We headed to Bluestone Cottage for breakfast before a busy day of exploring at Assiniboine Park. The Sourdough Pancakes with yogurt and fresh cherry compote were full of flavour and the Cinabun French Toast offered a delicious twist to this classic breakfast dish.
Assiniboine Park is a MUST VISIT in Winnipeg, there are so many things to see and do! Nature Playground is a great playground for the kids to burn off some energy. The statue of Lt. Colebourn and Winnie the Bear sits at the entrance to the play park. If you didn’t know, it’s the forerunner for the children’s storybook character, Winnie the Pooh.
The Winnipeg Zoo is right in Assiniboine park and offers sights and sounds for all ages. We always love visiting the Winnipeg Zoo, it was a big part of our childhood growing up! From the Journey to Churchill to the newly reopened Aunt Sally’s Farm, the Winnipeg Zoo is one of the best in Canada.
We stopped for lunch at Gather Kraft Kitchen + Bar which offers globally inspired modern prairie cuisine. Located in The Leaf at Assiniboine Park, the lunch menu offers small plates, salads, and a variety of main dishes to tantalize your tastebuds. A kids menu is available for your little ones to enjoy as well!
The Leaf is one of Winnipeg’s newest attractions in Assiniboine Park and home to Canada’s largest indoor waterfall, a butterfly garden, indoor horticultural displays and is open year round for enjoyment. Butterflies are considered to be lucky and I had one land right on me in the beautiful butterfly garden!
Pizzeria Gusto is a great spot for dinner, just a 10 minute drive from Assiniboine Park. We feasted on modern Italian fare and the most flavourful wood fired pizzas as well as one of my favourite dishes Cacio e Pepe.