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Manitoba’s world records

In the spirit of Olympic record-breaking performances, here are some of Manitoba’s own world records. Largest mosasaur on display Bruce, the massive mosasaur fossil on display at Morden’s Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre holds the Guinness World Record in this category. At 13.05 m (42.815 ft), it

Flin Flon: Cool mining town with a storied past

Flin Flon has been a a mining centre since Hudson Bay Mining and Smelting Company (now Hudbay Minerals) started in 1927. But this town, which is buried in the Boreal forest on the Manitoba-Saskatchewan border, is a gem for many more reasons. Here are our top reasons why Flin Flon is unlike any

Roadside Madness road trip

You voted for your favorite Manitoba roadside attractions in our March Roadside Madness bracket (shout out to the champion Flintabbatey Flonatin, the cheery prospector from Flin Flon). And now, why not hit the road to see these larger than life attractions? Enjoy the scenery, stop in at local shops

Roadside Madness – Flinty wins it all!

The votes are in and the winner of Roadside Madness is Flintabbatey Flonatin!!! Maybe it’s fitting that the only place in Canada named after a science fiction character who discovered streets of gold is the one that actually takes home the gold. A little about Flintabbatey and Flin Flon When

Roadside Madness – Sara comes close!

The votes are in and Sara the Camel came *this close* to winning Roadside Madness. Sara might not have received the perfect fairytale ending, but she definitely showed us how endeared and revered she is in her community. A little about Sara the Camel and Glenboro Sara the Camel comes from Glenboro

Roadside Madness – Championship

And so we’ve come to the final stretch of Roadside Madness. Today you choose which roadside beauty is going to be named the ultimate attraction to pass by while taking a Manitoba road trip. This week has seen a whirlwind of activity. There have been clear cut winners in each round and a few intense

Roadside Madness – Final Four

Oh! Great Odin’s Raven! After yesterday’s vote, New Iceland is now trapped in a glass case of emotion. The mighty Viking got hammered by a submarine driving Flintabbatey and the valiant Viking Ship *almost* got blown off course by a Windmill storm. The ship survived, but barely. It took on a lot of

Roadside Madness – Elite Eight

The first few days of Roadside Madness saw all types of results. Who would have thought Chuck the Catfish and Tommy the Turtle would fall so quickly, that the Pumpkin and Mushrooms never really stood a chance, and that the toughest throw down would be between a Coke Can and a Smoking Pipe? (The

Roadside Madness – Sweet Sixteen

Well, the first round of voting in Roadside Madness saw a lot of ups and downs… The Polar Bear, Happy Rock, Viking and Flintabbatey easily won their pairings, but there were many others in tight races right until the bitter end. The Curling Rock was slightly pushed away from the button by a Smoking