You’ve landed in Charleswood, the semi-rural community of forest trails and family-friendly eateries. Joggers, cyclists, and bird-watchers are abundant, as they embrace the combination of great places to eat with verdant greenery.
Here, you can hop on the Harte Trail, which runs for 6.5 km through an old railway bed and is part of the Trans Canada Trail, or stroll through Assiniboine Forest with 700 acres of wilderness and trails for exploring. After you’ve worked up an appetite, pop into Capital Grill and Bar where chef Wayne Martin offers an updated take on comfort food using Manitoba ingredients. Be sure to stop for a coffee at Joy Coffee Bar, a warm new addition to the neighbourhood.
Bordering Charleswood is the can’t-miss attraction of Assiniboine Park. You can really spend your whole day here, as you watch polar bears swim overhead in the viewing tunnels of Journey to Churchill at the zoo, take the kids to the Assiniboine Park Nature Playground, enjoy a calm walk through the English Gardens while checking out the beautiful bronze sculptures at the Leo Mol Sculpture Garden, then end with a picnic while taking in some live entertainment at the Lyric Theatre.