Cannonball through Interlake Manitoba

Manitoba’s Interlake region is my home away from home. Born and raised in Winnipeg with family in the Interlake that we visited often enough to give the travel to and from a comforting sense of home. As a kid, I rarely paid attention to most of the sites as they passed me by, but as…

The Catfish Capital of the World – Selkirk Manitoba

Selkirk Manitoba is the home of Chuck the Channel Cat, a large catfish statue that hangs out at the local Smitty’s. Selkirk is roughly 20km (12 miles) north of Winnipeg along Highway 9. Known as “The Catfish Capital of the World” because of the record-sized catches on the local stretch of the Red River. The roughly 30-foot tall catfish was erected in 1986 and is named for local fisherman Chuck Norquay.

Long Walk on a Short Pier

I’ve seen Dunnottar on the map and on various cottage listings but I had never been there. That changed quickly when I started following Interlake Tourism’s social media feeds and caught a glimpse of the Dunnottar Pier. The spectacular photos painted a very enticing picture and I just had to see it in person. The…