Fusion Summer Lovin’

It’s officially summer in Winnipeg – the time of year when the city becomes festival central and we all remember why we brave those frigid Winnipeg winters for six months of the year. It’s seriously worth it to see how this city transforms into a hub of music, theatre, patios, and everything in-between during the summer months. All of us at Fusion are ready to take it all in and in case you’re wondering how to make the most of a glorious Manitoba summer, we’ve got you covered.

Here’s a list of the top summer activities that we recommend you add to your warm weather calendar this year:

 

Haley

Favourite thing:
“Being on the lake (kayak, paddle board, windsurf, ski, etc.) at the cabin!”

Why it’s her favourite:
“I’m surrounded by nature AND when I get tired I can float and enjoy a beer… it’s all about balance. :)”

 

Dolores

Favourite thing:
“I don’t know if it’s my favourite, but I cherish it. I get up and walk the dog at about 6:00am almost every morning.”

Why it’s her favourite:
“I am usually the only person out and it’s peaceful; the wind is calm and the smell is so amazingly fresh. Like I said, it may not be my favourite, but every morning I am so grateful to have nature all around me and total peace. And my dog of course.”

 

Morris

Favourite thing:
“Hit the links.”

Why it’s his favourite:
“I don’t look very good in yoga pants but I still seek out tranquil, healthy activities in the summer months. The many great golf courses scattered throughout the province gives me that.”

 

Hannah

Favourite thing:
“I love packing a picnic lunch with gourmet cheeses, baguette and fruit, then loading the dog into the car and finding a nice spot in the sun at the dog park.”

Why it’s her favourite:
“It’s an easy, inexpensive and delicious way to spend time together, and our dog absolutely loves playing with new friends!”

 

Kathryn

Favourite thing:
“I love hiking in the Whiteshell region.”

Why it’s her favourite:
“The terrain is a little more challenging than the flat prairies, and the smell of spruce trees is pure therapy. Plus you can usually forage for wild raspberries or blueberries along the way. :)”

 

Kaitlyn

Favourite thing:
“It’s so hard to pick a favourite! I love heading out to Folk Fest every summer – it’s always a highlight.”

Why it’s her favourite:
“Finding a new band that you’ve never heard before and listening to music under the trees at the smaller stages in the forest is pure relaxation.”

 

Kara

Favourite thing:
“Warm summer evenings.”

Why it’s her favourite:
“Some of my favourite memories with my friends are low-key, almost accidental long summer nights hanging out in one of our backyards. I love it when the sun goes down but the temperature stays up – it feels a little magical. Or maybe that’s the wine. ;)”

 

Dave

Favourite thing:
“My favourite summer thing to do is arrive at our cottage.”

Why it’s his favourite:
“A switch goes off in my head as soon as I get near and I feel totally relaxed.”

 

Rob

Favourite thing:
“Obviously racing my car. But also driving my Honda to somewhere new to explore lake/small town. Basically getting out and away to find nature and spend time outside.”

Why it’s his favourite:
“There are lots of nice escapes to find that aren’t that far. It removes you from life’s routines and responsibilities – allows me to enjoy just being alive.”

 

So there you have it! In case your summer wasn’t already jam packed with amazing ways to take advantage of the weather and subsequent activities, we hope these suggestions give you some great ideas to explore your city (and province) during these fleeting months of nice weather! Hit us up on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and let us know what you’d add to the list!