Discover Gimli Canada 150 - Things to do in 2017
 
  1. Gimli Ice Festival Mar 4-5

  2. Cooley's Canada 150 Winter Parade Feb 19

  3. Cooley's Canada 150 Ice Park Grand Opening Feb 19

  4. Canada 150 Winter Theme Storefront Decoration Invitation Feb 25

  5. Cooley's Canada 150 Indoor Playground Mar 4

  6. Canada 150 Family Fun Outdoor Winter Games Mar 4 - 5

  7. Canada 150 Mini Snow Sculpting Competition Mar 4

  8. Canada 150 Canoe Ice Race Mar 5

  9. Bannock & Tea at the Gimli Ice Festival Mar 4 - 5

  10. Fire on Ice Car Racing Mar 4 - 5

  11. Find a Lucky Stone on the beach

  12. Collect Beach Glass 

  13. Visit the Sandy Hook Pier 

  14. Visit the Ski Trails at Camp Morton 

  15. Shop local at the Arnes Farmers Market May - Oct

  16. Try for first place at the Colder than Ice Fishing Derby Mar 12

  17. Check out the Confederation Exhibit 1867-2017 at the New Iceland Heritage Museum Feb 20 - Mar 17

  18. Mercedes Benz AMG Jan - Feb

  19. Laugh until your stomach hurts at the A-Spire Follies Feb 24 - 25

  20. MS Biking to the Viking Tour Aug 26 - 27

  21. Get your adrenaline fix by going Sky Diving skydivemanitoba.com/

  22. See how fast a car can go at the Gimli Motor Sports Park gimlimotorsportspark.com/

  23. Test out your skills at the Gimli Skate Board Park

  24. Check out the Gimli Model Air Show gimlimodelfest.com/info/airshow/

  25. Watch your favourite Elvis impersonators perform at Gimli Elvis Festival

  26. Try your best to pronounce Islendingadagurinn and if you can't,
    the Icelandic Festival of Manitoba will do!  Aug 4 - 7  icelandicfestival.com

  27. Watch a FREE movie beneath the stars at Gimli Film Festival RBC
    Sunset Screening on Gimli Beach  Jul 26 - 30  gimlifilm.com

  28. Dress to impress at the Gimli Film Festival Opening Reception Jul 26 - 30 gimlifilm.com

  29. Watch young hopefuls pitch their film ideas at the Gimli Film Festival RBC
    $10,000 Emerging Filmmaker Competition Jul 29 gimlifilm.com/festival-info

  30. Show your pride for our country and for the cinema at the Gimli Film
    Festival Great Canadian Film Series $5/ticket Jul 26 - 30 gimlifilm.com

  31. Get a taste of cinema from around the world at the Gimli Film Festival over 100 films from around the world in 4 indoor venues $10/ticket, on sale July 1st

  32. Cheer on your favourite local filmmakers at the Gimli Film Festival Manitoba Short Film Series Jul 29gimlifilm.com

  33. Enjoy an evening full of the finest in Gimli culture at Nuit Blanche Sept 30

  34. Ignite yourr holiday spirit during Rediscover Xmas gimli.ca

  35. Come party with us at our Canada Day Celebrations July 1 gimli.ca

  36. Take a stroll along the Pier and Enjoy the beautiful art at the Seawall Gallery 

  37. Take it easy and relax on the Beach 

  38. Check out the Purple Marten 'Apartments' in front of the Gimli Art Club 

  39. Bring your nicest camera to try to photograph the Northern Lights 

  40. Listen to the soothing chime of the lake as the ice begins to melt 

  41. Celebrate Earth Hour with the Gimli Environmental Advisory Committee at their Candlelight Dinner 

  42. Rock out with us at the Beach Bash featuring The Northern Pikes July 15 gimli.ca

  43. Beach Bash - Cold Hard Cash August 12 gimli.ca

  44. Beach Bash - Incredibily Hip & Travellers Band August 26 gimli.ca

  45. Sing along to your favourite Canadian songs on July 1 gimli.ca

  46. Relive the history of our Icelandic settlers during the annual  Walk to the Rock Oct 21

  47. Go for a Kayak tour with http://prairieseakayak.ca/

  48. See how many pelicans you can spot at Pelican Point on Willow Island

  49. Watch the Canada Summer Games sailing event Jul 30 - Aug 4

  50. Light Up the Lake with us on Canada Day Jul 1

  51. Watch in awe at our spectacular Canada Day Fireworks Jul 1 gimli.ca

  52. Check out all the cool rides at the Gimli Car Show Jul 9

  53. Help raise money for prostate cancer at the annual Ride for Dad May 27

  54. Cool off on a brand new water slide at the grand opening of the Gimli Aquatic Centre

  55. See the John Ramsey film at the New Iceland Heritage Museum

  56. Bring your little ones out to Robbie the Robin's annual Easter Egg Hunt April 15

  57. See beautiful art created by local artists and the Wave Artist Tour #1 June 10 - 11

  58. Wave Tour #2 Sept 2 - 3

  59. Dress up and bring the family to our annual Kids Pumpkin Party Oct 28

  60. Test your knowledge of random things at the Pub Quiz every second Thursday at the Ship & Plough

  61. Cheer on your favourite team at the Women's Bonspeil March 17

  62. Take Boat Tour with Lake Winnipeg Adventures

  63. Rent a Jet Ski on the Beach at Viking Rentals

  64. See if you can survive a Zombie Outbreak at the Gimli Training Centre Oct 20 - 22  frontierlarp.com 

  65. Try out one of those crazy water jet pack things with
    Canadian Jet Pack Adventures www.canadianjetpackadventures.com

  66. See how battling is done at the Icelandic Festival
    Viking Combat Demonstration Aug 4 - 7 www.icelandicfestival.com

  67. Try a piece of Vinarterta, a traditional Icelandic dessert 

  68. If you're feeling bold, try a shot of Brennevin, an Icelandic liquor 

  69. Climb the rocks of  the Viking Statue and snap a picture for your Instagram

  70. Try to catch a glimpse of  Snorri & Snaebjorn, the Huldafolk who live in the attic of the Town Hall on 62 2nd Avenue 

  71. Relive the good old days by visiting the Heritage Classroom, located at 62 2nd Avenue

  72. Learn about Gimli at the Lake Winnipeg Visitor Centre

  73. You haven't lived until you've eaten Pickerel fresh from Lake Winnipeg

  74. Shop local at the Gimli Farmers Market

  75. Express yourself by reading a poem or two at Poetry Slam nights put on
    by the Lake Winnipeg Writer's Group lwwg.ca/

  76. Bundle up and try your hand at Ice Fishing. Extra points if you can catch a trophy sized Greenback Walleye

  77. Visit the Gimli Art Club and see for yourself how talented the people of our community are

  78. Work on your balance and try longboarding as a method of transportation

  79. Sharpen your skates and head down to the Gimli Recreation Centre gimli.ca

  80. Skate with Santa Claus himself at our annual Rediscover Christmas event

  81. When was the last time you rode a horse and carriage? Enjoy an old school sleigh ride at our Rediscover Christmas celebration

  82. Enjoy a hot cup of coffee made with locally roasted beans

  83. Cool off at the Gimli Spray Park located at Gimli Park

  84. Bring a BBQ down to the beach and have a picnic

  85. Get your lobster fix at the annual Lobster Fest July 9

  86. See our talented young musicians perform at the annual Jazz at the Dock

  87. Don't forget to bring your eye patch to the annual Kid's Treasure Hunt on Gimli Beach August 19

  88. Get a team together and play Beach Volleyball at Gimli Beach

  89. Bundle up and go Tobogganing

  90. Learn how to sail at the Gimli Yacht Club Sailing Lessons www.gimliyachtclub.com

  91. If you're feeling dramatic, head down to the A-Spire Theatre
    and enjoy their Summer programming www.aspireplayers.ca

  92. Spend some time brooding over your writing desk while you try to win the Lake Winnipeg Writers Group Write on the Lake Contest lwwg.ca

  93. Check out the beautiful quilts at the annual
    Lakeside Quilt Show and Sale Aug 12 - 13 lakesidequiltersinterlake@gmail.com

  94. What is a barn quilt? Find out on the Interlake Barn Quilt Trail interlakebarnquilts.com

  95. Build something spectacular in the Icelandic Festival Sand Castle Contest Aug 5 icelandicfestival.com

  96. Visit the War Memorial on 1st Avenue

  97. Remember history as you visit the RCAF T-33 Airplane on 1st Avenue

  98. Did you know that there is a boat buried in Bill's Hill? Go check it out! It is marked with a circle of rocks

  99. Make Friends with the Fish Flies when they invade the community

  100. Check out the Namao, an incredible research vessel

  101. Get excited about the unveiling of the Canada 150 Art Installation Jul 1

  102. Pick your favourite float at the Icelandic Festival Parade

  103. Make sure you wear pockets to hold some treats from the Canada Day Parade July 1

  104. Take yourself for a historical walk through our Self Guiding Heritage gimliheritage.ca

  105. Spend the night in nature and rent a Cabin at Camp Morton

  106. Get your heart rate up at the annual Polar Bear Run

  107. See our up and coming musical talent at NexGen Connexion Concerts

  108. Form a curling team and sign up for one of the many bonspiels 

  109. Watch Cadets try to hit the bulls eye in the National Marksmanship Championship 

  110. Visit the Gimli Glider Museum 

  111. Did you know that Gimli has more than one beach? See if you can find them all

  112. If you are into extreme sports, try your hand at Kite Surfing

  113. Who needs the ocean for Wind Surfing? You can try it out on Lake Winnipeg!

  114. Thanks to the Interlake Snow Trackers, there are plenty of trails to choose from for snowmobiling  

  115. See how the Vikings lived when you visit the Icelandic Festival's Viking Village

  116. Test out the endurance of your stomach when you visit the Icelantic Festival Midway Aug 4 - 7 icelandicfestival.com

  117. Do you like to watch pretty lights explode in the sky? Us too!
    Check out the incredible Icelandic Festival Fireworks Aug 5 icelandicfestival.com

  118. Knowing how to dance is cool. Take a Ballroom Dancing class at the Gimli Rec Centre

  119. Try your hand at Lawn Bowling

  120. Watch incredible young performers at the annual Festival of Arts

  121. Put a team together for the annual Evan King Memorial Road Hockey Tournament

  122. Check out the live music at our local bars and pubs

  123. When you shop at H.P Tergessens, you're shopping at a designated Heritage site

  124. See if you can eat at every restaurant in Gimli at least once throughout the year. There are a lot of them!

  125. If you like to party, check out our local bars and pubs. Our major festivals are known for having incredible beer gardens

  126. Catch a Flick at Gimli Theatre. Be sure to try their caramel popcorn

  127. Prove yourself as the Fris-Nok champ at the Fris-Nok Tournament
    during the Icelandic Festival!  Aug 6 icelandicfestival.com

  128. Try an Icelandic specialty, tasty Ponnukokur Aug 6 - 7 icelandicfestival.com

  129. If you have never been to a social in Manitoba, this should be the year. No one does a social better than Gimli!

  130. Enjoy the scenic view from local hangout spot, the Red Dock

  131. Visit the oldest, public Icelandic Cemetery in Canada at the Gimli Icelandic Pioneer Cemetary

  132. Enjoy Bolludagar - Icelandic Pastry Day Feb 27

  133. Shop at the New Iceland Heritage Museum's Christmas Market during Rediscover Christmas

  134. Celebrate Manitoba Day in Gimli May 12

  135. Beautiful day? Why not take up golfing May - Sept www.lakelandgolfmanagement.com

  136. Don't miss out on the Kiwanis Fish Fry!

  137. Try fishing off of the pier. Watch all the beautiful colour changes of the prairie sky while you wait for the fish to bite

  138. Name all of the fish in the aquarium at the Lake Winnipeg Visitor Centre

  139. New Iceland Heritage Museum - Exhibit 2 - John Ramsay

  140. Attntion all Vikings: please attend the Grand Opening of the Viking Park

  141. Find the Eagles by Willow Creek

  142. Take a scenic stroll along the Gimli Boardwalk

  143. Polish your binoculars and go bird watching. Gimli is know to be a birdwatcher's paradise

  144. Take your kids on an adventure and see if you can find all of the playgrounds scattered throughout Gimli

  145. Search for treasures at local garage sales

  146. Gimli is a busk-friendly community! If you're talented, come sing a few tunes!

  147. Hike through the beautiful Camp Morton trails

  148. Take pictures of the incredible natural ice formations that occur along Lake Winnipeg

  149. Go for a swim in the world's 10th largest freshwater lake - Lake Winnipeg!utiful Camp Morton trails

  150. Sit back and watch the night sky. Not only can you expect to see meteor showers and bright planets, but also the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights)!