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Manitoba Travel

A Nature Excursion at Hecla Grindstone Provincial Park

My next destination was Hecla Grindstone Provincial Park, or specifically Hecla, as almost everyone in Manitoba calls it. Hecla refers to the part of the park on Hecla Island, located off the west coast of Lake Winnipeg. The Grindstone part is located on the mainland, which I sadly wasn’t able to visit. In any case, …

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The 124th Annual Icelandic Festival in Gimli

The drive from Dauphin to Gimli is rather enjoyable as you drive through the Interlake region of Manitoba, past small rural towns, many lakes, and old Ukrainian churches. Unexpectedly, I found a sign pointing to Fisher Branch, the birthplace of my maternal grandfather. When I arrived in Gimli, the town was extremely busy and traffic was …

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Dauphin & Canada’s National Ukrainian Festival

Driving north to Dauphin from Riding Mountain National Park, I began to realize just how enormous the national park really was. I realized that my experiences in the park hardly exceeded beyond the immediate Wasagaming area, and that I seriously needed to come back to do some of the famed wilderness hikes I was driving …

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Riding, Relaxation & Culinary Delights at the Elkhorn Resort

After a morning spent wildlife viewing in Riding Mountain National Park, I drove five minutes outside of Wasagaming to Elkhorn Riding Adventures. I was going on a trail ride! Elkhorn Riding Adventures It had been quite some time since I had been on a horse, but that’s okay, you don’t need any experience to go horseback riding …