Beaches

Summer cottage rental on Lake Winnipeg

Should you be thinking of renting a cottage or cabin along Lake Winnipeg, we recommend you start looking now and rent as quickly as possible, before all the good places are gone. Especially along the Eastern Beaches of Lake there will only be a handfull of houses for rent and they will be taken and rented out.

By curious, ago
Albert Beach

Best Restaurant at Lake Winnipeg

Best Restaurant at Lake Winnipeg, at the Beach If you would like to spend a relaxing day on the beach, then you should include an enjoyable dinner. The Idle Thyme is just the place for that. The excellent cuisine at the Idle Thyme does not only offer a huge breakfast menu, but has also made itself a name for lunch and dinner specials. Ideally situated at the corner of Hwys 59 & 11 (Traverse Bay Corner)

By curious, ago
Beaches

Is business along Lake Winnipeg and in Manitoby really worse than it ever was?

Is business along Lake Winnipeg and in Manitoby really worse than it ever was? Many business owners are complaining that business has been becoming worse and that the last Summer was the worst yet. Even those that do not live out at the Lake full time are complaining that things have become almost dead. Many businesses are closing, making it necessary to drive long distances for services, groceries and other products. It should

By curious, ago
General

Veranda Gift Shop – from Kamloops BC

Ian here reporting from Kamloops which has a balmy temperature of -2c (have not experience that for a while). We left Swift Current on Tuesday Jan 11 at 10am. It was -25c when we left. Arrived Calgary at 3:00(just missed the rush hour…no perimeter highway there). Pushed on to Canmore Read more…

By ian, ago
General

Veranda Gift Shop from Swift Current

Hi Ian here from the Veranda Gift Shop….well maybe not since I am writing this from Swift Current Saskatchewan with a balmy temperature of -18c. Paulette and I are on our way to Victoria BC with a stop for a few days in Vancouver (we expect to get into Vancouver Read more…

By ian, ago
Beaches

New Year in Hillside Beach

Paulette and I wish everyone a Happy New Year. Woke up this morning to a very cold day (-27C) with a strong north wind but hey its sunny and this is winter. Incedently , the Veranda gift shop is open and we are having a big sale today. I am Read more…

By ian, ago
Beaches

Veranda Gift Shop Hillside Beach

Hmmm...am I the only one blogging here (seems the last 3 posts were mine) or am I not using this thing properly? Well its Dec 28 and the weather is nice (-12C when I checked the thermometer this morning @ 7:00). Today is starting off sunny. Went for a walk down to the boat launch (on Harry Craig road). Went for a spin last night on my Polaris Indy. The sno pass trails were kind of rough

By ian, ago
Albert Beach

Restaurant at Lake Winnipeg – what kind of service do you expect, what type of food and what range of choices?

Restaurant at Lake Winnipeg - what kind of service do you expect, what type of food and what range of choices? There are many people that have cottages along Lake Winnipeg. Lately it has been obvious that there has been a generation change which is actually still ongoing. Cottage owners tend to be younger families and younger owners. Obviously this younger generation has different expectations than their parents and grand parents. That also includes eating out and just food in general. This is why we are creating this poll

By curious, ago
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