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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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20 polar bear photos that will inspire and amaze you

With polar bear viewing opportunities in both fall and summer, it's no surprise that Churchill (known as the Polar Bear Capital of the World) has become a major tourism destination, where wildlife enthusiasts and photographers can view polar bears from...

10 of the smelliest spots you need to visit in Manitoba

They say that certain smells can evoke the strongest memories. Just a whiff of something from your past can transport you to another time and place.

10 treats you wish you’d find in your trick-or-treat bag

You don’t have to be a fan of Halloween to admit the treats that usually accompany this ghoulish affair are the stuff sweet dreams are made of.

Game time: The best spots in Winnipeg to watch sports

Despite the lowering temperatures, premature snowfall, and post-summer blues, October will always be the true most wonderful time of the year for one chunk of Manitoba’s population: sports fans!With the Jets season underway, football going strong,...

Wicked and weird: Manitoba's most terrifying Halloween events

If thrills and chills are right up your alley, give yourself a scare this Halloween with one of Manitoba's many macabre events that test the limits of all things creepy.

10 spectacular views in Manitoba that you have to see with your own eyes

Since most people still think of Manitoba as having only flat, prairie landscape, it may come as a surprise that our province actually has three diverse ecosystems: prairie, boreal and tundra.

Loved fall before it was cool to love fall? Check out these Manitoba fall musts

It's the most wonderful time of the year (depending on who you ask, of course), as the temperature drops a little, the sweaters come out and the air turns crisp.

Fall in love with the season and these Manitoba farm experiences

Fall + harvest = the perfect time to head to the farm. Manitoba's agrarian roots are something special.

5 Manitoba corn mazes to get lost in this fall

Not all those who wander are lost - except if you're in a corn maze, of course. When it comes to quintessential fall experiences, finding your way through a corn maze is right up there with sipping pumpkin spice lattes and feeling colourful leaves crunch...

Craft sale season is here! Your guide to 2018 Manitoba craft shows

With craft season right around the corner in Manitoba, we'd like to extend a little challenge. There are over 50 craft shows happening throughout the province, which means it's easier than ever to buy LOCAL for the holiday season.

Go off-road on a rough and tumble Rocky Lake Resort fishing adventure

Less than half an hour north of The Pas is Rocky Lake – one of those quintessentially northern Manitoba lakes, ringed by towering trees and rough rocks.

2 ways to spoil yourself at the Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport

In between early mornings, connections and flight delays...travel can be hard. But that doesn't mean long travel days need be stressful.

Fall in love with Manitoba's other waterfall-Wekusko Falls

When you're thinking about Manitoba waterfalls, the Insta-worthy Pisew Falls may be what comes to mind. Or maybe it's the falls in the Whiteshell, like Rainbow or McGillivray Falls. A real Manitoba waterfall expert might even know that Kwasitchewan Falls...

10 reasons why you absolutely need to visit The Pas, Manitoba

Manitoba's north is home to countless hidden gems. A smaller population and wide open spaces mean that sometimes anything north of Lake Winnipeg flies under the radar. And while the drive may be a bit longer, trust us when we say, the extra tank of gas is...

Your next family vacation is only a fishing lodge away

Getaways are the stuff that Manitoba summers are made of, especially when you’ve got kids, a short season, and two months of vacation, which require on-point planning. If you’re constantly on the lookout for ways to make your time with your kids memorable...

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?

How to celebrate Canada’s National Ukrainian Festival like a Ukrainian

Вітаємо to Canada’s National Ukrainian Festival, a three-day celebration of all things Ukrainian that takes place every August long weekend at the Selo Ukraina site on the slopes of Riding Mountain National Park. People from across Canada make their way...

The dos and the don’ts of Gimli’s Icelandic Festival

Gimli is the sort of place that people love to flock to during the summertime, especially on the weekends.

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...