Assembling a proper line of defence against the elements is key to enjoying the magic of a Manitoba winter.
Along with outdoor gear like cross-country skis, Lifesport carries the cure to Winnipeg’s common cold—über warm Canada Goose jackets (pictured). 411 Pembina Hwy, 204-475‑2352.
Keep cozy zipped up in puffy down jackets and vests made by Sherpas in Nepal. Profits from sustainable outerwear sold at Gord’s Ski and Bike return to Nepal to fund schools. 2 Donald St, 284‑2952; 1765 Kenaston Blvd, 204-269‑2952.
The experts at Wilderness Supply Company can outfit any adventurer. To keep toes toasty while trekking across Prairie plains, try moisture-wicking socks from Smartwool. 623 Ferry Rd, 204-783‑9555.
Trap essential body heat with a fuzzy topper at Winnipeg Outfitters. Heritage hats include Davy Crocket-style with bushy raccoon tails, and fur-lined bomber and Mountie hats for adults and children. 250 McPhillips St, 204-775‑9653.
Slip on pair of shearling slippers from Wonderful World of Sheepskin, a welcome indoor warm up for chilled tootsies. 250 Dufferin Ave, 204-586‑8097.