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Manitoba & Saskatchewan

Iconic history among epic landscapes

Manitoba & Saskatchewan tailor-made holidays

Introduction

Manitoba and neighbouring Saskatchewan are regions of contrast; a place where polar bears and moose roam epic landscapes, from provincial parks to enormous lakes and whitewater rapids. Manitoba is equally enticing in both summer and winter, with its forests, mountains, farmlands and prairie stretching north from the US border, past Winnipeg’s big-city sophistication to the desolate western shores of Hudson Bay. Here, amid the Arctic tundra, polar bears and beluga whales come to feed and, in winter, the technicolour swirls of the Northern Lights can be seen dancing in dark skies overhead. Over the border lies Saskatchewan, all provincial and national parks, dense forest trails, rolling fields and freshwater lakes among quaint communities, with a rich First Nations history.

Outdoor adventure

Saskatchewan's grasslands, rugged Canadian Shield plateau and lakes form the ideal platform for outdoor exploration, with the million-acre Prince Albert National Park showcasing vast boreal forests and parklands, where you'll spot wolves, bison, moose and hare among the prairie expanse. Canoe or kayak its lakes in the summer months, and when winter blankets the landscape in a silent canopy, head skiing in the vast backcountry. Manitoba's freshwater Lake Winnipeg offers chances to while away the hours among sandy beaches, or its northern reaches afford the chance to explore the ‘Polar Bear Capital of the World' – Churchill, also a hotspot for bird and whale watching along Churchill River and Hudson Bay.

Historic sites

Learn about the First Nations history at The Royal Saskatchewan Museum, delve into the Ukrainian heritage of Winnipeg or explore a number of the Hudson's Bay Company's historical sites near Churchill. Discover the struggles between British and French divisions in Canada at historical sites, such as the Fort Walsh National Historic Site, the Bell of Batoche and the rugged caves of the Big Muddy Outlaw Caves that once provided hiding places for outlaws crossing the border to the US in the 19th century.

Top itineraries in Manitoba & Saskatchewan

Polar bears of Churchill

7-day tailor-made journey from £4,995 pp incl. flights

On this adventurous itinerary, you'll head deep into Arctic Canada by tundra buggy, exploring the wild coasts of Hudson Bay known as 'the polar bear capital of the world'.

Birds, Bears and Belugas

9-day escorted tour from £8,255 pp incl. flights

Head out into the Arctic wilderness around Churchill to spot polar bears and beluga whales on a programme of expert-led tours. Then, in the evenings, return to your cosy lodge for roaring fires and gourmet food from renowned Canadian chefs.

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Top places to stay in Manitoba & Saskatchewan

Seal River Heritage Lodge

Traditional lodge

Just a 30-minute flight from Churchill on the shores of Hudson Bay, Seal River Heritage Lodge is a fly-in lodge that gives you the maximum opportunity to view polar bears from a variety of locations.

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Where to go in Manitoba & Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan

Discover more about the North-West Rebellion of 1885 during your Saskatchewan travel. Uprisings by the Métis people of Saskatchewan against Canada were successful at Duck Lake and Fish Creek, but came to an end with defeat at the village of Batoche. Visit the interpretive centres at these historica…

Manitoba

The vast province of Manitoba is a showcase for some of Canada's most austere, and beautiful, wilderness. Stretching north from central Canada's southern border to the deep blue of Hudson Bay, it's a place of endless tundra and roaming polar bears.

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Manitoba & Saskatchewan articles

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Best of Canada's Winter Destinations

Winter is Canada's longest season. However, rather than shut down the country comes alive with opportunities for activities and festivities. Essentially the country is one big winter playground.

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