Well, our summer challenge is a wrap! We’ve had the best time over the last three months seeing and sharing your summer moments. From thrilling wildlife encounters to stark architectural scenes to just sitting back and loving lake life, you showed us how unique and spectacular Manitoba is. Thank you to everyone who tagged their moments with #exploremb, we couldn’t get enough of your stunning photos and fascinating stories.

For our last challenge, we wanted to see one last hurrah for summer before the #exploremb feed turns gold for fall. The three finalists for the ☀️ Best Summer Moments ☀️ are…

Michelle Panting (@fullwpg)

There’s a wistful dreaminess to Michelle’s photos. She has this knack for uncovering a new way to look at Winnipeg. She also brings that interesting perspective to her writing for her blog FULL, which showcases the ‘Peg’s culture, food and lifestyle.

Gotta share just one more off the hop here

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Jessie (@mrsoneplusonedesign)

Jessie had us at “Roadside Attraction.” We can’t resist someone who loves to visit our quirky roadside icons. We also got a kick out of how Jessie did a full countdown for her six “Favourite Manitoba Summer Moments.”

Favourite #Manitoba Summer Moment 6. Visiting roadside attractions. #exploremb #explorecanada

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Favourite #Manitoba Summer Moment 4. Exploring Hecla Island with my boys. #exploremb #explorecanada

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Favourite #Manitoba Summer Moment 3. Biking the trails to #fortwhytealive. #exploremb #explorecanada

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Favourite #Manitoba Summer Moment 2. Stumbling upon beautiful places. #exploremb #explorecanada

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Trev Boernsen (@uncletrevv)

Trev shared how hanging out with a great group of friends is the best way to enjoy summer. Tulabi Falls, Bird Lake, Winnipeg Beach, Gull Lake, FortWhyte Alive, Bird’s Hill Park and some random farm field are just a few of the places Trev explored this summer. In a word: Busy!

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

Winner announcement

Stay tuned to this page, the three “Instagram trip to Churchill” winners will be announced before the end of the week (September 24, 2015).
Read all the contest details here or see all the finalists so far. Happy Instagramming!