Category - Surprising Discoveries

10 unique date ideas in Manitoba that will totally impress your special someone 💕

With Valentine's Day right around the corner, we've been struck with Cupid's arrow and are compelled to spill the beans on some of Manitoba's lesser known romantic date ideas. While Winnipeg has been named as one of Canada's most romantic cities , we'd argue that the province as a whole is a great place to fall in love. Here are 10 original date ideas in Manitoba that will totally impress the special someone in your life...😍 1. Relax into the Ganban-yoku experience   While you've likely heard of Winnipeg's amazing Thermea , Ten Spa or Riverstone Spa , Pocca...

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 just doing a day-trip to either of these cities for a dip in their stellar community pools. Shindleman Aquatic Centre, Portage La Prairie Just one section of Portage La Prairie’s impressive Stride Place recreation complex , the pool claims the crown for being Manitoba’s largest indoor...

See over 150 nativity scenes at Festival des Crèches in St-Georges, Manitoba

Nestled into a quiet library in the town of St-Georges is one of Manitoba’s best kept secrets. You don’t have to be religious to appreciate the collection of crèches, or nativity scenes, that this little town holds near and dear to its heart. See it for yourself: the collection of over 150 nativity scenes is on display at the Festival des Crèches , happening from now until January 5, 2018 in St-Georges, Manitoba. While its location and display remains humble (for now, there are plans to move the festival into the new town museum next year), it’s the heart of the collection...

Hot this week – December 4 to 10

‘Tis officially the season to be jolly, and we’re loving all the holiday celebrations popping up across the province. It doesn’t matter where you are in Manitoba, festive cheer will always be close by as December races onward. And it will over before you know it, so make sure you savour every minute of the most wonderful time of the year. Here’s what’s hot this week in Manitoba… Experience the splendour of a Red River Christmas December 9 to 10 Lower Fort Garry You’re invited to the Big House where the fire crackles and a warm cocoa waits for you. Bring your...

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 part, a lot of what you’ll find is within walking distance of the Wasagaming townsite. 1. Deep Bay Deep Bay is one of the coolest spots to see just a short distance from downtown Wasagaming. In the height of summer, locals swarm to this hot spot on Clear Lake. As the name suggests, the water goes from a depth of 2 feet to 20 feet deep in just a...

10 cool things in Brandon that Winnipeggers probably don’t know about

Header photo by Shaun Cameron Where in Manitoba can you find hipster coffee shops, incredible art galleries, a vintage ice cream shop and lively music festivals? As Manitoba’s second largest city, it’s amazing that a culturally rich city like Brandon still remains as a bit of a hidden gem (especially to many Winnipeggers). Choose a season, any season, and set your sights west to this incredible prairie city. Here are 10 places in Brandon that you need to check out ASAP… Fraser Sneath Coffee 1031 Rosser Avenue Coffee and tea lovers will be right at home at this trendy cafe in...

6 things that will make you want to come to Winnipeg right now

Winnipeg has so much to offer, but can sometimes get overlooked in favour of bigger cities. Even us Winnipeggers are guilty of taking this grand city for granted. But today, we’re going to change that. We’ve chosen six things that not only reflect just how much of a standout city Winnipeg is, but will also give you a fresh perspective on its charms. The Forks + the feasts By now you must have seen the number plates and heard the slogan “Friendly Manitoba”. It’s true, Manitobans are a friendly bunch. And when you put it into context, it makes a lot of sense. After all, Winnipeg is at the heart...

10 amazing things to do in Manitoba that are NOT in Winnipeg

Header photo by Austin Mackay Maybe you need a break from city life, or perhaps you just want a new experience in our beautiful province. Whatever your reason is, there are plenty of exciting activities to do outside of our capital city. Plan a day trip or a weekend away with these 10 amazing things to do in Manitoba that are NOT in Winnipeg… Unwind in a sauna in the woods Winter, summer, spring or fall – any season spent in a sauna is a season well spent! Check into Falcon Trails Resort , located at the quiet south east end of Falcon Lake in Manitoba’s Whiteshell Provincial...

Journey to Churchill in the heart of Winnipeg

Header photo by Ben Jaworsky What better way could there be to welcome the weekend than with a family trip to somewhere fascinating! Luckily, if family time is foremost on your mind and you’re looking for the perfect weekend getaway, Winnipeg has one of the best attractions that’s not only fitting for the entire family, but will have your kids hyped long after they’ve left. At Assiniboine Park Zoo ’s Journey to Churchill, you can come face to face with polar bears, become enchanted by wolves, while falling in love with snowy owls and arctic foxes. Here are a few of the experiences that make...

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) locations. We set our sights on Farmery Estate Brewery , just outside the cute town of Neepawa. Brewing in action Upon arrival, we were greeted by our tour host for the morning, Eric Warwaruk (brother of founders Lawrence and Chris) in the best way possible: with ale, of course! Small samples were offered of each beer (which was adequate for me as...