The Province of Manitoba is located in the center of Canada. It is one of the three prairie provinces. Manitoba has a vast and diverse landscape. The southern and western regions are mostly grassland, the eastern and northern regions are mostly covered by the Canadian Shield, also called the Laurentian Plateau.
Exactly 73 years ago, on June 11, 1945, two Indian trappers drowned in the headwaters of the Wapiti River in the British Columbian Rockies somewhere between Prince George, BC, and Grande Prairie, Alberta. These men, named Archie Belcourt and Josie LeTan, hailed from the tiny community of Rio Grande, located
5 Frontiersmen of the Canadian Wild West Back to 5 Frontiersmen of the Canadian Wild West 2. Kootenai Brown If you've ever driven through Waterton Lakes National Park on the Alberta #5 Highway, you might have noticed a sign labelled "Kootenai Brown" directing you off the main drag. If you take the sign's advice,
Five Frontiersmen of the Canadian Wild West Thanks to Hollywood Westerns, the world will not forget icons of the American frontier any time soon. Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957) immortalized Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, and the Cochise County Cowboys. John Wayne's starring role in The Alamo (1960) made Davy Crockett a household name.
Manitoba is a Canadian province that finds itself right in the middle of Canada. Due to this unique location, it's a perfect place to start a journey through Canada. I can pretty much guarantee you that you will have a hard time leaving Manitoba, however. It’s vast landscape and waters
Miss Piggy was a Curtiss C-46 Commando cargo aircraft, operated by Lamb Air in Northern Manitoba. The C46 flew in 1945 and was nicknamed Miss Piggy because of the size of the loads she carried from site to site in the north. On November 13, 1979, Miss Piggy left the Churchill
The Maritime Vessel SS Ithaca was built at Trois Rivieres, Quebec in 1922. Initially built as the Frank Augsbury for Hall Coal & Shipping. She had many roles throughout her life but none could suspect that her death would be her legacy. She was sold for the last time, to the Ithaka Shipping
If you don't like snakes then Narcisse, Manitoba is no place for you. Every year over 70,000 garter snakes over-winter underground there. Why are the snakes found here in such great number? Good question!Manitoba was covered by a body of water in the Paleozoic era (between 570 and 225 million
The revolution that turned the semi-arid Canadian prairies into practical farmland happened through the application of scientific methodologies to farming. One of the more prominent figures of this scientific revolution was agronomist John Bracken. John Bracken grew up in southern Ontario and was a graduate of the Ontario Agricultural College at Guelph.
"It's no joke. Those mosquitoes were so big they could carry off small children!!!" Almost every resident of Winnipeg, Manitoba makes a similar claim. Even the web site of the Salisbury Morse Place School states: "Winnipeg is [incorrectly] known the "Mosquito" capital of Canada. The mosquito is jokingly considered Manitoba's
Little information is known about flood events in the area prior to organized settlement of the region in 1812. Subsequently, the greatest known Red River flood occurred in the spring of 1826. The flood resulted from wet weather the previous autumn, a winter of heavy snow, followed by a late spring