Winter in Manitoba: A Preview

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Things have been pretty quiet lately on my blog — and I promise I have a good excuse!

I just spent a week exploring the Great White North with Travel Manitoba and Frontiers North Adventures, having some amazing wintertime adventures while still hanging on to all my fingers and toes (just barely). Highlights of my time in Winnipeg and Churchill included eating far too much delicious food, going dog sledding, strapping on snowshoes for the first time, and, of course, seeing the Northern Lights!!

Before I jump into my individual posts about all of these awesome things, I figured I'd give you a little “preview” of my trip — in the form of a video, and 5 of my favorite photos.

And now for the handful of photos to get you excited:

1. A mural at the Manitoba Museum depicting one of the First Nations' creation myths:

Manitoba Museum

2. Dog sledding with Wapusk Adventures:

Wapusk Adventures

3. Sitting inside the wheel of our Frontiers North Adventures Tundra Buggy:

Tundra Buggy

4. Snowshoeing through the boreal forest:

Snowshoeing

5. And, finally, a little glimpse of the Northern Lights:

Northern Lights

 

 

Which adventure shall I elaborate on first?

 

 

 

*Note: I was a guest of Travel Manitoba and Frontiers North Adventures on this trip. But, as always, all opinions are my own.

"It's a dangerous business, going out your door. You step onto the road, and, if you don't keep your feet, there's no telling where you might get swept off to." - JRR Tolkien

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  1. definitely northern lights! this picture looks stunning!

      There will be plennnnnty more Northern Lights photos later this week!!

    Tell us about the snowshoeing. I always thought that would be fun to experience…and a great workout. Of course, I would love to see more of the Northern Lights as well.

      Snowshoeing was definitely both those things – fun, AND a good workout!

    Fantastic Northern Lights photo. Definitely want to hear more about that, but also about the tundra buggy? Did you get to see any polar bears?

      I’ll talk a bit about the tundra buggy in my Northern Lights post!

      And no, no polar bears. They’re all out on the ice in the winter!

    The northern lights! OMG you are so lucky that you’re gonna get to see the northern lights!

      They were AMAZING! Can’t wait to share more photos soon.

    Considering how amazing your preview is, I have great (white) expectations for the individual posts! Looks like an amazing trip ๐Ÿ™‚

      Thanks, Peter! It was indeed an amazing trip – one I won’t soon forget!

    It has to be the Northern Lights first. That is one of the best photos I have ever seen of them.

      You’ll be getting a Northern Lights post tomorrow. I thought about holding off, but I just can’t!!!

    Cannot wait to read about your adventures in Manitoba! So many bucket list items in one trip ๐Ÿ™‚

      Indeed! Dog sledding and the Northern Lights were both on my own bucket list – and I’m so excited I got to cross both of them off!

    I noticed in your photos that you all are just out and about. Are polar bears not a concern at all in the winter there?

    When we visited Svalbard, we had to take a high powered rifle everywhere because of possible polar bear encounters, even in winter.

      Nope, polar bears aren’t a concern in Churchill in the winter. They are all either far out on the ice, or denned up in Wapusk NP to have their cubs. (Though, lone dudes I saw out on snowmobiles still did travel with large guns, just in case.)

    Looks amazing! Looking forward to reading more about your experiences in the snow!

      Thanks, Sam! I’m looking forward to writing about them all!

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