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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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A city girl’s introduction to wilderness camping in Manitoba

There’s never really a good way to introduce someone to a serious case of culture shock. Head first, while it may not seem prudent, is probably best and it’s usually the way things are done where I’m originally from. We don’t “babystep” you into anything....

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...

20 photos that prove Manitoba lake life is the best life

I don’t care about how much of a city slicker you are, when summer hits, we all itch to get out to the lake – any lake! Manitoba’s 5 degrees of cabin separation means that most of us get out at least once during the summer, while others move into their...

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.

Scouting for UFOs in Falcon Lake, Manitoba

Do you believe in the unexplained?The story of Stephen Michalak and the ‘Falcon Lake Encounter’ is one that will certainly leave you questioning the universe around you. It remains one of the most credible and well-documented cases in the world of a UFO...

Sink your hook into one of Manitoba’s top 5 fish species

Manitobans are a bunch of diehard, outdoorsy folks. No question about that. Whether it’s minus 40 or plus 15, you don’t have to look too far, too hard, or too long to find a Manitoban searching for the next great outdoor adventure.

Uncovering the gems of Manitoba’s Provincial Parks

Manitoba has a whopping 90 provincial parks. That’s a lot of land and lake to cover.

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.

Snuggle into a strange structure in Manitoba’s Parkland

These structures may be strange to some, but they are right at home here in Manitoba.

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...

Look up: Manitoba’s biggest, boldest skies

From stormy horizons of heavy clouds and hopeful rainbows to the colourful ribbons of the Aurora Borealis; sky-gazing takes on a new meaning in Manitoba.

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…

A new side of an old family friend: Riding Mountain National Park in winter

I’m guilty of avoiding winter, especially since my kids are young and getting them outdoors can be a lot of work. I know the season can be magical, but rarely do I take time to discover it.

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...

Sam Waller Museum: A collection of oddities from around the globe

The Sam Waller Museum would make an excellent setting for an iSpy book. The founder, Sam Waller, coined himself a Pack Rat and called the museum a “Clutter-torium” – a nickname that was certainly no exaggeration.

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...

If these walls could talk: Manitoba’s historic theatres

Manitoba has had a long-time love affair with performing arts. The first live theatre on the prairies dates back to Red River Hall in 1867 (and the list that follow is impressive!) Because our isolation in the heart of Canada, Manitobans create out of...

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.