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7 thrill-seeking ways to end your kid's boredom this summer (and all just outside of Winnipeg)

Summertime, and the livin' is boring - according to your kids, that is. One can only jump through the backyard sprinkler so many times, so spice up the summer and give your kids a thrill at these 7 HIGHLY amusing attractions, all within driving distance...

Olé, Olé, Olé, Olé! 7 things you can expect at a Valour FC game

For the first time since 1992, Winnipeg has a professional soccer team - and if May 4th’s inaugural home game was any indication, Manitobans are all in. With 9,966 fans flooding in to Investors Group Field for Valour FC’s first home game as part of the...

5 ways the Manitoba Children’s Museum makes you rethink how to parent

"You can't." "Please don't". "I said no". These are too common of phrases that I mutter as a mom. I work hard to set boundaries for my kids, but then a recent visit to the Manitoba's Children Museum eschewed all my rules. Gasp! It allowed my kids just to...

13 furry and four-legged friends who might be momming it better than you are this week

It's almost mother's day and of course, that makes us all think of the things our moms do for us (and have to put up with). But there's a wide world of moms out there who are doing this thing without the help of iPads and meal delivery.

Lace up and launch out on one of these walking tours around Winnipeg

Walking is one of those things most city dwellers just do and Winnipeg is one of those places where walking is such a forgone conclusion that we often do it without giving it a second thought. But Winnipeg has a few intriguing surprises up its sleeve and...

10 gorgeous places to camp this summer in Manitoba

A summer without camping isn't summer at all. This is a sentiment shared by many (I'd argue, most) Manitobans and one that rings true to my heart. While you may already have your go-to spots and your seasonal sites secured, I challenge you to expand your...

Lights, camera, action! Visit these fave movie locations in Manitoba

Manitoba’s movie business is booming. And while some might attribute that success to Manitoba’s very competitive tax credit, we like to think producers choose Manitoba for the same reasons visitors do: compelling destinations that offer interesting...

50 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?

6 patios to get you outside the perimeter this summer

We Manitobans know a thing or two about patio season. But some people might incorrectly assume that our favourite summertime hangouts can only be found within Winnipeg's city limits. That, my friends, is just plain WRONG!

14 road-trip-worthy restaurants you absolutely have to try this summer

If you love long drives and equally adore dining out, we suggest combining your two loves and make an outing of it. Whether you live in the north, south, east or west, there’s some good grub just a drive away. Here are 14 dinner destinations we think are...

Game of Thrones: Manitoba's Seven Kingdoms

Unless you’ve been living under a Casterly Rock, you’d know that one of TV’s most watched series ever is about to come to its final oathbreaking conclusion. With this in mind, we couldn’t help but notice Manitoba bears some striking resemblances to...

7 reasons a Winnipeg Goldeyes Game is just the ticket for a perfect summer evening

The crack of the bat. The lush green of the field. The smell of popcorn and hot dogs drifting on a warm breeze. Baseball and summer--it's a match made for enjoyment. Out at Shaw Park in downtown Winnipeg, the Goldeyes have been hitting it out of the park...

6 Winnipeg Whiteout fashion tips to help get your street party outfit on point

In a city which sees its fair share of blizzards throughout the winter, there’s one kind of whiteout Winnipeggers welcome with open arms come spring time - and that whiteout comes with a Winnipeg Jets playoff run.

Free fun in Manitoba is only as far away as your imagination

Free fun can sometimes be hard to find, with such events and activities far, few and in-between. But if you’re a if-it’s-free-count-me-in kind of guy or gal, you’d be pleasantly surprised to know that Manitoba speaks your language. Here are a few free...

The ULTIMATE guide to summer in Churchill, Manitoba

A trip to the northern town of Churchill, Manitoba is not the easiest trip in the world. It can be expensive. There are limited transportation options...and even more limited seasons. But guess what? A visit to this very special region is absolutely worth...

How I'm spending 48-hours in Winnipeg with my kids

I love being a tourist in my backyard. I'm taking full advantage of my kids being out of school to take them on a learning vacation...around their hometown of Winnipeg. Check out our 48-hours itinerary, which combines learning indoors, fresh air outdoors,...

A fat boy and a jambuster play spongee at a social!? A guide to decoding Manitoba lingo

To an outsider, a “Goog” “meat shoulder” or “booter” sound like the punchline of a bad joke. But to a Manitoban, these words actually have meaning. English and French are widely spoken across Canada, but every region has a unique vocabulary only...

These date ideas will keep you busy every month in Manitoba

Whether you're a Tinder professional or someone in a longterm relationship, it's time to crank your dating game up a notch. No matter the month in Manitoba, there are an abundance of ways to get out and about and enjoy some quality time with your loved...

5 Manitoba hardwater hotspots for those who have never been ice fishing before

Every year, thousands of ice fishing enthusiasts descend on Manitoba for some good ol' hard water angling. And while there are endless lakes to set up on (just check out the Hunt Fish blog for dozens of articles and safety tips), these 5 ice fishing...

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.

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