Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Re: Winnipeg - What to do for a day trip?
"The Forks" would be your first stop - downtown, practically. A real cool place; shops, restaurants, etc., plenty of parking and walking areas. It's a major waterfront development where the two rivers meet (Red and Assiniboine).
Cruise up along the river after that. Assiniboine park (and zoo, time permitting); a very nice ride.
Or, cruise North on Main Street...for other sorts of wildlife. (Keep that clutch in at red lights!)
Side note: whenever I go to my former home, my first stop is at "V-Jays" for the absolutely best burger in North America. It's a shack on Main Street (on the way to the Forks from downtown core). Last three trips, I flew in, rented a car...and drove downtown immediately. Ditto at the end of my trip(s). First time, family thought I was nuts; but not after some of those double-cheeseburgers.
But, it's been a while, so I'll let others pipe in...