Bring on summer in the 'Peg: Hereforitwpg.com lines up fun for everyone
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June 28, 2021
Winnipeg—Another summer in the ‘Peg and we’re #Hereforit. Restrictions are easing and Tourism Winnipeg is kicking off its Here for It summer campaign with options to encourage Manitobans to get out and enjoy the city whether they are an outdoor explorer, culinary adventurer, looking for some family fun, or a little retail therapy.
“There is hope on the horizon, but we need to share that hope by continuing to support our struggling businesses, restaurants and attractions any way we can. Our message continues to be, let’s be here for them now, so they can be here for us for the long term,” says Economic Development Winnipeg’s President & CEO, Dayna Spiring.
Here are a few ways you can show your support and enjoy summer in Winnipeg.
- Bois D’Esprit or other great hiking adventures from the Winnipeg Trails Association.
- Paddle the ‘Peg- Canoe/Kayak on the Seine River, FortWhyte Alive, Oak Hammock Marsh.
- Brilliant biking options with ideas to map your tour from the City of Winnipeg and BIZ Districts Bike Loop or rent a ride from Bee-2-gether Bikes, Type Eh Bikes, Kendricks Outdoor Adventures.
- Assiniboine Park’s new Aunt Sally’s Farm at the zoo and the new Outdoor Gardens. One offers a modern throwback to the original 1959 petting zoo kids and kids at heart will enjoy, while the other opens July 9 and will let you explore six unique offerings: the Indigenous Peoples Garden, Kitchen Garden, Sensory Garden, Performance Garden, Seasonal Garden and The Grove.
Family fun outdoors
Gather the little ones and big kids too for family time at:
- Amusement parks like Thunder Rapids Amusement Park for kids at heart, while those with children who are still quite young can enjoy Tinkertown Family Fun Park.
- Winnipeg’s iconic quarters brim with architecture and history in the Exchange District, St. Boniface, and Downtown.
- Summer favourites full of sweet flavours and cool ice creams stops that your furry family members will enjoy too.
- Any of our great hotels offer up short getaway opportunities for families, many with options for pool time!
Attractions, marvelous museums and cultural centres
Enjoy taking a deep dive into:
- Guided cultural experiences at Parks Canada and Tourisme Riel. Parks Canada’s local offerings include the Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site, which offers a self-guided walk or driving tour through the 1800s, while Tourisme Riel is the go-to when it comes to the best of St. Boniface.
- Our Tourism Winnipeg events calendar to stay up to date on all the events, reopenings and new adventures that await you as restrictions lift.
Taste the city at:
- Pop Up beer gardens – Beer Can, Cargo Bar, Bijou Patio or peruse the ‘Peg’s most popular patios for a guide on other hot spots to go.
- New rooms, breweries and great ghost kitchens-Modern Electric Lunch, Kosmos Space Cowboy Food Cantina, Two Hands, Good Neighbour Brewing Co.
- Notable and nationally acclaimed restaurants- deer + almond, Feast Café Bistro, Enoteca (Maque, Passero), Clementine, Oxbow Natural Wine Bar.
Winnipeg’s top shopping districts are all walkable and wonderful. Stroll and shop:
- Historic, tree-lined streets of The Exchange District, peruse eclectic options of Osborne Village, the swank boutiques of Academy Road or the pageantry of Corydon Avenue, where retail owners are ready to go that extra mile.
- Malls for all with fab finds at CF Polo Park and Outlet Collection Winnipeg (OCW).
- Markets – St. Norbert, Downtown Farmers market, Direct Farms Manitoba
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About Economic Development Winnipeg Inc.
Economic Development Winnipeg Inc. (EDW) is the city’s lead economic development agency and champion for local growth. We use expert analysis to highlight the Winnipeg Advantage and prove why we are the best place to live, work and visit. Through the Tourism Winnipeg and YES! Winnipeg business development teams, EDW grows the local economy by attracting business, investment, events, meetings and people to our city. EDW is governed by a private-sector board and driven by the needs of the business community. economicdevelopmentwinnipeg.com
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