With no lack of snow, last week’s Winter in the Whiteshell theme was a cinch for our community. 🌬Outdoor Adventure🌬 took form in evening bonfires, outings with man’s best friend and late night dates with the northern lights.

The three finalists for the 🌬Outdoor Adventure🌬 challenge are…

Sierra Friesen (@sierrasavannahf)

Sierra’s cozy bonfire reminded us that when the snow hits, the best thing to do is to curl up in front of the fire – outside or inside!

a how-to guide to loving winter 👆🏼 #igwhiteshell #exploremb

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🌲✨ only took us a few hours but we FOUND the perfect tree!

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deer kisses 💫

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Nele (@mistyscapes)

The call of the northern lights is what prompts many Manitobans to take off in the night for that one perfect shot – and Nele nailed it!

Daniel (@tessmanndan)

What’s better than a winter adventure with your best friend? Dogs never complain about the cold!

This week, we challenge you to capture the most wonderful time of the year (aka, Christmas!) on Instagram. Show us your favourite shots of twinkling lights, gifts aplenty and Santa Claus himself, and tell us why you love being in Manitoba for the holidays. Just a reminder that old photos are accepted, as long as they are reposted within the contest timeline. All finalists will have the chance to win our grand prize – a 3 night stay in Winnipeg and the Whiteshell (which now includes a stay at the gorgeous Falcon Trails Resort and Inn at the Forks)! Don’t forget to tag #exploremb and #igwhiteshell on your posts!

Read all the contest details here. Happy Instagramming!