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exploring the heart of canada

Have you ever seen the sun rise in the prairies? It's unlike anything else – boundless and isolating in the most comforting way. There is no quantifying its beauty. It signifies the beginning of the future.


And the future, almost always, guarantees an adventure...

We are Rachelle & Kristen and our mission is to inspire you to Do North by exploring what's inside Canada's heart.

Until the sun sets,

Do North.

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Each adventure will indicate the season we think is best for visiting. We will also rate them on a 3 point scale:

- loved it!

- worth the trip

- skip it. 


We are going to be brutally honest and subjective here. You do not have to agree with us, and that's okay!


Lastly, we'll categorize our adventures based on their distance from the city centre (usually Winnipeg). Day trips will typically be within a 2 hour drive of Winnipeg and overnight trips will be 2+ hours away from the city.

Happy adventuring! 

July 9, 2019

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If you live in Manitoba, there is a good chance you have heard of or visited Riding Mountain National Park. It definitely IS something to write home about and there is good reason why it is a popular spot year-round.

Riding Mountain National Park (RMNP) sits atop the Manitoba Escarpment and houses lakes, trails, buffalo, and even secretive wolf packs (says the Government of Manitoba website!). It is a family favourite location in the summer offering camping (yurts or regular sites) and a variety of outdoor activities. Stay tuned for a more detailed post about RMNP and all its wonder in the weeks to come, as K and I have a yurt excursion planned near the end of August.

In the meantime, a little drive never killed nobody…

So into the car and onto HWY 1 we went! I live in Gimli, MB so RMNP is approximately 3 and a hal...

May 15, 2019

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When you think of cliff jumping in Manitoba, you probably picture Tulabi Falls. Nestled in the southeastern corner of Nopiming Provincial Park, Tulabi is a little gem just off the dirt road about 2 hours from Winnipeg. They recently built yurts and we decided to snag one for some early season glamping. It was amazing. We were lucky enough to have a couple of beautiful May days which allowed us to hike around, snap some stellar photos, enjoy the campfire and bask in the sun. 

We stayed in pet friendly yurt #1. It had a stellar view, but is the closest one to the parking lot. So, if your dog likes to bark at people, #5 might be a better choice. The only one I wouldn't recommend is #6, only because the rest of them are situated so perfectly on the water. Yurt #2 has a walkway out to the fire pit which sits on a...

October 10, 2018

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I was lucky enough to snag the last available yurt at Nutimik Lake Campground. It just happened to be pet friendly and was open for just one night, which was exactly what I was looking for. It was the Sunday night of Thanksgiving weekend.

I then began researching nearby hikes and came across Pine Point Rapids. I've heard good things, so we went for it.

We arrived at Nutimik Lake Campground later than I wanted to, but at the right time to check into our yurt (4:00pm). We headed to Beutla Lake Resort to pick up wood for the evening and were at the trail head for 4:30 pm. It was a dreary day but I was confident we had enough sunlight to complete our explorations.

We passed two groups of people at the very beginning who were heading out so we had the entire place to ourselves. It was glorious. I was advised the night b...

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