Canada is vast and beautiful, but climate and distance make it hard to get to know her. Having the freedom to throw your stuff in the trunk and set off as you please makes driving a tempting way to explore this country.
Called the polar bear capital of the world, Churchill is also known as a beluga whale watching hotspot, a birder’s paradise, and one of the best places to experience the northern lights.
Riding Mountain National Park
Yellow goldenrods sway in prairie meadows and a gentle breeze blows through the aspen. Black bears pad along boreal trails and the piercing sound of elk bugling echoes around the forest. Visit Grey Owl’s historic cabin and see the enduring landmark of the East Gate. Go to sleep under canvas lulled by the sounds of night birds and wake to decide which of the 400 km of trails you’ll hike today.
Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park
The Cypress Hills, which were never glaciated, have a rich and exciting history. They are known as an erosional plateau, having been formed by millions of years of sedimentary deposition followed by millions of years of erosion. An archaeology project started in the 1970’s at the Stampede Site near the Elkwater townsite, has revealed human inhabitation of the hills for more than 8,500 years.
Mennonite Heritage Village
Hitch your horses and pack your luggage for a harrowing tale of migration and settlement at the Mennonite Heritage Village. Travel through time to a turn-of-the century Russian Mennonite street village on a 40 acre site, taste traditional Mennonite fare at the museum’s Livery Barn Restaurant, and explore a classic Mennonite housebarn and a fully operational Dutch windmill during our summer season.
Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre
The Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre (CFDC) previously Morden and District Museum currently houses the largest collection of marine vertebrates in Canada. This large fossil collection has led the museum to a continuous need for expansion and improvement, even at the present time.
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