July 26, 2018 7:00 am

Manitoba’s hidden gems a great road trip before end of summer, says Travel Manitoba

Travel Manitoba president and CEO Colin Ferguson talks about how more Winnipeggers are exploring staycations instead of traveling aboard for summer trips.


As we approach the end of July, many people will be looking for that final summer road trip to embark on before cooler weather settles in.

While some may travel a great distance for a trip, it seems many Manitobans will be looking for a getaway closer to home.

“Many people think, well, why would I go to a visitor information centre in my own province? We’re actually seeing a lot more people do that,” said Colin Ferguson, president of Travel Manitoba.

“They’re looking for information on campgrounds, what can I do with the kids, what’s a one or two-day itinerary? It challenges our workers to come up with ideas for them.”

There is a location that people may be missing out on.

“There’s Steep Rock. A lot of people have heard about Steep Rock and actually never been to see it. It’s up Hwy. 6 and there are a lot of things along the highway to see and explore, ” Ferguson said.

People can visit Travel Manitoba’s website for more information on road trip ideas and locations of visitor centres.

WATCH: Travel Manitoba chats with Global News Morning about some of the hidden gems throughout the province.

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