On an otherwise uneventful spring afternoon in 1967, prospector Stefan Michalak saw something suddenly drop from the sky. According to his account, he cautiously approached the mysterious dome just in time for it to rocket off, setting his shirt ablaze. Hours later, doctors puzzled over the strange sores that had begun to emerge in a grid-like pattern across his chest.
While Michalak’s tale may seem uncommon, it’s just one of the many inexplicable experiences that can be traced back to Manitoba. The region has long had its fix of intimate brushes with the otherworldly, from Bigfoot sightings to hauntings that have earned Winnipeg the title of the “Ectoplasm Capital of the World.” Over the course of six days, we’ll delve into the mystical and the mysterious—Sasquatch-spotting alongside Canada’s leading paranormal writer and UFOlogist, partaking in a traditional Anishinaabe healing ceremony with a First Nations elder, unearthing hidden occult symbols inscribed in a legislative building, and meeting a prominent researcher of spirit photography. Along the way, we’ll dine on the finest Manitoba cuisine, from pickerel cheeks to bison steaks, growing accustomed to Bigfoot stories being swapped like small-town gossip.
The total cost of this trip is $2,865. For those traveling by themselves, single accommodations can be provided, subject to availability, at an additional cost of $330. Please contact us to request a single room.
Travelers should feel comfortable walking three to five miles over the course of each day and remaining outside and on their feet for long periods of time. We’ll be walking both in the city and in more rural, wooded areas, as well as staying up late on our final night for the evening of supernatural investigation.
We'll be staying at Tonkiri Lodge in rural Manitoba for one night of the trip. The guest house is very comfortable and clean, but note that you'll need to use rustic, outhouse-style toilets. There is no internet or cellular signal on the entire property; be prepared to spend approximately 24 hours disconnected from the grid. You'll also want to pack bug spray—there can be a lot of mosquitos out in the woods.
For flights in and out of Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport (YWG), you should plan to arrive by 4 p.m. on Day 1 and depart any time on Day 6. If you'd like to extend your stay before or after the tour, we're happy to reserve extra nights at our hotel in Winnipeg or provide additional recommendations.
June is a lovely time of year in Manitoba. You can expect daily temperatures in late June between 72 to 78 (°F), rarely falling below 59°F.
Yes, we can accommodate any dietary restrictions or allergies, as long as you give us advanced notice.
Visa requirements for Canada vary depending on traveler citizenship. Please check requirements for travel to Canada and any countries passed through in transit. A passport is required for international travel. We recommend your passport expire at least six months after your return home.