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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...

July 22, 2018

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It’s an early Saturday morning. You’re about to adventure out into the wilderness for the day, but before you head north out of town, you need to accomplish one important task. You open the doors to a local business down the street, the only one open this early on a weekend, and you take a deep breath in through your nose. ​​You smile. What is that therapeutic aroma that gifts the air, instantly waking you up from your sleepy state? Well, of course – it’s the java juice.

Let’s take a moment to talk about coffee. We LOVE coffee. We never embark on a camping trip without the essentials: ground or instant coffee, lots of water, and a percolator. Have you ever had coffee percolated over a campfire before? It is THE best and nothing compliments a warm, morning sunshine beside a calm body of water, more than a fr...

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