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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...

August 7, 2018

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Looking to get away but don’t have infinite hours to spare? Birds Hill Provincial Park just may be the day trip you are looking for, then! 

Located 10 minutes north of the Perimeter off Highway 59, BHP allows park-goers opportunities to engage in hiking, biking, rollerblading, horseback riding, swimming, camping, and in the winter snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. There is a plethora of trails around the park, ranging in distances and terrains, from dirt to paved paths.

Personally, my favourite trail to hike is the Lakeview Trail. It is 7.2kms and is the perfect length of time to soak up some Vitamin N, especially if you are pressed for time. It is paved the entire way (so watch out for cyclists and rollerbladers!) and meanders through the woods and around the lake. If you can catch the sunset whilst hiki...

August 7, 2018

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Tent? Check. Sleeping bag? Check. Water? Check. Cooler full of food? Check. Fire supplies? Check. Hiking boots and/or Nikes? Check. Good friends and a dog? Check. Prosecco? Check. More Prosecco? Well, I mean, not if you want to get a good hike in the next day – let’s not fool ourselves!

Jokes aside, these items are pretty much the core essentials for the making of an epic hiking/camping trip. Anything else can be found in a post we wrote awhile back here for Solo Camping Made Easy; of course, this list is complimentary for group camping trips as well.

If you have time to make a weekend out of hiking/camping, we are going to suggest you head southwest on Highway 2 until the Highway 5 junction, which will take you south to Highway 253 (west), then to Highway 18 (south), through Killarney to Highway 3 (west), and one...

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