What a HOT week to experience city living in the summer! Even though the heat beamed down on this place like a hammer, you all showed us how to keep it cool while enjoying the best our cities and towns have to offer. Hint: lots of it included the Fringe Festival and water. Sweet, sweet refreshing water.

The three finalists for the ☀️ Summer in the City ☀️ challenge are…

Shannon White (@smaher70)

Shannon and the kids were busy bees last week in Manitoba. They visited the Zoo, splashed around in Portage la Prairie, watched planes land and Fringed their painted-faces off.

Oda (@urfabmama)

Urfabmama (love the name!) had her “big crazy beautiful family” out and about town last week. They got messy at Color me Rad and beat the heat at the splash park. Then Oda kept it cool and easy on a bike ride with the hubby.

Dirty messy run😂#exploremb#travelmanitoba#wpgphoto#familylove#colormerad

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Beat the heat 😝 .. Enjoying some priceless fun at the spray pad ..

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Michelle Holigroski (@michelleh373)

Michelle is definitely one of Winnipeg’s biggest fans. She’s always sharing her love for the city on Instagram and Twitter. And she goes to a TON of events like Ballet in the Park, Folklorama and the Fringe Festival. We seriously don’t know how she does it all!

Congratulations, Shannon, Oda and Michelle, you all win an #ExploreMB Instagram Moments book and are now finalists for our Instagram trip to Churchill.

The #exploremb challenge – week five

The #exploremb challenge - Lake Life Love

This week, we challenge you to show us how you enjoy the hot days and sultry nights of summer at the cabin or camping. Specifically, we want to see your ❤️ Lake Life Love ❤️ pics on Instagram. Don’t forget to tag #exploremb on your posts!

Read all the contest details here or see all the finalists so far. Happy Instagramming!