From Montreal To Winnipeg -A Road Trip

From Montreal to Winnipeg, a Road Trip is not just any ordinary journey; it offers a wide range of experiences, adventures, and sightseeing opportunities.


Starting from Montreal, the journey takes you through some of Canada’s most beautiful and diverse landscapes, from the majestic Laurentian Mountains to the rolling prairies of Manitoba.


Along the way, you can explore charming small towns, historic sites, and natural wonders like the gorgeous Lakes of Ontario and Lake Superior. 


Whether you’re an adventure seeker or someone who loves to drive, this journey promises to be unforgettable, filled with unforgettable memories and breathtaking scenery at every turn.


From sampling Quebec’s world-renowned cuisine to discovering the rugged beauty of Manitoba, this road trip will expose you to some of the best Canada offers. So buckle up and get ready for an exciting ride.

Are you planning an adventure road trip from Montreal to Winnipeg?

Are you planning an adventure-packed road trip from Montreal to Winnipeg? You’re in for a real treat! The journey between these two cities covers a distance of approximately 2500 km, taking you through some of the most breathtaking landscapes in the country.


You’ll pass through Ontario’s cottage country, take in the scenic beauty of the Canadian Shield, cross mighty rivers, and witness the vast prairies that stretch as far as the eye can see. The Great Lakes region is also a must-visit spot along the way, with plenty of charming small towns and big cities to explore.

Wawa*Agawa Bay & Old Woman Bay

We stopped at Wawa on our route to Thunder Bay. 

Wawa is a township in the Algoma District in the Canadian province of Ontario. You can see a large goose in the Wawa area.

Along the way, my son texts me to suggest stopping at Old Woman River and Agawa Bay.

Sometimes, pictures on Google Photos look very interesting to visit, but with gloomy weather, it was not as WOW as I expected.

Since this was a short stop on our driving day, we did not explore further to get to the bottom of the Bay; I did not have the right shoe to go down; there were too many slippery rocks.

The Old Woman Bay was very windy and cold.


As we crossed into Manitoba, we bid farewell to Ontario and continued on our three-week vacation to visit our kids. Finally here, it took only two days of 18 hours driving.

Kildonan Park

In Winnipeg, you can find lots of walking trails and beautiful parks.

One of them is Kildonan Park. You can see the house of the wicked witch from Hansel and Gretel.
Walking through the North flower garden, many flowers are still blooming.

The Kildonan Park Loop is a 1.2-mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Winnipeg, Manitoba. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and running. Dogs are welcome on a leash.

The Forks

The Forks is a beautiful public space and park situated in downtown Winnipeg, where the Red River and the Assiniboine River meet. It’s a great place to explore and has a range of restaurants and boutiques to visit.


 I always make sure to stop by whenever I’m in Winnipeg. However, due to the current pandemic, it’s necessary to present your passport even for outdoor dining. 


If you’re up for a walk, you can also easily reach other attractions like the Children’s Museum and the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. Just be prepared for a bit of a trek.


Grand Beach And Brokenhead Trail

Have you heard of the Grand Beach and Brokenhead Trail? Grand Beach is a lovely freshwater beach located in Manitoba’s Rural Municipality of St. Clements on the eastern shore of Lake Winnipeg.


It’s situated on the historic La Vérendrye Trail and is a beautiful spot to visit, although it can get windy and chilly at times. While exploring the town, we stumbled upon “Trish’s Just Fries,” and I highly recommend their fries – they’re delicious!


If you’re looking for a scenic trail to walk, check out the Brokenhead Wetland Interpretive Trail. The trail is 1.73 kilometers long, takes approximately two hours to walk round trip, and is accessible to wheelchairs and strollers. 


There’s plenty of parking, washrooms, garbage and recycling bins, and picnic tables at the trailhead. Keep in mind it’s best to visit during the spring or summer season. Remember to pack out what you bring in, and be sure to follow the “Be Bear Smart” guidelines. Lastly, please note that no dogs, bicycles, or ATVs are allowed on the trail.

Trappist Monastery Ruins

Historic Sites of Manitoba

This Monastery was established in 1892 by five members of the Trappist Order from the Abbey of Bellefontaine, France. In 1978, the Trappists moved to a site near Holland, Manitoba, to protect their contemplative life from the effects of urban sprawl.

Fire gutted the vacated church and residential wing five years later. Information about the Trappist monks and the monastery is on display at the remaining ruins. The former Trappist Monastery Guesthouse, now called The St. Norbert Arts Centre, is home to many resident artists and is located on the grounds.


The Indigenous Peoples Garden

The Indigenous Peoples Garden is a magnificent tribute to the unique heritage and cultural traditions of the native peoples of the world. This garden is dedicated to preserving the wisdom, knowledge and practices of our ancestors, and reflects the endless beauty and diversity of the indigenous culture. 

With its vibrant colors, organic shapes, and breathtaking scenery, this garden offers a true testament to the power and resilience of the indigenous communities. From the towering trees to the delicate flowers, every detail of this garden has been carefully designed to honor the spirit of the indigenous peoples.

 Whether you are a visitor or a resident, the Indigenous Peoples Garden is a must-see destination that will fill you with a sense of wonder and awe. Come and discover the beauty and brilliance of the indigenous culture!

The new garden beside the Zoo is the “Indigenous Peoples Garden“. It was still underway when we visited. With every step, there is something new to discover, so much to see. Put on your good running shoes.

Next time I go back to Winnipeg, can’t wait to go back next summer to see the finished gardens.

The Indigenous Peoples Garden is a gathering place that recognizes our country’s strong Indigenous heritage.

Here, in the Indigenous Peoples Garden, the relationships of Indigenous cultures with the environment, both past, and present, will be explored.
*Kitchen Garden
*Seasonal Garden
*Sensory Garden
*Performance Garden
*The Grove

Before embarking on your road trip, please note that due to the pandemic, not all gas stations are open. Gas stations in some areas may also have limited hours or be closed depending on the time of day.

To ensure a safe return home, it is recommended that you have at least four hours worth of gas. Please be aware that there are no gas stations along Route 10.


Additionally, there may be limited dining options, with only Tim Horton’s available in many areas. 

Unfortunately, many restaurants and motels may be closed due to the pandemic, which can make finding a hotel difficult if you do not book in advance.

On a positive note, I thoroughly enjoyed my extended stay of one month and had the opportunity to visit many new and old places.


The weather was consistently warm, with temperatures ranging from 27-30 degrees Celsius every day in September.

Lastly, please exercise caution when taking pictures and avoid crossing the highway at 7.30 am, even though there may be no traffic at that time.


Anyway, it was a nice raod trip from Montreal to Winnipeg and Back


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