8 fun and colourful spots in Winnipeg that will brighten your day

Posted August 20, 2020 | Author Breanne Sewards

A fancy ice cream with fun shaped frozen treats (a star, fish tail "splashing" into the ice cream), from Milkshake Ice Cream.

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From breweries and boutiques to ice cream parlours and hotels - these colourful locales will bring some cheer to your day. Remember to follow physical distancing protocols and wear a mask when distancing yourself isn't possible. #StaySafe.

1 - Kilter Brewing Co.

450 Rue Deschambault

It's about time that Winnipeg got its own tropical paradise to be enjoyed year-round! Kilter Brewing Co. brings a variety of interesting, signature brews which can be sipped in their colourful, stylish taproom.

2 - Watermelon Bridge

Niakwa Bridge

Hum along to Watermelon Sugar as you cross the watermelons of Niakwa Bridge. FACT: All bridges should be this fun. The colourful project was created by Cool Streets Winnipeg and designed by local artist Alexandra Plante.

3 - Milksmith

651 Corydon Avenue

For Milksmith, ice cream is more than just a sweet treat - it's an art! This Corydon Village ice cream shop specializes in rolled ice cream, ice cream tacos, ice cream sushi and over-the-top, colourful creations. Specials change frequently - so be sure to follow them to get the latest ice cream masterpieces!

4 - Shop Take Care

109 Osborne Street / 217 McDermot Avenue

With two locations throughout the city, Shop Take Care is one of the best consignment shops in Winnipeg. This colourful store carries a carefully curated selection of used, locally made or recycled pieces for people of all gender expressions. Shop for a new one-of-kind piece, a bright pair of socks or a new tote bag.

5 - Fête Ice Cream and Coffee

300 Assiniboine Avenue Unit B

Located next to a dog park, Fête just might be the perfect place to have a doggy date this summer. Visit in the morning to try a cup from Detour Coffee Roasters, or treat yourself with a few scoops from Fête's line of made-from-scratch premium ice creams (acceptable at any time of the day, if you ask us).

6 - Riley Grae

729 Corydon Avenue Unit A

Support a small local business and go home with a number of cute nicknacks at Riley Grae. Run by a mother-daughter duo, the boutique sells gently used clothing, art prints, jewelry, stationery and more.

7 - Mere Hotel

333 Waterfront Drive

Even if you're not staying overnight at Mere, it's impossible to ignore the hotel's colourful facade as you drive, walk or cycle down Waterfront. Stop for a quick photo on your way to the delicious Cibo Waterfront Cafe or while exploring the Exchange District.

8 - Murals

There are so many amazing murals in Winnipeg - we couldn't pick just one to feature! Walk the streets of the Exchange District, check out the murals of Winnipeg's North End or learn the history behind the West End's collection of murals on a walking tour.

About The Author

Hey! I'm Breanne, Editorial Content Specialist for Travel Manitoba. First to jump in the lake and last to make it down the River Trail. Lover of croissants, cats, and croissant-shaped cats. Got a story idea? Email me at bsewards@travelmanitoba.com.

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