Three Summer Day Trip Adventures

Three Summer Day Trip Adventures

June 26, 2024    Driving

Summer is here, which means it’s time for day trips to escape the city and enjoy the beautiful weather! There are so many adventures to be had within a short drive from Winnipeg. Whether you’re into nature or learning a bit of history, there’s something for everyone.

Keep reading to learn about some Manitoba day trip ideas you’ll definitely want to take this year with the whole family!


Whiteshell Provincial Park is one of Manitoba’s most popular parks – and it makes sense why! If you love being surrounded by stunning nature, it will become your new favourite place. Here are just a few unforgettable spots to explore within the park:

Pine Point Rapids: Calling all hike lovers! Pine Point Rapids has an easier trail that goes directly to the rapids, while experienced hikers can choose a more challenging trek across some rocky landscapes. Don’t forget to pack a picnic lunch fo enjoy amidst the backdrop of this amazing spot.

Whiteshell River Suspension Bridge: When camping at Nutimik Lake Campground or visiting for the day, make sure you don’t miss the stunning Whiteshell River Suspension Bridge. The hiking trail is located right off the campground and is well-marked with signs. The 86-metre bridge is the perfect spot for photo ops.

Caddy Lake Tunnels: Looking for a paddling route in the Whiteshell that’s unlike any other? Caddy Lake connects to North Cross Lake and South Cross Lake through granite tunnels. You won’t be disappointed with the scenery! Seasonal canoe rentals are available at Caddy Lake Resort.

Rainbow Falls: Loved especially by fishermen and photographers, Rainbow Falls is the perfect stop to make while driving or hiking through the Whiteshell. The beautiful spot can be reached by taking the scenic 1.4 km trail which starts from White Lake Resort.


Did you know? The Birds Hill area northeast of Winnipeg has more than just its provincial park. By travelling the rural roads of the RM of Springfield, you can visit these farm-filled attractions – and they’re all within a 10-minute drive of each other.

Deer Meadow Farms: Is there anything better than a baby animal petting farm? At Deer Meadow Farms you’ll find climbing kid goats, cuddly lambs, a chicken pasture, bale pyramids, a tire mountain and tractor rides!

Pineridge Hollow: Few places emanate Manitoban charm and hospitality more than Pineridge Hollow, a stunning country estate. You’ll find a farm-to-table restaurant and open-air shopping within ‘The Village’.

Cedar & Main: An ice cream treat is always the best way to finish a day trip! Cedar & Main in Oak Bank has a modern exterior, but it serves old-school classics like soft-serve ice cream and burgers with fries.

Miracle Ranch: Experience horseback trail ride adventures at Miracle Ranch! You’ll enjoy big open skies, beautiful blue water, rugged gravel pits and abundant wildlife. Horseback riding veterans and first-timers alike will love it.


St. Norbert has many destination points that make for a great day trip with the family! The next time you’re sitting at home wondering where to wander next, enter St. Norbert into your GPS and make some lasting memories.

St. Norbert Farmers’ Market: Le Marché St. Norbert Farmers’ Market is a must! The vendors are warm and quick to answer any questions you might have. You can pick up almost anything including delicious breads, preserved goodies and farm-fresh eggs.

Trappist Monastery Provincial Heritage Park: The ruins are absolutely stunning in any light and the grounds have several walking paths with picture-perfect opportunities. The St. Norbert Arts Centre just behind the ruins leads to a cultural and historical oasis with a beautiful garden.

Aurora Farm: Aurora Farm is guaranteed to be a hit among animal lovers, especially animal-loving kids. There are horses, alpacas, goats and chickens. You’ll also find gardens, which are in full bloom during the summer months.

La Barriere Park: This park is expansive, well-maintained and contains enough trails to get you lost. Bring your pet along to roam the edge of the river or set yourself up for a day of fishing. The views are as Instagram-worthy as it gets.


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