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! 

May 15, 2019


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...

June 27, 2018


As we were driving from Black Lake Campground to the Walk on Ancient Mountains we found a well marked entrance and stopped to check it out. It was signage for the Flintstone Lake Portage trail. Nopiming Pronvincial Park is a paddler's dream. With hundreds of lakes, waterways and back country camping, there is a ton of land to explore. The portage to the lake didn't look too far so we decided to check it out.

We estimate that the trek was about 1 km one way. The trail was wide and easy to follow. Which seems appropriate for anyone carrying a canoe or boat. It also looks to be suitable for an ATV. There is one spot that is underwater so you'll have to keep left and make your way on a few logs and through the bush, but it's not too difficult.

The end is a beautiful opening of the lake. Many boats are stored there. It...

June 20, 2018


Nopiming is the Anishinabe word meaning “entrance to the wilderness”. The name perfectly describes this provincial park. I might even argue that this is my favorite provincial park in Manitoba. It houses over 100 lakes and multiple rivers. The only roads that go through the park are gravel.


Black Lake Campground has nearly 80 sites. There is one big, busy loop (Loop A with many seasonal sites and electrical hook ups) and three much smaller, quieter loops (Loops B, C and D). We stayed in Loop D at site 2. It was elevated with a steep driveway and partially secluded by a large rock structure. To our benefit there was no one in the two closest sites making it feel wonderfully private. Loop C has two sites that are right on the water’s edge: 1 and 2. Those would be awesome sites, too!

The trail head for Black Lake Tr...

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