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Author: Jillian

I consider myself a traveller first, then a writer. So being a communications specialist on the media relations team at Travel Manitoba is a perfect fit. I never tire of yarning tales about my home province. Contact me jrecks@travelmanitoba.com or @TravelMBMedia.

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 that leave a lasting impression. With this

How Minnedosa charmed the ski pants off me this winter

Minnedosa is one of those pretty prairie towns that I thought I knew. Another historic Manitoba town rooted in railway and agriculture? Maybe. But it's nestled in a river valley on the doorsteps of the Manitoba escarpment, and because of this prime geography, it has an outdoorsy, lake-life vibe

7 obscure winter sports in Manitoba that you need to try

With all eyes on PyeongChang, South Korea and the XXIII Winter Olympic Games, it got us thinking about all of the offbeat sports Manitobans do to keep themselves entertained during the snowy season. Essentially, we have our own version of the Winter Olympics, but here, athletes set aside hockey and

Sure bet ways to win in Winnipeg

Make your next cross-border adventure to Winnipeg even more memorable with game of chance at one of the city's top gaming destinations. What's there to risk? Mostly a whole lot of fun. Assiniboia Downs 3975 Portage Avenue West at the Perimeter Highway The coming of spring brings the thundering of

7 Manitoba indoor water parks you want to be at right now

A family winter vacation not in the budget this year? Get a little water therapy and a much needed boost with a staycation centered around one of these noteworthy indoor pools. Day-trip to a community pool The most economical option for a family on budget is avoiding paying for accommodations and

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 home. While Winnipeg is accustomed to seeing