Summer is almost here, which means it’s time to get outside and breathe in the fresh air. Whether you like camping, cycling, hiking, or simply relaxing around the bonfire, here are 12 women-owned businesses that will have you enjoying the great outdoors this summer in Manitoba. These businesses offer everything from equipment rentals and nature tours to unique accommodations and once-in-a-lifetime experiences.
Kendrick’s Outdoor Adventures
Based out of The Forks, Kendrick’s Outdoor Adventures will get you moving with fat bike, scooter and e-bike rentals, which can be taken to a variety of locations inside and outside of Winnipeg.
Jaime Manness of Hike Manitoba has all the ideas and inspiration you need for exploring this summer. Pick up the original Hike Manitoba book or the new Hike Manitoba: Hike.Bike.Camp.Paddle book to get started on planning your summer adventures.
Miss Millie’s Flower Farm
Located between Portage la Prairie and St. François Xavier, Miss Millie’s Flower Farm is the cutest summer attraction. Make a booking for July and you’ll get access to the u-pick flower farm to hand-select your own wildflower bouquet.
Nature’s Edge Tourism
Want to learn how to SUP (stand up paddleboard) this summer? First, attend a workshop clinic to learn the basics and then embark on a guided nature tour with Nature’s Edge Tourism.
Farm Away Retreat
Located just outside of Portage la Prairie, Farm Away Retreat combines farm experiences with comforts of home and a beautiful swimming pool that your family will love.
Moon Gate Guest House
Stay in Moon Gate Guest House’s fabulous eco-friendly, geothermal, solar-powered guest house or visit for a pop-up, wood-fired pizza night.
Get up close with magnificent beluga whales on a once-in-a-life-time SUP experience with Erin Greene of SUP North. Please note that with the northern travel ban still in place, this experience is only available to those living in northern Manitoba.
The Little Wood Chipper
Bring a little flair and style to your next campfire with The Little Wood Chipper, creator of handmade pinecone and floral fire starters. Be sure to keep up-to-date with fire bans throughout the province before planning a bonfire.
Poplar Forest Lodge
Located in East Selkirk, Poplar Forest Lodge is both a bed & breakfast and a campground, with a number of great sites to choose from and a refreshing man-made lake.
The House That Love Built
Breathe in the fresh air and enjoy mornings spent on the porch at The House That Love Built, a 100-year-old Canadian farmhouse turned bed and breakfast!
Masagana Flower Farm
Tour the garden, pick your own fresh flower bouquet, or take a workshop at Masagana Flower Farm, a small-scale flower farm near La Broquerie.
Lil’ Steps Wellness Farm
Offering a range of programs including play therapy, animal-assisted counselling and equine-facilitated wellness, Lil’ Steps Farm combines personal development with hands-on farm experiences.
These are just a few of the outdoor, nature-related and accommodations-based, women-owned or women-partnered businesses available in Manitoba. When exploring this summer, choose to make precious family memories while also supporting a great local business! Which experience, accommodation or product will you try next?