I remember going to Winnipeg for a trip with my class in grade 8. It was a tradition to take a one week trip to Winnipeg on the last month of your last year in grade school. On that trip I saw different thing I would never have gone to before if I hed gone with my family.
If you come in the summer, you should bring shorts, sandals, tshirts, a swim suit, and towels. For winter warm clothing, mits, boots, toque, ect. Bug spray. Almost all accomodations are located near malls, so if you leave anything behind you can buy it there.
You simply can't miss...
You simply can't miss Manitoba's best tourist attraction: the world's largest Coke can in Portage La Prairie.
Which begs me to ask the question...Who in the hell would portage a canoe across the prairie..you have any idea how far that is?
Here is a shot of my buddy Sharon and I at Patricia Beach, on Lake Winnipeg. This lake is excellent for a day trip from the city, with many nice beaches, and calm shallow water. The province of Manitoba has more than 100,000 lakes, covering one sixth of the province's land mass. Lake Winnipeg is the 5th largest freshwater lake in all of Canada.
Mmm that's goog!
In my family it's always a tradition to visit the BDI when we go to Winnipeg. This small outdoor ice cream parlor is located right next to a large pedestrian bridge that stretches over the Red River and into a quiet residential area. Because it's outdoors, BDI is not open at all in the cooler months. This is the only place in Winnipeg I can remember having to stand in line for any length of time, so as with any ice cream place, be warned that the hotter the temperature, the more people you will have to fight to get your delicious ice cream.
Don't be surprised if people around you are asking for something strange called a "Goog Special". It's a local favorite, and something you won't find anywhere else in your travels. It's basically a milkshake with nuts, fudge, whipped cream, blueberries, and some banana strategically mixed together.
I've always loved this place because not only does the atmosphere have a unique retro feel, and ice cream is of excellent quality, but you can essentially get whatever your wild imagination wants. They won't look at you funny if you ask for ... A chocolate and vanilla swirl soft served, dipped in chocolate, dipped in rainbow sprinkles, dipped in butterscotch, dipped in chocolate sprinkles, dipped in strawberry. (I got one of these as a kid, and it was extremely hard to make and to eat!) In recent years I've noticed more options for toppings at well, which can only be a good thing.