Take family travels to Winnipeg, Canada, this winter. Despite its brisk winters, Winnipeggers lean into the weather by celebrating the season in creative and joyful ways. Keep reading for can’t-miss winter activities in Winnipeg:
Festival Du Voyageur, Western Canada’s largest winter festival, takes place Feb. 16 to 24. The celebration of the season offers one of the most iconic winter displays in the world, the Giant Snow Sculptures. From animals to historical figures to art installations to veritable châteaux, sculptures vary in intricacy and size. The festival also features concerts in the snow, visual art installations, handcrafted souvenirs, and traditional French-Canadian and First Nation food.
World’s Largest Snow Maze
Amaze in Corn, the Guinness World Record’s largest snow maze, is open from January to March every year. The maze spans more than 30,000 square feet, uses more than 300 truckloads of snow and can take visitors 45 minutes to get through. Throughout the maze, warm up at the firepits and marvel at multiple snow sculptures. Perfect for those with families, Amaze in Corn features other activities such as a giant snow climbing hull, sky-high toboggan run and horse-drawn sleigh rides.
Every year Winnipeg holds a competition to celebrate the creativity that has kept generations of Manitobans warm. The competition, Warming Huts: An Art + Architecture Competition on Ice, brings warming hut design entries from around the world to compete for a spot on the frozen Red and Assiniboine rivers. After the winning designs are picked, architects come to Winnipeg to build their huts in a week-long building blitz. Other visitors can skate or stroll through the interactive huts inspired by a variety of different themes.
The Forks is a historic meeting place boasting more than 6,000 years of cultural significance. This year-round destination comprises Forks Market, Johnston Terminal and a Parks Canada Urban Park, as well as a diverse offering of restaurants, craft wine and beer bars, vintage shops and a variety of calendar events. The Forks is also home to Arctic Glacier Winter Park, where visitors can enjoy a wide range of winter sports like ice skating, toboggan runs and hockey games.
Ever dreamed of being a mermaid? Well, your dreams could come true on your next family trip. With March 29 National Mermaid Day, these two resorts offer experiences for guests of all ages to enjoy.
Filled with hidden treasures waiting to be discovered, Seoul invites travelers to unearth its many gems, and Seoul Tourism Organization is here to help travelers do just that. Through thoughtfully created initiatives like the Theme Tourism County Competition, Seoul Tourism Organization works closely with local districts to identify and showcase what makes each district unique and charming in all seasons.
Make Best Western your hotel of choice during spring family travels for a sweet reward. This spring, BWH Hotels offers members of its Best Western Rewards loyalty program the opportunity to earn a free night stay.
Known for its clear, vibrantly blue-green waters and varied and historic ports of call, the Adriatic is the new Mediterranean for cruise enthusiasts and family travelers. An Adriatic cruise is especially suited to multigen family trips, since it appeals to all ages with its beautiful beaches, water sports, rich marine life, historic cities, ancient archaeological sites, colorful cultures and varied cuisines. There is truly something for every traveler.
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Parents, it’s time to ditch family travel and embark on a romantic vacation at Solmar Hotels and Resorts in Los Cabos. Renowned for its breathtaking landscapes, pristine beaches and unparalleled hospitality, Los Cabos sets the stage for couples looking for a romantic escape away from the kids. At Solmar Hotels and Resorts, guests are invited to take advantage of the romantic accommodations, spa experiences, gastronomic delights and more.