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10 Essentials for a Manitoba Summer

Stylish gear for every kind of outdoor fun.

Our buyer’s guide for everything you need to have a great summer exploring the best of Manitoba.

Hammock—Luxe BBQ Company

Hide out in the garden swathed in a stylish CacoonWorld hammock. The decorative shape adds an organic element to backyard bliss. Luxe BBQ Company, $329

Bird Feeders—Preferred Perch

Sweet platform Woodlink bird feeders swing you into summer by attracting nature’s best entertainment to your own backyard. Preferred Perch, $54.99

Sandals—Canadian Footwear

Slip-resistant, quick-dry KEEN sandals support each step from rocky terrain to wetland walk. Canadian Footwear, $119.99

Shampoo Bars—Organic Planet

Roughing it at the lake feels best with smooth, beautiful hair. Get clean naturally with phosphate-free Bottle None shampoo barsOrganic Planet, $16.99

Backpack Cooler—De Luca Fine Wines

Decant your favourite bottle of wine (or five) in a beautiful Brümate backpack cooler with a built-in tap. De Luca Fine Wines, $375

Sunglasses—For Eyes Luxury Eyewear

Stunning Anna-Karin Karlsson shades transform beach boardwalks into runways when all eyes are on the wearer. For Eyes Luxury Eyewear, $1945

Giant Jenga—Pulford Community Living Services

Up your game on a major scale with giant Jenga. Rent handcrafted hardwood blocks for hours of outsized outdoor fun. Pulford Community Living Services, $25-34/day

Casus Grills—Mariner Neptune

Compact, lightweight and fully biodegradable Casus Grills make spontaneous summer BBQs effortless and earth-friendly. Mariner Neptune, $9.99

Six Function Whistle—Coghlan's

Coghlan’s six function whistle guarantees happy trails, packing features from flashlight to thermometer into one handy tool. Coghlan’s, $14.99

Blanket Tote—McNally Robinson Booksellers

Easy-to-fold, duo-sided fleece and water-resistant vinyl Oniva picnic blanket totes offer comfort wrapped up in convenience. McNally Robinson Booksellers, $45 for XL