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Ready, set, camp! Your camping cheat sheet for Riding Mountain National Park

It’s never too early to start thinking about your summer camping plans.

5 downtowns cute enough to shoot a movie in

Manitoba’s film industry is booming at the moment, boasting the highest volume of productions that the province has seen in ten years. Along with these projects come Hollywood A-listers to whom we get to show off the hospitality, charm and beauty of our...

10 amazing places to visit in Riding Mountain only the locals know about

Many people know Riding Mountain Park for it’s great camping, gorgeous hikes, stunning lakes, watchable wildlife and breathtaking views. But today, we’re going to dig a little deeper and share some of those gems only most locals know about. And the best...

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.

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.

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.

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