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 22, 2018


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...

June 19, 2018


Deciding to go into the wilderness on your own can be scary. That’s okay. We’ve all been there and experienced those same feelings. Why might one camp solo? Maybe your schedule differs from your friends. Maybe you don’t know of anyone who wants to go camping. Maybe you simply want to be by yourself for a while. It doesn’t matter why you choose to go camping by yourself but having a game plan will make the adventure much easier.

Step 1: Decide where you want to go and pick your camping spot. I prefer provincial parks as I know they are regulated and always have staff on site. I always choose a basic site, but I know some people like sites with electrical hook up so they can plug a speaker in for music or charge their phones. I try my best to choose a site away from other sites and close to the water. The smaller t...

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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