The Western Region located in the southwest corner of Manitoba, Canada is a mixture of landscapes ranging from rolling hills, prairie grasslands, boreal forests, lakes, river valleys, wetlands, farm fields, shortgrass prairie, aspen parkland and sand dunes.
Depending on your destination the region provides a wide assortment of landscapes to explore and discover.
Brandon, the second largest community in Manitoba, is located in the Western Region. Other tourism communities include Boissevain, Glenboro, Killarney, Souris, Neepawa, Minnedosa, Elgin and Virden.
Most of the communities in the Western Region are small to mid size. However... almost all hold big events, festivals and celebrations every year. There are agricultural, winter, beer, heritage, concerts and many other types of festivals to attend.
Other attractions include farm markets, craft fairs, art galleries, garden parks, historical sites, heritage buildings and museums. The historic sites are limitless in the region. Some of the sites to visit include the Criddle/Vane Homestead Provincial Heritage Park (Brandon), Margaret Laurence Home (Neepawa), Fort Montagne a La Bosse (Virden) or the International Peace Gardens (Boissevain).
The river valleys, lakes, parks and Wildlife Management Areas in the Western Region provide an opportunity to enjoy many of different adventures and wildlife sightseeing opportunities. Some of the wildlife sightings include moose, elk, deer, coyote and many birds including songbirds, waterfowl and predator birds.
In some communities there are tours and guides providing adventures, lessons and equipment. Tours and guides of the Western area provide the experience and knowledge of the region ensuring an eventful outing exploring nature.
During the summer months one can enjoy adventures like hiking, backpacking, mountain biking, cycling, horseback riding, swimming, birdwatching, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, boating, water skiing, sailing, windsurfing, picnicking, camping and hunting.
In the winter months, after the snow falls and the rivers and lakes freeze over, activities like snowmobiling, snowshoeing, xc skiing and ice fishing are enjoyed in the Western Region of Manitoba, Canada.
Some of the more popular parks, trails, lakes and gardens in the Western Region of Manitoba include the Assiniboine Riverbank Trail, Brandon Hills, Eleanor Kidd Gardens, International Peace Garden, Spruce Woods Provincial Park, Turtle Mountain Provincial Park, Williams Lake Provincial Park and Whitewater Lake.