Carman Dufferin is packed with day trip ideas for every season. We encourage you to create your own or use one of the following we have created for you. Our series of day trips are great for families and cultural explorers of all ages, whether you’re looking for an active adventure, a taste of something new or simply a relaxing day away from home.
Admire Nature’s Beauty
Plan your garden and admire the view at Vanderveen’s Greenhouses, famous for supplying Manitobans with bedding plants and poinsettias for more than 30 years, with over 20 acres of greenhouse space offering a dazzling array of plants. Visit the Vanderveen’s website for public hours.
Peruse the perennials, fruit trees, and more at Aubin Nurseries Garden Centre. A Manitoba mainstay, Aubin has been growing a stellar selection of plants since 1927 and features over 500 acres of evergreens, bedding plants, shrubbery, and more.
Finally, immerse yourself in nature with a stroll down Carman’s Community Pathway. Winding through the community, the multi-use path features a river walk that follows the meandering Boyne river. The pathway is perfect for walking, jogging, and biking.
Take your kayak or canoe out for a leisurely paddle on the scenic Boyne River and see the community from a different and relaxing perspective.
Take a Step Back in Time
Located in Carman on the corner of King’s Park Road and Highway 245, the Dufferin Historical Museum boasts beautifully preserved collections of turn-of-the-century furniture, clothing, tools and weapons, a 1902 fire cart and a 1904 post office, and much more. The museum offers visitors an inside look at the way of life lived by the area’s settlers and predecessors. While there, you can also tour the 1870’s Sexmith-Morgan log house, or the historic Boyne School, located on the museum site.
Take in a Show
The Golden Prairie Arts Council (GPAC) fosters and promotes the development of arts and culture in the area and consistently hosts shows, exhibits and concerts. With a full roster of events running throughout the year, the GPAC promotes many wonderful local artists and performers. Visit the Golden Prairie Arts Council website for a full list of upcoming exhibits and performances, shows, and ticket information.
Take a Hike!
Just a 20-minute drive west of Carman, Stephenfield Provincial Park offers over 12 km of scenic trails, perfect for bird watching and spotting flora and fauna. Trails are well-marked, with ample facilities and shaded, grassy picnic and rest areas. The park also offers space for kayaking, canoeing, boating, and fishing. After checking out the park trail head into Roseisle to view the Roseisle Rose statue and Memorial Garden.
Break a Sweat or Beat the Heat
Head to King’s Park, located just within Carman. Work on your serves on the well-kept outdoor tennis and beach volleyball courts or try out some new tricks and pop a wheelie on the pump track. Get a workout on the outdoor fitness equipment or head to the mini golf course for some fun with the family. If you’re looking to cool down and unwind, take a dip at the outdoor pool or the Kin Splash Zone, also located within the park, or simply find some shade, kick back and enjoy the foliage. If you like golf the Carman Golf Club is an 18 hole course that you will find to be one of the best in Manitoba.