Which Canadian province is home to the bear that inspired Winnie the Pooh, the reigning Slurpee capital of the world, and has the largest Icelandic community outside of Iceland?
If you don’t know that the answer to all of these claims is Manitoba — read on! Each year we send numerous Travel Nurses on contract throughout the province and their stories give us excellent insight into its best and most beautiful parts, and we’re excited to share a few of those top highlights with you.
At the start of the 20th century, Manitoba experienced a significant population boom, attracting outside investors and immigrants and fostering a diverse and passionate population. Today, it is a central hub for those who love the arts, sports, festivals, museums, and breathtaking natural beauty.
Known as the province that has literally achieved temperatures that are colder than Mars, the best time to visit is during the summer — unless you don’t mind braving a snowy wonderland! We are excited to share this travel opportunity with RNs across the country as we head in to the heart of Manitoba’s warmest months, making it the perfect choice for your next adventure destination.
Places To Go
Manitoba boasts a diverse range of places to visit while travel nursing, whether you’re looking for urban excitement or a relaxing natural setting. Winnipeg, the province’s capital, is known as a cultural oasis, with urban art galleries, shops and bistros that are within a stone’s throw from provincial parks, campsites, ranches, and beaches.
While visiting Winnipeg, you can also indulge in a cultural experience in Saint-Boniface, the largest French-Canadian community west of Quebec and a cornerstone in our country’s history. A visit to Winnipeg’s ‘French Quarter’ will leave you feeling like you’ve travelled to another region and armed with a new understanding of the struggles that helped shape Canada into the multicultural nation it is today.
Lesser-known cities — including Dauphin, Churchill, Gimli, and Carman — have their own unique offerings, from an Oasis on the Prairies to the Polar Bear Capital of the World, the Heart of New Iceland to the City of Sunshine. If you’re looking for something totally different than what you’ll find in other parts of Canada, Manitoba is a fantastic place to explore.
Things To Do
There are so many things to do in Manitoba, we can only scrape the surface in this post! If you love lake-days, there are over 110,000 lakes in the province for you to enjoy — and they’re breathtakingly beautiful. Go on a Northern Safari to kayak alongside beluga whales and see polar bears in their natural habitat; whether you’re looking for a rugged trek or luxurious lodging, there’s an option for you.
Manitoba is also an outstanding fishing destination, with secluded, scenic locations for both beginners and experts to cast a line and bask in a serene afternoon amongst nature. Hiking and biking trails offer a more active day’s itinerary as well as diverse geography to choose from, including gentle lakeshore ambles, rocky sub-arctic tundra, and steep shale cliffs.
If beach days are your favourite part of summer, look no further — Manitoba has a lot to offer. Crystal blue skies meet pristine white sand shorelines with stunningly clear water. Going for a dip is the perfect way to beat the heat! Renowned as ideal watersport destinations, these lakes are ideal for canoeing, kayaking, wakeboarding, sailing, jet skiing, and more.
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