Edition 63: October 13, 2006
In the 63rd issue of the Bed and Breakfast E-Traveller, we take you to Winnipeg, a dream destination this winter.
Rising from the shores of the Red and Assiniboine Rivers, the mere mention of winter in Winnipeg can bring shivers to the spine but in fact it is a dream destination.
NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER.....
Winnipeg will host the 2006 Grey Cup Festival (November 16 to 20) which includes parade, special entertainment, and the big game on November 19.
Santa Claus is Coming to Town...
The Winnipeg Jaycees once again are putting on the annual "Santa Claus Parade" on November 18, and be sure to take a ride on the Prairie Dog Central Santa Train, festively lit with almost 9,000 lights.
Explore a beautifully restored, late Victorian residence, the Dalnavert Museum.You can let your senses experience moments of Victorian Christmas, complete with holiday treats along with handmade decorations.
Manitoba Museum of Man and Nature features its annual "Christmas at the Turn of the Century", in its Urban Gallery. See 1912 Winnipeg decorated in Victorian style for Christmas. Assiniboine Park Conservatory offers it's "Hearth and Home Christmas Display," running from December 9, 2006 to January 8, 2007.
Enjoy the Heritage Bed and Breakfast of Winnipeg Christmas Tour, December 1 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m and on December 6 from 1:00 p.m. to 4 p.m. A number of our decorated B&B homes will gladly open their doors for a holiday tour. A warm drink and tidbits will be served. Tickets are $5. pp or $15 for family (maximum of 5). Funds raised will support the "Osborne House" (women's shelter). For more information, telephone (204) 795-7475.
The Royal Winnipeg Ballet presents "Peter Pan" from December 22 to 31. The story of Peter who invites Wendy to Neverland to be the mother of his gang of Lost Boys. It promises to be a magical flight filled with entertainment, fantasy and adventure.
The City of Winnipeg annual "Holiday Light Tour" takes you comfortably by motor coach to visit beautifully decorated homes and business. Turkey dinner is even available on some tours.
For a taste of winter wonderland, visit Fort Whyte Centre, Winnipeg's award winning nature centre is filled with winter activities including snowshoeing, skating, and a super toboggan slide.
The Forks Market was a meeting place six thousand years ago and it still is today. After an afternoon of ice skating under the canopy, enjoy the many unique shops and memorable dining experiences.
The Manitoba Cross Country Ski Association offers many areas in the city for Cross Country Ski enthusiasts. If gaming is your pleasure, the Regent and the McPhillips Casinos offer slots and live entertainment. Experience a multi-sensory 3-D trip through time and ride the Millennium Express.
JANUARY AND FEBRUARY........
The Beat Goes On .....
January and February are the heart of winter in Winnipeg and make no mistake about it, the beat goes on as you take in the Beatles Mystery Tour at Celebrations Dinner Theatre
Let's not forget that January is the month of Ukrainian Christmas (January 6 to 14). Alycia's Restaurant has some of the best traditional Ukrainian food and was loved by John Candy!
If hockey is more your style, the Manitoba Moose play 12 home games at the MTS Centre between January 14 and February 14.
In case you missed Halloween, time warp yourself over the Manitoba Theatre Centre for almost the whole month of January! The Rocky Horror Picture Show is playing from January 4 to 27!
The Month of Love .....
February brings in the month of love - so take your sweetheart to the Barenaked Ladies concert at the MTS centre on February 13 and stay overnight at one of our heritage homes.
Of course the concert is smack dab in the middle of The Festival du Voyageur (February 9 to 18) — Western Canada's largest French Winter Carnival! Ice sculptures adorn the city streets, traditional French games and activities can be found throughout the French Quarter (photo courtesy of Festival du Voyageur Inc).
Perhaps the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra is where you might like to spend an evening taking the International New Music Festival (February 11 to 16). On February 24 you can hit both ends of the sound spectrum with the beautiful orchestral repertoire of Belle Voci Opera at the Centennial Concert Hall or the raw horsepower of "Monster Jam" at the MTS Centre on the same night!
Enjoy your stay at one of the
Heritage Bed and Breakfast Homes of Winnipeg.
Heritage Bed and Breakfast Homes of Winnipeg
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