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Imagine my surprise when, scanning the New York Times list of 31 closer-to-home places to visit this summer, I spotted a familiar name: Manitoba.

If you’re not from Canada, chances are you don’t know much about Manitoba.

You might have heard about the polar bear-spotting opportunities in far-northern Churchill.

Or you might know that rockers The Guess Who hail from Winnipeg.

But you probably didn’t know it was one of this summer’s must-see destinations, did you?

(I didn’t, either.)

Turns out, the Times has come across a pretty cool outfit in Manitoba: Northern Soul Wilderness Adventures, which offers three-day canoeing/yoga combo trips, complete with vegetarian organic meals.

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