In the Canadian prairies, there is an instinctual drive to make the most out of our 2-3 months of warm weather. You can almost feel the earth tremble on July first as residents make their annual pilgrimage to the campground. Tensions are high and we're all trying to get the most out of a few long weekends in what seems to be an increasingly short summer.
However, busy parks often involve 40-foot RVs, powerboats in tow, and a whole lot of expectations that nature is not obligated to keep. It pays to keep things simple if you don't want summer to be like one long and disappointing New Year's Eve party, so we look to the backcountry instead.
My friends and I crave hiking, fishing, cooking, and exploring parks and wilderness areas. Our philosophy is to travel for shorter periods of time as frequently as possible, all while using local research to keep things new and exciting. However, our circumstances limit our travel range to a few hundred kilometres from our home near the Saskatchewan-Manitoba border. We also operate on finances somewhere between shoestring and extension-cord-for-a-belt budget.
This is our story as we explore the breadth of Saskatchewan-Manitoba wilderness. From backcountry camping to easily accessed points of interest, we hope to show you the true beauty and potential of Canada's most overlooked region.