Fill up on Ice Cream and Adventures Throughout Eastern Manitoba
Ice cream is delicious no matter the time of year, but it’s a staple in the summer. Discover the best places to devour the most sweetest of treats and incredible adventures to pair with it! In Eastman, you can fill up on ice cream and adventures almost anywhere!
*Feature Image by Triple J’s BBQ’s Ice Cream Shoppe*
Country Snacks (Niverville)
Fill those bullies with ice cream and other tasty treats at Country Snacks! Indulge in Manitoba’s best self-serve soft ice cream and twister treats. With their twists, you pick the candy, and they’ll twist it up for you. Or, if you’re feeling like having breakfast for dessert, visit Rosa’s Homemade (located in Country Snacks), where you can enjoy homemade waffles any time of the day.
After eating up your treats, head over to Hespeler Park for a fabulous afternoon of fun! The largest park in Niverville at 91 acres, it includes over ten soccer pitches, five baseball diamonds, a splash pad, wetlands, bike skills track, beach volleyball court, outdoor exercise equipment, man-made and natural play structures, and a brand-new playground that represents Niverville’s rich history.
The park is also situated on a Crowing Wing Trail section (connecting Winnipeg to Emerson). It guides you through the wetlands pavilion area that was transformed from the Town’s old lagoon into the beautiful wetlands using a process called bioremediation.
Le Gouter (Albert Beach)
You can’t pass the chance to grab some ice cream (or crepes and other delicious treats and meals) from Le Goûter! With a large menu just featuring ice creams and sweets, you’ll find the perfect snack to satisfy your sweet tooth.
Enjoy eight flavours of soft served ice cream, hard ice cream and various cone options. Don’t forget to check out their specialty items like sundaes (with a doggy option available!), banana splits, milkshakes, floats, flurries, and more!
Albert Beach is the perfect location for a beach day! Situated on the shore of Traverse Bay, enjoy swimming, relaxing on the beach, sailing, fishing, hiking, and all your favourite beach activities.
Pennyweight Market (Beausejour)
Pennyweight Market is THE place to go for your ice cream and coffee needs in Beausejour!
Pennyweight Market is your modern general store with a café/ice cream bar twist. Serving up some of the best coffee creations in the region, this is a must-visit for coffee and treat lovers alike! For their ice cream, enjoy dozens upon dozens of flavours – whether you’re in the mood for something creamy, fruity, nutty, or bursting with candy flavour!
During your visit, don’t forget to browse the shop full of bulk candy, teas, and spices, as well as various Manitoba-made products. At Pennyweight, they really do have a little bit of everything!
Before the Fall season starts, visit the Beausejour Daylily Gardens! This unique two-acre park boasts a stunning display of peonies, iris’, and, of course, daylilies. The newest addition to the gardens is an edible orchard of shrubs and fruit trees like haskaps, grapes, cherry, apricot, pear, and apple trees. Fun fact about the Gardens is that it is the only official American Hemerocallis Society (AHS) display garden on the Canadian prairies! This title makes the experience of visiting the gardens even more special, as there is nothing else like it in the prairies!
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Trail’s End Cafe (Falcon Lake)
Visit this hopping summer café before their season ends in August! Trail’s End Café is located in Falcon Ridge Ski Slopes and is serving up a storm of delicious treats, drinks, and food! While you can order many tasty items here (coffees, soups, wraps, bagel sandwiches and more), you can’t forget to cool off in a delicious way with their ice cream!
Flavours rotate throughout the season, but they will also have something absolutely mouthwatering with their Chaeban ice cream! Enjoy the classic waffle cone, a pint jar, rootbeer float, or even an affogato delight (ice cream and espresso shot!).
Explore Falcon Ridge’s many summer trails while you’re there! Enjoy hiking, biking, and walking trails that offer spectacular views, breathtaking nature, and lots of fun! After, feel free to take a dip in the lake off their public dock.
Triple J’s BBQ’s Ice Cream Shoppe (St. Malo)
You may know Triple J’s for their incredible wood-smoked BBQ food, but they also serve a fantastic lineup of ice cream goodness! Get your favourite summer treats like banana splits, hard ice cream, blizzards, sundaes, lactose-free soft serve (chocolate, cotton candy, and orange), milkshakes, and floats.
After your tasty treats, head down to the St. Malo Shrine and Grotto for a magnificent experience! St. Malo Grotto is a reproduction of the Grotto in Lourdes, France. This astonishing site is a hidden gem that will leave you awestruck by its sheer beauty. Situated by the Rat River, the site offers a peaceful experience of history and sightseeing. Lines of pews inhabit the area in dedication to people in the local area, along with stations of the cross and church atop the branched staircase.