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! 

August 7, 2018


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...

June 28, 2018


If there's one thing we can all agree on, it's that Winnipeg is flat. Very flat. However, there are a few spots in the city with a bit of elevation. One many know is Westview Park, more lovingly known as Garbage Hill. Newer on the scene is Bison Butte. It was originally built to be a private mountain bike trail for the Summer 2017 Canada Games. It's now being maintained by Fort Whyte and is open to the public as a multi use trail.

According to the designers, there is a total of 6km of trail. There is a main loop around the water basin that I would guess is about 2km in total. It is the perfect place for a lunchtime stroll, quick nature break from the hustle and bustle of the city or a few hill sprints.

The trails are rated for mountain bikers. For hikers, just be mindful of the bikers on the trails. You can access...

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