Manitoba’s Whirlpool Lake re-opened after zebra mussel scare

Campers are welcome back to a popular recreational spot in Riding Mountain National Park that had been closed over fears of zebra mussel infestation.Parks Canada cut off public access to Whirlpool Lake and campground in December 2017 after DNA evidence...

Can I cannabis? The rules around pot at Manitoba campgrounds May long weekend

It’s the first spring of legal pot and you’re headed to the campground this weekend.So are you allowed to smoke cannabis in the great outdoors?The short answer is no. For this weekend, anyway.“The smoking and vapor product Control Act prohibits...

New Manitoba conservation area honours Roblin outdoorsman

A long-time Roblin, Man., family has donated an expanse of land near Riding Mountain National Park in memory of a loved one as a new conservation area.The Bob Mickelson Conservation Lands are a 169 hectare (418 acre) area made up...

Local ice artists carving species at risk throughout Riding Mountain Nat’l Park

Four unique ice sculptures are showcasing different species that call Riding Mountain National Park home.Riding Mountain currently has 28 species at risk living within its boundaries. Ice sculptures being carved at Riding Mountain National Park.Courtesy: James CulletonThe five local artists...

Accused pleads guilty to attempted murder in Onanole RCMP shooting

A man has pleaded guilty to attempted murder in the shooting of an RCMP officer in western Manitoba.READ MORE: New details emerge about Manitoba RCMP officer shootingStory continues belowTherae Racette-Beaulieu, who is 19 and from the Sandy Bay First Nation, was arrested...

‘There’s no excuse for Manitobans to not explore’: Stay-cation ideas for 2019

As Manitoba heads into a bitterly cold stretch of the season, the tourism industry has put out a call for residents to embrace — and explore — the bone-chilling beauty.Story continues belowREAD MORE: Lonely Planet loves Manitoba: Travel giant puts...

‘It’s the Canadian thing to do’: One-of-a-kind skating rink opens near Onanole

There is a cool new winter attraction in Riding Mountain National Park.A group of outdoor enthusiasts have carved out a one-of-a-kind skating trail near Onanole, Man. — a maze on ice, of sorts.Perry Au told 680 CJOB Thursday afternoon that...

Winter adventurers welcome at Manitoba’s Whirlpool Lake, closure lifted

A popular camping and recreational area in Riding Mountain National Park that was closed through the summer has been re-opened, but for winter use only.Parks Canada issued a notice on Jan. 9 saying the closure of Whirlpool Lake was being temporarily lifted.READ MORE:...

Lonely Planet loves Manitoba: Travel giant puts province on top 10 list for 2019

One of the leading authorities on world travel says Manitoba is the place to be.Lonely Planet released their Best in Travel list for 2019 and Manitoba ranks No. 8 in the list for best regions.“We’re thrilled that Manitoba has been...

Popular pop-up restaurant coming to Wasagaming

Winnipeg’s renowned pop-up restaurant is taking its food on the road to Riding Mountain National Park. The town of Wasagaming will host RAW:almond from Sept. 24 – Oct. 14.“We want to celebrate the harvest of Manitoba,” said Chef Mandel Hitzer.Story continues belowRAW:almond...
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