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! 

April 10, 2018

How about those lakes though? Inevitably, lakes are one of the best parts about Manitoba. You do not have to travel far outside of the city to get your water fix, either. Some of Manitoba’s most beautiful bodies of water are within a 2-hour drive from Winnipeg. What a time to be alive if you live in southern Manitoba (well that, and the fact that the Jets are absolutely killing their post season run, but I digress…).

Last year, our family purchased a cottage on Pinawa Bay, about 18 minutes past Lac Du Bonnet. Our lakeview property faces west and quite possibly has the best sunsets in all the land (I am not biased whatsoever). But, for real, they are phenomenal – it is the kind of sky where you gasp for air because the view literally takes your breath away. I feel so #blessed that my family found this little...

K: I've XC skied more this year than all other years combined. R teaches in Gimli and has already skied through Camp Morton, but she invited me along for this trip. The sun was shining and it was one of the warmer days of the year so far. In fact, it was a little too warm so the skiing was slow, but I was pumped to finally wax my skis (I've embarrassingly never done this before, which I think speaks to how much of a novice I truly am). There were only 2 or 3 people on the entire trail. It was a glorious, short, and extremely easy ski. We spent about 90 minutes on the trails, which is perfect for a Sunday adventure. R was annoyed with me because she was sweating profusely, and I was not (she often draws attention to this fact, in a poke-fun kind of way).

Before heading home, we d...

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