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46 drive ins you must visit this summer that are not in Winnipeg

Summer is meant for adventure, and sometimes that adventure is as simple as heading out on the highway in search of some amazing drive in food. How many of these drive in (and drive-in-esque) establishments can you visit this year? Get the list
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8 super cool bridges you MUST cross in Manitoba

The old idiom goes, "I'll cross that bridge when I come to it" - but why wait for a chance encounter?

Where, when and how to see northern lights in Churchill, Manitoba

What does it feel like to see the northern lights dance above you in the remote subarctic? Many have described the experience as a humbling one; an awe-inspiring event that leaves one feeling so, so small in the grand scheme of our magnificent universe....

5 beaches in small-town Manitoba that you have to swim at this summer

With summer around the corner, we reckon you can't wait to log a few days at your favourite beach. Now it’s time to consider straying from your usual path, and planning a trip to these less explored towns in Manitoba that you didn’t realize have a beach...

Point your compass north and have the most Canadian vacation ever at Bakers Narrows Lodge

Want to summer vacation like a Canadian? We live and breathe the classic lake life - and luckily, with amazing stays like Bakers Narrows Lodge, you can too. Located just outside the northern town of Flin Flon, this world class lodge is suitable for...

Go north on your next adventure! 10 things to do in beautiful Flin Flon & Cranberry Portage

Summer in Manitoba is notoriously short, and while there's much to explore, why not take the road less travelled and set your sights on the pristine northern part of the province?

Arborg's cutest museum will give you a glimpse into life in the good ol' days

What do I love about village museums? Where do I start? There's no better way to get to know the history of a region than by wandering the streets of yesteryear, stepping into homes once inhabited by early settlers - recreated and/or preserved with...

Thompson’s obscure wilderness offers fresh perspectives on paradise

It seems like a world away, far removed from the bright lights of Winnipeg and Manitoba’s populated south. Thompson is one of those places you hear about in conversation with others who have lived there, or travelled for work, but it’s not one of those...

Lucky ducks! Why a stay in Duck Mountain is just ducky

I have very fond childhood memories of summer vacations spent in Duck Mountain Provincial Park in Manitoba’s Parkland region. A cozy cabin, days spent splashing in the lake and evening walks through the forest. I didn’t know at the time what made “the...

14 fascinating facts about beluga whales

It’s a fact: beluga whales are awesome (source: everyone who’s ever seen one). These cool white whales are a fun bunch with a some interesting features. So let’s dive in and learn about the whales that can be seen during the summer months in Churchill,...

Life is grand! Here's how to make the most of summer with a trip to Grand Marais

How can you make your summer in Manitoba even more glorious? With a trip to Grand Marais, of course. This small beach town is situated next to Grand Beach Provincial Park, a haven of fine white sand that extends as far as the eye can see. If we haven't...

Eating in the Exchange: How to explore Winnipeg's hippest downtown district with decadence

Winnipeg's Exchange District is arguably the city's chicest neighbourhood. With its historic turn-of-the-last-century warehouse buildings, independent boutiques, delectable eateries, creative cocktail corners and myriad of events, this is where art and...

Make Morden the next "must" on your list!

I'm a little bit ashamed to admit it, but here's the truth: I have never been to Morden. It's not that I've never ventured into the Pembina Valley region, neither was it for a lack of trying, but for one reason or another, the desire never materialized...

4 Winnipeg museums you’ll want to make your home sweet home

If you have a love for visiting open houses, then we suggest visiting these four Winnipeg museums. While they are not for sale, they represent some of the city’s best preserved historic homes, complete with period features that will make you want to move...

6 things I learned from a visit to a military museum

The neat thing about a museum experience is that it's different for everyone. No two people share the same journey while there. Just as the museum exhibits are curated by professionals, an individual curates their own visit, selecting the poignant moments...

5 Winnipeg museums that you've probably never heard of (but need to see ASAP)

You've heard and been to perennial favourites like the Manitoba Museum and the Canadian Museum for Human Rights - but what about the smaller museums that tell the lesser-known stories of our province's history? We have 5 museums that you've (probably)...

5 ways to have an adorable day trip with your bestie to the town of Carman

Looking for the next great small town to explore in Manitoba? Carman, Manitoba is a gem of a community, known for its Country Fair and serene, dreamy streets.

Hang out in a vintage town at the Pembina Threshermen's Museum

The best way to get a feel for prairie history? Walk a day in the shoes of a pioneer. The Pembina Threshermen's Museum is dedicated to preserving the local heritage and history of Winkler, Morden and surrounding areas - and it's totally immersive.

Oh my gosh, Lake Metigoshe is a gem of a summer getaway

You need to squint to find it on the map. A tiny lake community hidden away in the wilds of the Turtle Mountains in southwest Manitoba. Lake Metigoshe.

6 kid-friendly museums that will remind you why you took on this parenting thing

Let’s face it. Kids are exhausting. And sometimes no more so than when school is out, the splash park has been splashed, the playground has been played and the “I’m boreds” have joined the soundtrack of your day.

5 reasons why you would never want to go swimming in Manitoba 80 million years ago

With summer just around the corner, Manitobans everywhere are dreaming of lazy weekends at the cabin, and afternoons spent diving off the end of docks into our gorgeous freshwater lakes. Yep, 2018 is pretty sweet...especially when you compare it to our...

Your next vacation is at a research station in the wilds of Manitoba's subarctic

If your idea of a vacation tends to deviate from the norm of beach-lazing days, it’s time to clue into a total gem right here in Manitoba. The Churchill Northern Studies Centre is a real life, operational research center located 30 minutes outside of the...

Igloo parties + marsh boardwalks + retro fittings = an AMAZING May long weekend in Clear Lake!

There's nothing quite like the May long weekend to wake up the sleepy summer towns of Manitoba.

7 spots to set up camp this summer

Haven’t booked a site in one of Manitoba’s amazing provincial parks? No problem! Manitoba is home to plenty of fabulous family owned as well as municipal campgrounds and RV parks, perfect for that special summer getaway. Here’s a list of just seven...

Make your weekend 100% better with these Winnipeg gaming destinations

Looking for something do this weekend with friends? Or perhaps your date night ideas have run dry? Believe it or not, these Winnipeg gaming destinations aren't just for kid's birthday parties. From physical challenges to brain twisters, here are 6 game...

Hot diggity dog: 8 spots for hotdogs in Manitoba

Listen: we're not here to debate what actually defines a hotdog (is it a sausage in a long bun, or is it more than that? So many questions.), we're just here to tell you that the high and mighty burger has had plenty of time to shine, and we're ready to...

The only place in Manitoba where you can order wood fired pizza on the farm

They may not offer delivery, but the 35 minute drive north of Gimli to the little community of Riverton is more than worth its weight - in pizza, that is! Integrity Foods is the only place in Manitoba where you can enjoy wood-fired pizza against the...

10 restaurants that will make springtime in Manitoba SO MUCH MORE delicious

We love springtime in Manitoba. And you know what? We like to think that spring loves us too. Sunny skies and chirping birds beckon us gently out of our cozy winter abodes as we open our windows to the crisp, pleasant spring air and begin to envision all...

Have your cake and eat it too at these six Manitoba attractions with restaurants

I’ve never understood the semantics of the old saying “you can’t have your cake and eat it too”. Why not?! After all, what is the point of having a scrumptious piece of cake if I can’t very well eat it? I do, however, adore the old adage of killing two...

7 totally thirst-quenching ways to wet your whistle in Manitoba this summer

As summer comes ever tantalizingly closer, one becomes of the mind of frosty beers sipped on patios, crisp whites paired with meals eaten al fresco and that first steaming mug of tea in the morning as you savour the sunrise over the lake at your cottage....

10 more spectacular things to do in Manitoba that are NOT in Winnipeg

What ever happened to adventure? You know, packing a bag and seeing where the open road takes you? It's time to step out of your city-limit comfort zone and explore more of our stunning province! How many of these activities can you tick off this year?...

6 ways to have fun at the Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada

From vintage passenger planes to shiny propeller planes, the Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada is the place to go for the plane lover in your life. Even if you're not a plane aficionado, you won't be able to help but marvel at the sheer size, scale...

10 amazing things to do on your summer road trip to Winnipeg

Ready to start exploring more of Canada? Look no further than Winnipeg, Manitoba for your next GREAT summer road trip. Here are 10 amazing things you MUST do on your trip to our capital city...

Why your next family vacation should be at Elkhorn Resort in Riding Mountain National Park

Do you love spending the day vegging out on the couch, binging on a Netflix series while every member of the family is in their separate living quarters? Yeah, well, we all do.

8 things you should do at the Gimli Ice Festival

When I think about Gimli, I immediately conjure up an image of the Viking warrior statue standing tall at Viking Park. Next, I think of pickerel served with heaping portions of fries and long strolls along Lake Winnipeg after said heaping portions of...

Wintery weekend in The Pas

I’m just gonna say it. I think winter gets a tough rap. So many haters out there trying to escape the snow and crisp, fresh air.

5 cute and quaint towns in Manitoba that will inspire your next road trip

We listed 5 outrageously charming towns in Manitoba, knowing full well that our selections were just the tip of the iceberg when it came to cute communities in the province. To inspire you to get out and explore our province even further this spring and...

How Minnedosa charmed the ski pants off me this winter

Minnedosa is one of those pretty prairie towns that I thought I knew. Another historic Manitoba town rooted in railway and agriculture? Maybe.

Origin stories of Manitoba's North

You may know northern Manitoba for its wild beauty and endless opportunities for adventure, but do you know the stories behind the cities and towns that mark its landscape? Let’s do a little digging to find out how Flin Flon, Lynn Lake and Leaf Rapids...

7 obscure winter sports in Manitoba that you need to try

With all eyes on PyeongChang, South Korea and the XXIII Winter Olympic Games, it got us thinking about all of the offbeat sports Manitobans do to keep themselves entertained during the snowy season.

10 unique date ideas in Manitoba that will totally impress your special someone

While Winnipeg has been named one of Canada's most romantic cities, we'd argue that the province as a whole is a great place to fall in love.

8 amazing winter adventures to have in Riding Mountain National Park

Winter is transformative. A blanket of snow can make a place you think you know look completely new and different. While summer thinks it's got things covered as the season for national parks and outdoor adventure, winter is right there making a very good...

Sure bet ways to win in Winnipeg

Make your next cross-border adventure to Winnipeg even more memorable with game of chance at one of the city's top gaming destinations. What's there to risk? Mostly a whole lot of fun.

Four steps to the perfect girls getaway weekend at Elkhorn Resort Spa

When life gets busy, it can be hard to keep up with friendships. Texts that proclaim, "Let's hang out soon!" get old and tired when months have passed between quality time, which is why I was ecstatic to head to Elkhorn Resort Spa & Conference Centre...

Your guide to all things sports in Winnipeg

He shoots, he scores! A trip up to Winnipeg is a haven for sports lovers of all types whether your passion is pucks or pigskins (or both), we've got the hottest in sports action to keep you cheering in the stands.

A nightlife guide to Winnipeg

For those driving across the border for a weekend away, Winnipeg's nightlife is the cherry on top of daytime activities like shopping, spas, sporting events and the Assiniboine Park Zoo.