Only about an hour away from Winnipeg is Gimli. The place where we can go to pretend we’re in Laguna Beach, Jersey Shore, or whatever other beach show you’re into.
You may not have the pleasure of living on the beach like the rest of us in Winnipeg or most places in Manitoba for that matter, but seriously, Gimli is only an hour away, so you can totally make it out for the day. Gimli has a day jam packed with activities to do, or you can just lay out on the beach all day and soak up the sun. So on your next day off this summer, this is Your Go-To Guide For A Day Trip To Gimli.
Relax on the beach // Gimli Beach
The main part of your day, get there first so you can get a good spot on the beach. Relax, picnic or get your tan on all day. If you want to do a little more, try one of the many activities or restaurants Gimli has to offer.
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Get competitive on the volleyball courts // Gimli Beach Volleyball
The beach has volleyball nets set up along the sand so don’t forget to bring a volleyball. They also have actual tournaments on certain days and times.
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Grab a quick and tasty lunch// Kris’ Fish & Chips
They have the cutest patio. Sit out front, or go towards the right where they built the cutest alleyway patio. It’s only a step away from the beach so you can make the most of your beach day.
Rent a Sea Doo// Viking Rentals
Probably the most fun thing you could do in Gimli! Call to make sure they are available if you are really wanting to take one out. If you have never rode one before, this is definite must!
Rent a floaty and head into the water // Fun In The Sun Beach Rentals
Right on the beach is a little shack with a bunch of different water sports rentals. Rent a tube to lounge out on or get more active with a paddleboard or kayak.
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Cool down with a creamy ice cream cone // Country Boy Restaurant
On your walk to do some shopping, you will pass by Country Boy Restaurant. They serve the ice cream out of the cute retro window so you never have to step outside of the sun.
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Do some shopping // Tergesen H P & Sons
The best store in town! They have beach and surf style clothing but also a super cute bookstore in the back. It’s a full store so take the time to look around. They have some really interesting stuff.
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Stop for dinner // Beach Boy Restaurant
On your way back to the beach get another bite to eat. The pickerel burger is my favorite! Take it with you to eat on the beach or eat inside the screened cabana away from any mosquitos.
Walk along the boardwalk // Gimli Boardwalk & Pier
Burn off those dinner calories with a nice stroll down the boardwalk. The path goes all along the beach and then also around the Gimli pier.
Have evening drinks // Seagulls Restaurant & Lounge
Along the boardwalk, you will pass by Seagulls Restaurant & Lounge. Stop by for a drink on the patio that sits directly over the boardwalk and looks out onto the Gimli beach and pier. It’s an amazing view!