As Miss Teenage Manitoba 2017, I have gotten to experience and see different parts of Manitoba, some that I didn’t even know existed! Just looking out the window of my car on my way to these different towns has really given me an opportunity to see how beautiful our province really is. I never really got an opportunity to look at and enjoy how bright and colourful a field full of canola is, or how amazing our Manitoba sunsets are over one of our lakes. I really thought hard about this blog post since there are so many beautiful parts of Manitoba that I could talk about that it was hard to pick just one.
I discovered the town of Lac du Bonnet when I was about 8 years old. My parents bought our first family cabin about 20 minutes out of the town. I was so excited to hear that it would be a cabin on the lake. I love fishing, swimming and all water sports, so knowing that I could do all these things right out my front door was very special. We’ve been through 2 cabins in Lac du Bonnet so far, and I’m very happy that we finally have one now that is a perfect fit for our family. We have had our current cabin for 3 years and I hope there are many more years of fond memories to come.
The first thing I really want to talk about are the Lac du Bonnet area sunsets. I have never in my entire life seen so many bright colours that fade into each other so perfectly, and such a round and bold sun. My cabin has the perfect view of it, so I get to enjoy it every evening that I’m out there. Luckily, I was able to snap a few pictures of it on some of the best nights!
The next thing I want to talk about is the lake. Lac du Bonnet lake isn’t as well known in Manitoba as some of the other lakes, but it is gorgeous. The fishing is great, the water is warm, and when it’s calm, it looks like glass. It is definitely somewhere I would recommend if you are thinking of going camping, or even just on a day trip!
The last thing I want to talk about is the town of Lac du Bonnet. Yes, it is quite a small town, but it has a lot to offer and a lot of personality. I was lucky enough to attend their annual parade, judge their talent show, help collect donations for their Canada Day fireworks and watch their Canada Day fireworks. Lots of people say that the Lac du Bonnet fireworks are some of best in all of Canada. I thought they were absolutely amazing, and I wish more people across Manitoba knew how great the fireworks there are. I even took a little video clip to show you! Everyone is so friendly in the town, and the whole community really comes together to help each other out and make the town the best it can be. They also have a great farmer’s market that happens every Saturday, where people bring their homemade arts, crafts, food, and much more!
I love Lac du Bonnet. The calm evenings, the wildlife, the friendly community. I definitely recommend this as a place where people should visit in Manitoba. They always have little events, fairs, parades, and much more going on. It’s a perfect place to go if you want to just spend a day by yourself, or bring the whole family. You will not be disappointed!