26th Canada Summer Games

July 28 to August 13 The countdown to the 2017 Canada Summer Games is on! The Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the 2017 Canada Summer Games will be a massive celebration of the Games and the nation’s 150th anniversary. Musical stars, athletes, performers dignitaries and a national television audience will come together to honour the…

Spend a Night at the Manitoba Museum!

DinoSnores – Museum offers First Public Sleepover When the doors close, and the lights go down, what kind of adventures await you at the Manitoba Museum? Does the pliosaur come alive in the Earth History Gallery? Will the Mamenchisaurusrun from the T. Rex in World’s Giant Dinosaurs? There’s only one way to find out –…

What’s a visa and when do I need one?

A visa is an official document, usually stamped or glued inside a passport, giving permission from a foreign authority for you to enter a country. Visas are issued by foreign government offices in Canada. Requirements, fees and processing times vary, depending on the country and type of visa you need. The most common categories are…

The Burt from the Walker to True North

Burton Cummings Theatre continues to persevere By Derek Gagnon The Burton Cummings Theatre is a 110-year-old, 1,604-seat, former vaudeville theatre. It is not only an iconic historic site but a bustling theatre that remains at the heart of Winnipeg’s entertainment scene today. “The Burt,” as it is affectionately referred to, has a history that stretches…

Just do it: The wisdom of Alfred Lea

A lingering smile warms Alfred Lea’s face. You have to lean in to hear his quiet voice, but his words and manner project confidence that says he knows where he’s been and where he is going. And where is going is domination of the Indigenous chip market. Alfred has always been a precocious sort. Growing…

I Love Canada! Reader Challenge

Help us celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary We want to showcase our readers in 150 locations across Canada! Readers, we need your help. We are challenging Canadians to send us photos, with The Hub if possible, from your favourite spots, iconic landmarks, events and festivals from across Canada, including here at home. Don’t have The Hub…

Northern Explorer Month at Assiniboine Park Zoo

Assiniboine Park Zoo is excited to announce that Northern Explorer Month is back again for another year due to popular demand. Starting February 1, visitors can pay one regular admission fee and come the entire month of February for FREE! In addition, a variety of family-friendly activities and zookeeper talks are planned where visitors will…

Winnipeg Airports Authority’s 20/20 vision

By Michael Badejo If you think of the airport campus as a city, you can paint an uncommon but practical picture. The terminal would be downtown, hotels could be considered residences, and travellers as well as staff would be the citizens. But who is playing the role of city hall? That would be Winnipeg Airports…

New entry requirements to Canada are now in effect

What you need to know about eTAs or Electronic Travel Authorization By Sera Madrigrano As of this past November, all returning Canadian citizens will need a valid Canadian passport to board their flight to Canada. A valid Canadian passport is the only reliable and universally accepted travel document. It provides proof that you are a…

The Gates 6945 Roblin Blvd.

Just outside Winnipeg is the community of Headingley. The pastoral setting where The Gates is located can instantly provide the rural ambience you may be craving. Our reservation for four put us at a window near the front of the restaurant where we felt like we were in the formal dining room of a good…

Enjoy the relaxed West Coast style of Victoria

  Located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island, Victoria is the capital city of British Columbia,  established in 1843 by James Douglas as a fort for the Hudson’s Bay Company. Victoria’s city centre, with its stately Edwardian architecture, surrounds the Inner Harbour, home to visiting yachts, ferries and floatplanes. Street entertainers play along the…

The pursuit of WOW! in Winnipeg

For many years, the Winnipeg restaurant scene consisted of either local mom-and-pop shops or large scale chains, with no middle ground offered. Doug Stephen saw that there was a niche there for the taking: something that offered the same great food that the local restaurants provided, while working under an umbrella dedicated to outstanding ambience,…

Central Canada Comic Con

Oct. 28 to 30 RBC Convention Centre 2016 is going to be their biggest year ever! From the expanded third floor of the RBC Convention Centre, to William Shatner’s appearance for the 50th Anniversary of Star Trek, to the new Cosplay Alley, there will be more to see and do at the Central Canada Comic…

ERA Bistro 85 Israel Asper Way

No visit to Winnipeg is complete without an afternoon spent at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. The varied exhibits are fascinating as is the architecture of the building. Commence or conclude your tour with a stop at ERA Bistro on the main floor. This fabulous setting provides the perfect environment to sample dishes from…