Less than an hour’s drive from Winnipeg, Gimli is a traveler’s paradise on the southwestern shores of Lake Winnipeg.  With all the amenities of big city life within easy reach and often within easy walking distance, there is something here in Gimli for everyone. 

If you enjoy Gimli’s fairer weather’s activities like fishing, sailing, swimming, cycling, and shopping, all of which make us a much-loved summer retreat, then you are going to love us in the colder months!

Gimli, cold weather hot coffee

Even as the snow starts to fly, visitors stroll Gimli’s harbor taking in our history as depicted in beautiful murals along the harbor sea wall.

The cooler months gives you more free time to absorb New Iceland’s tale. The New Iceland Heritage Museum features a vast amount of information about our traditional fishing industry and the natural history of Lake Winnipeg with dynamic, permanent and traveling exhibits.

For speed enthusiasts, the roaring activities on the ice in front of the Gimli Lakeview Resort will certainly pique your interest. In winter, the Gimli Ice Festival, the AMD ice-driving school and the villages of ice fisher people that pop up (as soon as the ice on Lake Winnipeg is safe enough for travel) can be fascinating.

In recent years, the walleye being caught by recreational anglers on Lake Winnipeg has been getting larger and larger. There is a belief that the 1997 spring flood considered the Flood of the Century in Manitoba, spawned a great deal of walleye due to the extremely high water levels.

Those high-water spawned fish are now becoming very mature, which has been resulting in very, very, large fish being caught.

A Big Windy Walleye

Maintaining free lake accesses and road systems to allow easy on and off for visitors, whether you are coming to fish, snowmobile, skate, ski, kiteboard, or you just want to come check out Mercedes-Benz AMG Diving academy that takes place all of February, The Big Windy Fish Off Feb, 15th or The Gimli Ice Festival March 6-8th.

Whenever you come to Gimli, no matter what you are here for, Gimli will not disappoint, from taking your love on a romantic getaway, the kids for a fun-filled weekend, to drop a line in with the boys head north to Big Windy and come #getyourgimlion

Gettem Greenbacks has Daily and Weekly Ice Shack rentals on Big Windy. Give then a call to reserve yours today. 1-204-407-7000

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