Now that we’ve armed you with a list of things for your kids and parents to do together, it’s time to take some time for you and your spouse. Whether it’s a quick day trip or an extended mini-vacation, we’ve got you covered.
Couples’ only Resorts
Quality time alone with your love is a must. What better way to enjoy each other’s company than by going on a romantic retreat? These couples-only resorts provide lovebirds privacy, adventures, and a place to unwind and rejuvenate yourselves.
We all know that the past year has been one that won’t be soon forgotten. From a world pandemic, being on lockdown, and still dealing with everyday life and stressors, it’s safe to say that you deserve a vacation. It’s time to reset your batteries and reconnect with your sweetheart and yourself. As soon as you enter any of these resorts, you’ll feel your stress melt away. From the secluded grounds, outstanding staff dedicated to pampering you, and a tranquil environment that washes over you, you can’t go wrong with a visit to these locations.
Whether you want to sip on wine and simply put your feet up for your stay or take advantage of the nature surrounding these retreats, you can relax however you want. Don’t forget to experience the variety of amenities! With soothing saunas, lakeside stays, spa and jet tubs, outdoor adventures on and off-site, and much more, you and your loved one can enjoy getaway destinations where love and relaxation are their top priority.
Love is the greatest gift; so, booking a getaway destination also makes for an incredible surprise or birthday, anniversary, valentine’s day, or Christmas gift to ‘wow’ your special someone.
Whether you are looking to celebrate love, adding some sparks to your vacation plans, or just need a place to unwind, you can find it all not too far away from home in Eastern Manitoba’s fantastic resorts, lodges, and retreats that focus on adults-only getaway experiences.
- Barrier Bay Resort – Whiteshell Provincial Park
- Getaways Romantic Retreat – Beausejour
- Tallpine Lodges – West Hawk Lake
Grab your cowboy boots, really any shoes with a one-inch heel will work, for a wild west adventure! Whether it’s a scenic trail ride or group riding lessons, going horseback riding with your special someone is a great way to enjoy some quality time, bond, and create new cherished memories.
Maybe it’s always been your dream to learn the technique of riding? Or perhaps you two are looking for a new adventurous hobby that you can do together? Whatever the reason, taking lessons with these Eastern Manitoba ranches will be a rootin’ tootin’ good time! From learning grooming and basic horse care, discovering different riding styles, to saddling up and getting up on a horse, you and your partner will love this activity.
Trail rides offer a remarkable way to experience the trails, and most ranches do not require previous riding experience. Relish in the outdoors while learning the skill of riding and taking in stunning environments. With fresh air, wildlife, birds, incredible plant life and wildflowers, and more to be discovered while on your journey, you and your love will never forget your trail ride adventure.
Visit some of Eastern Manitoba’s ranches’ websites to start your adventure today! You don’t need too much for your riding endeavour. For most ranches, all you need are a helmet (usually provided by ranch staff), ankle or knee-high boots with a 1 inch to 1 1/2 inch tall heel, and comfortable pants (jeans or tights). For more details about what to wear or what you will need during your ride, contact the ranch you will be riding with.
- Cloud 9 Ranch – La Broquerie
- Falcon Beach Ranch – Falcon Lake
- Free Acres Horse Stable – Kleefeld
- Horseback River Trails – Otterburne
- Miracle Ranch – Springfield
- Misty River Ranch – Ile des Chênes
- Moss Spur Ranch – Whitemouth
- Ridge Creek Ranch – Lac du Bonnet
- Rising Phoenix Stables – Anola
U-Picks and Berry Picking
You may not have time to dedicate to a garden in your own backyard, but that doesn’t mean you can’t reap the benefits and take part in the most delightful part of gardening – picking the fresh, ripe fruits and vegetables. Eastern Manitoba’s u-picks make a great date activity for you and your love. Or take full advantage of the Sandilands Forest and Blueberry Rock Trail for an exciting hiking experience mix with juicy berries.
This adventure is perfect for two: experience fresh air, mouth-watering berries, and each other’s simple company. U-picks, offer the perfect place to enjoy the great outdoors, exercise while you pick and is a fantastic opportunity to talk to the growers one-on-one to learn cool tidbits of the process of farming. Don’t be shy! They want to talk to you and share their love of their craft.
If you are looking for a foraging adventure, then it’s time to hit the trails. Blueberry Rock (picking time August) and Sandilands Provincial Forest (picking time July) are well known to the locals – and the black bears – for large quantities of plump juicy blueberries! Keep in mind while picking wild berries to consult with those who know about foraging and, when in doubt, don’t pick it. You can even learn the skill of foraging from Prairie Shore Botanicals through classes and workshops.
Whether you’re heading to a farm or out in the country, there is nothing more satisfying than picking fresh berries with your own two hands. This memorable adventure is one that you and your partner will fall in love with and want to repeat again and again! You can enjoy this simple activity and then enjoy a romantic picnic in the gorgeous outdoors.
- Friedensfeld Honey & Berry Farm – La Broquerie
- Grunthal Berries – Grunthal
- M&E Strawberries – Hadashville
- RJW Acres – Anola
- Whiteshell Strawberry Farm – Elma
Trails Where you can Pick Berries
- Blueberry Rock – Lac du Bonnet
- Sandilands Forest Provincial Forest – Rural Municipalities of Reynolds, Piney, and Stuartburn