Sasquatch Expeditions: Travel to Manitoba to See Big Foot!

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The legendary Sasquatch has been frequently spotted in the Interlake region of Manitoba, Canada as well as Northern Ontario. On July 22, 2008, a group of women had gone berry picking out in the forested region when a giant furry creature started to approach the two. The ladies were used to being out in the area and were completely certain it wasn’t a bear or a moose. They were frightened and immediately returned back to Grassy Narrows. When they returned to the site a short time later, they found a massive footprint that closely resembled a human foot!

This makes the Interlake region ideal for an outdoor travel destination; you can hike, boat, fish, camp and see if you can get proof that Sasquatch really does exist! The area is relatively unsettled leaving you with a peaceful and serene setting to enjoy the great outdoors. Several small towns in Manitoba that border the region can provide you with all the amenities while areas such as Black Island, on the other hand, are virtually uninhabited.

The area is filled with a variety of wildlife including bears, moose, and elk. Unique plants and other fauna create a fairytale-like scene. The many lakes that give the area its name are ideal for canoeing, kayaking, rafting, or simply laying back and enjoying the lazy summer afternoon. In the winter, this region has some of the best dog sledding conditions in the country. Snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing are also spectacular.

Lac du Bonnet and other communities in and around the region have some stunningly picturesque golfing opportunities. Community events such as ice fishing derbies, spring flings, and celebrations are held throughout the year.

A little farther south, the community of Rennie, MB is best known as the gateway to Whiteshell Provincial Park. You name an outdoor activity and they have it! This history in the area is truly fascinating and exciting to explore. The Trappers Museum teaches visitors all about the trapping of animals from its early beginnings through to the present day. There is also a geological history museum and the natural history museum are also a favorite stop.

Rainbow Falls and the famous Alf Hole Goose Sanctuary are two popular stops for tourists and locals alike. The falls most interest photographers and sightseers. Started in 1939 with only four goslings, the goose sanctuary is a paradise for bird watchers with more than 200 birds nesting in the area in May and June.

When you arrive, there are several places to stay in Manitoba‘s Interlake region. Campsites, resorts, cabin rentals, lodges, cottages, and B&Bs are great options for those looking to get away from the typical hotel stays.

Find a guide tour or take a self-guided tour through Manitoba’s wilderness and see if you can find a Sasquatch. Don’t forget your camera!

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UPDATE: In an interesting turn of events, two American hunters claim they have found the corpse of a sasquatch. Although the experts can’t seem to agree, you can see pictures and read the story at http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/us_and_americas/article4531119.ece

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