Staying close to home this summer? If you are planning on exploring our beautiful and vast province this season, why not show some love and support to our incredible women entrepreneurial community?
#ManitobaMondays can help! It’s our latest series where we share weekly highlights of women-owned and partnered businesses to add to your must-see list while you #exploreMB and stay safe within the Manitoba border this year.
Situated in Treaty 5 territory and sitting on the correction line between the Manitoba and Saskatchewan border, Flin Flon is a unique Northern urban entrepreneurial community. The area boasts a wide array of amenities, such as The Flin Flon Tourist Park and Campground, Bakers Narrows Provincial Park, a number of fine restaurants and nightspots, scenic trails, boardwalk, golf course, lakes and so much more. If you’ve never taken a trip North to “the city built on rock” (Flin Flon was literally built on an old volcanic belt) then pack your bags and add these additional stops to your #exploreMB travels.
Photo credit: Suzanne Colette
Stop #1 | Bakers Narrows Lodge
There’s no better way to experience the Flin Flon “water and the wild” than by getting out and enjoying nature in Northern Manitoba! Bakers Narrows Lodge co-owned by Peg Baynton is situated right on Lake Athapapuskow and only a ½ mile from the Flin Flon airport. This local place is perfect for fishing, family vacations, weddings, reunions, or corporate retreats and offers unique vacation packages to cater to everyone’s preferences.
Start your morning off right at a Flin Flon café where coffee and friends are plentiful! The Orange Toad owned by Meghan Lukowich is the best place in town for fresh baking, specialty coffees and drinks!
While on your travels to Flin Flon you may want to pick-up a little something for you or a loved one as a reminder of your stay. Northern Rainbow’s End Gift & Flowers owned by Leona Kemp offers a large variety of flowers, home décor items and giftware!
Your stay in Flin Flon wouldn’t be complete without a visit to Alluring Impressions Day Spa. Founded by Joe-Joe and Jarett Kemp, this spa is the perfect place to relax and aims to provide each client with the pampering and rejuvenation they deserve.
If you are looking for Flin Flon souvenirs then look no further! Ped’s Threads Inc., named after owner Cydni Pedwell, is a logo and apparel shop that offers custom decorated apparel, Flin Flon hoodies and mugs. For the kiddos, they make personalized stuffed teddies too!
Over 70 years in the making, the town of Flin Flon continues to be a community with character. In fact, the city was named after a fictional character Josiah Flintabaty Flonatin in the book The Sunless City and a statue of “Flinty” guards the entrance to the city. Based on our virtual travels there is certainly no shortage of sights, sounds and women-owned and partnered businesses to support! We hope you enjoyed this week’s #ManitobaMondays highlights of Flin Flon, Manitoba.
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