Manitoba Scores Spot on Lonely Planet's 2019 "Best in Travel" List

Thanks to the recommendation of a popular travel guide, the world is about to discover what locals have always known: our province is a spectacular place to visit.

On Oct. 23, Lonely Planet released its 2019 Best in Travel list and Manitoba ranked No. 8. The annual list is described as “ten regions that are ready for the spotlight.”

Manitoba is, quite literally, at the centre of everything. It’s the geographical middle of Canada and a crucial point of encounter; the ancient Aboriginal people would trade their wares at what is now Winnipeg’s downtown core. The capital city has retained its multicultural flavour, with over a quarter of its population having recently immigrated from nations as varied as the Philippines, Nigeria and India. Further north, near the township of Churchill, the province acts as an important crossroads for the country’s megafauna – wandering bears and exploring whales. Increased air transfers and enhanced safari packages will now get travellers closer to nature than ever before. – Lonely Planet

Manitoba is the only Canadian destination on Lonely Planet’s 2019 Best in Travel list. Other attractions include Piedmont, Italy; The Catskills, USA; Northern Peru; The Red Centre (Australia); Scotland’s Highlands and islands; Russian Far East; Gujarat, India; Normandy, France; and Elqui Valley, Chile.

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