout the year. You and your children can play golf, soccer (football), American football, baseball, volleyball, cricket, hockey, amateur and competitive curling, cross-country and downhill skiing – the choices are limitless.
Available to the public at little or no charge are many community sports and recreation facilities.
There are, for example, soccer fields adjacent to schools throughout Manitoba. Skateboard parks, community swimming pools are other popular features.
Golf enthusiasts throughout Manitoba enjoy the hundreds of world-class courses located in or near most cities and towns.
Cities and towns and, in Winnipeg, each neighbourhood, have a community centre – a meeting place where children and adults from the area can take part in a variety of sports and leisure activities.
Sport Manitoba – find amateur associations for sports such as cricket, soccer, by clicking on Sport Partners on the top right of this website.
Manitoba is a great place to watch sports year-round. There are national and international professional sports teams that play in Winnipeg, attracting thousands of fans to every game.
Arts and entertainment
Winnipeg is known as the “cultural cradle of Canada.” And each Manitoba community has its share of arts and culture institutions, activities and festivals ranging from literary to multicultural.
Here are some of the things to see and do in Winnipeg:
- Casinos of Winnipeg
- Winnipeg International Writers Festival
- Manitoba Museum
- Royal Winnipeg Ballet
- Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra
- Manitoba Opera
- Winnipeg Folk Festival
- Jazz Winnipeg Festival
- Winnipeg Art Gallery
- Winnipeg Fringe Festival
- Manitoba Theatre Centre
- Winnipeg Jewish Theatre
- MTS Centre (international touring bands and other performances)
Because Winnipeg is so culturally diverse there’s also a host of “ethnic” cultural and performing arts groups such as the internationally renown Rusalka and Chai dance ensembles. Similarly, local Filipinos, Chinese and other cultural communities have their own arts and culture activities and enjoys visits by international artists from their country of origin.
Manitoba is a natural paradise
Manitoba is a province of majestic rivers, arctic coastline, forests and more than 100,000 lakes. We’re most famous as a “prairie” province – blue skies as far as you can imagine with flat grasslands and fields of wheat, lavender flax and yellow canola.
No matter what recreational activities you pursue, you are sure to enjoy our spectacular natural environments, unique cultural sites, sandy beaches and clear waters. When you are ready to experience everything under the sun, Manitoba’s parks are the place for you.