Situated in the picturesque Pembina Valley, Carman offers a wide variety of scenic summer activities for outdoor adventurers.
Morning: Take a Hike!
Just a 20 minute drive west of Carman, Stephenfield Provincial Park offers over 12 km of scenic trails, perfect for bird watching and spotting flora and fauna. Trails are well-marked, with ample facilities and shaded, grassy picnic and rest areas. The park also offers space for kayaking, canoeing, boating and fishing.
Only 30 minutes west of Carman is the Birch Ski area, which boasts over 25 km of trails for hiking and running. With difficulty levels ranging from amateur to expert, these trails off beautiful views of the valley with rolling hills and gullies, and a central clubhouse and restroom.
Lunch: Classic Comfort Food
Enjoy the fresh air while taking in the retro character of a time gone-by with a trip to the famous Syl’s Drive Inn. Syl’s has maintained the authentic look, feel and service of a traditional drive-in while serving up classic favourites like burgers, subs and seriously thick shakes.
Afternoon: Break a Sweat or Beat the Heat
Head to King’s Park, located just within Carman. Work on your serves on the well-kept outdoor tennis and beach volleyball courts or hit a home run at the baseball diamonds. If you’re looking to cool down and unwind, take a dip at the outdoor pool or the Kin Splash Zone, also located within the park, or simply find some shade, kick back and enjoy the foliage.
Dinner: Take Time to Unwind
Put your feet up and enjoy a hearty platter with a gorgeous view from the outdoor terrace of McGee’s Restaurant at the Carman Golf & Curling Club. A mainstay popular with locals and visitors alike, this licensed restaurant serves up family-style food and an wide array of classic platters in a relaxed dining atmosphere. Nearby, Crazy Lady’s Cafeteria & Takeout – Carman’s newest addition – offers fresh, satisfying home-cooked classics until 7 p.m. most evenings, while JessieRose Restaurant brings you authentic Vietnamese cuisine.
Additional Activity: Carman Country Fair – July 12-14, 2018
The Carman Country Fair is held annually over the second weekend in July and is one of the oldest running fairs in Manitoba. Events include midway rides, food booths, tradeshow venues, motor sports shows, a talent show, fireworks, livestock shows and great live entertainment. Visit www.carmancountryfair.ca for more information.