day-trip Need to get away from the hustle and bustle of you life?
Portage la Prairie is the perfect spot to spend a day or two. Here are a few suggestions!
THE MIGHTY EXPLORER
Start your adventure by visiting the Fort la Reine Museum and experiencing first hand what it was like to settle on the prairie frontier. After an hour or two, visit one of our great restaurants or coffee shops! Or how about taking a self guided tour of the heritage homes located throughout Portage la Prairie! But don’t stop now— there is another great exhibit waiting at the Portage & District Arts Centre! Finish your tour by exploring thier one-of-a-kind artwork & gift-shop!
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ARE YOU A HISTORY BUFF?
Do you want to find out if you have any familial roots in Portage la Prairie?
You can easily access the burial records for Portage la Prairie at the Cemetery Database. Please enter this address into your internet search: http://www.city-plap.com/parks.html. The data­base includes the burials in the Hillside and St. Mary’s Cemeteries. Another way to research your past is to visit the Portage la Prairie Regional Library, home to a freely available and comprehensive in-house collection of local histories and genealogical records. Included in this collection are indices for the births, deaths and marriages for the Rural Municipality and the City of Portage la Prairie, cemetery inscriptions of a number of surrounding municipalities and microfilm assemblage of newspapers dating from the 1880′s to 2005 for Portage, MacGregor and Gladstone. The library is located at 40B Royal Rd N and can be contacted by calling 204-857-4271, emailing portlib@portagelibrary.com or visiting the website at www.portagelibrary.com. A third option would be to attend the Prior Relations Genealogy Group that offers support to fellow researchers and meets at the Herman Prior Centre 40 Royal Road N. on the fourth Wednesday of each month. Call 204-857-6951 for more details. Finally the Portage Heritage Advisory Committee would love to help with inquiries on Portage la Prairie’s rich history, please call 204-239-8337 or email info@city-plap.com
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WITH YOUR SNOWMOBILE!
The Snowmobile Club in Portage la Prairie is an organization whose purpose is to unite fellow snowmobilers to have safe and fun snowmobile activities and rides. They have developed, maintained and groomed 260 km of snowmobile trails. If you are interested in organized rides for the family, or are opting for the adrenaline rush a ride can produce, find out more about Club Snow at www.clubsnow-portage.com. Come and explore our winter trails aboard your machine!
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DID YOU SAY GOLF?!
Plan to stick around for a while because you won’t want to leave without visiting the Portage Golf Club. This great 18 hole golf course located on Island Park. This course is not only challenging, but is one of the most beauti­ful courses in Manitoba.
  After playing a round, relax in the fully licensed clubhouse for lunch. Then take a tour down the road 3 kms south to Southport’s 9-hole course. Rent a cart and give it a try! Be sure to end your great golfing day at one of our restaurants or exciting lounges throughout the City. Grab a hotel room and do it again tomorrow!
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BERRIES, BERRIES & MORE BERRIES!
One thing that is synonymous with Portage la Prairie is Berries! Strawberries, Saskatoon’s, Raspberries, Gooseberries, Sour cherries, and High bush cranberries! You can find all of these in and around Portage la Prairie. Take a quick drive to Portage la Prairie and pack a picnic lunch to eat at beautiful Island Park and then visit one of the many berry farms in the morning or afternoon. If you pick in the morning and have children, then after lunch, perhaps a trip to Splash Island the water park might complete your day in Portage la Prairie! The Portage la Prairie area offers delectable berries ripe for picking every year in July. Pick your own or get them pre-picked – you’ll come back for more!For more information please contact the Berry Farm directly or visit the Prairie Fruit Growers Association at Berry Hotline: 1-877-332-3379 Or visit Prairie Fruit Growers Association website at www.pfga.com
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Connery’s Berry Farm
204-428-3924
204-428-3245
1-866-299-9512
 Web: www.mts.net/~crfarms1/
Email: conneryberries@mts.net
Crops/Other Info: Strawberries, Saskatoons, Picnic Area
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Mayfair Farm
204-857-4581
1-866-738-4299
Email: mayfair-farms@hotmail.com
Crops/Other Info: Strawberries Raspberries Fresh vegetables in season
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Patten Acres
1-888-857-7648
204-857-4321
Email: pattenacres@mts.net
Crops/Other Info: Strawberries U-pick and pre-pick
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Munro’s U Pick
204-428-3100
Crops/Other Info: Strawberries pre-picked by order
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Riverbend Orchards
204-870-1140
Web: www.riverbendorchards.ca
Email: pronald@xplornet.com
Crops/Other Info: Raspberries, Saskatoons, Gooseberries, U-pick and Pre-picked. Picnic area, creek side walking trails
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Maybe its fresh produce & baking you’re after?
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Then be sure to visit our local market garden for delicious home grown produce, baking, and food.
The Portage la Prairie Market Garden is at the PCU Centre on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
(Saturdays only in winter months)

For more information about the Portage Farmers Market  find them on facebook!www.facebook.com/PortageFarmersMarket

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