Portage la Prairie 2024 Visitor Guide

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We invite you to


Both our City and Municipality bear a name that speaks to the famed geography of the Canadian west. Though the friendly wave of wheat fields seems to usher travelers past us to the horizon and beyond, visitors are delighted to discover that Portage la Prairie’s attractions and amenities stand out as an island oasis in bold contrast to the serene fields around us.

The vibrancy of our region and the warmth of the greeting our visitors receive combine to create a memorable experience that brings our new friends back again and again. On the following pages, we hope that we have captured some of that magic and we invite you to experience it yourself.

We recognize that the region of Portage la Prairie is located in Treaty 1 Territory on the traditional lands of the Anishinaabe, Cree, Ojibway, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene Peoples, and the homeland of the Metis Nation. As a committee, we will continue to work on moving forward in partnership with Indigenous communities in the spirit of reconciliation and collaboration.


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800 Saskatchewan Avenue West

Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, R1N 0M8

Phone: 204-856-5000 islandontheprairies@gmail.com


Kellie Verwey


Cover photo by Paul Epp

Special thank you to Portage Camera Club. All other images as individually credited.

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One of the first unique structures that catch your eye as you visit Portage la Prairie is the towering presence of what has come to be identified as the World’s Largest Coca-Cola Can. Located on the Southwest corner of the parking lot at Canad Inns Destination Centre, the 85-foot (26 meter) can was first constructed as a water tower by Manitoba Iron Workers Limited in Winnipeg in 1905. The structure was relocated to the present site, where it was re-branded by the Coca Cola company and remains a popular curiosity for travelers annually.

Golden Centennaire Dutch-style windmill 12-foot Golden Eagle - Photo by Dennis Wiens Great Grey Owl Statue - Photo by John Nielsen World’s Largest Coca-Cola Can RCAF Silver Star
It is not what you look at that matters. It is what you see. “

What began as a commissioned art piece to celebrate Manitoba’s official bird has become an iconic attraction in the Portage la Prairie Region for close to 20 years. Canada’s Largest known Great Grey Owl statue sits perched alertly at 27 Pine Crescent, a collaborative effort of Manitoba artist Jake Goertzen and local owl aficionado Bryan Mitchell. The piece stands thirteen feet high, weighs 2,140 pounds and is composed of an estimated 6,000 individual pieces of steel welded together. The owl draws both nature and art lovers to see it in person.

At the west end of Crescent Lake, the Long Plain First Nation’s Keeshkeemaquah urban reserve is home to the Rufus Prince Building, which formally served as a residential school. A tribute to the survivors of the residential school system has been erected on the grounds of that site. Resting atop an 85-foot tree, a 12-foot Golden Eagle looks to the East to signify the beginning of a new day as the sun rises on today’s fresh start.

Island Park is home to two roadside attractions that greet visitors to the southern shores of Crescent Lake. A Dutch-style windmill was first erected on site in the 1950’s, a project commissioned by the large Dutch population that immigrated here after the second world war to show their appreciation to Portage la Prairie as their new home. While originally functional, the wings were eventually immobilized due to structural concerns. Not far from the windmill, a genuine Royal Canadian Air Force CT-133 Silver Star stands in tribute to the community’s deep-rooted military ties with the former CFB Portage la Prairie operational at Southport from 1942 to 1992.

You won’t have to look far to find evidence of the active arts community in Portage la Prairie with the variety of murals and public art that are featured throughout the community, adorning the exterior walls of several public and private buildings. Take some time to explore and find the piece that speaks most to you.

Family Resource Centre - Mural by Graffiti Art Programing Inc.
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One needs only to look at the celebrated visual and performing artists that have been produced in Portage la Prairie to recognize the vibrant arts & culture community that exists in our region. This active segment has proven not only attractive to visitors, but also to families looking for a home with these influences that inspire their own passions and create opportunities for their children.

Fimi Glesby Theatre

In the heart of Portage la Prairie, Heritage Square represents a hub of arts, culture & entertainment that creates a buzz in our historic downtown. A cornerstone of that district is Prairie Fusion Arts & Entertainment, home to both a state of the art theatre and a multifaceted arts center. The 444-seat performing arts facility hosts numerous concerts and performances throughout the year and is versatile in its set up. In addition to the main stage schedule, the Glesby theatre hosts a wide variety of community events and galas.

Across from the theatre, under the same roof, you will find the mecca for visual artists of all disciplines. The center is home to three galleries - the Portage Mutual Main Gallery which displays feature exhibitions and original art from local, national & international artists; the Boardroom Gallery to showcase local artists, and the Atrium Gallery which utilizes the space between the theater and the Main Gallery to feature artwork by local creators.

In addition to various display opportunities, this space is also home to a visual arts classroom, pottery studio, dance studio and gift shop where visitor can purchase the stunning work of many local artists. Prairie Fusion is a facility that celebrates the arts and cultivates an environment that inspires creativity. Be sure to check out their website at www.prairiefusion.ca for upcoming performances, workshops, classes, and exhibitions.

From the latest Hollywood blockbuster to the heart-warming all ages films, Prairie City Cinema is open seven nights per week and offers the hottest movies in theaters. Offering five screens, and equipped with Dolby© & Digital Surround Sound, every seat is the best seat in the house. To find out what’s playing now and what’s coming soon, visit www.prairiecitycinema.ca

Prairie Fusion Dance Studio Prairie Fusion Art Studio Prairie Fusion Gift Shop Portage Mutual Main Gallery


The Portage la Prairie region is home to some of Manitoba’s best recreation facilities. Whether you are looking for a scenic stroll in the park, a round of golf with some friends, a race down the waterslides, or seeking the thrill of technical biking trails, you are sure to find your kind of action here.

Considered by many to be the gem of our city The Island was created by an oxbow lake that was once part of the Assiniboine River, setting the stage for one of the most picturesque recreation spaces you will ever visit. Home to tennis courts, a disc golf course, fantastic playground, and an outdoor bandstand for public use, the park also offers both sheltered and open picnic areas in addition to some of the destination attractions that entice visitors from far and wide, including:

The arrival of summer brings the opening of Splash Island, an outdoor water park offering two giant water slides, a doublewide kiddie slide, mini geysers and a therapeutic “bubbler” bench. With a zero-depth beach style entry, the park presents an aquatic experience that is fun and accessible for all ages and ability levels. From June to September, public swimming is available seven days per week, weather permitting. www.splashisland.ca

Considered by enthusiasts to be challenging but enjoyable, the Portage Golf Club is home to an 18-hole lakeside course first established in 1922. With a fully licensed clubhouse, on site pro shop that offers rental carts and clubs, you’re sure to test your skills on this Par 70, 6355-yard course. To book your tee time or for more information, visit www.portagegolfclub.ca or call 204-857-6177.

For visitors of all ages that want to get active, Stride Place is a hub of activity all year long. Inside, the Shindleman Aquatic Centre offers Manitoba’s largest indoor wave pool, zero-depth beach entry, hot tub, lazy river and a large water slide. The aquatic center is only the beginning for the facility which also includes two NHL regulation size arenas, a 4,000 square foot fitness center and other versatile spaces that can host conferences, trade shows and receptions. www.strideplace.ca is a great place to learn more or you can reach them by phone at 204-857-7772.

Aquatic Centre, Stride Place
Golf Club 9
Splash Island Waterpark - Paul Epp Shindleman

Southport, located 3 kilometers south of the City, is a former Canadian Forces training base now home to a thriving business and residential community. Managed by a not-for-profit, Southport Aerospace Centre Inc. is focused on becoming a world-class business center balanced with lifestyle, wellness, and recreation facilities. Inside the Central Plains RecPlex you will find a 9 meter rock climbing wall, 110m indoor track around the fitness area, upgraded gymnasium access and five, 5-pin bowling lanes complete with electronic scoring and glow blowing options. Situated on the edge of the airfield is the Southport Golf Club, featuring a 9-hole course, driving range, and a newly renovated and licensed clubhouse with cart rentals available. To find out more about all the Southport happenings visit www.centralplainsrecplex.ca

Central Plains RecPlex: Rock Climbing Wall Simplot Central Park Splash Pad - Lindsey Bullock Southport Bowl

Simplot Central Park is a newly developed green space in the North end of Portage la Prairie. The park features a fun splash pad for visitors and locals alike to cool down in the summer months, as well as the brand new Rotary Skate Park.

On the edge of the City you will find 70 acres of outdoor recreational facilities. Rotary Republic of Manitobah Park boasts an impressive 9 ball diamonds, 1 football/rugby field, 3 full soccer pitches, 5 regular soccer pitches, 8 mini soccer pitches, 2 beach volleyball courts and batting cages. The opportunities are endless when it comes to hosting outdoor sporting events here.

Located on site at the Canad Inn Destination Centre, the Portage Curling Club is home to an eight-sheet curling rink, offering abundant capacity for hosting league play and bonspiels. With ample indoor seating as well as viewing available from the adjacent Tavern United, you’re sure to enjoy your visit as both a player and as a spectator. You can learn more about upcoming events and leagues at www.portagecurlingclub.com or reach the club manager at 204-857-5411.

The Manitoba Junior Hockey League’s Portage Terriers have an illustrious history on the ice and in our community. The club has produced many successful players who have gone on to the professional circuit and who have left a lasting legacy here in Central Manitoba. To view the team’s schedule and find your tickets, visit www.portageterriers.com or call 204857-7772.

Along the edge of the Assiniboine River is a network of technical bike trails built and maintained by the Junk Yard Dogs Bike Club of Portage la Prairie. Amidst the wooded terrain you will find winding trails and technical features that are sure to challenge any rider. If you are looking for a more leisurely way to enjoy the serene atmosphere these trails have to offer, walking is also welcome. Maps and trail passes can be found at www.portagejyd.com

Junk Yard Dogs Bike & Hike Trails
Portage Terriers Junior A Hockey Team


Travelers crossing Manitoba via the Trans-Canada Highway may not realize just how close they are to a magnificent beach, as it seems like the sprawling farmland stretches beyond the horizon in each direction. However, just 25 kilometers directly north of the City, on the northern fringe of the Municipality, the southern shore of Lake Manitoba rolls in on Delta Beach. An intimate population of 50 live at the shore year-round and the beach is a popular destination for day trippers and campers as well. With its newly refurbished camp sites and updated amenities now is a great time to plan an overnight stay.

Delta Beach - Paul Epp
Delta Marsh: Taking Flight Trail

A walk in nature walks the soul back home. - Mary Davis “ “

A 30 kilometer stretch of wetlands just inland from Lake Manitoba is another popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts. Delta Marsh is an active wildlife breeding and migration staging area for a wide array of waterfowl and songbirds. This brings bird watchers from all around the world to get up close to some of the indigenous and seasonal flocks. Even within City limits, Crescent Lake has become a summer home for geese, ducks and pelicans among other friends of a feather, offering up close proximity to view the entire flock from the Crescent walking path and other lakeside vantage points.

St. Ambroise Beach Provincial Park offers even more opportunities to get close to the water for a picnic, to watch the migratory birds or to watch the sunset fade into a starry night. Located near the east end of Delta Marsh, St. Ambroise is now home to Surfside Beach Campground. This destination is highly regarded for its fine sand beach, tiki bar concession stand and boat launch allowing guests to explore both the land and water.

Sports persons who enjoy hunting have also become very familiar with the Portage la Prairie region, in fact, our area’s appeal for these activities has even reached California. Hollywood luminaries such as Clark Gable and Tom Selleck have visited to seek Canada geese, snow geese and mallard ducks. Hunting is seasonally permitted on a portion of Delta Marsh and surrounding lands and has in fact inspired a seasonal village, affectionately dubbed “Tin Town” in reference to the corrugated metal hunting shacks that have populated a small corner of the wetlands. White tailed deer are another plentiful herd that attract hunters to this region.

Delta Beach Tent Site- Paul Epp Lake Manitoba Ice Fishing - Bee Kirkwood

Of course, with Lake Manitoba and the active Assiniboine River as well as other bodies of water in the area, fishing is another strong draw to the region. Our changing climate throughout the year allows not only for an active fishing season during the warm summer months, but also an active ice fishing community in the winter. Visitors cast their lines here in hopes of hooking Walleye, Perch, Northern Pike, Goldeye, Silver Bass and more. Another regularly sought out fishing destination is the Portage Spillway, also known as Wayside Park which offers a water recreation spot for boating and fishing as well as a secluded picnic area.

The Portage region is home to a number of great camping venues for visitors that want to escape the hustle and bustle and enjoy the sights and sounds of the prairie landscape. You will find a list of area campgrounds in the Accommodations section (Page 31).

Delta Beach Campground
Folkedge Photography Skating on the Crescent
Crescent Lake Kayaking

Given our rich agricultural heritage, Portage may be best known for some of the fruits and vegetables that we produce in our area. Strawberry season is widely celebrated with visitors coming from far and wide with empty buckets in hand, looking to get out into the berry batch and select their own berries at the peak of freshness. There are a handful of u-pick berry patches to pick from in the region so find a day and come experience the taste of local freshness.

In the heart of our City you will find a scenic lake bustling with activities year-round. In the summer months, Crescent Lake is a choice spot for canoers and kayakers alike as the calm waters allow for leisurely paddles and an opportunity to take in the serene surroundings from a different perspective. Kayak and Canoe rentals are available from Stride Place or Splash Island and the very accessible, self-launch dock makes paddling a sport for everyone to enjoy. During the notorious Manitoba winters Portagers choose to make the most of the freezing temperatures by turning our beautiful lake into a skating rink and trail for all to enjoy. Nestled along the banks you will find warm up huts and a fire pit, the perfect spot to roast an afternoon snack while you warm your toes. Whether you’re out on your own or rounding up a group of friends for a game of shiny, a day on the lake is sure to bring back the fondest of memories.

Portage Spillway - John Nielsen
Waterfowl Hunting at Delta Marsh


Since 1872, the Portage Industrial Exhibition Association has been one of the biggest hosts of the summer schedule in Portage la Prairie, presenting the Portage Ex. Proud of its distinction as one of western Canada’s longest running annual fairs, the event celebrates the best of the region with local crafters, agriculture displays and competition, as well as a thrilling midway and variety of entertainment sure to delight audiences from the young to the young at heart. You can learn more about this year’s line up at www.portageex.com

Portage Ex - Dennis Wiens Manitoba Air Show Manitoba Air Show Portage Ex Midway Portage Potato Festival
Whoop & Hollar - Heather Dopson

Designated in 2017 as a signature event by City Council, the Portage la Prairie Potato Festival is an annual event for the whole family. Paying homage to our reputation as an agri-food hub in Manitoba, this event is FREE for all ages and includes live bands, children’s entertainment and a variety of vendors and engaging activities throughout the weekend. We can’t forget one of the event’s most popular features - FREE french fries! For the latest updates and information about the 20th anniversary celebration happening August 9th & 10th, visit www.portagepotatofest.ca

Enjoy a day out at Whoop & Hollar Folk Festival celebrating local music, art, culture, community and nature. This charming, intimate festival is set on a scenic woodlot southeast of Portage la Prairie, 1km west of the Hoop and Holler bend. The festival features a variety of local music, two nights of tent camping, artisans, food, nature trails, a pollinator garden, and lively jam sessions. There’s fun for people of all ages and walks of life, so come as you are. The homegrown vibe is yours to discover at www.whoopandhollar.com

The Manitoba Airshow returns to Southport Aerospace Centre on August 3rd & 4th, 2024! Join fans and performers from across the nation in experiencing aeriel performances, ground-level entertainment, food trucks and so much more. With performances from the likes of the Canadian Forces Snowbirds, the Canadian Armed Forces SkyHawks Parachute Team, and various aerobatic pilots, this bi-annual event is sure to please everyone. For full schedule details and to get your tickets visit www.mbairshow.ca

Portage la Prairie is a region rich in culture and heritage that deserves to be celebrated. To honour the many cultures that make up our community the DiverseCity Festival is held each year with collaboration between the Portage Learning and Literacy Centre, Fort la Reine Museum, and the Manitoba Agricultural Museum. This festival brings together the musical performances, dancers, and cuisines unique to various international regions for an afternoon of inclusive fun. For future dates and event details check out www.pllc.ca

DiverseCity Festival - Darren Spence
Manitoba Air Show 17
Whoop & Hollar Festival - Dennis Weins




Within minutes of your arrival, you will recognize why Fort la Reine Museum holds distinction in the Province as a Manitoba Star Attraction. The site celebrates the heritage of the Canadian prairies and the history of both the City and Rural Municipality of Portage la Prairie. Visitors find themselves immersed in another time in an environment that includes 20 different buildings and thousands of artifacts to discover. Across the five-acre site, you can explore a collection of 20th-century homes, the pioneer village, World War 1&2 artifacts, the largest indoor collection of Allis Chambers agricultural equipment in the world, and more! The museum also pays homage to the development of the Canadian Pacific Rail and features ‘Le Rideau’, the personal business rail car of Sir William Van Horne.

Fort la Reine Museum - Madison Connolly

Open seasonally from May to October, the museum continues to further develop its displays and site and occasionally plays host to traveling exhibits that can be seen alongside their permanent collection. Special events that celebrate local culture and allow for a more interactive connection to our past are highlighted in the venue’s annual schedule. There is much to share, learn and discover at Fort la Reine, check out www.fortlareinemuseum.com to plan your visit.

Incorporated in 1992, Portage Heritage Inc. was established to promote the legacy of the region and to assist in the preservation of historic places. Their most significant project has been the CPR Heritage Park & Interpretive Centre on the south side of the current CP Rail line at 3rd Street NW. The historic building is now home to the local model railroad club and the club continues to work towards providing a lasting showcase of the significant role that the railroad industry played in the development of our region through their displays. Open to the public for various events throughout the year and by appointment most days of the week, the CP Station boasts some of Portage’s oldest recorded history and is definitely worth the stop.

Situated on the Keeshkeemaquah Urban Reserve is the National Indigenous Residential School Muesum. Housed inside the former Portage la Prairie Residential School, this museum is here to serve as a reminder of our past and to preserve the culture, stories and languages of our indigenous people. It serves as a safe space where we can learn from each other and work collectively to find a better way forward, together. The effects of the residential school system have trickled through generations and it is imperative that those who need support, have somewhere they can come to work through the traumas of the past. As time passes and the work of reconciliation continues, this building will turn from a place of hurt to a place of healing. To learn more about this incredible space visit www.nirsmuseum.ca

CPR Heritage Park & Interpretive Centre - Darren Spence National Indigenous Residential School Museum
Tipi at Fort la Reine Museum


One of the great delights of travel is the opportunity to sample local cuisine. It is rewarding to discover a dish that you have never had before, prepared with the right mix of ingredients so that each bite seems to dance across your taste buds. Often, a memorable dining experience becomes the highlight of your trip as you recount your adventures with friends and loved ones upon returning home.

Over the Coals - Madison Connolly
Mole Guacamole - Madison Connolly

Among its greatest strengths, the Portage la Prairie region is home to a wide variety of culinary delights, from familiar fare to some unique bistros found only here. We’re confident that you’ll enjoy a local dining experience that is second to none when you visit us.

Benvenuto Pizzeria, Pasta & More

At Benvenuto Pizzeria they know that quality takes time! The owners and staff go the extra mile each and every day to prepare all their food items fresh in-house to ensure that your meal is top quality every time. Known around town for their extraordinary specialty pizzas, however the calzones and baked pastas are also among the most frequently ordered favourites. Focusing on providing a pristine product combined with the exceptional service is what keeps guests coming back. Dine in, take out or have them deliver anywhere in Portage. www.benvenutoplp.ca

Boun’s Lao Street Eatery

In the small town of Oakville, Manitoba lies an unsuspecting eatery with big flavour. Rooted in Laotian flavours and cooking techniques, Boun’s is sure to send you on a culinary adventure without leaving Manitoba. The menu includes an expansive variety of traditional dishes such as ramen, dumplings and stir-fries but also touches on western classics with burgers, poutines and pizza. When you enter this cozy small-town diner you will surely be greeted by the smiling faces of the owners. http://bouns-lao-street-eatery.square.site


Home of the Fatboy Burger, a Portage staple loved by locals and visitors alike. Situated right on Saskatchewan Avenue, Jimmy’s is often an intentional stop for travelers headed cross country on the Trans-Canada Highway. With fresh burger patties made daily and combo’s that include a mountain of house-cut fries, everything at Jimmy’s will leave you 100% satisfied and needing to come back. 204-239-0378

Mole Guacamole

Experience the taste of Mexico at Portage’s only authentic Mexican restaurant. The owners hail from Mexico City and bring their traditional recipes to the kitchen. Indulge in a variety of classic dishes such as tacos, burritos, and enchiladas, all made with fresh ingredients and bold flavors. You can enjoy their food in-store, where you will be greeted with warm hospitality and a vibrant atmosphere, or on-the-go from the food truck at various events and festivals. We promise that with every bite, you’ll feel transported to the streets of Mexico. http://menumoleguacamole.square.site

Taste of Spice

The ultimate luxury restaurant for upscale Indian dining, located in the heart of Portage la Prairie. The elegant setting provides the perfect backdrop for intimate dinners, celebratory events, and business gatherings. Choose from the A La Carte menu or indulge in the Grande Buffet for a chance to try both traditional dishes and western classics. From the sophisticated decor to the attentive service, every detail has been carefully crafted to ensure an exceptional dining experience. Taste of Spice presents Indian food for what it truly is: Refined. Delicious. Luxurious. www.tasteofspice.ca

Tornado’s Restaurant & Lounge

The soup is always on at Tornado’s and there’s no questioning the popularity of their signature combination that includes their house salad with home-made dressing and baked potato and bacon soup. Whether you’re looking for a home-style breakfast, a quick bite at lunch or need to feed the mouths of a hungry hockey team, the staff will be happy to have you. For 15 years, visitors have flocked to Tornado’s for their cozy, warm atmosphere and personable service because when you walk through the doors at Tornado’s, you’ll instantly feel at home. www.tornadosrestaurant.com




Boun’s Lao Street Eatery

116 2nd Street, Oakville Phone: 204-267-2222

Dick’s Café

134 Saskatchewan Avenue E Phone: 204-857-4241

Great Wall Chinese Restaurant

324 5th Avenue NW Phone: 204-857-6720

May Mei’s

116 Saskatchewan Avenue E Phone: 204-857-4555

Oriental Pearl

10 Saskatchewan Avenue W Phone: 204-857-6895


GME Thrift Emporium Coffee Shop 2380 Sissons Drive Phone: 204-857-4115

Little Spruce Café 206 Price Avenue Phone: 204-240-7010

Tim Horton’s

550 Saskatchewan Avenue W Phone: 204-857-5222

Tim Horton’s (West)

2450 Saskatchewan Avenue W Phone: 204-239-1215


Benvenuto Pizzeria

1400 Saskatchewan Avenue W Phone: 204-239-0555

Bill’s Sticky Fingers

210 Saskatchewan Avenue E Phone: 204-857-9999

Burger Boxx

1800 Saskatchewan Avenue W, Unit 10 Phone: 204-240-7268

Chicken Chef 1310 Saskatchewan Avenue W Phone: 204-239-0101

Georges Original Burgers & Subs

237 Saskatchewan Avenue E Phone: 204-240-2575

Jimmy’s 1746 Saskatchewan Avenue W Phone: 204-239-0378

Lita’s Station 904 Saskatchewan Avenue E Phone: 204-240-1397

Over the Coals

232 Saskatchewan Avenue E Phone: 204-239-4477

Tornado’s Restaurant & Lounge

1107 Saskatchewan Avenue W Phone: 204-857-9300


Lake Shore Restaurant & Bar 1 Island Park Phone: 204-857-5686

Southport Golf Club 2655 Musketeer Road E Phone: 204-428-3174

Boun’s Lao Street Eatery - Madison Connolly


What’s the Scoop

618 Saskatchewan Avenue W

Phone: 204-239-5888


OM Indian Cuisin

190 River Road

Phone: 204-240-2442

Taste of Spice

61 Saskatchewan Avenue E

Phone: 204-239-1234



1760 Saskatchewan Avenue W, Unit 3

Phone: 204-857-3408

Mole Guacamole

177 Saskatchewan Avenue W

Phone: 204-692-1777



40 24th Street NW

Phone: 204-857-8336

Boston Pizza

2180 Saskatchewan Avenue W

Phone: 204-239-8200

Burger King

2208 Saskatchewan Avenue W

Phone: 204-239-6552

Dairy Queen

200 Saskatchewan Avenue W

Phone: 204-857-6047

Domino’s Pizza

2275 Saskatchewan Avenue W

Phone: 204-857- 5757


1275 Saskatchewan Avenue W

Phone: 204-857-5321

Little Caesars

302 Saskatchewan Avenue E Phone: 204-239-5530

Mary Brown’s

1101 Saskatchewan Avenue W Phone: 431-692-1688


25 25th Street NW

Phone: 204-857-6893

Mr. Mike’s Steakhouse Casual

2273 Saskatchewan Avenue W Phone: 204-239-5299

Pizza Hotline

315 Saskatchewan Avenue E Phone: 204-856-2222

Pizza Hut

138 Saskatchewan Avenue E Phone: 204-240-8844

Pizza Pizza

237 Saskatchewan Avenue E Phone: 204-850-1111

Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen

2257 Saskatchewan Avenue W Phone: 204-239-5055

Prairie Donair

306 Saskatchewan Aveune E Phone: 204-239-0050

Subway (East)

315 Saskatchewan Avenue E Phone: 204-239-4338

Subway (West)

50 24th Street NW

Phone: 204-239-0028


Tavern United

2401 Saskatchewan Avenue W Phone: 204-857-9745

What’s the Scoop - Madison Connolly Little Spruce Cafe - Madison Connolly
Tornado’s Restaurant & Lounge


There is something truly delightful about exploring a new place and discovering shops and services that you don’t have at home. Whether it’s a quick stop to grab a needed item for your travels or you’re after that unique souvenir or gift to take home, you’ll be delighted by the selection and convenience that our merchants provide. Allow yourself some time to explore beyond the shop windows and see what’s in store for you. You’ll be glad you did.


Prairie Fusion Arts & Entertainment

11 - 2nd Street N.E

Phone: 204-239-6029


Heritage Books & Gift Shoppe

1609 Saskatchewan Avenue W

Phone: 204-857-8895


Fire & Flower

2353 Sissons Drive - Unit 5B

Phone: 204-857-8679

Olina Cannabis Inc.

115 Saskatchewan Avenue E

Phone: 204-857-4180

Tokyo Smoke

309 Saskatchewan Avenue E

Phone: 204-515-7770


Blessing Collections

224 Saskatchewan Avenue E Phone: 204-870-7485

FOIL Salon

489 Saskatchewan Avenue E Phone: 204-240-4665

Keystone Sports

170 Saskatchewan Avenue W Phone: 204-857-8982

Mark’s Work Warehouse

2352 Sissons Drive - Unit 1 Phone: 204-239-8220

MCC Thrift Store

149 Saskatchewan Avenue E Phone: 204-239-4836

Mil-Jeanne Flowers & Axcenz

102 Saskatchewan Avenue E Phone: 204-857-6886

Olina Fashions

2 Saskatchewan Avenue W Phone: 204-240-2000

Pure Footwear

12 Saskatchewan Avenue W Phone: 204-240-0123

Styled With Meraki

206 Prince Avenue - Unit 6 Phone: 204-249-0611

The Cellar Door

610 Saskatchewan Avenue E Phone: 204-857-9991

Warehouse One - The Jean Store

2352 Sissons Drive - Unit 8 Phone: 204-239-0061

3’s Company

102 Saskatchewan Avenue E - Unit A Phone: 204-239-5040

Keystone Sports 26


Circle K

323 Saskatchewan Avenue E

Phone: 204-239-6404


17 3rd Street N.E

Phone: 204-857-4289

Marketplace Co-op - Gas Bar

2273 Saskatchewan Avenue W

Phone: 204-856 - 2100

Midtown Market

606 Saskatchewan Avenue W

Phone: 204-857-7172

Mike’s 5th Avenue Grocery

140 5th Avenue N.E

Phone: 204-857-3762

Northside Market

409 8th Street N.W

Phone: 204-239-5444

River Road Co-op - Gas Bar

150 River Road

Phone: 204-856-2102

Service on Second - Oakville

160 2nd Street, Oakville

Phone: 204-267-2611

The Pelican

39 Cherry Road, Delta Beach

7-11 Store East

718 Saskatchewan Avenue E

Phone: 204-856-2010

7-11 Store West

1221 Saskatchewan Avenue W

Phone: 204-856-2000


Canadian Tire

2445 Saskatchewan Avenue W

Phone: 204-857-3408

Dollarama East

103 Saskatchewan Avenue E

Phone: 431-294-3715

Dollarama West

2200 Saskatchewan Avenue W Phone: 204-856-0440

Red Apple

80 Saskatchewan Avenue E Phone: 204-239-7123


2384 Sissons Drive

Phone: 204-857-5011


Perth’s (Blue Moon Water)

220 Saskatchewan Avenue W

Phone: 204-857-7791

Washstop Laundry

60 24th Street N.W

Phone: 204-239-1481


Always a Flortist

1625 Saskatchewan Avenue W Phone: 204-239-5032

Mil-Jeanne Flowers & Axcenz

102 Saskatchewan Avenue E Phone: 204-857-6886

Proctor Designs

508 Saskatchewan Avenue E Phone: 204-856-7329

Solomon’s Home, Garden & Gift

55 25th Street N.W Phone: 204-239-6132


Fil-mart Corp.

1830 Saskatchewan Avenue W Phone: 204-632-4206

Real Food

190 River Road, Unit 1 Phone: 204-239-5612

Homestead Co-op Food Store

2275 Saskatchewan Avenue W Phone: 204-856-2135

Oakville Supermarket

111 2nd Street, Oakville Phone: 204-267-2433

Panko’s Food Centre

1630 Saskatchewan Avenue W Phone: 204-239-5151

Portage Sari-Sari Store

70 Saskatchewan Avenue W Phone: 204-595-8708

Portage Supermarket

402 Saskatchewan Avenue E Phone: 204-239-1666


2100 Saskatchewan Avenue W Phone: 204-857-4700


Central Plains RecPlex

79 Centennaire Drive, Southport Phone: 204-428-6050

Portage Fitness Co-op

2401 Saskatchewan Avenue W - Unit 7 Phone: 204-856-0991

Viterra Wellness Centre (Stride Place)

245 Royal Road S Phone: 204-857-7772


Honey Bee Health Foods

1609 Saskatchewan Avenue W Phone: 204-856-0264

Supplement King

602 Saskatchewan Avenue W Phone: 204-692-3835



Midtown Motor Inn Vendor

177 Saskatchewan Avenue W Phone: 204-857-6881

MLCC Liquor Store (East)

300 Saskatchewan Avenue E Phone: 204-856-2170

MLCC Liquor Store (West)

2255 Saskatchewan Avenue W Phone: 204-856-1159

Oakville Motor Inn

650 Hwy 331, Oakville Phone: 204-267-2533

The Bottle Stop - Canad Inns 2401 Saskatchewan Avenue W Phone: 204-857-9745

The Pelican 39 Cherry Road, Delta Beach


Portage Farmers’ Market

Visit the Facebook page at Portage Farmers Market for up-to-date location

The Little Red Barn Highway 1 - 3 miles West of Oakville turn-off


Mud and Ink Studios

551 Saskatchewan Avenue W Phone: 204-903-6847

Visions of Independence

20 Saskatchewan Avenue W Phone: 204-903-6847


A/V Electronics

222 Saskatchewan Avenue W Phone: 204-239-4020


Mayfair Print Shoppe & Office Supplies

208 Saskatchewan Avenue E Phone: 204-239-6000


Hill’s Drug Store

200 Saskatchewan Avenue E Phone: 204-857-4631

Homestead Co-op Pharmacy

2275 Saskatchewan Avenue W Phone: 204-239-0458


308 Saskatchewan Avenue E Phone: 204-239-6923


141 Saskatchewan Avenue E Phone: 204-239-0058

Shoppers Drug Mart

124 Saskatchewan Avenue E Phone: 204-857-7891

The Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy

602 Saskatchewan Avenue W Phone: 204-239-5100

Wal-Mart Pharmacy

2348 Sissons Drive Phone: 204-857-5011


Keystone Sports

170 Saskatchewan Avenue W Phone: 204-857-8982

MacDonald’s Sporting Goods

246 Saskatchewan Avenue E Phone: 204-857-3496

Two Tired Boys

2450 Saskatchewan Avenue W

Portage la Prairie Mall Phone: 204-857-2460

3’s Company Boutique
Solomon’s Home, Garden, Gift


Active Transportation Routes

Crescent Lake Walkway / Island Park / North-end Railway


Located in Island Park

BDO Centre for the Community 204-856-1075 / 390 1st Street NW

Berry Picking (Strawberries, Raspberries, Saskatoons)

Connerys / Coulee Ridge / Jefferies / Riverbend Orchards

26 kms north of Portage la Prairie

Bowling at Southport

204-428-6050 / 75 Centennaire Drive

Community Playgrounds

Island Park / Koko Platz Rec Centre / Simplot Central Park

CPR Heritage Park & Interpretive Centre

251 3rd Street NE

Cross Country Ski Trails

Portage Golf Club

Deer Pen Island Park

Delta Beach

26 kms north of Portage la Prairie

Disc Golf Course

Island Park Bird watching at Delta Marsh

Farmers’ Market

211 Saskatchewan Avenue W OR Inside Stride Place


Fishing Delta Beach / St. Ambroise / Portage Spillway - Wayside Park

Fort la Reine Museum

204-857-3259 / 2652 Saskatchewan Avenue E

Herman Prior Activity Centre

204-857-6951 / 40 Royal Road N

Junk Yard Dogs Biking & Hiking Trails

4 kms South of Portage la Prairie on Hwy 240N

Kayak / Canoe on Crescent Lake

Dock infront of Stride Place

Keeshkeemaquah Gaming Centre

204-856-1220 / 5008 Crescent Road W

National Indigenous Residential School Museum

204-239-6464 / 212 - 5000 Crescent Road W

Oakville Community Hall

204-267-2612 / 55 PHT 331; Oakville

Oakville Curling Club


Outdoor Ice Skating

Crescent Lake / Koko Platz Community Centre / Red River College

Pickle Ball Courts Island Park

Portage Curling Club

204-857-5411 / 2401 Saskatchewan Avenue W

Portage Golf Club

204-857-6177 / Located on Island Park

Portage Regional Library

204-857-4271 / 40B Royal Road N

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Portage Terriers - Junior A Hockey Team

204-857-7772 / 245 Royal Road S (Stride Place)

Prairie City Cinema

204-857-9233 / 225 Prince Avenue

Prairie Fusion Arts and Entertainment

204-239-6029 / 11 2nd Street NE (William Glesby Centre)

Republic of Manitobah Park

204-857-7772 / 125 Cambridge Street

Rock Climb at Central Plains RecPlex

204-428-6050 / 75 Centennaire Drive; Southport

Rotary Skate & Snow Park

Simplot Central Park

Shindleman Aquatic Centre

204-857-7772 / 245 Royal Road S (Stride Place)

Southport Golf Club & Driving Range

204-428-3174 / 100 Musketeer Road; Southport

Splash Island

204-857-7772 / 260 Royal Road S

St. Ambroise Provincial Park

St. Ambroise

Stride Place

204-857-7771 / 245 Royal Road S

Tennis Courts Island Park

World’s Largest Coca-Cola Can

2445 Saskatchewan Avenue W



Picture your ideal vacation getaway. Does it include the plush comforts and convenience of home with an opportunity to pamper yourself with the luxuries you don’t allow yourself at home? Is it the opportunity to unplug and disconnect and re-introduce yourself to your passions and interests outside of your professional life? Maybe the hospitality of a quiet room and a home-cooked breakfast offers the welcoming embrace that signals that you have truly escaped the pace of your increasingly busy schedule.

The Portage la Prairie region is home to a selection of hotels, bed & breakfast venues and campgrounds that allow you to wrap yourself in the comfort that you crave most.

Barker Building Suite
Barker Building Patio

Barker Suites

100 Musketeer Road East, Southport

Phone: 204-428-6030


Canad Inns

2401 Saskatchewan Avenue West Phone: 204-857-9745


Hi-Way Motel

2010 Saskatchewan Avenue West Phone: 204-857-8771 www.hiwaymotel.com

Howard Johnson

Highway 1 & Yellowquill Trail

Phone: 204-819-4392 www.wyndhamhotels.com/en-ca/hojo/ portage-la-prairie-manitoba

Microtel Inn & Suites

5100 Crescent Road West Phone: 204-240-8550 https://www.wyndhamhotels.com/microtel

Mynarski House

230 Centennaire Drive, Southport Phone: 204-428-6030


Oakville Motor Motel

650 Highway 331, Oakville, MB Phone: 204-267-2533

Sunset Motel

2465 Saskatchewan Avenue West Phone: 204-857-7031

Super 8

2668 Saskatchewan Avenue West Phone: 204-857-8883


Westgate Inn Motel

1010 Saskatchewan Avenue East Phone: 204-239-5200

Yellowquill Motel

45 20th Street SouthWest Phone: 204-857-3086

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Farm Away Retreat

Road 64N, Portage la Prairie

Phone: 204-870-1564

hello@farmawayretreat.com www.farmawayretreat.com


Creekside Campground

Seasonal Campsites

13km East of Portage la Prairie on Hwy 1

Phone: 204-267-7002 www.campcreekside.ca

Delta Beach Campground

Overnight & Seasonal Campsites

25km North of Portage la Prairie on Hwy 240 Phone: 204-857-7772


Miller’s Campground

Overnight & Seasonal Campsites

5km East of Portage la Prairie on Hwy 1

Phone: 204-857-4255


Ofty’s Riverside Campground

Overnight & Seasonal Campsites

3km North of Hwy 16 on Hwy 242 Text: 204-381-7880 www.oftysriversidecampground.com

Portage Ex Campground

Overnight Campsites

Located on the Island in Portage la Prairie Phone: 204-857-3231 www.portageex.com/camping

Surfside Beach Campground

Overnight & Seasonal Campsites

2km West of Hwy 430 on Beach Road www.surfsidebeach.ca

Tower Road Campground

Seasonal Campsites

Road 80N, 4km East of Hwy 242

Phone: 204-720-4085

Portage Ex Campground Creekside Campground Delta Beach Campground
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Surfside Beach Tiki Bar & Entertainment Area
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