Canada’s Sunflower Capital

Altona punches above its weight in the arts department By Dorothy Dobbie Altona businessman Johann Schwartz, flush with money from building elevators to accommodate the grain trade on the recently arrived railroads in Manitoba, created his dream home in 1902. It was the largest house ever constructed in Altona, dominating its Fifth Avenue neighbourhood for…

Catching the geocaching fever

Summer 2016 may be best remembered as the summer when Pokémon GO took the world by storm, forcing teens and gamers out of their houses and onto the streets. All this activity was set in motion by the goal of catching virtual critters populating our neighbourhoods. While some found it ridiculous to see hordes of…

Five Winter Wonders in Winnipeg

The Assiniboine Park duck pond is a long-time favourite for families to strap on their skates for an afternoon of gliding about. Washrooms are located onsite and the warming shelter is ideal for sharing a cup of cocoa. FortWhyte Alive offers several trails for hiking, cross country skiing or snowshoeing, and don’t forget to bring…

A spectacle of snakes: Narcisse Snake Dens

A land where it can reach 50 degrees below zero seems an unlikely spot for the world’s largest concentration of cold-bodied reptiles to reside. But it is here, in the Interlake, where one of the most amazing, naturally occurring events in the wild can be experienced. Networks of caverns have formed over time in the…