In Norse mythology, Gimli is the most beautiful place in the afterlife so Gimli Beach has it lot to live up to!
Located in Manitoba, the heart of “New Iceland”, the curving light sandy bay at Gimli Beach is pretty perfect, especially in summer. Earlier settlers brought their Icelandic heritage and traditions and they are remembered in the towering Viking statue at the south end of the beach.
Paddle and swim in the cool waters of Lake Winnipeg, go stand-up paddleboarding or rent kayaks or a jet ski and explore further afield. The broad beach has good facilities including beach showers for rinsing off before returning to your car. There are colourful picnic tables, volleyball nets, concessions for drinks, snacks and ice creams and a long boardwalk for strolling along enjoying the view.
Gimli Beach is also used by the commercial fishing industry with a large harbour and breakwater with murals topped by a walkway. Fresh fish is guaranteed in local restaurants!
The beach is patrolled and water samples are taken regularly to ensure the water remains clean and safe.
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