We’re Hiring!

Full-Time Term Adventurer Position x2

Starting June 21st, 2021

Central Manitoba Tourism is looking for two creative and independent individuals to help us promote exploring close to home this summer. We offer flexible hours, some working from home, and a summer full of fun and adventure! The perfect candidate is between the ages of 16-30, has their driver’s license and reliable access to a vehicle, has a passion for travel and tourism, and social media.

Central Manitoba Tourism Association is a board-run non-profit destination marketing organization in Manitoba. Our mandate is to promote tourism in our region and assist communities in developing and marketing their tourism initiatives. We work with local government, business owners, and other key industry partners to promote rural tourism in South Central Manitoba.

The tourism industry has an important role in economic development due to its ability to create demand in commercial activities that create growth for many more industries. Tourism not only contributes to more economic activities but also generates more employment, revenues, and plays a significant role in community economic development.

Please send us a copy of your resume, salary expectations, and a link to some creative work to gm@centralmbtourism.ca by June 6, 2021.

These positions are funded by the Canada Summer Jobs Grant Program.

Spectacular Campgrounds in Central Manitoba

Trying to plan a camping trip in Manitoba for summer 2021, but your favorites are quickly booking up? Don’t despair, there are still a LOT of campsites available in central Manitoba!

Portage la Prairie

Discover an Island on the Prairies! Reservations for camping at the Portage Ex Campground are now open and reservations can be done online! The campground is conveniently located near Portage Golf Course, Splash Island Water Park, Stride Place, and Island Park Family Park & Play. The campground offers 44 sites with electric and water service, 30 Amp hook-ups, 24-Hour clean modern washrooms, Coin-operated showers, and an Entertainment building available.


Carman, Manitoba

King’s Park Campground boasts 44-site camping in the heart of Carman’s King’s Park with electric and water service for tents and RVs. It is surrounded by many activities such as The Carman Dufferin Pool, The Splash Pad, tennis courts, playgrounds, skatepark, ball diamonds, picnic shelters, and Carman Golf and Curling Club, and walking trails. Camping reservations can be done online and will open in the coming weeks.


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Walking Trails in Carman, Manitoba


Miami, Manitoba

The Miami Park Campground is open from May to October and features pull-through 15/30 amp and water service. Site amenities include BBQ grills, tables, firewood, and waste disposal. The campground has modern washrooms with showers and a nearby playground. Call 204-435-2457 to reserve your campsite.

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Alexander Park Miami


Lake Minnewasta, Morden

Reserve your spot at a location with so much to do, you will need a full week to experience everything Morden has to offer. Book a spot for your family at Splish Splash Morden— a floating water park on the lake, Explore the Lake Minnewasta trails, or spend the day at the beach. Reservations can be made online and open on May 1st for those wishing to book a daily, weekly or monthly spot. Visit Explore Morden Winkler to discover everything Lake Minnewasta and Morden have to offer!

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Lake Minnewasta


Altona, Manitoba

The Altona campground is located along the southern border of Buffalo Creek Nature Park, which is adjacent to Altona Centennial Park. With Altona’s many other attractions including the Aquatic Centre, Gallery in the Park, Oakview Golf course, baseball diamonds and Sunflower Selfie Field, it’s the perfect place to call home during the summer.

Amenities include serviced sites with 30 amp electrical and water, Washroom and shower facilities, firewood available for sale (from the staff at the Recreation Office – 204-324-9005) Excellent playground facilities! Picnic Shelters available to reserve, and free Wi-fi. Contact the Recreation Office at 204-324-9005 for more information on booking, reservations, and sales.

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Altona Campground


More information on all of the campgrounds to be found in Central Manitoba can be found in our 2021 Visitors Guide!

Golf Central Manitoba

It’s true what they say: A bad day on the golf course still beats your best day at the office. Whether you’re looking for a quick afternoon retreat or are planning a golf vacation, Central Manitoba is sure to have the course that offers the challenge that you’re looking for. Offering the calm of the country setting we are home to a variety of both nine and eighteen-hole courses that we’re sure you’re going to want to try again… and bring a friend.

Discover pre-built packages for easy planning or build your own Manitoba golf packages using our website to discover new RV Camping locations, quaint hotels, and Bed & Breakfasts to bring the region’s best golf courses closer to your door.


Miami Golf & Country Club

This 9-hole course offers a challenge with a variety of layouts. Golf All Day for just $20 on Mondays and Fridays! They also offer club and cart rentals. Stop to relax while you feed your post-golf hunger after a day on the green at the Clubhouse with their delicious menu selections before heading home.

Visit their website for more information on course layout and rates. Call 204-435-2756 before you visit to book your visit as tee times are mandatory.

Miami Golf Course

Four Play Golf Lottery

For just $40 per ticket, you are entered to win ALL cash prize draws plus green fees for 18 holes at the four participating golf clubs:

Miami Golf & Country Club  |  Treherne Delahunt Golf & Country Club

Roland Golf Club  |  Pilot Mound Town & Country Golf Club

Time is quickly running out for the 2021 season! Click here for more information on playing.


Explore Morden Winkler

Stay & Play the region with an easy-to-book golf package! Explore Morden Winkler with packages available from Minnewasta Golf & Country Club, Winkler Golf & Country Club and Winkler Quality Inn & Suites. Enjoy four rounds of golf with a cart (Two in Winkler, two in Morden), two breakfast vouchers for Country Kitchen Restaurant, two $10 gift cards for CK’s Lounge, and a double queen room at Quality Inn all for the low price of $289 for two people! Call 204-325-4381 to book.

Discover other amenities in the area to create your own weekend getaway with Explore Morden Winkler.

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Minnewasta Golf & Country Club



Discover Southport

The Southport Golf Club, situated in a picturesque country setting at the end of Southport’s airfield, is a fun and challenging 9-hole golf course with a unique layout designed for all levels of play. Located just 3km from Portage La Prairie, the course features generous fairways and well-conditioned greens. The golf club has a licensed, seasonal clubhouse and features the only driving range in the region. Southport offers the perfect course for a casual round of golf, a company or family tournament, or a relaxing practice session.

Southport Golf Club


Download your FREE Visitors Guide today; check out pages 54-58 of our Visitors Guide for more information on these courses and more within the region.



Ice Fishing in Central Manitoba

New villages begin to form each winter when our region’s lakes hibernate beneath a sheet of ice at the peak of the winter season. The huts roll out from the shore across the seasonal access to facilitate ice fishing when the temperature dip well below zero degrees

The Goudney Reservoir west of Pilot Mound continues to be a family favourite location through the winter months. The lake comes alive once the ice forms with a small village of ice fishing shelters dotted along the prairie landscape. With space to allow for snowmobiling, tobogganing, snow showing, and more! Goudney Reservoir is stocked for #CatchAndRelease with Yellow Perch, Northern Pike, and Walleye thanks to the care and management from Mound Wildlife. Follow Mound Wildlife on Facebook for more information on their annual ice fishing derby, women’s fishing events, and other year-round events.

Lake Minnewasta in Morden is home to four seasons of adventure! Hit the links in the summer but return in the winter when the Morden Golf & Country Club becomes ski and walking trails through the glittering winter landscape. Free snowshoe rentals can be booked online! Icefish for crappy, walleye, and northern pike.

Delta Beach north of Portage la Prairie is an ice fishers dream when looking to catch multiple species. Common species found in these waters during the winter months include walleye, northern pike, tullibee, and burbot. Visit Hunt Fish Manitoba for more information on where to fish at Delta Beach.

2020 Tourism Awards Gala Winners

Congratulations to all of our 2020 Tourism Awards Winners!

Volunteer of the Year – Dorothy Derksen

Dorothy is a long-time resident of Plum Coulee and teacher who still substitutes teaches at the Plum Coulee Elementary school as well as teaching English to newcomers in Winkler and Plum Coulee.

Dorothy is involved in numerous community events and fundraisers. She is renowned for her plum sauce and plum jam which she makes every year for The Plum Coulee Plum Fest.

Dorothy also spends her time volunteering with the Plum Coulee Prairie View Elevator Museum as the Secretary/Treasurer and giving guided tours to visitors. She is a great storyteller and makes tours that much more interesting for everyone because she is so knowledgeable about the history of the area. Her involvement in fundraising and grant applications helps the museum to meet its financial goals to continue its work of preserving an important piece of Manitoba agriculture history.

Congratulations as well to all other nominees in this category: Shelley Johnston, Mayghan McEachern, Trina Buhler

Marketing Excellence – Charley B’s

Charley B’s is a classic grill and ice cream parlor located in Winkler.  This 100% woman-owned local restaurant sources its products from local farmers and businesses generating a strong sense of community. They serve all beef burgers made fresh daily and provide a large variety of uniquely named burgers along with an extensive menu.  They also offer a variety of ice cream that has something for everyone and makes this a popular spot for visitors to Winkler. Enjoy a beautiful Manitoba evening in their outdoor seating area.

Charley B’s marketing initiatives are always on brand and they excel when it comes to involving their customer base.

Congratulations as well to all other nominees in this category: Willow Creek, Kasual Joe, Soul Deo, Whitecap Coffee, Prairie Foods, Clearwater Country Market.

Event of the Year (Under $5000) – Fort la Reine Museum & Portage Learning & Literacy Centre – I Heart Heritage Festival

The I Heart Heritage Festival is a multi-cultural celebration of people who call Portage and surrounding district their home. The festival is organized in partnership between Fort la Reine Museum and the Portage Learning and Literacy Centre.

The festival takes place at Fort la Reine Museum and includes 20+ unique cultural pavilions, a main stage for multicultural entertainment, family-friendly activities, and food vendors. The Festival is entirely community-led and highlights the beautiful diversity of the people who live in our region.

Congratulations as well to all other nominees in this category: Neubergthal Heritage Foundation – Darp Day, Holland Chamber of Commerce – Santa Claus Parade, Boyne Book It Fun Run – 2k/5k/10k walk/run, Turkey Fest & Duck Race.

Event of the Year (Over $5000) – Honey, Garlic, & Maple Syrup Festival

The annual Honey Garlic & Maple Syrup Festival takes place on the first Saturday following Labour Day. The planning committee works hard all year to organize this well-attended festival where visitors can get a “Taste of the Pembina Valley”. The event was canceled for this year, but make sure to mark the date in your calendar for 2021!

Activities available to enjoy are Pancake Breakfast, Craft Show and Sale, Farmer’s Market, Display Booths, Honey, Garlic & Maple Syrup Vendors, Free Stage Entertainment, Cooking Demos, Historic Town Tours, Gourmet Alley, Beverage Gardens, all topped off with a delicious Buffet Supper.

Visit the Pembina.ca website for more information on next year’s festival!

Congratulations as well to all other nominees in this category: Genesis House – Unmasking Domestic Violence Gala, Plum Fest, Morden Corn and Apple Festival, Prairie Wind Music Fest, Mike Pritchard Memorial Golf Tournament.

Aspiring Youth – Madison Connolly

Madison is an integral member of the Portage la Prairie community who’s dedication and commitment to the Fort la Reine Museum has helped to spark a rejuvenated passion for our region’s heritage and cultural diversity through historic interpretation and public programming.

Visitors traveling across Canada make it a point to stop at and enjoy the museum and Madison’s enthusiasm helps to showcase the Portage la Prairie tourism industry and enhance the visitor experience.

Congratulations as well to all other nominees in this category: Bloom Petals & Gifts – Owners Kristina & Madi, Madelyn Harman, Carson McConnell, Madison Johnston

Award of Distinction (Organization) – Plum Coulee Prairieview Elevator Museum

Plum Coulee Prairie View Elevator Museum is a unique venue that has transformed a fading prairie icon into a vibrant centre, promoting culture and preserving the past. The museum features different exhibits in grain bins that have been cut out to make rooms. A lot of the original grain elevator mechanics are featured, as well as the unique way grain elevators were built!

Follow them on Facebook for more information. They are open Tuesday-Saturday from 10 am – 4 pm from July – August with tours by appointment in June and September.

Congratulations as well to all other nominees in this category: Minnewasta Golf and Country Club, Winkler Golf Club, Winkler Co-op, Altona Minor Baseball League, Crystal City Lions Club – Crystal City Campground renovations and upgrades, Dufferin Historical Museum.

Award of Distinction (Individual) – Rob Bolack – Bolack Christmas Lights

Since 2011, the Bolack family has transformed their Holland-area home to usher in the holiday season with a dazzling hour-long light display set to music. Growing brighter and more elaborate every year, 2019 saw Rob install an estimated 30,000 lights! The show ran from November to January and provided countless families with a sparkling holiday memory.

Follow Bolack Christmas Lights on Facebook to stay up to date on their 2020 plans!

Congratulations as well to all other nominees in this category: Katelin Letkeman – Owner at Charley B’s, Evelyn Janzen – Raptor Festival/La Riviere Recreation Centre Events, Madison Connolly – Fort la Reine Museum, Susan Mooney – Community Volunteer.

Innovation Award – Altona Hotel

Over the past several years, the Altona Hotel has brought a depth and variety of activities and events into Altona. From beer gardens during the annual Blues in the Park, to hosting an extended winter patio with snowmobile jumping on the closed down street outside to raising money for CancerCare, to axe throwing, to live music – they continually show creativity and initiative while providing excellent service, and diverse food menu, and are regularly fully-booked!

The Altona Hotel is doing a great job and is a good representation of innovative excellence in their community.

Congratulations as well to all other nominees in this category: VB Entertainment Center – Bowling/Mini Golf/Pool/Virtual Golf + more, Legends Bakery, Sharptooth Adventures, Quality Inn (Winkler) – Hotel, Tivoli Community Theater – Digital theater opening, Tiger Hills Arts Association – McFeetors Centre Building Renovation, Copper & Sparrow – Clothing Store, Syl’s – Drive In/Mini Golf Course, Second Chance Car Museum.

Partnership Award – St Claude Historical Society & St. Claude Tourism & Marketing Organization- 14 July Celebrations, Gaol Museum, Manitoba Dairy Museum, and Pinonneers Museum

Their decades worth of effort to preserve the history of their community will be enjoyed for many years to come! The July 14th celebrations is a town-wide event that celebrates Bastille Day. The Dairy Museum of Manitoba features local dairying from early practices to modern processing, agricultural exhibits, a one-room school, a chapel museum, and an old CPR station. The former gaol has been restored and is now open as a museum and tourist attraction. The gaol is also home to the Saint-Claude Tourist Information Centre.

These organizations have been key facilitators in bringing tourism to their community to showcase their francophone heritage.

Congratulations as well to all other nominees in this category: Pure Anada – Beauty Product Supplier, Louise Library and United Community Arts – Community Garden Project, Other Brother Roasters – Specialty Coffee Roaster, Cypress River-Holland CDC/Red Trail CruiZers/Tiger Hills Arts Assoc./Holland Ag Society  – Holland Canada Day Community Celebrations, SoVi Naturals, Carman Golf and Curling Club – Community Pro Am Tournament.

Explore everything that Central Manitoba has to offer!

Stay The Night

Rest your weary head after a day of adventures. From a romantic couples escape or a weekend getaway for the whole family (furry friends included!), Central Manitoba has a place for everyone!

Barker Suites – Southport Aerospace Centre Inc.

Stay and Play in Southport at the Barker Suites. The state-of-the-art Barker Suites was named after a historic Manitoba-born fighter pilot, William “Billy” George Barker. Built-in 2011, the building was originally known as “The Barker Building.” Barker Suites features 52 spacious suites, each with separate living, dining and kitchen area, and a private bedroom. These suites are great for both short and long-term stays and have everything you need to make your time at Southport comfortable.

Southport is the perfect place to Stay and Play! Book your tee time or practice your swing at the Southport Golf Club, gather a group of friends or family and take up a game of glow bowling while enjoying pizza from Brews + Bites, or try something new by climbing to the top of our 9m climbing wall in the Central Plains RecPlex.

Bell Aura, Carman

Discover this hidden gem in Carman, MB. This unique and charming Bed, Breakfast, & Bistro calls a historic church home. Built-in 1898, the building features include the original Scottish stained-glass windows and is furnished with antiques and art from top to bottom. Amenities include sleeping space for up to 25 people, free high-speed Wi-Fi, free breakfast, children’s activities, and is pet friendly.

It’s a peaceful place to gather with loved ones, or simply a space to gather your thoughts. Enjoy the quiet picturesque town, relax in their onsite yoga & meditation studio and various meeting areas, reading nooks, lounges, and sitting rooms.

Winkler Quality Inn & Suites

From road trips to business trips, the Quality Inn is one of the best hotels in Winkler no matter your needs. Visitors will enjoy diving into their indoor heated pool, luxuriating in their hot tub and drying off in the most relaxing way possible in their sauna. They also offer three spacious meeting rooms, perfect for personal and professional functions. Room accommodations include a flat-screen TV, desk, coffee maker, refrigerator, microwave, hairdryer, alarm clock, iron, and ironing board in every room. Some rooms also feature kitchen facilities and a sofa sleeper.

Oxbow Inn, Carman

A quaint property located in the peaceful town of Carman Manitoba boasting clean, comfortable, and affordable accommodations. Their friendly staff will be there to welcome you to your home away from home. Room features include fresh air seating right outside your door, kitchenette with refrigerator, Keurig Coffee makers, and wireless internet. The property is pet friendly and its central downtown location makes access to shopping and restaurants only a step away. You won’t be disappointed!

Super 8, Portage la Prairie

Make yourself at home in one of the 58 air-conditioned rooms. Located about 3 minutes west of the City of Portage, you are only a few minutes from the central shopping area. Start your day off with their free SuperStart breakfast, then go into town and enjoy a variety of attractions in the City of Portage la Prairie. After a fulfilling day, come and soak in the relaxing hot tub, or for the adventurous traveler, try out our 100+ft waterslide. With our comfortable pillowtop mattresses and our superb customer service team, every night with us is like a vacation itself! Amenities include an indoor pool with 100+ ft waterslide, complimentary continental breakfast, free wireless internet, in-room coffee/tea maker. This hotel is also pet friendly!

Call Inn’s Hotel – Pilot Mound

Stay the night in Pilot Mound at Call Inn’s Hotel. With 16 newly renovated rooms, there is space for everyone! Each room has 2 new queen beds, internet, air conditioning, fridges, and microwaves. Hotel amenities include a restaurant, patio, bar, VLT’s, and ATMs. It’s the perfect spot to call home while exploring the central region.

Prairie Paradise Retreat – Day Spa and Bed & Breakfast, Swan Lake

This relaxing Bed & Breakfast in Swan Lake is nestled in the rolling hills of the Manitoba countryside. The picturesque country retreat is great for outdoor enthusiasts with hiking, bird watching, horseback riding, golf, and fishing nearby. Retreat packages are available.

Amenities include a big home-cooked country breakfast to prepare you for the day, on-site spa, fire pit, and seasonal pool.

Campground Update

Camping in Central Manitoba is fun and easy when you know where to go!

Please check the company or organization’s website or phone ahead before visiting and remember to maintain social distancing protocols.


Camping registration in Carman, MB is open!

Campgrounds are open in Pilot Mound and Crystal City for self-contained units only. No shared public washroom or shower available.


Trails end campground on Rock Lake is open for seasonal site bookings only.


Winkler Campground Campgrounds open on May 15, Reservations can be made by calling 204-325-8212 or email bwolfe@cityofwinkler.ca Visit for more information.


Plum Coulee Campground close to Sunset Beach is open for reservations – Call 204-829-3419 to book!

Lake Minnewasta opens May 19 for self-contained camper only. Visit their website for more information on booking.

Visit our explore page for more campground information!

Golfing In Central Manitoba

Golfing is going to look a little different in Central Manitoba this year. There are a few new guidelines for booking tee times and hitting the links. Visit each Club’s website or Facebook page for their specific guides and tee time booking info.

Roland Golf Club http://rolandgolf.ca/covid-19-protocol/

Pilot Mound Golf Course https://www.facebook.com/Pilot-Mound-Golf-Course-510369892356003/

Scotswood Links, Elm Creek https://scotswoodlinks.com/golf/rates/

Carman Golf & Curling Club https://www.carmangolfandcurlingclub.com/golf/

Portage Golf Club https://www.portagegolfclub.ca/

Minnewasta Golf Club http://golfminnewasta.com/golf/rates/

Manitou Town & Country Golf Club https://www.facebook.com/Manitou-Town-Country-Golf-Club-427618560778171/

Miami Golf Course http://www.golfmiami.ca/

Winkler Centennial Golf Course https://www.winklergolfcourse.com/teetimes

Oakview Golf & Country Club http://www.oakviewgolf.ca/golf/

Southport https://southportgolfclub.ca/news.asp?id=6&fbclid=IwAR1zwUZ8t38_uJ02eYf91uacCuQWJsg-ByW9iqClEXCKCdOHh8whvXB_jQs

Treherne Delahunt Golf & Country Club http://trehernegolf.com/Covid19ActionPlan.pdf https://www.facebook.com/Treherne-Delahunt-Golf-and-Country-Club-218254328197742/

Fresh from our Farms


Just one bite and you already know – nothing beats the fresh, crisp taste of Manitoba fruit and vegetables direct from the orchards and acreages where they are grown. The Central region offers multiple avenues to connect directly with the producers that are feeding our families and have your pick of the freshest produce available. From opportunities to harvest the berries yourself from the vine to the farmer’s market where those wares are prepared as pies and preserves, if you are craving fresh food, direct from the farm, we’ve got you covered.


2020 Farmers Markets


Altona Farmers Market

July – September Saturdays 10 – 12 Main Street beside Chicken Chef 204-324-6259 owltree@sdnet.ca


Carman Farmers Market

June – September Friday’s 4 – 6:30 pm Next to Carman Arena 44 Ed Belfour Drive 204-745-3077



July – August Wednesdays 4:30 – 6:00 Holland Agricultural Grounds theresa@tntharness.com


Morden Market

June – October Thursdays 4 – 6 Corner of Stephen Street & 8th Street in historic downtown Morden.


Oakville Farmers Market

June – August Thursdays Oakville Community Centre 204-267-2192 rkwt@outlook.com


Pilot Mound Farmers Market

June to September Thursdays 4 – 6


Portage Farmers Market

Year-Round Saturdays 10 – 2 (Plus Wednesdays 3:30 – 6 in summer) Stride Place 204-240-7541



uly 5 – September 6 Wednesdays, 5 to 6:30 pm Location: Somerset Sports Grounds, corner of PTH 23 & PR 242


Winkler Farmers Market

June – September Tuesdays 4 – 6 Winkler Curling Club 650 Park St.