Jan 252012
 

Population: 12,728 (City), 20,494 (Metro)
Elevation: 860ft (262m)
Time Zone: Central Time Zone

Portage la Prairie is one of the most interesting cities I have ever been to.  According to Environment Canada they have the longest days during the summer months than any other city in Canada.  Its only about a 25 minute drive to Lake Manitoba which is not nearly as large as Lake Winnipeg but is far more populated with more attractions.  There are several towns around the lake (I would say more than 20) with Gas Stations, restaurants, and all kinds of other things.  Portage la Prairie is also home to McCain Foods and Simplot potato processing plants which support most of the towns economy along with providing McDonalds, Wendy’s, and various other restaurant chains.  They also have many attractions worth visiting if you get a chance after leaving Winnipeg:

Attractions

  • Worlds Largest Coke Can
  • Heritage Square
  • Cinema Centre
  • Portage la Prairie Regional Library
  • William Glesby Centre
  • The PCU Centre – Performing Arts Centre
  • Fort La Reine Museum
  • Manitoba Softball Hall of Fame and Museum
  • Portage la Prairie City Hall
  • St. Mary’s la Prairie Anglican Church

Where to Say

  • Super 8 Portage la Prairie
  • Canad Inns Portage la Prairie
  • Hi-way Motel
  • Yellow Quill Motel
  • Days Inn Portage la Prairie

Where to Eat

  • Dick’s Cafe
  • Tornado
  • Horfrost
  • Bill’s Sticky Fingers
  • Jimmy’s Submarine & Dairy
  • Boston Pizza
  • Garden State Grill
  • Chicken Chef
  • AALTOS Garden Cafe
  • Great Wall Chinese Restaurant
  • Manitobah Dining Room
  • Lita’s Station


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