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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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9 wildlife wonders that will make your trip to Churchill 100% worth it

As far as once-in-a-lifetime wildlife viewing goes, Churchill tends to appear at the top of the list. This remote area of northern Manitoba draws in avid wildlife photographers and enthusiasts like moths to a flame – and it keeps them coming back time and...

10 Bakeries Outside the Breadbox

Fresh baking…the aroma alone can waft away any worry and warm the chilliest fall day.

Winnipeg is a shopper’s paradise

For some, a great weekend away from it all includes one thing and one thing only: shopping. Sound familiar? If so, it’s time to take a drive to a little hidden gem you may or may not already be familiar with: Winnipeg. From specialty boutique shops to big...

Getting a taste of the prairies at Farmery Estate Brewery

Late in September, my partner and I found out the best way to spend a rainy fall day in Manitoba. Not only do autumn roadtrips offer a spectacular glimpse at the colours of the season, but they also have the potential to bring you to new (and tasty)...

An eco adventure in Manitoba’s north

Manitoba’s north is almost overwhelming in its vastness. Millions of acres that lie untouched, unfettered, unconstrained.

The Gimli Glider Exhibit: Manitoba’s most unique aviation story

On a fateful Saturday in the early summer of 1983, the little town of Gimli, Manitoba made big headlines as an Air Canada pilot pulled off one of the greatest emergency landings in aviation history. The Gimli Glider is surely one of Manitoba’s (and the...

8 Hotspots for an Ice-Cold Treat

I don’t quite know what it is about ice cream, all I know is that it is my most favourite treat in the whole wide world.

Mind-blowing moments from my Churchill summer safari

“Welcome to Churchill. Either you’ll get it, and I won’t have to explain it to you. Or you don’t get it, and I’m not going to bother explaining it to you.” Our Lazy Bear Expeditions guide Jason – a goateed, sun/wind-kissed wildlife photographer – is an...

Get to know Manitoba’s Heritage Rivers

Established in 1984, the Canadian Heritage Rivers System aims to ensure that rivers remain not only a significant piece of our past, but also a cherished part of our future. And with 4 located in Manitoba, there are plenty of ways to get to know these...

9 terms to help you get your Viking on at the Icelandic Festival of Manitoba

Once you have the pronunciation of Islendingadagurinn down pat, it’s time to start studying other terms that might come in handy at the 2018 Icelandic Festival of Manitoba, taking place from August 3 to 6 in Gimli, Manitoba. From Viking villages to sweet...

Magical yurt weekend at Journey Home Artist Retreat

If you find yourself driving through the tiny town of Waldersee, Manitoba, the last thing you might expect to stumble upon are two traditional Mongolian yurts, nestled alongside an idyllic creek at the end of a long road.

10 Manitoba diners and drive-ins that Archie and the gang would totally love

Whether you’re a new fan of Riverdale or a long-time Archie comic fan, infusing modern life with retro aesthetic is all the rage right now.

Finding your way to winter zen

While the Spring Equinox may be just around the corner, if the recent drop in temperature is any indication, winter has not yet had its final say. And so, this presents us with a few more opportunities for a go-around with the season that brings us such...

The spirit of the voyageur is alive and well at Festival du Voyageur

The spirit of the voyageur endures at Festival du Voyageur, the largest winter festival in Western Canada. Here are 8 ways to tap into your inner voyageur at this Western Canada's largest winter festival…

Riding Mountain Romance

Riding Mountain National Park will always hold a special place in my heart. It was where my husband Matthew proposed to me on bended knee in front of a campfire almost 10 years ago. Now, here we are two kids, a dog, and a couple of houses later and it...

Winter road trip – hello Brandon!

Road trips aren’t only for the summer. We had our sights set on a winter road trip to Brandon, for a weekend full of fun and discovery, without the crowds you might expect during the busy summer months. Here’s what Manitoba’s second largest city had in...

36 amazing facts about polar bears

Did you know that polar bears are actually black? Or that they can eat 100 pounds of blubber in just one sitting? Not just stars in Coca Cola commercials, polar bears are fascinating creatures; it’s no wonder they’re known as the ‘Lord of the Arctic’ in...

150 Things to do in Manitoba in 2017

Have you heard ? The biggest blockbuster of 2017 is going to be Canada’s 150th birthday! Join us this year in celebrating Canada’s big 1-5-0 all year long. Explore something new. Do something you’ve never done before. Make it an action packed adventure, a...

Manitoba’s literary locales

Canada is a fertile ground for scribes, and Manitoba has produced some of Can-Lit’s most unique voices. Readers and wordsmiths alike must check out these stomping grounds of four of Manitoba’s most prolific authors.

Grow your heart 3 sizes bigger at the Home for the Holidays House & Heritage Tour

Calling all scrooges, grinches and angry elves. If you struggle with getting into the holiday spirit, might I make a suggestion? Add the annual fundraiser Home for the Holidays House & Heritage Tour to your list of ways to change your grouchy ways. On...

The north is calling: Walking unfamiliar terrain at Seal River Heritage Lodge

I can’t be the only one who has uttered the phrase when stepping off the plane in Churchill, Manitoba – and this is my own province! It was my first time visiting northern Manitoba, and I had my sights set on a remote lodge 60 kilometers north from the...

Living on the edge in the Town of Churchill

Life on the edge on the Arctic is just a little bit different. Churchill is Manitoba’s northernmost community, located where the boreal forest meets the tundra, on the shores of Hudson Bay. Every year, visitors who come here to see the wildlife end up...