Paint Lake Provincial Park
The Deep Freeze
When your province is renowned for long, cold winters (hello, Winterpeg!) you know you must make the most of the chilly conditions. Thankfully, there’s plenty the whole family can enjoy. To start, hopefully you haven’t put away your canoe, because your crew will need it for the Winnipeg’s annual Wild Winter Canoe Race on the Red River Trail at The Forks.
You “paddle” the canoe with one leg each through a snowy 137-metre course to the finish line—it’s all about teamwork making the dream work when it comes to winning this race. For something more low-key, block off February 19-21 for Family Fishing Weekend and make icy catches at provincial parks, no license required.
Dog-loving families can cheer on man’s best friend from the sidelines during the Hudson Bay Quest dog-sledding race. Aimed at celebrating northern Manitoba trapper culture, this wilderness race’s 341-kilometre course travels from Gillam to Churchill.