When you think of the Prairies, the first thing that might come to mind is an endless expanse of fields stretching out as far as the eye can see, but there’s so much more to them than that. In fact, the provinces of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta are some of the most beautiful and affordable places to live and visit in Canada.

From unique sightseeing spots to perfect towns to settle down in and set up shop (quite literally, if you’re looking to open up a small business), here’s what makes the Prairies so great. 

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Most people have gotten used to wearing masks almost everywhere at this point. However, the latest recommendation from Canada's chief public health officer is to wear a three-layered face mask for added safety. So what can you do if you don't actually have one of those?

Stay calm, because this doesn't necessarily mean that you need to spend money on a new mask. You can actually make your own, and Canada's public health agency has some easy instructions (complete with visual aids). There are three ways to do it, and only one of them actually involves any sort of sewing on your part.

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If you're the type of person who likes to find things off the beaten path, this list is full of spots to explore. These hidden gems in Phoenix are all relatively secret spots that are well worth seeking out. 

Whether you're into underground speakeasies with no visible entrance, parks in the middle of the city, or hidden spots on a popular hike, you won't be disappointed. 

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