Best Picnic Parks From Winnipeg’s Favourite Family Restaurant!
Updated: Oct 18
Spring is here and summer is just around the corner! There's no better way to spend the warm months than picking up some delicious food from your favourite Winnipeg family restaurant, and head to one of the many awesome parks around town. Here are just a few of our favourite parks to picnic in!
Assiniboine Park - A Sals Family Restaurant Fave
This is probably considered Winnipeg's best park. It's open year-round, has a ton of trails, and there are quite a few spots with picnic tables and fire pits. It's also home to the Conservatory and Zoo. So if you have little ones with you, after you have your picnic, you can take them to see some animals! The main entrance to Assiniboine Park is at 2355 Corydon Avenue but you can also get to it from Portage Avenue, by taking the footbridge across the river.
Did you know that this park has some of the oldest and largest trees in the province? It's also open year-round, from sunrise to sunset. There is so much to do here, between the Rainbow Stage (Canada's oldest outdoor theatre), the walking trails, and Hansel & Gretel's Witch Hut. There's also an outdoor pool so after you have some food from your favourite family restaurant, you can go take a dip! Kildonan Park is located at 2015 Main Street, beside the Kildonan Park golf course and the Chief Peguis Trail.
After you feed yourself, come feed the ducks and other waterfowl at St. Vital Park! But remember: Feed them birdseed instead of bread. If you're a city boater or just like to watch the boats launch, there's an area for that as well. This park runs along the Red River and there's a bunch of hiking and cycling trails. This is the kind of park you can really sit and enjoy a Sals Nip at! You can find St. Vital Park at 190 River Road in, of course, St. Vital.
This Winnipeg park has it all! It's beautifully landscaped with paved walking trails and a Chinese Pagoda garden in the centre of the park. There's also a soccer field, baseball diamonds, and even an off-leash dog park! Are you a bird watcher? If so, this is also the park for you. During the spring migration, Kings Park is a hotspot for Warblers. This is a great spot if you want to get into nature but don't want to leave the city. This park is located at 198 Kings Drive, on the western side of the Red River.
Omand Park is a sweet little gem near Polo Park. It's a great place for walking or running as the nature and trails are beautiful. There are benches to relax on, as well as a baseball field. If you're lucky, you might even see some deers and beavers! Omand's Creek runs through this park with a cute little footbridge that crosses it. You may find some people fishing here since the creek goes into the Red River.
Winnipeg has plenty of parks for you to check out but these are our personal faves for taking your partner or kids on a picnic date! So next time you stop at your favourite family restaurant (us), consider making that meal a take-out meal and stop at one of this city's beautiful parks.