Kenza Zaoui - Translated by Thea Wortley

The end-of-year holidays are almost here and we have prepared our own little selection of things to do in Saint-Boniface, while respecting health restrictions of course. 

Search for Decorated Houses

A collaborative map is circling on social media platforms, identifying the houses decorated for the end-of-year holiday season according to different specifications:  a little, a lot, or with extravagance!

It’s a good way to make kids and adults alike dream on a winter night.  Saint-Boniface / Norwood / Windsor Park have enough to occupy you for a while.

The map is not exhaustive but is updated regularly. Find it here.

Additionally, take the opportunity to stop by the Cercle Molière Theatre, where the lobby is superbly decorated (view from 340 Provencher).

Make Purchases

The end of the year is full of presents, for others and also for one’s self, and 2020 has shown us that it’s important to take care of one’s self. Treat yourself with chocolate, cheese, jewelry, flowers, books, spices… Find all of our favourite shops in this article and this article!

Do a Good Deed

The Maison des artistes visuels francophones (art gallery featuring francophone artists) needs our help with its annual fundraiser, because their usual event was not able to take place this year (more information here). Other institutions are also welcoming donations with gratitude, like food banks or associations.

Go Geocaching

I’ve talked about geocaching before, the activity that consists of searching for geocaches (boxes, magnets, a whole bunch of elements that blend in with their surroundings…) for the fun of finding them. Click here for more information.

Tourisme Riel has placed ten geocaches in Saint-Boniface, accessible in all seasons and all weather conditions (or almost).  Happy searching!

Visit the Gabrielle Roy House

The Gabrielle Roy House offers a free, complete visit of the museum on their website. It’s the perfect activity for a winter afternoon with a hot chocolate and a jazz CD. For more information on the Gabrielle Roy House, you can also read my article on the subject!

I wish you happy holidays and will see you again in 2021!