How to spend your summer vacation: urban and rural daytrips

Summer usually means road trips across provincial or international borders to explore the sights and sounds of rural and urban destinations. Families and friends pile into vans, RVs, and cars eager to explore their chosen destination. But if you’re tired of putting the pedal to the metal, why not plan a summer vacation of day trips to hidden gems scattered across Manitoba?

Find them in A daytripper’s guide to Manitoba: exploring Canada’s undiscovered province by Bartley Kives, or the Manitoba Vacation Guide (online version).

Urban hikes are a great way to explore Winnipeg’s many diverse neighbourhoods. Winnipeg Walks by the Prairie Pathfinders has many interesting suggestions for urban hikes. History buffs will enjoy Walking in Wolseley by the Manitoba Historical Society, which takes you on a fascinating tour of notable homes in the area. In addition, the MHS website offers great self guided tours of a number of Winnipeg’s neighbourhoods and some other towns in Manitoba. Other guides available at the Library include a West Broadway Walking Tour and Winnipeg’s Exchange District : a heritage guide to one of Canada’s most celebrated neighbourhoods.

This summer, come take a guided tour of Bruce Park  and discover its unique features and fascinating history. The tour begins at the St. James-Assiniboia Library and concludes in Bruce Park. Wear comfortable footwear and enjoy the sights and stories!  You have two chances to catch a tour:

• Wednesday, July 27 at 10:30 a.m.

• Thursday, August 25 at 7 p.m.

Phone 986-3424 to register.

Or, you can walk over to the Local History Room at the Millennium Library to discover the past of your own neighbourhood or home.


One response to “How to spend your summer vacation: urban and rural daytrips

  1. Another great book to add to this list is “From Asessippi to Zed Lake, A guide to Manitoba’s Provincial Parks” by Shelley Penziwol with beautiful photography by Peter Blahut.

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