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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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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.

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,...

10 facts that will make you love bison even more than you already do

Among all the quintessential Manitoban views, seeing a bison standing tall in a golden field against the backdrop of a setting sun is up there as one of the best. Here are 10 fun facts you may or may not know about our beloved bison!

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...

10 "maybe-you've-never-tried-this" things to do on your leap day in Manitoba

Once every four years, we are given the elusive gift of an entire extra day. You know how you always wish there were more hours in the day and the one thing you can never control is time? Well here it is, 24 extra hours to live your life. And even better,...

In Louis Riel's footsteps: discovering the history of Manitoba's founding father

Every third Monday in February, we celebrate Louis Riel Day in Manitoba. The story of the Métis leader can be found across the province, with many statues, museums and tours exploring his legacy. So if you've ever wanted to know more about this important...

10 super cool things to do this winter that ARE NOT in Winnipeg

With mild temperatures ahead, now is the best time to get out and explore what Manitoba's rural communities have to offer in the wintertime! From octopus skating rinks and ice garages to poutine and ski trails, here are 10 things you should do this winter...

The heart of New Iceland: 10 things to do in Gimli, Manitoba

In Norse mythology Gimli is known as the most beautiful place in the after life, where only the worthy will be transported after death.

Grab your garbage mitts, farmer's sausage, and frisnok!? Manitoba lingo guide 2.0

Last winter, we published our first Manitoba lingo guide titled 'A fat boy and a jambuster play spongee at a social.' It struck a funny bone with many of our readers and they commented with loads of other regional colloquialisms they wanted added to the...

No mountains, no problem: cross-country skiing in Manitoba

Manitoba may not be known for its elevation, but you don’t need a mountain to get a full-body workout on a pair of skis. Manitoba’s a prime place to cross-country ski, with groomed trails throughout the province featuring fun dips and dives, and plenty of...

Hit the slopes: downhill skiing and snowboarding in Manitoba

Manitoba may be known as a prairie province, but we’ve got mini mountains that allow for some pretty speedy downhill descents! From bunny hills to double black diamonds, there are runs for all skill levels and interests. In almost every region of the...

5 NEW food spots that will make you say 'wow' this winter in Winnipeg

It’s been a few weeks now since the holiday season foodapalooza ended and most of us have (mostly) settled back into our usual routine. You might even be starting to feel a bit peckish again, despite your vow of never eating again after New Years)! If...

Why Falcon Trails Resort is THE place to embrace winter this year (and every year)

It can be pretty easy to be negative about winter and people do sure love to lament, this, the coldest of seasons. You know who they are. You know who you are, maybe.

6 of the coziest cottages, lodges and one-of-a-kind stays to experience this winter in Manitoba

There's no shame in hibernating through the cold winter months, but there's no reason why you can't enjoy the same level of coziness and relaxation while also exploring the province. Grab your special someone and cuddle into one of these 6 amazing winter...

Goodbye 2019! 17 ways to ring in the New Year in Manitoba

Ah, New Year's Eve, a time to reflect on the past year, make resolutions for next year, be surrounded by family and friends, but mostly...it's time to celebrate!

Why a visit to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights is a must on any Winnipeg itinerary

The Canadian Museum for Human Rights stands alone as the only museum in the world dedicated to the topic of human rights around the globe. The first national museum in Canada to be built outside of the capital region, it is both a reminder of and homage...

What do curling and Manitoba have in common?

Brandon welcomed the top men's curling teams in the country for the 2019 Tim Hortons Brier, so here's a closer look at the love affair between Manitoba and curling. This province has a reputation for curling excellence, with top teams achieving national,...

Where Pokémon Go in Manitoba

Whether they hail from Ryme City or they live with their trainers in Lavender Town or Sootopolis, even Pokémon need to escape the daily grind. Here are a few places in Manitoba where some of our favourite Pokémon will feel right at home.

It's easy being green: 5 eco-focused travel experiences in Manitoba

For these five Manitoba tourism companies, being mindful of environmental impact is a big part of their identity. Here's how they put into action all sorts of sustainability initiatives to ensure that they - and the unique corner of Manitoba they occupy -...

5 glowing attractions to light up your holiday season

The darker the days get, the brighter our lights shine! Around the province, Manitobans are lighting up their homes and businesses for the holiday season but some places take holiday lights to a whole other level. Check out these five seasonal attractions...

6 essentials for a Manitoba hibernation day

I love exploring, heading out into the infinite adventure possibilities that make up Manitoba, whether it’s cold, hot, rainy or windy, there’s always something to discover. But sometimes I just want to stay home.

10 ways to turn your visit into a beautiful story in Neepawa, Manitoba

Neepawa has long been regarded as Manitoba's prettiest town - but there's more to this community than rolling hills and historical buildings. Stop into this picturesque town and experience a home-grown beer scene, literary legends and outdoor adventure.

The water and the wild: 10 things to do in Flin Flon, Manitoba

Water. Rock. Art. Adventure. These are the words that should come to mind when you think of Flin Flon, Manitoba, a small city located 8 hours north of Winnipeg along the Saskatchewan border. From indie music festivals and fishing derbies to snowmobile...

5 things you need to know about viewing the northern lights in Churchill, Manitoba

Would it surprise you to learn that Manitoba is among the best places on Earth to experience one of the world's great natural wonders? Standing alongside The Grand Canyon, the Great Barrier Reef and Mount Everest is the humble Aurora Borealis. Well, maybe...

6 spooky spots to explore in Manitoba

Manitoba is home to some of the oldest buildings in Western Canada. Prince of Wales Fort near Churchill is the oldest still-standing establishment in the province, built in the early 1700s, with Lower Fort Garry following close behind.

En route! Three Francophone adventures to explore on a fall day trip through Manitoba

It's that wonderful time of the year when the sweaters come out, the boots come on and the air is crisp and cool. That's right, it's fall, the trendiest and most pumpkin-spiced fueled season of the year. It's also the time for corn mazes, fall suppers,...

10 ways Brandon brings you back for more

There's a lot to explore beneath the Wheat City's quiet, agrarian facade. Brandon is Manitoba's second largest city, and thus, very worthy of a weekend getaway for under-the-radar gems that'll leave you wanting more. Here are 10 reasons why you need to...

Choose your adventure level: ways to view polar bears in Churchill during the fall migration

During October and November in Manitoba, all eyes turn north to Churchill. The sleepy frontier town (pop. 900) along the shores of Hudson Bay swells in population, transforming into a hot spot for wildlife-seeking travellers geared up to witness the...

5 "food weeks" we should absolutely have in Manitoba

It’s widely known we are all about the food in Manitoba. We celebrate it in many ways…and none better than our week-long festivals that serve as love letters to one particular food item.

10 spots that will make you fall in love with Whiteshell Provincial Park all over again

It's no wonder that Whiteshell Provincial Park is one of the province's most popular parks. Characterized by stunning lakes, rivers, boreal forest and of course the rugged Precambrian Shield, the Whiteshell is a nature lover's sanctuary. This year, make a...

10 incredible restaurants + markets that will inspire you to try something new this fall

With harvest feasts and fall suppers, autumn is already an ideal time to indulge in the realm of all things comfort foods...but this year's autumn in particular has some exciting culinary delights in store.