Nothing beats the fond family memories of packing up the car and heading out for a family adventure. Simple family outings often become the memories that stick in a child’s mind and create the stories that are shared for generations. The Eastman region offers endless potential to create those family memories.
Explore the Trails
Grab those hiking shoes or put your sneakers to the test and experience the magnificent trails scattered throughout the Eastman Region.
Whether you’re hiking, biking, or running, these trails offer endless opportunities for a fun family outing that you’ll remember for years to come!
- Ancient Beach Trailhead – Grand Marais
- Aspen and Bluestem Loop Trail – Oakbank
- Black Lake Hiking Trail – Black Lake (Nopiming Provincial Park)
- Blue Highway Mountain Biking Trail – West Hawk Lake (Whiteshell Provincial Park)
- Blue Water South Trail – Lac du Bonnet & Great Falls
- Brokenhead Wetland Interpretive Tail – Beaconia
- Cabin Lake Hiking Trail – Whiteshell Provincial Park
- Cedar Bog Trail – Birds Hill Provincial Park
- Top of the World Trail – Falcon Lake
- Centennial Trail – McGillivray Falls, Caddy Lake and West Hawk Lake
- Crow Wing Trail – Emerson, Franklin, De Salaberry, St-Pierre-Jolys, Niverville, Ritchot and Roseau River First Nation.
- Elk Island Loop Trail – Elk Island Provincial Park
- Falcon Creek Trail – Falcon Beach
- Forester’s Footsteps Self-guiding Trail – Betula Lake (Whiteshell Provincial Park)
- Fort Dufferin Riding Trail – Emerson
- Horseshoe Lake – Sundown
- Hunt Lake Trail – Hunt Lake (Whiteshell Provincial Park)
- Walking on Ancient Mountains – Nopiming Provincial Park
- Jessica Lake Hiking Trails – Jessica Lake (Whiteshell Provincial Park)
- Mantario Trail – Whiteshell Provincial Park
- McGillivray Falls Self-guiding Trail – McGillivray Falls (Whiteshell Provincial Park)
- Nimowin Self-Guiding Trail – Oakbank
- Niverville Wetlands – Niverville
- Old Pinawa Self-guiding Trail – Lac du Bonnet
- The Pinawa Trail – Pinawa
- Pine Point Rapids – Whiteshell Provincial Park
- Whitemouth Falls Provincial Park – Whitemouth
- Pine Ridge Self-guiding Trail – Springfield
- Rat River Heritage Marsh – Rosa
- Red River North Trail – Birds Hill Provincial Park, Beaconia, Grand Marais, and Grand Beach
- The Prairie Shore Interpretive Trail – Gardenton
- Sandilands Provincial Forest – RMs of Reynolds, Piney, and Stuartburn
- Seven Sisters Falls Generating Station – Seven Sisters Falls
- St. Malo Loop – St. Malo
- Sturgeon Falls Trail – Rennie
For years, camping has been the go-to family adventure. And we can see why! From pitching up your tents, treating yourselves to amazing amenities, roasting marshmallows over the fire, and more, family camping is the perfect way to spend your vacation.
When you stay at any of Eastern Manitoba’s fabulous campgrounds, you can experience friendly staff, outdoor adventures, and a gorgeous and relaxing time.
Either on or off-site, you will find uncountable adventures waiting for you. With private beaches or lakes and rivers not far away, you can have the perfect beach day. Explore the trails and take in the magnificent sights of wildlife, wildflowers, and landscapes. Or simply relax on-site with a cozy fire, family games, and site amenities.
The tradition of family camping trips made a big comeback in 2020 which has created high demand on the spaces available. Camping has become so popular, that you may find yourself needing to book this adventure now for the 2022 calendar year. The good news is, that Eastern Manitoba has a large selection of campgrounds to choose from, but you’ll want to get on finding a site soon if you want to add this to your summer to-do list.
- Arrowhead RV Park – Ile des Chenes
- Birds Hill Provincial Park Campground – Springfield
- Brereton Lake Campground – Brereton Lake (Whiteshell Provincial Park)
- Buffalo Point Resort Campground – Buffalo Point
- Champagne’s RV Park – Lac du Bonnet
- Cooks Falls Campground – Whitemouth
- Cripple Creek Campground – Richer
- Debonair Campground – St. Malo
- Great Woods Park & Campground – Beausejour
- Lilac Resort – Ste. Anne
- Nutimik Lake Campground – Whiteshell Provincial Park
- Opapiskaw Campground – Whiteshell Provincial Park
- O’Roseau: Rapids Park Campground – St. Malo
- Otter Falls Campground – Otter Falls (Whiteshell Provincial Park)
- Pine Tree Campground and Trailer Park – Birch River, Prawda
- Pine View Campground – Woodridge
- Prairie Oak Campground – Emerson
- Rock Garden Campground – Richer
- Whitemouth River Campground – Hadashville
Visit the Museums
Eastern Manitoba has a rich and diverse history. Around every corner lies an intriguing piece of history that tells the story of how our communities, Manitoba, and all of Canada have formed into how they are today.
Nestled in our municipalities are museums and historical societies that showcase fascinating stories and artifacts. Through programs, events, and simply visiting these museums to see their displays, you learn our history in a fun way.
Visiting a museum is a great way to spend some quality time while learning new things! By exploring our many museums, you can learn about the first woman doctor in Manitoba (Whitemouth Museum), how the Winnipeg River was integral for the development of Canada (Winnipeg River Museum), discover how pioneers lived (Pioneer Village Museum), and much more.
You could make a weeklong staycation in the Eastman with the goal to visit all of the museums on our list!
- Anola & District Heritage Museum – Anola
- Buffalo Point Cultural Centre – Buffalo Point
- Cook’s Creek Heritage Museum – Cooks Creek
- Dawson Trail Museum – Richer
- East Beaches Heritage Wing – Grand Marais
- Fort Dufferin Museum – Emerson
- Franklin Museum – Dominion City
- Gardenton Ukrainian Museum – Gardenton
- Historique Monseigneur Tache – Ste. Geneviève
- Lac du Bonnet & District Museum – Lac du Bonnet
- Mennonite Heritage Village – Steinbach
- Midwinter School Heritage Museum – East Braintree
- Musee de Saint-Pierre-Jolys Site – St. Pierre Jolys
- Pioneer Village Museum – Beausejour
- Sagkeeng Cultural Centre Museum
- Sprague & District Historical Museum – Sprague
- Tolstoi Heritage Centre – Tolstoi
- Whitemouth Municipal Museum – Whitemouth
- Winnipeg River Heritage Museum – St. Georges