Summer is right around the corner for Manitobans and with the pandemic seemingly here to stay for the near future, we thought we’d share some ideas for getting out and enjoying the province while keeping your family’s safety in mind.
Manitoba Road Trip
Many of us have travelled around the world and seen fascinating places, but how much do we really know about our own province? Manitoba is home to thousands of beautiful fresh-water lakes where you can bring your family for a secluded day of swimming or hanging out in the sun. There are monuments all over the province worth seeing in person and much of our nature is still untouched and wild. Pack the car to eliminate too many stops – this is of utmost importance in a pandemic – and hit the road to explore.
Boat or not, grabbing your gear and reeling in a few can be just what the doctor ordered. A chance to get away from your city or town and just relax. Fishing is great as it can be done with your household or simply be a solitary activity. Don’t forget your fishing license.
Camping in large groups may not be allowed, but you can still get out into the wilderness with members of your household or by yourself. Much like fishing, camping is a great chance to experience nature and get away from the rigors of daily life. It’s also a safe activity during the pandemic if you set up away from other groups and buy your supplies in the city.
Small groups slowly moving through an open area means you aren’t likely to interact with many people beyond your golf party, and the chances of spreading the virus are low if you follow provincial guidelines. Just make sure you bring some hand sanitizer.
Our province is filled with beautiful natural elements that are worth seeing on foot. Staying safe on a hike is of utmost importance, so be sure to bring a GPS tracker and let someone know where you are and when you plan to return in case you get lost. Many phones aren’t able to receive a signal in the wilderness, so plan ahead.