Enter the verdant suburban neighbourhood of River Heights, where the canopy of majestic elms line each street and greet you on your journey. There is prime shopping to be done here, and a diverse array of fantastic dining destinations. You can also wander into Wellington Crescent for a look at some city’s grandest real estate. The street is closed to vehicles on Sundays in summer, which makes it a popular route for pedestrians, cyclist, and joggers.
Discover the uber-modern small-plates eatery, Enoteca Wine Bar, which serves carefully considered dishes that feature layered flavours and an exquisite touch. Other culinary hotspots include British pub-style restaurant The Grove, Bonfire Bistro, and Bernstein’s Deli (try the homemade falafel, or order from their all-day breakfast menu).
Shopping options range from boutique shops like Danali, which carries premium denim lines that can’t be found anywhere else in the city, and the unique anchor tenants of Grant Park Mall, including McNally Robinson Booksellers.
Foodies and oenophiles beware: you might lose a whole day exploring the shopping emporium that is La Grotta Mediterranean Market. They feature an extensive amount of cheese and deli meats, freshly baked breads and pastries, imported groceries, and even an in-house restaurant, Piazza De Nardi.
Dive into the Pan Am Pool, a world-class aquatic centre built in 1967 for the Pan American Games, which includes two competitive swimming pools, diving tower, a kiddie pool, a track and an indoor weight room.
You can also explore the history of electricity at the Manitoba Electrical Museum and Education Centre and check out all the gadgets powered through the generations. Or swing by The Golf Dome and enjoy a multi-purpose facility that includes a two-level indoor driving range, mini-golf, virtual golf and sports. Channel your inner Houdini and attempt to escape the fun, challenging rooms at Enigma Escapes, one of three locations throughout the city.