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Pinawa Heritage Suspension Bridge Pinawa Dam eastern living From swaying fi elds to calm and cool boreal forest hideaways, a couple of days touring in eastern Manitoba recharges the soul. WHERE TO STAY Lay in Luxe Hosts Rick and Fran are doing everything right at The Staff House B & B (pictured)in Seven Sisters Falls. Each of the three suites in the converted 1920s dwelling includes luxury touches like fi ne linens and heated bathroom fl oors. Wake up to Fran’s home-made sourdough toast then take in one of her yoga classes in the sunny second fl oor studio. Winning Rooms Live like a high roller in the Grand Suite at South Beach Casino (pictured) in Brokenhead. The sprawling corner room includes a lavish soaker tub, the perfect place to digest your prime rib buffet (Fridays and Saturdays) from Mango’s Restaurant. Roll the dice in the casino or kick back in the Art Deco inspired Tropical Pool. WHAT TO DO Bow Your Head Keep your eyes peeled downward for rare wild orchids, insect- eating plants and mushrooms along the Brokenhead Wetland Interpretive Trail (near Scanterbury). The fully wheelchair accessible boardwalk makes for a nature-packed stroll through this sacred area that has been used by the local Ojibway for more than 300 years. Land a Cat Blackwater Cats 10 ciao! / jun/jul / two thousand eighteen Lockport is catfi sh country! Be prepared to hang on tight and hold on for a long stretch when that big fi sh grabs your hook. Fish from shore along both sides of the mighty Red River or book with Blackwater Cats or City Cats (pictured) for a half-day adventure. Catch one that’s over 86.5 cm (34 in) and qualify as a Manitoba Master Angler. Head to Toe Style Shopkeep Huda Cade of Eveline Street Clothing (pictured) encourages an afternoon of playing dress up at her well- stocked shop in Lockport. Personal service means customers can fi nd just the right pieces from Cutloose, April Cornell, Metalicus and her vast collection of funky styles from Canadian shoemaker Fluevog. Step and Sway There’s no better view of the Pinawa Channel than from the centre of the 54 metre long Pinawa Heritage Suspension Bridge (pictured). Built by volunteers, the swaying bridge leads hikers to the Heritage Walk—an offshoot of the TransCanada Trail—where sights and sounds of the boreal forest abound. Patricia Beach White sand, dunes and shallow waters make Patricia Beach near Scanterbury feel like a tropical destination on those scorching July days. It’s smaller Beach Casino Clothing); by Shel Zolkewich