It's looking to be a bright and beautiful long weekend, BUT you might be wondering- what is there to do?! Well, we've got a bountiful list of brilliant things at The Forks - and in honour of our new urban beehive, we thought this list would beeee brought to you by the letter B.
BoatingSplash Dash Tours is open and ready to for the season. Experience Winnipeg like you've never seen before and enjoy a half-hour guided down the Red and Assiniboine rivers. Boat captains share fun facts and historical tidbits while you get a unique view of the city. Boats depart from The Forks Harbour every 15 minutes.
BikesBring your own or rent one here! There's no better way to travel around The Forks site than in a bike (especially if it's built for two). Bee2gether Bikes has single, tandem, and other unique pedal-powered novelty bikes, and their shop is located at the corner of Forks Market Road and Waterfront Drive. Or check out White Pine Bicycle Co. in Johnston Terminal for single-speeds, beach cruisers, unicycles or fat tire bikes.
BeachWho says you can't go to the beach when you're in downtown Winnipeg?! Bring your blanket or sit on the sand and enjoy the sunshine on our very own beachfront. Originally part of Cool Gardens, the Beachscape transformed The Forks Historic Port with the addition of a sandy beach area along the Assiniboine River. You can sit for a bit or stay all day, but we'd recommend that you wear sunscreen either way.
Beverages on the PatioThere's nothing more refreshing than a drink in the shade! So gather your friends and grab some- lemonade. There are more than enough options for drinks with your pals- there's The Beachcomber, Muddy Waters Smokehouse, ERA Bistro, SMITH, and Old Spaghetti Factor too.
No matter how you break it down, this long weekend will be the best. And they're all right here in your local "backyard".
Hope to beeee seeing you soon!