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Things to Do

Portage la Prairie is located midway between Winnipeg and Brandon, and is perfect for a short trip from either direction. Stretch your legs at Island Park and enjoy a picnic while the kids have fun on the play structure. Splash Island offers summer fun with its outdoor pool and water slide. Stride Place is an indoor water park that boasts Manitoba’s largest wave pool, plus a water slide and lazy river.

Fort la Reine Museum showcases historic buildings including a schoolhouse, trapper's cabin and more. Head north to Delta Marsh on Lake Manitoba to birdwatch then dip your toes in the sand at St. Ambroise Provincial Park.

Head south to take in small-town charm in Holland, famous for its windmill roadside attraction, and Carman, with its six kilometres of paths that run through the town. Hit the links at Carman Golf and Curling Club.

Location: Island Park, Portage la Prairie | Photo credit: Visual Soul Studios/Travel Manitoba

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Where to Stay

Hotels in Portage la Prairie include:

In Portage la Prairie, there are campgrounds, B&Bs, hotels and, just outside the city limits, Farm Away Retreat.

Book into hotel, bed and breakfast options in Carman, or opt to camp at Stephenfield Provincial Park.

Location: St. Ambroise Beach | Photo credit: Visual Soul Studios/Travel Manitoba

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Places to Eat

While in Portage la Prairie, check out Lita’s Station, a unique eatery that features miniature trains on display. Hungry for ribs, pizza or Greek food? Then you have to check out Bill’s Sticky Fingers.

Famous for its burgers, fries and thick milkshakes, Syl’s Drive-Inn Restaurant in Carman is sure to please.

Location: Syl’s Drive-Inn Restaurant, Carman, MB | Photo credit: Travel Manitoba

This map showcases our suggested route to explore Portage la Prairie. You can also change your starting point and destination to accommodate where you're travelling from and other sites you may want to explore along the way.

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While You’re There

Here are some of CAA’s favourite stops on this trip.

Fort La Reine Museum

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Holland Windmill

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