One of the world’s largest statues of a mosquito is in Komarno, Manitoba, Canada. It is one of several places that claim to be "The Mosquito Capital." Others are Siberia and Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada. "Komar" is Ukrainian for mosquito. [This part of Canada was settled in 19th c. by many Ukrainians.] Sculpted of steel in 1984, it has a wingspan of 15 feet. It’s also a weathervane, swiveling in the wind. ...Also considered the "State Bird" of several U.S. states...

One of the world’s largest statues of a mosquito is in Komarno, Manitoba, Canada. It is one of several places that claim to be "The Mosquito Capital.

Winnipeg Manitoba. This is a statue commemorating 'Winnie-the-Pooh'...actually the original brown bear, from Winnipeg who inspired A.A.Milne to create the famous character. Should I also add the true story that I was born in Winnipeg and I married Christopher Robins? :-)

Winne-the-Bear Statue featuring First World War Lieutenant Harry Colebourn playing with his black bear cub. The bear cub was the inspiration for the Winnie the Pooh series of children's books by A.

Roadside Attraction in Boissevain, Manitoba - Tommy the Turtle. This is very near Turtle Mtn.Provincial Park.

Roadside Attraction in Boissevain, Manitoba - Tommy the Turtle. This is very near Turtle Mtn.

Curling Rock, Arborg, Manitoba. The world's largest curling rock was erected in 2005 and measures 4.2 meters across and 2.1 meters tall.

The world's largest curling rock was erected in 2005 and measures meters across and meters tall. Cuz everyone needs to have the biggest curling rock!

Victoria Beach Sunset in Manitoba, Canada. Photo by Nebojsa Novakovic.

Victoria Beach Sunset in Manitoba, Canada. Photo by Nebojsa Novakovic.~ this is another beautiful picture taken in Manitoba, Canada! I love the little rock feet too!

Why Go to the Middle East When You Can Go To … Saskatchewan. Little Manitou Lake in Saskatchewan- Canada's own Dead Sea.

Little Manitou Lake, in Saskatchewan, Canada, is North America’s version of the dead sea: a natural, mineral-rich lake with special healing waters!

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Hiking Hunt Lake Trail, Whiteshell Provincial Park

Swan River, Manitoba - where I've lived since 1994!

Mac the Moose of Moose Jaw—no relation to Mack the Knife (Photo: Matt Boulton) In the competitive field of World's Largest attractions, there are

Athabasca Sand Dunes Provincial Wilderness Park. Photo used by permission from Tourism Saskatchewan.

10 things you might not know about Saskatchewan

10 amazing facts about Saskatchewan - Athabasca Sand Dunes Provincial Wilderness Park.

Hiking and Exploring Manitoba's Hecla Provincial Park -> Hecla is a beautiful provincial park located less than two hours north of Winnipeg and it makes a perfect day or weekend trip from the city. The park features an historic Icelandic village, the Lighthouse Trail and a large network of hiking trails in the Grassy Narrows Marsh, beaches, a harbour, campground, and more. If you live in Manitoba or are traveling to the province, add Hecla to your list/itinerary! Check my blog post for more!

Hiking and Exploring Manitoba's Hecla Provincial Park

Hecla Provincial Park is a beautiful protected park in Manitoba that is located on a peninsula known as Hecla Island, just two hours north of Winnipeg.

Aerial view of Clear Lake in Riding Mountain National Park, Manitoba. Experience the Lake Life of Manitoba! #exploremb

Aerial view of Clear Lake in Riding Mountain National Park, Manitoba. Experience the Lake Life of Manitoba!

Lake Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada I can hardly wait to get back to our pier.

One of the distinctive piers built all along the lake on the southern end.

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