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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! 

October 10, 2018

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I was lucky enough to snag the last available yurt at Nutimik Lake Campground. It just happened to be pet friendly and was open for just one night, which was exactly what I was looking for. It was the Sunday night of Thanksgiving weekend.

I then began researching nearby hikes and came across Pine Point Rapids. I've heard good things, so we went for it.

We arrived at Nutimik Lake Campground later than I wanted to, but at the right time to check into our yurt (4:00pm). We headed to Beutla Lake Resort to pick up wood for the evening and were at the trail head for 4:30 pm. It was a dreary day but I was confident we had enough sunlight to complete our explorations.

We passed two groups of people at the very beginning who were heading out so we had the entire place to ourselves. It was glorious. I was advised the night b...

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...

July 27, 2018

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I was really spoiled growing up. Every summer there was never a shortage of lakes, beaches, and cottages to visit, explore, and relax at with my family. When I was younger we would spend a lot of time in Grindstone Provincial Park at my nana and papa’s cottage. My mom would continuously remind me to “stay off the trails” when I was by myself adventuring through the park. My response was always slightly insubordinate in nature. There was no chance I was listening to her direction. Nope. Not even a little (sorry, mom!). There were too many places to survey and too many people I hadn’t met yet. The trails were my best friend; literally and figuratively connecting me to whatever the woods had to offer.

Reflecting presently, I suppose I always had a wandering soul, exploring unfamiliar terrain, never satisfied un...

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