Let’s meet these new restrictions with new prescriptions for getting outside in Winnipeg.
Here’s a few gems across the city that will get you through these latest restrictions.
You down with KP? Yah, you know me! The jewel of North Main is getting more and more verdant by the day, offering ample space to converse while crossing charming little bridges amongst its century-old trees.
Should you be feeling peckish, Prairie’s Edge offers a takeout Canadiana menu for you to enjoy beside the duck pond. Planning a small picnic? Main Street also provides plenty of options along the way, including the sensational French bakery A l’Epi de Ble and everyone’s favourite Lebanese restaurant, Baraka Pita Bakery.
Assiniboine Park is worth exploring on two wheels with great rentals available from Bee-2-Gether Bikes. For food The Park Café, also nestled alongside the Duck Pond, is ready for pick-up and delivery along with the Park Treats takeout window too.
With long, spacious trails canopied by aspen forest and numerous small lakes, FortWhyte Alive is a true urban oasis. It’s home to North America’s largest urban bison herd, along with a fantastic amount of bird species, many of which have just migrated back to the area. In fact, right now on its Events Calendar you’ll see numerous Migration Morning self-guided experiences for all you birders out there (which is now most of us who have been namely housebound this past year. We’re now all about the backyard bird feeder and are currently on team yellow-rumped warbler).
While there, be sure to get something from the grab-and-go menu at The Buffalo Stone Cafe. FortWhyte's on-site restaurant specializes in unfussy, farm-to-table fare by the team at SMITH at Inn at the Forks.
FortWhyte Alive is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
This tranquil number is located in an oxbow formed by the Red River just south of U of M. It is the poster child for serenity, with a little lake featuring a quaint cascading waterfall, a Chinese pagoda and the Carol Shields Memorial Labyrinth. There’s a walking trail that circles the whole park, along with a giant off-leash dog park for all pooch enthusiasts.
Golf is the sport for social distancing! The city is home to nearly 20 public courses, with one found in almost every area of the city. You’ll find all the courses listed on our Recreation and Sports Page, along with other fun outdoor adventures and outfitters.
To learn more about Bokeh from the heading photo check out this site by the Winnipeg Arts Council.