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One Tank Trip for Manitoba Camping
Total Mileage/average drive time:
94.2 km - 1 hour, 51 minutes
From its location in the near geographical center of Canada, Manitoba is one of the most densely populated provinces with a dense network of freeways and highways making RV travel a snap. For those of you who thought you'd never see a polar bear any place but the zoo, you're in for a treat! Manitoba is the polar bear capital of the world and many travel from the four corners of the globe just to catch a glimpse of this elusive creature.
Winnipeg is a good choice for starting our one tank trip. The province’s capital city is filled with exciting things to occupy you, including a self-guided tour of Winnipeg’s thriving arts and culture district, which is filled with museums and galleries showcasing every imaginable type of artwork. Fort Gibraltar is a fascinating place to visit, as costumed interpreters give you a glimpse into the days of the Canadian frontier and the fur trade. In June, the annual Cool Jazz Winnipeg festival draws thousands of attendees who enjoy listening to some of the world’s finest jazz and blues artists in various clubs and theaters in, and around, town.
St. Francois Xavier
30.1 km - 32 minutes
Continuing on our one tank trip, travel 20 miles west on Highway 1 and you’ll arrive at St. Francois Xavier, known by locals as “White Horse Plain.” Once it was home to the Cree and Sioux tribes, but then was founded as a town in the late 1800s. Today, it remains relatively unchanged from the days of old. It’s close enough to the big city’s conveniences, but is rural enough for a relaxing getaway. The town is a terrific place to set up camp by the Assiniboine River, where you can fish, kayak, or go boating to your heart’s content.
64.1 km - 1 hour, 19 minutes
From St. Francois Xavier, you drive northwest on the PR-430 for about 25 miles into St. Ambroise. This beachside community will provide you with ample opportunities to enjoy time in the sunshine. You can either stay on land and stroll down the boardwalk past the marshlands, where you’ll be treated to glimpses of local wildlife including geese, pelicans and American finches, or take a canoe out to any of the local islets off shore. This is a west-facing beach, so prepare yourself for some truly awesome sunsets.
It’s this mix of rural and metropolitan that keeps travelers coming back to Manitoba year after year, seeking that perfect blend of the wild and the civilized, the rural and the metropolitan; all within a short drive from each other. When you choose Manitoba RV camping, you’ll witness this duality at work, and be amazed at how far removed you seem to be, while not really being so distant at all.
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