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Things to Do

On Highway 10, start in Boissevain, where Tommy the Turtle welcomes you in his majestic 28-foot glory. Explore the town’s historic buildings, murals and the Irvin Goodon International Wildlife Museum.

Turtle Mountain Provincial Park’s little-travelled hiking trails make for delightful, scenic strolls. For more hiking, head to William Lake Provincial Park. Right next to Turtle Mountain Provincial Park is the International Peace Gardens, boasting picnic areas, campgrounds, hiking trails and gorgeous floral displays. Lake Metigoshe is also near the border and has beach and hiking options to keep kids and adults entertained.

For the last stop, drive east on Highway 3 to Killarney for a beach day on Killarney Lake. Be sure to take stroll the trails in Erin Park to find Killarney’s own version of the Blarney Stone and then visit the J.A.V. David Museum for a unique history lesson. Killarney’s stunning 18-hole course is perfect for all levels of golfers. Families will be delighted to view a movie at Shamrock Drive In, one of Manitoba’s last drive-in theatres, or play a round of mini-golf at the Beach Hut.

Location: Tommy the Turtle, Boissevain | Photo credit: Travel Manitoba

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Where to Stay

Stay overnight at a hotel, bed and breakfast, guest house (including one made of straw bales offered by Room to Grow) or camp at the Boissevain Campground. You can also head about half an hour away to Lake Metigoshe Campgound, a quaint lake community that straddles the U.S. border. A great home base for exploring Lake Metigoshe is Turtle Mountain Resort, a small cluster of rustic cabins.

Location: Turtle Mountain Resort | Photo credit: Travel Manitoba

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Places to Eat

Boissevain: Visit the Sawmill Tea & Coffee Co. to grab fresh sandwiches and tasty burgers or have delectable treats from Busy “B” Drive-In. Enjoy a picnic at Arts Park which features a flower and sculpture garden.

Visit the Velvet Antler Cafe in Turtle Mountain Resort to fuel yourself for adventure. Bannock plays a supporting role in many dishes.

Killarney: Check out the Blarney Stone Pub & Restaurant for delicious homemade meals. For something more casual, enjoy burgers, fries and ice cream at the Beach Hut.

Location and photo credit: Busy “B” Drive-in Facebook

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While You’re There

Here are some of CAA’s favourite stops on this trip.

Arts Park

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Busy “B” Drive-in

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International Peace Gardens

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Sawmill Tea & Coffee Co.

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