It’s time to plan your next winter activity

Jan 26, 2017

Snowmobiling in Oak Bluff
Heading outdoors during the winter can be daunting, especially knowing the number of layers—parkas, snow pants, toques, and mittens­—are involved before making your way outside. But as Manitobans, we still find ourselves braving the frigid cold because of the endless amount of activities available to us.

Oak Bluff West is the ideal location with wide lots and open country landscape makes it easy to do all the activities you love– right in your own community or just beyond.

To get you started on your winter to do list (or to add to your existing list), here are some activities in and around the community that is sure to keep you busy all season long.

Fun Within the Community

Take to the ice

Lacing up your skates and heading out on ice for a leisurely skate or a game of hockey is a must during the winter months. Every Friday at The Oak Bluff Recreation Centre, join the public skate from 6:45-7:45pm and on Sundays from 3:00-4:00pm test your skills during the Sticks and Puck hour. You could event team up with your neighbours to transform a portion of the wetlands in your backyard into a rink!

Cruise around just beyond the community

Grab your gear and take your snowmobile out for a ride along the trails in the open fields just beyond the perimeter of Oak Bluff West. Snowmobiling isn’t permitted in the community but trails have been made to safely enjoy this recreational activity with your friends and family. Visit Snoman Inc's website for the snowmobile trail network across Manitoba.

Community Organized Events

If you’re looking to get active and try some organized sports or want to take a class to fulfill a hobby or interest, Oak Bluff and Macdonald Healthy Child has put together a line-up of activities for the Winter 2017 Program & Community Resource Guide, suitable for all ages. You have the option to take a Zumba class, learn how meditate during a guided meditation, or play some pickleball (only a few of the Oak Bluff programs) or Macdonald Healthy Child is offering Kids in the Kitchen, skating and more.

Fun Outside the Community

Visit this popular outdoor destination

There is no shortage of events to partake in at Winnipeg’s FortWhyte Alive. All winter long there is a full list which are available on their website. There is a great selection to ensure you can pick an event perfect for the whole family. Choose to snowshoe, go on a scavenger hunt or be part of the Family Photo Challenge to win prizes by sharing your photos from your family fun day at FortWhyte Alive.

See a blockbuster hit

For those who still like to stay far away from the cold weather or take a break, there are plenty of activities to keep you busy like catching a movie at the Cineplex Odeon McGillivray & VIP Cinemas. Pick a movie, grab some popcorn and spend the evening being captivated by the big screen!

Jump as high as you can

Burn off some energy and try to keep up with your kids at Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park for as little as $12.00. They offer a variety of activities and programs like freestyle bouncing, basketball, dodgeball and even offer SkyFitness, the ultimate workout, during specific times.