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Eat like a Manitoban: Hearty Moose Stew with Winter Root Vegetables and Bannock Recipe

"This recipe for hearty moose stew with winter root vegetables has got to be one of the most comforting dishes, especially in the cold months. Simple whole ingredients, and so much flavour." Kirsten Buck, Buck Naked Kitchen Get the Recipe
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10 things to do in Manitoba this week

We continue to stay safe, stay home and physical distance in 2021. Here are ways you can explore Manitoba at home and close to home.

10 virtual things to do in Manitoba this week

We continue to stay safe and stay home now in 2021. Here are ways you can explore Manitoba from the comfort of your home and help to support local.

10 virtual things to do in Manitoba this week

Welcome to the first week of 2021. As we continue to stay safe and stay home, here are ways you can explore Manitoba from the comfort of your home and help to support local.

8 Manitoba-inspired tipples sure to get you through the holiday season

Let's face it - we can all use a stiff drink right now. 2020 has been an emotional rollercoaster and many of us can't wait for the year to end so we can usher in positive vibes for 2021.

Savour the flavours of western Manitoba: 10 places to eat in Brandon

Brandon's dining scene has serious momentum, and visitors could plan an entire itinerary around which local restaurant to nosh at next.

6 must-do day drives before the snow flies

It's deep into autumn, and the daytripping we're doing now around Manitoba officially looks different. Sure, there may be less hiking, golfing and beach time, but we can still explore by making a museum, shop or restaurant our main reason for hitting the...

Everything you need to know about shopping, eating and drinking in Osborne Village

How long has it been since you explored a neighbourhood other than your own? Add some adventure into your weekend as we guide you through some of Winnipeg's best neighbourhoods.

Have a weekend staycation at The Forks in Winnipeg

In this time of physical distancing and travel restrictions, your summer plans might look a little different. But life is better when we see things as an opportunity than an obstacle, isn't it?

Beyond central St. Boniface: exploring Norwood and Old St. Vital

How long has it been since you explored a neighbourhood other than your own? Add some adventure into your weekend as we guide you through some of Winnipeg's best neighbourhoods. This blog post features businesses in the Norwood and Old St. Vital areas.

5 fun things to do at West Hawk

All summer long, we've been asking Manitobans to explore more of their home province. While Whiteshell Provincial Park is a tried and true tradition for many - believe it or not - this was my first time spending time at the famous West Hawk Lake. Why...

7 spots in Manitoba to meet adorable cats

Cat lovers: back me up. Attractions are so much better when there's a friendly resident cat to meet.

6 heritage villages to learn about Manitoba's pioneer past

As you stay close to home this summer, show Manitoba some love by diving into some prairie history. There is no better place to learn and understand our province's bygone pioneer era than at a rural heritage village, which are the heart of many...

7 versions of “you” who will love a trip to Clear Lake Country

Riding Mountain National Park - Treaty 2 TerritoryIn a summer full of fluid travel plans, social distancing, and an all-around new normal, there’s inevitably a lot of questions about what exactly summer looks like this year. I obviously don’t have all the...

7 ways to spend a weekend in Winnipeg

This summer, choose to explore Manitoba's capital city in way you've never done before. Here's a weekend itinerary full of all those experiences that any solid mini-vacay needs - a little retail therapy, a dose of nature, a sprinkle of history, and, of...

6 fantastic roadside attractions within an hour from Winnipeg

2020 is the year of the staycation, offering you the chance to explore your own backyard and province. This family friendly, mini day trip takes you just an hour from Winnipeg to a collection of fun roadside attractions - see if you can find them all!

Through the Narrows: 7 of Manitoba's best roadside attractions

To see even more roadside attractions in Manitoba, take the route up highway 6 and through the Lake Manitoba Narrows to the Parkland region. There, you will encounter beautiful scenery AND a great collection of landmarks that your kids will love.

6 giant roadside gems of the Interlake

How do you make an already amazing road trip ever better? Add in some roadside attractions! On your next trip up to the beaches of the Interlake, make a few stops along the way at these giant Interlake gems!

Giant pumpkins, sturgeon and more: 8 amazing roadside attractions to discover on your next road trip

When it comes to roadside attractions, bigger is always better! From Roland to La Riviere, explore the Pembina Valley with these 8 larger than life monuments and statues.

From Elm Creek to Glenboro: 6 of Manitoba's coolest roadside attractions

Looking for something fun and easy to do with the family this summer? Get to know an intriguing stretch of rural Manitoba on this journey to six of the province's coolest roadside attractions.

20 incredible hiking trails in Manitoba that you've probably never heard of

Go outside. Breathe in the fresh air. Smile at nature's beauty. Let's all take some time to appreciate this beautiful place we live in by walking these 20 amazing trails that you may have never heard of...

9 awesome roadside attractions in western Manitoba

Where else in the world can you see a windmill, a larger than life soda beverage and a giant grey owl all in one day? No place but Manitoba, of course.

Let's go have a picnic: top spots for dining al fresco

Grab your picnic basket and blanket and hit the road on a day trip to one of these recommended picnic spots.

Get to know Manitoba's "unofficial" capitals (and a few that we definitely just made up)

Whether it be roadside attractions, an abundance of a certain species, or a feature flower: Manitoba's towns and cities each have their own distinctive flair. So what are some of Manitoba's towns and cities known for? Read on for Manitoba's known but...

How to have a socially distant (and delicious) Mother's Day in Manitoba

Motherhood looks a little different this year. Maybe you’re a grandmother who’s been missing the chance to give your grandkids a hug. Maybe you’re a mom who finds herself at home playing the role of full time daycare, full time teacher, and possibly...

Shop local: where to buy Manitoba groceries

At the best of times, grocery shopping can be stressful – weaving in and out of aisles, desperately searching for that one thing you could have sworn was in aisle 2 last time you were here, having to double-back to get something you left off your list,...

Binge watch these tv shows and movies starring Manitoba

As we continue to #stayhome, we find ourselves quarantined with our friends Netflix, Amazon Prime, Crave, iTunes and You Tube. Since you've binged watched all your favourites by now, the next time you catch yourself scrolling mindlessly through the table...

Shop local from home

While we practice social distancing to do our part to flatten the curve, online shopping is a logical choice. But if you think a giant multi-billion-dollar corporation is the only place you can shop online, think again. Many local businesses are adapting...

10 takeout restaurants to try this weekend in Winnipeg

While we all stay home to prevent the spread of COVID-19, there is some good news for those who lack in the cooking department. Experts say there is little risk involved when ordering delivery from your favourite restaurants. To practice utmost caution,...

The Ultimate Manitoba Stay-at-Home Poll: what's the "most Manitoban"?

Amid the isolating and stressful times of COVID-19, we've seen so many Manitobans support each other and come together, via the internet. Now we want you to come together (in a virtual way) over something a little silly (and we hope, fun!) – a poll to...

Eat like a Manitoban: Hearty Moose Stew with Winter Root Vegetables and Bannock Recipe

Growing up in a Cree family, one of the first words you learn is michiso, which means eat! I spent most of my early childhood with my mom’s side of the family, the Garson’s, in Split Lake Manitoba - or Tataskweyak Cree Nation. Split Lake is a small...

How to make the most of your birthday in Manitoba

The best gifts are time spent together and experiences that create memories. Whether you're looking for a birthday gift for your parent, your partner, or yourself these Manitoba outings will prove that time spent exploring is the best gift of all. So...