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Too Cold To Play Outside?

Indoor Activites To Keep You Warm

Northern Manitoba is well known for its beautiful snow-covered terrain. Fun for so many outdoor sports, like snowmobiling, ice fishing, dog sledding and many more. Most of the time, dressing for the weather is enough to keep us enjoying the outdoors all winter long. However, even the most avid outdoors person can get a bit too cold, longing for warmer options.

With temperatures sometimes dipping below -30˚C for weeks at a time, especially in the January-February months, it's a great idea to have a few indoor activities planned. Here are some indoor options to remain active and entertained during these colder days or if you just want to do something fun to warm up.

Don’t forget to #shoplocal and #eatlocal while visiting in our area. We have plenty of great suggestions on this website to inspire you.

Staying Active!

Gym and indoor track

1. Wellness Centre

523 Smith Avenue (parking at back), The Pas

With a non-member drop-in fee of only $5-$9 you get access to the gym, indoor track, pickleball, volleyball, basketball, badminton and more! Check out their schedules on Facebook or Instagram.

M-F 6am-10pm
Sa-S 8am-8pm

Phone: 204-627-1134

2. Roy H. Johnston Arena

523 Smith Avenue (parking at front), The Pas

The arena and concession are open to public skating, scrub drop-in & family skating. We suggest calling ahead to book a space for the Family Skating. Follow them on Facebook or Instagram for the most recent schedules. Rates start at $5.50, kids under 5 are free. They also offer skate rentals & sharpening.

Phone: 204-627-1134

swimming pool lanes

3. Winton Pool

254 Grace Lake Road (rear entrance), The Pas

Drop-in rates starting at $5.50, you can enjoy Aquacise, Masters Lap Swim & Family Swim times. Follow them on this Facebook Group or see the most recent schedule from Kelsey Recreation & Wellness Centre.

Phone: 204-627-1134

4. Le Pas de Danse

330 Edwards Avenue (rear entrance), The Pas

Offering a variety of dance; ballet, modern, hip-hop, kinderacro & early childhood classes for all ages and skill levels. Most classes can be taken as a drop-in for as low as $12, but online registration is required. Follow them on Facebook or Instagram for their most recent schedules.

indoor arena in OCN

5. Gordon Lathlin Memorial Centre

55 Kiche Maskanow Road, Opaskwayak Cree Nation

The arena offers indoor skating and has a concession available. We suggest calling ahead for open ice times and rates.

Phone: 204-627-7076

indoor skating arena

6. Cranberry Portage Arena

320 Second Avenue SW, Cranberry Portage

Public skating is open to all for only $2 per person (provided volunteers are available). Some limited skates are available and they have a small canteen. For the most up-to-date times and information you can check out the community Facebook page or their website.

F 7-9pm
Su 1-3pm

Indoor Fun!

museum building in winter

1. Sam Waller Museum

306 Fischer Avenue, The Pas

Enjoy touring the permanent galleries and other temporary exhibits, visit the gift shop or take part in some of their other events. Follow them on Facebook, Instagram or check out their website for rates and more details.

Daily 1-5pm

Phone: 204-623-3802

2. The Pas Regional Library

53 Edwards Avenue, The Pas

Check out their latest selection of books or join in on one of their events. Family story time, drop-in playgroup and the Boardgame Group (13+) are all free weekly programs worth checking out! Follow them on Facebook, Instagram or check out their website for more information.

M-F 10am-6pm
Sa 1-5pm

Phone: 204-623-2023

OCN blizzrd hockey game

3. Gordon Lathlin Memorial Centre

55 Kiche Maskanow Road, Opaskwayak Cree Nation

Catch hockey game with the OCN Blizzards or OCN Storm game in this 1,100-seat arena.

Phone: 204-627-7076

billiards tables

4. The Pas Billiards and Sports Bar

219 Fischer Avenue, The Pas

Enjoy some classic pub food while playing a few rounds of pool, darts or simply hang out with some pals. Families are welcome! Check them on on Facebook.

Su & W 5pm-1am
Th, F, Sa 5pm-2am

Phone: 204-623-3670