Sandwiched between North Dakota and Nunavut, Manitoba has never been the busiest chunk of tourism real estate in North America. To independent travellers, this is a good thing: Canada’s undiscovered province offers uncrowded beaches, innumerable lakes and unlikely cultural attractions, especially in the gritty/cool capital, Winnipeg.
A Daytripper’s Guide to Manitoba is the only comprehensive travel handbook to the province – and an indispensable tool for visitors from abroad, Canadians passing through and Manitobans who want to get to know their own backyard.
The new edition of the best-selling Canadian guidebook has expanded coverage of Winnipeg’s cultural attractions, more Churchill ecotourism options and a brand-new chapter on the Lake Of The Woods region of northwestern Ontario.
Get the straight goods on cities, towns and natural attractions in every corner of the province, compiled by one of Manitoba’s most tenacious independent travellers, Winnipeg Free Press columnist Bartley Kives.
Plunder a small-town gift shop.
Eyeball turn-of-the-last-century architecture.
Commune with nature in wild areas that still feel wild.
And forget what you think you know about the Canadian prairies – the only thing flat about Manitoba is the Trans-Canada Highway.
Praise for previous editions of A Daytripper’s Guide to Manitoba:
“Instead of just relying on promotional material, Kives appears to have worn out tire rubber and shoe leather getting to know Manitoba’s cities, towns, backroads and wilderness areas. And instead of repeating clichés, Kives uses the same idiosyncratic, opinionated style that he employs in his Offroad columns…” — Bob Armstrong, Winnipeg Free Press
“An excellent handbook for pointing out the incredible array of places worth visiting that are all too often overlooked.” — T. Keith Edmunds, Brandon Sun
“In adition to its being a wonderful resource for planning family outings, Kives makes it a more enjoyable read with his personal insights (“Bartley-isms”) into the places he has visited.” – Devi Sharma in The Winnipeg Free Press