Summer is meant for adventure, and sometimes that adventure is as simple as heading out on the highway in search of some amazing drive in food. How many of these drive in (and drive-in-esque) establishments can you visit this year? 


Ahh, central Manitoba. Land of sunflower and golden canola fields as far as the eye can see. It's also home to a great number of drive ins for your burger and shake needs. Put these drive ins on your map if you're heading to attractions like the Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre, Treherne Glass Bottle Buildings, Pembina Valley Provincial Park and the Miami Railway Museum.

1. George's Kitchen + Ice Cream: Morden

2. Lickity-Splits Drive In: Gladstone

3. Retro's Drive-Inn: Carman

4. Syl's Drive In: Carman

5. L&J's Drive Inn: Treherne

6. Ma's Drive In: Elm Creek

7. Charley B's Classic Grill & Ice Cream Parlour: Winkler

8. Iceburg Drive-In: Winkler

9. Spark's Drive Inn: Stephenfield

10. Ice Cream Hut: Altona


Ice cream and the Interlake seem to go hand in hand, which is why you absolutely must stop into one of these drive ins next time you find yourself driving along Lake Winnipeg. Add these drive ins onto your day trip when visiting attractions like the Arborg & District Multicultural Heritage Museum, Gimli Glider Exhibit, Hecla Island and Village, Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site and Oak Hammock Marsh

11. Salty's Drive In: Winnipeg Beach

12. Sonia's Stand: Lockport

13. Skinners: Lockport

14. Half Moon Drive In: Lockport

15. The Kiln Drive-In: Stonewall

16. Shelley D's Restaurant: Gimli

17. Kris Fish n Chips: Gimli

18. Porkchop's Roadside Grill: Lake Manitoba Narrows


The Parkland is home to one lonely drive in (well not so lonely, considering its popularity), so be sure to stop into this fine establishment when visiting spots like  Riding Mountain National Park, Asessippi Provincial Park, Duck Mountain Provincial ParkThe Negrych Farmstead and the Fort Dauphin Museum.

19. Connie's Drive In: Russell 


We're hoping to convince some of you to head north this summer to experience some of Manitoba's greatest outdoor adventures - and there are 3 drive ins to stop into on the way to the mesmerizing parks of Pisew Falls Provincial Park, Wekusko Falls Provincial Park, Bakers Narrows Provincial Park and Paint Lake Provincial Park.

20. Dutch Drive In: The Pas

21. Mike's Ice N Burger Hut: Flin Flon

22. Popeye's: Thompson


With much of cottage country located on the eastern side of the province, it's a no brainer for cabin-goers to try some of these drive ins this summer. On the way, also be sure to check out hiking spots in Whiteshell Provincial Park like Pine Point Rapids trail and Bannock Petroforms trail, as well as the Mennonite Heritage Village, the Pinawa Dam Provincial Park and the Elma Farmers Market.

23. Lanky's: Grand Beach

24. Cynthia's Cornerstone Cafe: Brokenhead

25. The Dairy Bar: Beausejour

26. Airliner Drive In: Beausejour

27. Vickie's Snack Bar: Beausejour 

28. Brian's Drive In: Lorette

29. The Patio Grill: Grunthal

30. Cedar & Main: Oakbank

31. Meteor Mike's: West Hawk Lake

32. The Burger Boat: Pinawa

33. Vicky's Drive Inn: Ste. Anne


There's much to see and do in the western reaches of the province; in between eating hotdogs and fries, that is. On your way to one (or more) of these drive ins, check out attractions like the Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba, the Margaret Laurence Home, the Manitoba Agricultural Museum, Spruce Woods Provincial Park, the Souris Swinging Bridge and the International Peace Garden

34. Busy B Drive Inn: Boissevain

35. What's the Scoop at McAndrew's Drive In: Hamiota

36. The Beach Hut: Killarney

37. Ice Cream Island: Virden

38. The Dairy Bar: Souris

39. Dandy Drive Inn: Oak Lake

40. Tastee's Ice Cream & Grill: Brandon

41. Dari Isle Drive In: Minnedosa

42. Glenboro Drive Inn: Glenboro

Did we miss your favourite drive in? Tell us in the comments!