Nothing beats a Manitoba summer! With clear prairie skies and a bounty of lakes and beaches, many flee the city and relocate to the cottage for the summer. If that is not possible, weekends hold the promise of a steady stream of traffic heading out of town to beaches, boating, fishing, camping, the cottage or maybe a yurt.
If you plan to keep city life your home base, you will find nonstop entertainment and fine cuisine at your fingertips. With patios in full swing and an endless selection of acclaimed cookery to experience, there is never a shortage of places to be or things to do. You can’t go wrong with benchmarks such as: Winnipeg Folk Festival, Winnipeg Fringe Festival, Ballet in the Park, Assiniboine Park and Zoo, Icelandic Festival and Folklorama, just to name a few.
Although we recognize these as staples of Winnipeg summers, why not try a short journey outside the city for the not so secret destination that promises to impress?
Lower Fort Garry
You are never too old to experience the Fort again. This National Historic Site lets you step back into time to experience life in a Red River Settlement in the 1850’s. Observe the costumed cast re-enact daily tasks. Take part in hands on activities like baking bannock and candle making.
Pine Point Rapids
A beautiful family hike. Pack a picnic and bathing suit and be prepared to be amazed. One of the most scenic hikes in Whiteshell Provincial Park, with a natural waterslide waiting for you.
this Icelandic fishing settlement boasts endless outdoor activities. Golfing, hiking, biking and fishing are the main events. Hecla Village self-guided tour is a must. Hecla is the place for a peaceful getaway, whether you are staying in a yurt, camping or the luxury Lakeview Hecla Resort.
Our very own desert, complete with cacti and the hognose snake located in Spruce Woods Provincial Park. Check out Devils Punch Bowl and be amazed by this natural wonder.
Featured by John Catucci from You Gotta Eat Here! Definitely worth the short drive to Stony Mountain for this unique and casual dining experience. Don’t miss the Spicy Shrimp Grilled Cheese or perhaps the BBQ Pulled Pork & Mac N Cheese Sandwich. While you are noshing down be sure to look down at the estimated 197,000 pennies that tile the floor.