Get the shovels and let the creative muscles flow, Cool Digs is Winnipeg's latest fun-in-the-snow initiative.

As part of Winterpeg's programming, Winnipeg Trails has partnered with Storefront Manitoba to have people engage in a snow fort competition.

There are two different competition streams the public can participate in, the Community Stream and the Design Stream.

Community Stream:

This section of the competition is open to everyone, whether it is a school group, sports team, family or friends. This competition runs from February 1 to March 31.


  • Assemble your team.
  • Choose a site anywhere across Winnipeg.
  • Upload weekly progress pictures and the final product within the allotted time to social media and tag #cooldigs @winnipegtrails @storefrontmb. This is how your fort is brought to the jury for selection.
  • Register your team and site at the link below before March 31.
  • Win cool prizes! Including weekly feature prizes and grand prize winners.

Design Stream: 

For those who are creative and want a bit of a challenge, this section is perfect. Selected projects will be featured in a map for the Winter Cities Conference from February 15-17. This stream has been closed for registration since January 20, 2023.

It is encouraged if a project is not selected for the design stream, to participate in the community stream.

Register for the Community Stream here.