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Manitoba Travel

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 …

Manitoba Travel

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 …

Travel

From The Forks to The Fringe: A Day of Winnipeg Culture

How do you describe The Forks and what it represents to Winnipeg? As a Vancouverite, my Winnipegger friends would often describe The Forks as “the Granville Island of Winnipeg”; Granville Island being a former industrial site turned whimsical marketplace, beloved by tourists and locals alike. I guess The Forks is like that a bit. I …

Food Vancouver

Khatsahlano! Music + Arts Festival 2013: A Culinary Preview

Update: This was a review of an event from 2013, but keeping it up here as a time capsule reminder. Vancouver’s biggest FREE outdoor music festival, the Khatsahlano Music + Arts Festival, is taking over Kitsilano’s W 4th Avenue on Saturday, July 13th. … but music is only one part of it. As I discovered on …