COVID 19 Family Matters4 min readJuly 15, 2021

10 budget-friendly ways to embrace the best of Manitoba this summer

Are you ready to get out and about again? Or are you still wanting some armchair experiences?  Here are 10 ways for all Manitobans to experience some budget-friendly activities and some of the best our province has to offer.

We have all been cooped up for the last 16 months through the pandemic, but with vaccine rates increasing and Manitoba’s summer reopening plan underway, some of us are chomping at the bit to have a little fun. Whether you are ready to get moving, or are feeling a bit anxious about getting out, we all like to save money.

Follow me as I share with you “no to low” cost activities that you can take part in, wherever you choose to be in Manitoba this summer.

From the comfort of your home Cost Access
Explore the Canadian Museum for Human Rights – virtual tours. Free Click here
Folklorama Multi-Cultural Fusion Virtual Event, August 6th to August 8th, 2021. Experience entertainment streamed LIVE. Free Click here
Order in from one of Winnipeg’s outstanding restaurants. Low cost options Click here
Winnipeg Theatre Fringe Festival Free Click here
Qaumajuq – home of the largest public collection of contemporary Inuit art in the world. Free Click here
Out and About  
Historic Walking Tours $5-$10 Click here

a)       Third & Bird

b)      Downtown

c)       South Osborne

d)      St. Norbert


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Cinéma sous les étoiles(Movies Under the Stars), free outdoor screenings of French-language films with English subtitles. Free Click here
Unite 150 – summer music concert Free Click here
Go for a day trip and enjoy a picnic Low cost Click here

This is only the tip of the iceberg – Manitoba has many “no to low” cost adventures awaiting you. See what ones appeal to you and then set out on an adventure to reconnect with our great province.

In the meantime, Moneysmart Manitoba writers are taking a break over the summer, but keep your eyes peeled for our summer guest blog series. Bloggers from our province will be sharing with you cost saving options on travel, reading, food and entertainment throughout the summer. Be sure to employ the tips they offer, they too are free!

Have a wonderful summer and catch up with you in the fall!

~Ainsley Cunningham

Founder and Project Coordinator, MoneySmart Manitoba
Manager, Education & Communications, Manitoba Financial Services Agency

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