Manitoba Real Estate

Rena Prefontaine

Designated Broker

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Provincial Office
9-196 Osborne St
Winnepeg, MB R3L 1Z3

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New Listing – 13 hours online
$490,000
626 Main Street Swan River, MB R0L1Z0
Condo For Sale
Active

626 Main Street has massive potential. This attractive, professionally renovated, fully leased 6, 688 sqft building offers 4 Commercial Units and 5 Apartments. This is a a great opportunity to add to your portfolio.

New Listing – yesterday
$286,900
4
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
555 NW 10th Street Portage La Prairie, MB R1N2R8
Single Family Home For Sale
Active

Unpack and relax, this home has many features that are sure to please. With 4 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms, this is a great choice for growing families. Walk upstairs to find a large family room with tons of natural light, dining room, and a sizeable k

New Listing – 3 days online
$485,000
5
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
25 Mellco Drive Portage La Prairie, MB R1N 3Z5
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending

Located in one of the best family friendly neighborhoods in Portage, this bi-level is a very short walk to schools and playgrounds. Enter to an ample foyer either through the front door, or your insulated and heated attached double garage. Up the sta

New Listing – 3 days online
$309,509
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
690 Hugo Street #49 Winnipeg, MB R3L 0J1
Townhouse For Sale
Active

S.S. start now offers presented 3 pm -Jan 24th. Located in the attractive south Osborne area. This is a very unique 10-plex townhouse development, a total of 979 sf. plus finished basement. Stylish open concept design on the main level. Spacious livi

New Listing – 5 days online
$139,900
2
ACRES
18 Venture Lane Ile Des Chenes, MB R0A0T4
Single Family Home For Sale
Active

2 acre lot East of Ile des Chenes and only 10 minutes South of Winnipeg. Country living at it's best. . Taxes not assessed yet. No building time limits. Developer's terms apply. Natural gas and Hydro at property line. Bell MTS internet/phone, Recycli

New Listing – 7 days online
$28,000
0.17
ACRES
74 Kepula LN Calder Rm No. 241, SK S0A4S0
Land For Sale
Active

Doesn't lake life sound wonderful? Looking to get the kids away and on the boat in the summer? Maybe you're looking for that retirement oasis? Than you should consider Pelican Landing Subdivision on Lake of the Prairies (Saskatchewan side) 45 minutes

Listing courtesy of: Royal LePage Premier Realty
New Listing – 2 weeks online
$32,000
0.17
ACRES
72 Kepula LN Calder Rm No. 241, SK S0A4S0
Land For Sale
Active

Doesn't lake life sound wonderful? Looking to get the kids away and on the boat in the summer? Maybe you're looking for that retirement oasis? Than you should consider Pelican Landing Subdivision on Lake of the Prairies (Saskatchewan side) 45 minutes

Listing courtesy of: Royal LePage Premier Realty
New Listing – 2 weeks online
$45,000
10,000
ACRES
118 Kepula LN Calder Rm No. 241, SK S0A4S0
Land For Sale
Active

Ready to hit the lake for the weekend? Kids want to swim and you want to fish? Head down to Pelican Landing, a short 45 minutes from Yorkton or 10 minutes from Roblin, puts you on this large lot with immediate view of the lake. Know for its fantastic

Listing courtesy of: Royal LePage Premier Realty
New Listing – 2 weeks online
$299,000
5
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
514 NW 9th Street Portage La Prairie, MB R1N 2P6
Single Family Home For Sale
Active

Look no further for your family's new home! Close to a great K-8 school, across the street from a playground, and close to some of the city's best new amenities. This 5 bedroom home has much to offer a growing family. Enter through the front door, or

New Listing – 2 weeks online
$220,000
5
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
747 Beverley Street Winnipeg, MB R3E 2A7
Single Family Home For Sale
Active

2, 112 sq. ft. specious home sold as is. Two & 1/2 Storey near HSC. Was Presently used as a single family home but could be converted back to a duplex. it was rented $1800-2000 a month. calling on Investors looking for a solid rental opportunities. 5

New Listing – 3 weeks online
$25,000
511
ACRES
231 Third Avenue Hussar, AB T0J1S0
Land For Sale
Active

Fully serviced lot located on a quiet little street in Hussar. Can accommodate a single wide mobile home. Services are completed from property line to building. All you need to do is move in your mobile home and you are set! Unobstructed view of the

Listing courtesy of: REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONALS INC.
New Listing – 3 weeks online
$99,900
2
ACRES
70 Bertram Drive Brandon, MB r0k1x0
Land For Sale
Active

ANW//Brandon/*SUMMER SALE* REDUCED Phase 1 Lot #1Paradise Valley is 10 mins NorthWest of Brandon in the valley with the Little Saskatchewan River. Rolling hills and panoramic prairie views make for perfect country living. Cross country skiing, fishin

Listing courtesy of: Integral Realty Ltd.
New Listing – 3 weeks online
$79,900
1.45
ACRES
35 Bertram Drive Brandon, MB r0k1x0
Land For Sale
Active

ANW//Brandon/Paradise Valley is 10 mins NorthWest of Brandon in the valley with the Little Saskatchewan River. Rolling hills and panoramic prairie views make for perfect country living. Cross country skiing, fishing, kayaking, harvesting fruit and fl

Listing courtesy of: Integral Realty Ltd.
New Listing – 4 weeks online
$210,000
4
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
912
SQFT
609 Mountain Avenue Killarney, MB R0K1G0
Single Family Home For Sale
Active

R34//Killarney/This Bi-level bungalow was constructed in 1979 and is currently set up as a duplex unit with two rental suites with separate entrances. Each unit has two bedrooms, 1 bathroom, a nice layout and their own laundry. Main floor also has a

Listing courtesy of: Lewis And Jones Ltd.
New Listing – 4 weeks online
$64,900
1
ACRES
51 Bertram Drive Brandon, MB r0k1x0
Land For Sale
Active

ANW//Brandon/Paradise Valley is 10 mins NorthWest of Brandon in the valley with the Little Saskatchewan River. Rolling hills and panoramic prairie views make for perfect country living. Cross country skiing, fishing, kayaking, harvesting fruit and fl

Listing courtesy of: Integral Realty Ltd.
New Listing – 4 weeks online
$79,900
2
ACRES
26 Bertram Lot 8 Drive Brandon, MB r0k1x0
Land For Sale
Active

ANW//Brandon/*SUMMER SALE* REDUCED Phase 1 Lot #8Paradise Valley is 10 mins NorthWest of Brandon in the valley with the Little Saskatchewan River. Rolling hills and panoramic prairie views make for perfect country living. Cross country skiing, fishin

Listing courtesy of: Integral Realty Ltd.
New Listing – 4 weeks online
$99,900
7,196
ACRES
12 Whistler Landing Brandon, MB R7C0B6
Land For Sale
Active

D24//Brandon/LAND PRICE ONLY GST EXTRA.WHISTLER LANDING EXECUTIVE CONDO DEVELOPMENTCOULD BUILD A EXECUTIVE CUSTOM DESIGNED 1281 SQ FT, 2 BEDROOM, 2 BATH, STAND ALONE VILLA IN THE NORTH HILLS PRESTIGIOUS WHISTLER LANDING. THIS UNIQUE FLOOR PLAN OFFERS

Listing courtesy of: Integral Realty Ltd.
New Listing – 4 weeks online
$49,900
1
ACRES
5 Bertram Drive Brandon, MB r0k1z0
Land For Sale
Active

ANW//Brandon/*SUMMER SALE* REDUCED Phase 2 Lot #1Paradise Valley is 10 mins NorthWest of Brandon in the valley with the Little Saskatchewan River. Rolling hills and panoramic prairie views make for perfect country living. Cross country skiing , fishi

Listing courtesy of: Integral Realty Ltd.
New Listing – 4 weeks online
$99,900
13 Whistler Landing Brandon, MB R7C0B6
Land For Sale
Active

D24//Brandon/GST IS EXTRA, ON THIS LOT WHISTLER LANDING EXECUTIVE CONDO DEVELOPMENT YOU COULD BUILD CUSTOM DESIGNED 1408 SQ FT, 2+2 BEDROOM, 3 BATH, STAND ALONE HOME WITH PARTIALLY FINISHED WALK-OUT BASEMENT ON THE NORTH HILLS PRESTIGIOUS WHISTLER LA

Listing courtesy of: Century 21 Westman Realty Ltd.
New Listing – 4 weeks online
$99,900
171 Lebeau Avenue Chater, MB R0K0R0
Land For Sale
Active

CSE//Chater/In the Village of Chater in the Meadows subdivision are 15 lots of various sizes just 10 minutes from Brandon on pavement. Golf course only minutes away. Town water available to all lots. RTM's welcome. (no mobile homes) property guidelin

Listing courtesy of: Integral Realty Ltd.
New Listing – 4 weeks online
$104,900
6,373
ACRES
9 Whistler Landing Brandon, MB R7C0B6
Land For Sale
Active

D24//Brandon/WHISTLER LANDING EXECUTIVE CONDO DEVELOPMENT LOTSPRICE FOR LAND ONLY PLUS GST. COULD BUILD EXECUTIVE 1281 SQ FT, 2+2 BEDROOM, 3 BATHROOM, ATTACHED VILLA WITH PARTIALLY FINISHED WALK-OUT BASEMENT IN THE NORTH HILL IS PRESTIGIOUS WHISTLER

Listing courtesy of: Century 21 Westman Realty Ltd.
New Listing – 4 weeks online
$84,900
1.82
ACRES
33 Bertram Drive Brandon, MB r0k1x0
Land For Sale
Active

ANW//Brandon/Paradise Valley is 10 mins NorthWest of Brandon in the valley with the Little Saskatchewan River. Rolling hills and panoramic prairie views make for perfect country living. Cross country skiing, fishing, kayaking, harvesting fruit and fl

Listing courtesy of: Integral Realty Ltd.
New Listing – 4 weeks online
$104,900
6,791
ACRES
7 Whistler Landing Brandon, MB R7C0B6
Land For Sale
Active

D24//Brandon/WHISTLER LANDING EXECUTIVE STYLE CONDO DEVELOPMENT. THIS FOR LAND ONLY, PRICE IS PLUS GST WE DO HAVE A DESIGN FOR EXECUTIVE 1466 SQFT, 2 BEDROOM, 3 BATH, ATTACHED VILLA, WITH PARTIALLY FINISHED WALK-OUT BASEMENT IN THE NORTH HILLS PRESTI

Listing courtesy of: Century 21 Westman Realty Ltd.
New Listing – 4 weeks online
$74,900
21,900
ACRES
129 Lebeau Avenue Chater, MB R0K0R0
Land For Sale
Active

CSE//Chater/In the Village of Chater in the Meadows subdivision are 15 lots of various sizes just 10 minutes from Brandon on pavement. Golf course only minutes away. Town water available to all lots. RTM's welcome. (no mobile homes) property guidelin

Listing courtesy of: Integral Realty Ltd.
New Listing – 4 weeks online
$95,000
1.13
ACRES
1 Kendrick Street Forrest, MB R0K0W0
Land For Sale
Active

ANW//Forrest/Build your dream home on this 1.13 acre vacant lot on the West side of Forrest, MB, and only a few minutes drive to Brandon. The property has wide views over farmland to the West, and the playground of the Forrest Elementary school borde

Listing courtesy of: Integral Realty Ltd.
New Listing – 4 weeks online
$79,900
1.09
ACRES
25 Bertram Drive Brandon, MB r0k1x0
Land For Sale
Active

ANW//Brandon/Paradise Valley is 10 mins NorthWest of Brandon in the valley with the Little Saskatchewan River. Rolling hills and panoramic prairie views make for perfect country living. Cross country skiing, fishing, kayaking, harvesting fruit and fl

Listing courtesy of: Integral Realty Ltd.
New Listing – 4 weeks online
$64,900
1
ACRES
39 Bertram Drive Brandon, MB r0k1x0
Land For Sale
Active

ANW//Brandon/Paradise Valley is 10 mins NorthWest of Brandon in the valley with the Little Saskatchewan River. Rolling hills and panoramic prairie views make for perfect country living. Cross country skiing, fishing, kayaking, harvesting fruit and fl

Listing courtesy of: Integral Realty Ltd.
New Listing – 4 weeks online
$89,900
7,259
ACRES
2 Whistler Landing Bay Brandon, MB R7C0B6
Land For Sale
Active

D24//Brandon/GST IS EXTRA ON LOT PRICE, WHISTLER LANDING YOUR EXECUTIVE CONDO DEVELOPMENT, PURCHASE A LOT AND HAVE ONE OF OUR COMPANIES BUILD YOUR CONDO. (id:32990)

Listing courtesy of: Integral Realty Ltd.
New Listing – 4 weeks online
$49,900
1.47
ACRES
11 Bertram Lot 2 Drive Brandon, MB r0k1x0
Land For Sale
Active

ANW//Brandon/*SUMMER SALE* REDUCED Phase 2 Lot #2Paradise Valley is 10 mins NorthWest of Brandon in the valley with the Little Saskatchewan River. Rolling hills and panoramic prairie views make for perfect country living. Cross country skiing, fishin

Listing courtesy of: Integral Realty Ltd.
New Listing – 4 weeks online
$79,900
1.42
ACRES
19 Bertram Drive Brandon, MB r0k1x0
Land For Sale
Active

ANW//Brandon/Paradise Valley is 10 mins NorthWest of Brandon in the valley with the Little Saskatchewan River. Rolling hills and panoramic prairie views make for perfect country living. Cross country skiing, fishing, kayaking, harvesting fruit and fl

Listing courtesy of: Integral Realty Ltd.
New Listing – 4 weeks online
$45,000
0.16
ACRES
29 Kepula LN Calder Rm No. 241, SK S0A4S0
Land For Sale
Active

Doesn't lake life sound wonderful? Looking to get the kids away and on the boat in the summer? Maybe you're looking for that retirement oasis? Than you should consider Pelican Landing Subdivision on Lake of the Prairies (Saskatchewan side) 45 minutes

Listing courtesy of: Royal LePage Premier Realty
$424,900
2
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,649
SQFT
19 Galbraith Crescent Brandon, MB R7A6V4
Single Family Home For Sale
Active

D24//Brandon/This one owner home is a good size overall built into the hill. Large master bedroom in the cabover, with two closets and a four piece ensuite with storage area and a reading area overlooking the living room. Second good sized bedroom on

Listing courtesy of: Integral Realty Ltd.
$35,000
0.21
ACRES
61 Kepula LN Calder Rm No. 241, SK S0A4S0
Land For Sale
Active

Doesn't lake life sound wonderful? Looking to get the kids away and on the boat in the summer? Maybe you're looking for that retirement oasis? Than you should consider Pelican Landing Subdivision on Lake of the Prairies (Saskatchewan side) 45 minutes

Listing courtesy of: Royal LePage Premier Realty
$699,900
5
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
24 Yellow Rail Crescent Winnipeg, MB R3R3Z4
Single Family Home For Sale
Active

Showings start on Dec 16th. Offers as received. Welcome to this one of a kind 5 Bedroom, 2.5 Bathroom that exemplifies luxury and charm. You will love the layout from the moment you walk in the front door. The main floor is designed with a beautiful

$329,000
508 Broadway Avenue Killarney, MB R0K1G0
Business Opportunity For Sale
Active

R34//Killarney/Dreamed of owning your own business? Opportunity is knocking!The popular cafe The Grind is for sale! This 4500ft. building will let you operate your new cafe as well as bring in rental income from renting the large space beside it. Loc

Listing courtesy of: Lewis And Jones Ltd.
$32,000
0.17
ACRES
56 Kepula LN Calder Rm No. 241, SK S0A4S0
Land For Sale
Active

Doesn't lake life sound wonderful? Looking to get the kids away and on the boat in the summer? Maybe you're looking for that retirement oasis? Than you should consider Pelican Landing Subdivision on Lake of the Prairies (Saskatchewan side) 45 minutes

Listing courtesy of: Royal LePage Premier Realty
$158,900
3
BEDS
1
TOTAL BATH
320 S 6th Avenue Swan River, MB R0L1Z0
Single Family Home For Sale
Active

CALLING ALL FIRST TIME HOME BUYERS… this turn key home is more affordable than RENT! ?Enjoy this move in ready, fully finished, modern 2+1 bedroom home. Not only do you have freshly painted walls and new carpeting in your upstairs main area, you ha

$90,000
0.32
ACRES
5 Miller DR Calder Rm No. 241, SK S0A4S0
Land For Sale
Active

Doesn't lake life sound wonderful? Looking to get the kids away and on the boat in the summer? Maybe you're looking for that retirement oasis? Than you should consider Pelican Landing Subdivision on Lake of the Prairies (Saskatchewan side) 45 minutes

Listing courtesy of: Royal LePage Premier Realty
$60,000
0.28
ACRES
14 Puckett CRES Calder Rm No. 241, SK S0A4S0
Land For Sale
Active

Doesn't lake life sound wonderful? Looking to get the kids away and on the boat in the summer? Maybe you're looking for that retirement oasis? Than you should consider Pelican Landing Subdivision on Lake of the Prairies (Saskatchewan side) 45 minutes

Listing courtesy of: Royal LePage Premier Realty
$279,900
4
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
1116 Ross Street Swan River, MB R0L1Z0
Single Family Home For Sale
Active

$89,900
2
BEDS
1
TOTAL BATH
221 S 5th Avenue Swan River, MB R0L1Z0
Single Family Home For Sale
Active

Why rent when you can own the cutest home in Swan River!

$219,900
3
BEDS
1
TOTAL BATH
387 Joubert Street St Pierre-Jolys, MB R0A 1V0
Single Family Home For Sale
Active

This charming two story home offers 1293 sqft, 3 Bedrooms + den, 1 Bathroom and main floor Laundry with fenced yard. Absolutely great value home near all amenities and is perfectly located in the welcoming community of St Pierre Jolys. Beautiful kitc

$49,900
Benoit Avenue St Malo, MB R0A 1T0
Single Family Home For Sale
Active

Wow! Look no further! With a variety of lots available, you will be sure to find the right fit to build your dream home. Location Location Location! Treed lots (mature trees) available right in the town of St Malo with paved street! (Benoit Ave & Poi

$49,900
Poitras Road St Malo, MB R0A 1T0
Single Family Home For Sale
Active

Wow! Look no further! With a variety of lots available, you will be sure to find the right fit to build your dream home. Location Location Location! Treed lots (mature trees) available right in the town of St Malo with paved street! (Benoit Ave & Poi

$23,500
7 Links Drive Killarney, MB R0K1G0
Land For Sale
Active

R34//Killarney/Municipal water available now for $10000.00!These three lots are for sale separately and are located at the end of a cul du sac down the street from Killarney Golf Course. Build your dream home close to the lake and golf course on one

Listing courtesy of: Lewis And Jones Ltd.
$215,000
5
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
416 N 10th Avenue Swan River, MB R0L1Z0
Single Family Home For Sale
Active

$153,000
4
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
896
SQFT
422 Laurier Avenue Killarney, MB R0K1G0
Single Family Home For Sale
Active

R34//Killarney/Modernly upgraded throughout this 2+2 bd 2bth bungalow features an eat in kitchen, large living room, two bedrooms and 4 piece bath. The new fully finished basement with 2bds, three piece bath and large rec room makes this bungalow per

Listing courtesy of: Lewis And Jones Ltd.
$234,900
5
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1305 S 2nd Street Swan River, MB R0L1Z0
Single Family Home For Sale
Active

Are you looking for home with impressive closet space? Look no further this 3+2 Bedroom bungalow is conveniently located close to Ecole School. This home was moved onto a NEW foundation in 2007 and since then has been updated though-out with new wind

$85,000
23.87
ACRES
76066 Brookfield Road Whitemouth Rm, MB R0E 1Y0
Single Family Home For Sale
Active

Imagine flying to your dream vacation property in beautiful Seven Sisters and landing in your own backyard! This is a rare opportunity for pilots to have their own airstrip in the RM of Whitemouth. This 23.87-Acre property offers you a unique opportu

$190,000
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATH
700
SQFT
1101 7th Street Brandon, MB R7A3V4
Single Family Home For Sale
Active

C17//Brandon/Newly renovated inside and looking modern! This stylish 700 foot bungalow is beautifully updated on the main floor in contemporary grey tones. This is not a drive by! Besides it's decorative appeal, the house has been rewired electricall

Listing courtesy of: Integral Realty Ltd.
$23,500
3 Links Drive Killarney, MB R0K1G0
Land For Sale
Active

R34//Killarney/Municipal water available soon for $10, 000.Build your dream home close to the lake and down the street from the golf course on this 70x100ft lot in Killarney. (id:32990)

Listing courtesy of: Lewis And Jones Ltd.
$215,000
3
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1111 S 3rd Street Swan River, MB R0L1Z0
Single Family Home For Sale
Active

This beautifully maintained 2+1 bedroom fully finished up and down bi-level is just what you have been looking for. This home features oak cabinets, a spacious deck, newer siding, insulation, windows, new flooring and brand new furnace with central a

$289,900
4
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
21-35-27 Diversion Swan River, MB R0L1Z0
Single Family Home For Sale
Active

Exuding pride of ownership, this completely renovated character 4 bed, 2 bath home in the Swan Valley flaunts its functionality with style; the main level centred around an eye-catching feature brick wall in the dining room, gorgeous 10’ ceilings and

$124,900
2
BEDS
1
TOTAL BATH
116 W 4th Avenue Swan River, MB R0L1Z0
Single Family Home For Sale
Active

Calling all first time home buyers! This 2 bedroom bungalow with attached garage is the perfect starter home nestled on a quiet street backing onto the soccer fields.

$66,500
9 Wolfe Avenue Elphinstone, MB R0J 0N0
Single Family Home For Sale
Active

About to be no longer the best kept secret in the Riding Mountain area, presenting Diamond Willow Ridge! Nestled on the western shore of Wargatie Lake, the Parkland’s newest cottage community, offers 21 lakefront lots all offering direct water access

$62,700
3 Wolfe Avenue Elphinstone, MB R0J 0N0
Single Family Home For Sale
Active

About to be no longer the best kept secret in the Riding Mountain area, presenting Diamond Willow Ridge! Nestled on the western shore of Wargatie Lake, the Parkland’s newest cottage community, offers 21 lakefront lots all offering direct water access

$58,900
2 Wolfe Avenue Elphinstone, MB R0J 0N0
Single Family Home For Sale
Active

About to be no longer the best kept secret in the Riding Mountain area, presenting Diamond Willow Ridge! Nestled on the western shore of Wargatie Lake, the Parkland’s newest cottage community, offers 21 lakefront lots all offering direct water access

$53,200
1 Wolfe Avenue Elphinstone, MB R0J 0N0
Single Family Home For Sale
Active

About to be no longer the best kept secret in the Riding Mountain area, presenting Diamond Willow Ridge! Nestled on the western shore of Wargatie Lake, the Parkland’s newest cottage community, offers 21 lakefront lots all offering direct water access

$245,000
3
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
315 S 11th Avenue Swan River, MB R0L1Z0
Single Family Home For Sale
Active

This bungalow features 3 Bedrooms upstairs & 1 in the Basement, 2 Full bathrooms, patio doors leading from your kitchen to a large deck perfect for your evening BBQ's and Entertainment a fully reno'd basement w/ a games room/rec room- perfect for peo

$899,900
2,550
SQFT
Pine Point Lodge & Outpost Creighton, SK S0P0A0
Single Family Home For Sale
Active

Pine Point Lodge is located on a picturesque point in a large bay with many islands on the border of N.E. Saskatchewan on World-Famous Lake Athapapuskow! Approximately 500 miles north of Winnipeg, Manitoba. There is a paved highway to the lake and yo

Listing courtesy of: RE/MAX P.A. Realty

About Manitoba

The centermost province of Manitoba is known as a nature-lovers paradise. With over 100,000 beautiful lakes and 124 National Parks, Manitoba holds some of the best outdoor activities Canada has to offer. A majority of the population lives in the prairie south, while the northern region is occupied by lush forests that give way to tundra as you travel farther north. Manitoba is rich in entertainment options and employment opportunities, and the housing is considered some of the most affordable in Canada. Agriculture, aerospace, and construction industries are booming in Manitoba, and the province’s focus on clean energy makes it one of the most eco-friendly places in Canada. The attractions in Manitoba vary from jazz festivals to national parks, so no matter your taste, you are sure to find something for everybody in Manitoba.

Manitoba is a province located in Canada’s prairie region with a population of over 1.2 million people. Manitoba is known for its rich history of First Nations and battles between Britain and France during their struggle to control North America.

Manitoba, once part of Prince Rupert’s Land, is said to be named from the Cree phrase, “Man-into-wahpaow,” which means, “the narrows of the Great Spirit.” When Manitoba became part of Canada in 1870, after being ruled directly by Great Britain for nearly 100 years, the name was selected from a suggestion by the Métis leader, Louis Riel.

The culture of Manitoba stems from the Cree, Assiniboine, and Métis Nations, who traded furs with the French through the Hudson’s Bay Company (HBC). The economy varied when agricultural settlers moved here in 1811, but the main way of living remained until the HBC’s control of Rupert’s Land came to an end in 1868. Just two years later, Manitoba became a province, and all the land became government property. Homesteads were then granted to settlers for farming. After this shift, much of Manitoba’s economy depended on agriculture. Drought and the Great Depression had a negative impact on farming, and people were forced to find other means to earn a living. Today, Manitoba has a vibrant and growing economy, driven by mining, agriculture, aerospace, food processing, cultural industries, hydroelectric power, and so much more!

English and French are both official languages used in Manitoba. In 1890, the legislature tried to nullify the official status of the French language. Nearly 100 years later, in 1985, the Supreme Court ruled that legislation should be in both French and English. In 2010, the Manitoba government passed the Aboriginal Languages Recognition Act. This act serves as official recognition of the Cree, Dakota, Dene, Inuktitut, Michif, Ojibway, and Oji-Cree languages. 

The land in Manitoba is generally flat and is known for its sunny skies. The north side of Manitoba is much cooler and has asubarctic climate. This region has long harsh winters and warm summers. Southern Manitoba is in the humid continental climate zone. This area becomes cold and windy and has several blizzards a year due to the open landscape. Summers are warm and at a reasonable length. This part of Manitoba is the most humid of all the prairie provinces. The southwestern part of Manitoba is drier and oftentimes experiences droughts. The southern part of this province is in tornado alley and experiences tornadoes.

Major Cities in manitoba

Manitoba has several cities with a significant population. Winnipeg is the capital city and also Manitoba’s largest. The neighbourhoods there consist of everything from mansions to apartments. The top employers here are the Canadian Armed Forces, the City of Winnipeg, and Manitoba Hydro. There are also five professional sports teams in Manitoba that call Winnipeg home: Valour FC soccer team, Winnipeg Blue Bombers football team, Winnipeg Goldeyes baseball team, and the Winnipeg Jets and Manitoba Moose hockey teams. 

Brandon is Manitoba’s second-largest city, where the economy revolves around agriculture and manufacturing. It has a population of over 47,000 people; however, it still maintains its small-town feel with strong ties to its past and present citizens! Some of the largest companies here to work for are Maple Leaf Consumer Foods, Prairie Mountain Health Authority, and the Brandon School Division.

Manitoba’s third-largest city is Steinbach. With a population of about 16,000 people, Steinbach is known for its Mennonite roots, which still have a strong presence today. The Manitoba economy is based around agriculture and manufacturing and is known for its beautiful environment.

transportation in Manitoba

There are a variety of ways to get around this province. Some options are more suitable for inner-city commuting, but there are still many methods available for travelling. In the warmer months, it’s not uncommon to see people biking, rollerblading, or walking around the cities. There are public transit buses in some of the cities that are considered the most affordable and convenient options. Taxi services are also available, but you must call and make a reservation ahead of time. You can always drive your own vehicle too. If you’re a foreigner, you can use your out-of-province driver’s license for up to three months from entering the country, but you must apply for a new one if you’re going to call Manitoba home. If you’re travelling across the country and don’t want to drive, the VIA Rail Canada is a neat alternative. Lastly, there are also a few airlines in Manitoba such as Calm Air, First Air, Frontier North Adventures, or you can even book your flight with an air shuttle.

manitoba fun facts

  1. Churchill, Manitoba is considered one of the top three destinations for observing the Aurora Borealis Northern Lights. This wondrous phenomenon is available for viewing here almost 300 nights a year!
  2. Winnipeg, Manitoba is one of the top five coldest cities in the world! 
  3. Wapusk National Park has the largest denning site for polar bears in the world! Since there are so many polar bears here, it’s not uncommon for people in neighbouring Churchill to leave their car doors unlocked in case someone needs a quick escape from a bear encounter! 
  4. Speaking of bears, Winnie the Pooh was named after a bear named Winnie, who served as the mascot for the Winnipeg regiment of the Canadian Army!

Things to do in manitoba

There are many things to explore in Manitoba that you would never run out of things to do. Here are some of our favourites: 

  1. Assiniboine Park & Zoo
    • Assiniboine Park & Zoo began in 1904 and is Canada’s oldest zoological facility. It is home to over 180 species, including polar bears and kangaroos! There are many features including one, Aunt Sally’s Farm, that talks about the welfare and care of animals. The park also has restaurants, hiking trails, and features like a Nature Playground and the Leo Mol Gallery & Schoolhouse. In 2021 Assiniboine Park was even won a Travelers’ Choice Award on TripAdvisor!
  2. Manitoba Museum
    • This museum reflects the legacy of all the original peoples in this province. It is Manitoba’s largest centre for heritage in the province. There are nine interpretive, three-dimensional galleries to delve into the connection between people and their environment. The museum also includes a planetarium that explores our fascinating universe and several interactive, hands-on science exhibits! 
  3. The Forks Market
    • At the crossing of the Red and Assiniboine Rivers stands a structure that was once used as horse stables and haylofts during the railway days. Today, it’s a place to eat a wide range of foods and do some shopping! You can even take a guided tour with a Parks Canada interpreter to find out more about the history of the area that dates back 6,000 years!
  4. Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum & RCAF WWII Memorial
    • If you’re into history and airplanes, you’ll want to check this place out! Here you’ll see training, aircraft, vehicles, and other artifacts from the WWII era. You can even book a flight in a working aircraft, get a glimpse at restoration projects, and reflect in reverence by the RCAF WWII Memorial Wall and Chapel. 
  5. Kickin’ Axe Throwing
    • Whether for celebrations, corporate events, or blowing off some steam, Kickin’ Axe Throwing offers a unique yet simple experience of throwing axes. This indoor, metropolitan range offers 2 private rooms, with 3 targets in each lane. The facility’s lane marshals provide safety tutorials and share forms and techniques to help you get the most out of your experience. 
  6. Keystone Centre
    • As a hub for entertainment and activities, the Keystone Centre is a great place to spend time with friends and family. Enjoy their ice-skating rink, or check out their agricultural events. Keystone Centre is also home to the region’s three largest fairs: Royal Manitoba Winter Fair, Manitoba Summer Fair, and Manitoba AG EX!
  7. Mennonite Heritage Village
    • The Mennonite Heritage Village is a place where you can explore a Russian Mennonite street village, tour a housebarn, see a functioning Dutch windmill, and enjoy traditional Mennonite cuisine. You can also admire the historic, heirloom treasures and top off your visit by picking out a souvenir at the Village Books and Gifts Shop!
  8. Steinbach Aquatic Centre
    • Come enjoy the water any time of year at the Steinbach Aquatic Centre! This indoor water facility offers a Junior Olympic pool, water slides, diving boards, a lazy river, a children’s water play area, and so much more! During the summer months, you can enjoy the water outdoors with a pool, deck area, and splash park. There is something here for everyone to have a good time!
  9. Steinbach Fly-In Golf Club
    • This 18-hole golf course is community-owned and provides benefits to its members and offers tee times to public golfers. This course has sand traps, water hazards, and more! 
  10. Spruce Woods Provincial Park
    • This unique park has both lush spruce trees and sand dunes with cacti. Come visit for the summer and enjoy boating, swimming at the beach, or biking trails. If you visit during the winter, you’re in for quite the thrill with the options of skiing, ice skating, tobogganing, and so much more!