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9 Reasons to Love Winter in Manitoba

Winter is pretty amazing. And in Manitoba, winter isn’t just a mere season–for part of the year, it’s a way of life. As a result, we embrace it with a host of events and activities you simply can’t experience any other time of year. Try having dinner on...

9 Things to Do in Manitoba If You're An Introvert

Chances are you know someone in your life who's an introvert. Or maybe you are one yourself. Maybe you seek solitude. Maybe you're looking for open spaces without too many people.

9 Instagram-worthy spots to take pictures of your pet

You’ve heard it been said, “Do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life.”

10 reasons Manitoba is one of the best regions in the world

Manitoba can sometimes be taken for granted, even overlooked. But for those who have chosen to give the prairie province a chance, they have discovered why Manitoban pride abounds and what makes this place so special.

8 Manitoba museums you might want to steal from (but obviously, you shouldn't)

Let's face it, the items found in museums can be pretty cool. Things are old, beautiful, handcrafted, shiny and contain stories of the past. It's sometime hard not to wander through a space and wish you could have that amazing painting hanging on the wall...

12 gift ideas for the proud Manitoban in your life

Are you on the hunt for a gift for the ultimate Manitoban in your life?

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...

Look up and find 7 of the best ceilings in Manitoba

Ceilings have been decorated and adorned for centuries. Indeed, there's something awe-inspiring about standing beneath an intricately designed ceiling that fills your entire vision. And lucky for us, we have quite a few beauties right here in Manitoba....

How to weekend in the Wheat City

I thought I knew the Wheat City. With family roots in the fields of southwest Manitoba, I spent a fair amount of time in Brandon growing up: holiday breaks visiting cousins, an annual outing to the Royal Manitoba Winter Fair, and a handful of high school...

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...