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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! 

September 17, 2018

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Canada has 47 National Parks. Manitoba houses two of them: Riding Mountain and Wapusk. I try to get to Riding Mountain National Park at least once per year. Each visit quickly reminds me that Manitoba is so much more than endless prairies. 

A trip to Riding Mountain is most often an overnight trip. When I realized that my home is only two hours from the East Gate of Riding Mountain, I immediately began planning my next adventure. I had recently seen an incredible picture of Bald Hill and knew I wanted to hike to it. The park's newest trail, Reeve's Ravine, opened in 2013 as a mountain bike and hiking trail, and provides two of the three routes to the fork leading to Bald Hill.

Reeve's Ravine shares it's trail head with the better marked self guiding trail, Burls and Bittersweet. It is just past the...

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...

July 26, 2018

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While many flock to the beautiful beaches on Lake Winnipeg, it seems as though Lake Manitoba is often forgotten. The drive to St. Ambroise Beach Provincial Park from Winnipeg's city centre is actually one kilometer less than Grand Beach and totally worth it. Plus, it's much less crowded.

The sand is soft and the water is shallow. Like, really shallow. For quite a distance. You can walk out for at least 50 meters and the water will still be below your waist. It's perfect for the kiddos and dogs. There is an awesome provincial website called Paws in Parks that outlines all of the rules when traveling to provincial parks with dogs. Dogs are allowed in provincial parks, just not in designated beach areas. Buoys at St. Ambroise Beach mark the designated swim area.

On the south end of the beach, you'll find a lookout to...

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