Aboriginal Tourism Award
Presented by Riding Mountain National Park

APTN Aboriginal Day Live & Celebration

This annual celebration at The Forks recognizes and includes all First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Peoples with its Celebration Village and Cultural Stages.

Aspiring Youth Award
Presented by Winnipeg Free Press

Laura Wiebe

Laura is an award-winning tourism researcher who led the Fort Garry Hotel's marketing department before taking a position as hospitality instructor at Red River College.

Event of the Year Award - Under $5,000

Actif Epica

This one-day active living celebration involves communities along the Crow Wing Trail in southeast Manitoba.

Event of the Year Award - Over $5,000
Presented by McKim Communications Group

Icelandic Festival of Manitoba

Gimli's annual signature summer event features diverse programming along with cultural events that keep the Icelandic culture strong.

Marketing Excellence Award
Presented by Air Canada

Winnipeg Art Gallery

100 Masters: Only in Canada: This creative marketing campaign by Doowah Design promoted a "once-in-a-lifetime" exhibit and resulted in record-breaking attendance.

Partnership Award
Presented by Calm Air

Frontiers North Adventures

Collaboration with Polar Bears International brought polar bears to people around the world via Google Street View and Google Treks.

Product Development Award
Presented by the Manitoba Hotel Association


The first of its kind in the world, this pop-up restaurant combined cultural and culinary tourism with winter, architecture and philanthropy.

Service Excellence Award
Presented by Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries

Dwight Allen

Operating tours in Churchill for almost 30 years, Dwight currently operates the Polar Inn & Suites and Sea North Tour.

Sustainable Tourism Award
Presented by Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries

Second Nature, Adventures in Discovery

Dedicated to reconnecting visitors to the world around them through custom travel and group experiences, interpretive planning and design, and experiential tourism development training.

Volunteer of the Year Award

Diane Dubé

Diane coordinates and manages many tourism events and attractions in St. Georges, including Musée de St. George, Festival des crèches, and the local 4P Festival.

Winnipeg Airports Authority Award of Distinction
Presented by Winnipeg Airports Authority

Philippe Mailhot

Director of the Musée de Saint-Boniface Museum since 1989, Philippe is a long-time ambassador for tourism and is expert on the history and heritage of St. Boniface and Manitoba.