Winnipeg is beautiful in the spring, so now is the perfect time to get out there and enjoy nature. Here are the best parks in Winnipeg to visit for a spring picnic.
Assiniboine Park is a fabulous Winnipeg park to visit year-round. The Park is a great place for a spring picnic because it’s stunning and large, featuring an English Garden, pavilion, and the Leo Mol Sculpture Garden. It’s packed with winding trails, a zoo, and lush green spaces. If you’d like to enjoy a picnic here, but don’t want to lug your meal around, the park is home to a cafe which offers takeout meals like all-day breakfast, soups, burgers, sandwiches and salads.
Located on the shores of the Red River, Henteleff Park is an excellent picnic destination in Winnipeg. It’s the beautiful landscape that once nurtured early Métis culture, Winnipeg’s market garden industry, and the Henteleff family before the land was expropriated by the city in 1967 and designated as a public park. It’s now enjoyed by Winnipegers year round.
Vimy Ridge Memorial Park
Vimy Ridge Park is a great Winnipeg picnic destination. This 2.4-hectare park is named after the famous Battle of Vimy Ridge and includes many family-friendly features like picnic tables and benches, a wading pool and a spray pad. It also features beautiful flower gardens which are definitely worth a visit.
St. Vital Park
St. Vital Park is an amazing picnic destination in Winnipeg. It features many dedicated picnic areas and a beautiful duck pond -- the perfect natural setting for your meal. While you’re there, be sure to trek along one of its many beautiful walking paths. It’s worth spending the day here with your family and/or friends as it features sand volleyball courts, fitness trails, a treetop lookout and a children's play area.
King’s Park is an awesome Winnipeg picnic destination located in south Winnipeg near the University of Manitoba near the Red River. There’s so much to see and do here beyond picnicking as it features a 2.8 hectare lake with a waterfall, 2.6 kilometres of walking trails, a labyrinth rock garden, two baseball diamonds and an off-leash dog area. You’ll love spending the day here!
We hope you’ll pay these stunning Winnipeg parks and picnic destinations a visit this spring!