Easter is just around the corner! Do you have a plan? We can help! If you’ll be spending Easter weekend in Winnipeg, here are our best tips for local activities, food and fun to enjoy with your family and friends.

Take in local culture

A long weekend offers the perfect opportunity to take in some local culture around town with friends, family or solo. If you’re into art, pay a visit to Winnipeg Art Gallery. There are several ongoing exhibitions that will be open in April and it’s the perfect time to check out their new exhibition called Tunniit: Inuit Embodied Practices. This exhibition explores the strength and resilience of Inuit culture in the face of intense suppression. If a museum trip is more your speed, plan a visit to Manitoba Museum. The museum’s galleries, planetarium and science gallery will be open on Easter weekend (Saturday and Sunday from 11 am to 5 pm).

Grab brunch, lunch or dinner out

Sitting down to enjoy a celebratory Sunday brunch, lunch or dinner is a longstanding Easter weekend tradition for many. If you’re hoping to let someone else do the cooking, there’s no shortage of excellent restaurants around Winnipeg to visit. We recommend making a reservation at SMITH Restaurant at The Forks for an upscale casual breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner experience featuring local ingredients; Chaise Cafe for an affordable prix fixe brunch or lunch that changes regularly; The Frenchway Cafe for fresh French-style baked goods, brunch or hearty lunch; or Prairie’s Edge, which is just outside Winnipeg in the heart of Kilandon Park with views of a duck pond, that offers a Canadian inspired menu.

Stock up on locally made Easter treats

What’s Easter without something sweet to mark the occasion? If you have a sweet tooth, you owe it to yourself to pick up something delicious this holiday weekend. Here are some premium places to shop at in Winnipeg:

Lilac Bakery

Not sure what you want to dig into on Easter? Visit Lilac Bakery (920 Grosvenor Avenue) because they have virtually everything -- from beautiful cakes and cupcakes to cookies and squares! There really is something for everyone to enjoy here.

Decadence Chocolates

What’s Easter without chocolate? If you want something more sophisticated than a bag of Cadbury mini eggs, be sure to visit Decadence Chocolates (70 Sherbrook Street). Their artisanal chocolate creations are simply stunning and will make great gifts if you’re going to an Easter celebration and need to bring something along. They’re open 7 days a week and offer in-store shopping and curbside pickup.

Jenna Rae Cakes

Not a huge chocolate person? Rae Cakes offers delightful and beautiful desserts and confections. They sell a ton of pastel-coloured desserts like macarons and rainbow cookie sandwiches and they offer both pickup and delivery! Best of all, they have 3 locations in Winnipeg (580-E Academy Road, The Forks on the Second Floor and Unit 9A-20 Island Shore Blvd --- so you can stock up no matter where you’re coming from.

We hope that our Winnipeg Easter weekend recommendations help you enjoy the holiday to the fullest!

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