By Lanny McInnes

It feels like September has flown by.

The leaves have started changing colour and October is just a few days away. And just as quickly, the 2019 Fall Parade of Homes will officially end — Sunday at 6 p.m.

But that doesn’t mean your chance to visit Manitoba’s newest and finest show homes will also end on Sunday. Almost all of the show homes featured will remain open for viewing well after the parade ends.

While the last two weeks of this year’s parade have seen wetter weather settle in, Manitoba Home Builders’ Association members have continued to see outstanding crowds visiting the 137 new homes entered in the parade. This year’s entrants did not disappoint, providing an amazing collection of design, style, quality, craftsmanship and choice for viewing during the parade.

Our fall and spring parades are showcase events, hosted by the MHBA, demonstrating the best the industry has to offer. Whether parade visitors are in the market for a new home, considering a change or just looking for ideas for their current home, no other parade of homes in Canada provides the opportunity for people to experience such a collection of new-home concepts, features and decor. For those who weren’t able to visit show homes during the parade, you still have plenty of opportunities to visit these beautiful homes. Many of the show homes entered in the parade are open year-round for viewing. The hours may be slightly different than during the parade, but the sales representatives are still available to help you with your search for the perfect home. So, if you need to take another look at a couple of homes before making your decision, they are open and ready to welcome you.

A digital version of the fall parade magazine is available at the MHBA website,, and will remain posted there right up until next year’s spring parade. All the show homes are featured on our Parade of Homes website, along with contact information for each builder so you can connect with them directly to inquire about visiting your favourites, even after the parade has ended.

We also look forward to announcing the 2019 Fall Parade of Home winning entries on Oct. 25. Watch for the winners to be featured on the MHBA website and through our Instagram, Facebook and Twitter accounts. We will be celebrating the best of the best in new-home construction and we encourage you to see if your favourite parade home is an award winner this year.

We would love to have you visit the various show homes today and Sunday between 12 and 6 p.m., but if you are unable to get there during the fall parade, the homes will still be open afterwards. We look forward to seeing you!