Lakeview Gimli Resort offers the perfect place to get away on the shores of Lake Winnipeg. #exploreMB #simplyinviting

With our first summer back in Winnipeg and with COVID we were looking for something close to home for a staycation but “where oh where?” I know! Gimli!  A short drive that’s just over an hour will take you to Lake Winnipeg to a quaint little town called Gimli.  Also known as New Iceland and the place to stay at is the Lakeview Gimli Resort.

Upon checking in there was hand sanitizer, a plexiglass wall when chatting with resort employees and placements mats on where to stand to check-in.  We felt safe at the Lakeview Gimli Resort and we couldn’t wait to have fun and check out the town and the resort amenities.  I figured this would be as close to Iceland as we could get!  Not only are their great family specials on now, but Lakeview Gimli Resort is pet friendly too.  There is a small fee of $15.

First things first, let me show you our huge suite!  It was a 2 bdrm located in the newer part of the resort and it had a kitchenette, dining room and a sofa bed.  It was perfect for my family of 5.  Head to my stories on Instagram to get the tour. I always sound so awkward, lol when I do live streaming and my voice, UGH! Anyways here’s a snippet of pics. With our spacious two-room suites featuring separate living and sleeping areas, a king-size bed, a double hide-a-bed sofa, work table, wet bar, two TVs (in the bedroom and living area) and microwave.

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The kid’s rooms.  Spacious clean and awesome! It came with a desk, closet and full-size dresser.  Our master suite(feature picture) had our own bathroom with a stand-up shower, tv and BluRay, king bed and a great balcony with a view of Lake Winnipeg.

The living room with a fantastic Samsung TV that had a great picture and worked!  You know how you go to some hotels and resorts and cable is limited or you need an engineer to show you how to start the tv? No? Just me? Okay then!  Well, this was great. As I unpacked the kids watched cartoons.  It truly is a home away from home.

The bathroom was clean and spacious.  Very nicely done with nice products from Bath & Bodyworks to use and a jacuzzi tub which was great because the hot tub was closed in the resort due to COVID.


Loved the open space layout of our suite with a spacious kitchen and dining room.   Cook in your own suite if you’d like. Everything is there for you.

Let’s visit the amenities! A very clean and organized gym can be used with sanitizer and evenly spaced out. There are 2 treadmills, weights, a bicycle and a chin-up/weight machine and a TV.

  • Free WiFi
  • Free DVD movies
  • Free local calls & voicemail
  • Free daily newspaper
  • Indoor & outdoor pools, hot tub, and sauna
  • Children 17 & under stay free in the same room as their parents

A fantastic pool with a beach view of Lake Winnipeg.  We spent a lot of time here!  It was fun and I think it’s a great family-friendly pool as the deepest end was 1.5 metres and shallow at .9 metres(3ft) as you can see. All pool areas are subjected to 50% occupancy and enhanced cleaning and sanitizing policies as per the guidelines set out by the province of Manitoba.


 Oh and there’s an outdoor pool too 😉 Same measurements as the indoor and deepness. I loved sitting in the outdoor pool with my kids and looking at the lake as well.  My kids had such a GREAT time!

Lakesview Gimli Resort is located right in the heart and soul of Gimli.  You can walk right along the boardwalk, go to the beach, head to the Viking Museum, the Viking Park, the Glider statue, the Gimli Art Club, the Gimli Sea Wall is a beautiful walk with the family and to look at the marina, the infamous H.P. Tergensens for shopping(it has been there since the late 1800s).  The resort also has great little shops within.

At #LakeviewGimliResort w/ a beautiful beach just steps away from your room, you’ll wonder why you’re not here more often. Enjoy some peace and quiet or an exciting adventure in Gimli, an Icelandic town full of history. #exploreMB #gimli… Click To Tweet



IMG_20200816_111006Lakeview Gimli Resort can be seen on the left across the street from more restaurants for Thai and the famous Kris Fish & Chips.

So what about the food?  What is it like at Lakeview Gimli Resort?
Imagine sitting on the patio overlooking Lake Winnipeg in a relaxing atmosphere where ingredients are sourced locally whenever possible. Interlake dining at Seagulls is fantastic!  At the Lakeview, you have the Pier Pub for that pub atmosphere where tables are spaced apart as they follow the Health Regulations and at Seagulls too.   The Pier Pub has a sweet little patio and Seagulls Restaurant.  Both cater to the same menu.  At Seagulls you can choose to dine in the dining room or beachfront patio and reservations are highly recommended.  The staff always had a smile and food came out within great time.  I truly enjoyed everything I ate.  From the fresh Lake Winnipeg pickerel fish & chips to my Signature Seagulls salad with pickerel.  I had to get my pickerel fix in!  The kid’s menu is great too and their burgers are Ah-mazing!  They offer vegetarian/vegan meals and gluten-free options as well. 50% occupancy and enhanced cleaning and sanitizing policies will be in effect at all times so you can enjoy safely.

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The Pier Pub has a delicious and well-curated cocktail list.  Keeping with the Icelandic theme as the town is based on Icelanders my favourite cocktail was Loki Lemonade. Vodka, strawberry juice and Sprite.  It’s so good!  They also have a great wine list and local beer as well.

My son LOVED the cheeseburger served a delicious brioche bun($14).  The twins had Mini Pogo’s($5) from the kids menu and loved those as well.  Fresh cut fries!

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My husband loves a good creamy Fettucine and this was very, very, very good with grilled chicken breast. ($17)

Freshly caught and beer-battered fish and chips($17)  were a hit with me and the kids.

My favourite breakfast did not disappoint at Seagulls Restaurant.  Delicious  Eggs Benny($12) where you can choose to have with back bacon or smoked salmon

My husband had the Steak & Eggs($17) and it was cooked to perfection.  7 oz AAA strip loin steak with 2 eggs & homestyle hashbrowns

00100dPORTRAIT_00100_BURST20200815105350725_COVERPancakes and waffles($5.50) for the kids!

00100dPORTRAIT_00100_BURST20200815152213959_COVERSeagulls Signature Salad (1/2) with candied cashews, artisan lettuce tossed in a honey dijon/ginger vinaigrette with avocados, feta and pan-seared pickerel. ($16) with the loveliest rosé wine!

Oh man, that was good looking through all these photos and seeing the delicious food.  Can you not picture yourself visiting this resort?   My husband was thoroughly impressed with Lakeview Gimli Resort so much so he found it better than Blue Mountain back in Ontario!   He loved the room, he was impressed with its location, the staff and so much more.  This will be our Gimli spot as it’s the perfect resort north of Winnipeg. After dinner, we went for a walk along the sea wall, sat on the beach and skipped rocks. It was the perfect 2-night stay!

Book Your Stay!

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Guests can earn valuable Lakeview Perks points with every stay; redeem for free stays or a range of merchandise. If you’re not a member, sign up for Lakeview Perks today!
Right now you can plan your own family vacation with rooms starting at $150/night. Visit or call 1.877.355-3500

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today and seeing the beauty in Gimli, MB at the Lakeview Gimli Resort. Let us know in comments what you liked discovering about the Lakeview Gimli Resort.  Have you been?


Disclosure: This post was written in collaboration with Lakeview Hotels as our stay was a gifted experience to review & promote this lovely resort. All opinions are always my own and never influenced. 



  1. Robin rue | 21st Aug 20

    I would absolutely love to visit this area when travel is safe again. This sounds like a great place to stay.

    • Mama Ash | 21st Aug 20

      This is our first summer back in Manitoba and I’ve never been to Gimli when I grew up here! It was great 🙂

  2. Ben | 21st Aug 20

    That is an amazing-look resort. I actually didn’t realize there was a resort on the lake like that. It looks like a great place to kick back and relax after a day on the water.

    • Mama Ash | 21st Aug 20

      I know right?! I had no idea either until I was there 🙂 About an hour North is Hecla Island and they have a beautiful resort there too!

  3. Mark | 21st Aug 20

    Food and seeing the suite is so important and you gave me a great peek into Lakeview Gimli. I’ve never been but was wondering about it. Awesome review, Erica! I’ll show it to Kelly. She’ll want to go.

    • Mama Ash | 22nd Aug 20

      Go and have a nice staycation!

  4. heather | 21st Aug 20

    This looks like a beautiful resort! Would love to take my family to visit.

    • Mama Ash | 22nd Aug 20

      They also have one out on Hecla Island!

  5. Louisa | 21st Aug 20

    All this and more you got from this amazing trip, now that’s how to enjoy a real vacation. I hope to experience this when the world has fully recovered and it’s safe to travel

  6. Kita Bryant | 21st Aug 20

    Wow these resorts look like a great time. i need to getaway.

    • Mama Ash | 22nd Aug 20

      Food, beach, beautiful rooms, great staff…. Let’s go! 😉

  7. MELANIE EDJOURIAN | 22nd Aug 20

    The rooms are really spacious and tidy. It looks like a really lovely resort for a family visit. It sounds like they keep them clean and don’t take in excessive numbers of guests given the current situation.

    • Mama Ash | 22nd Aug 20

      They have to follow protocol, COVID or not. It was in tip top shape 🙂

  8. Janeane Davis | 22nd Aug 20

    This looks like a beautiful place to go for vacation. The scenery is beautiful and the food seems delicious.

  9. Lynndee | 22nd Aug 20

    What a great resort! I love that it’s close to everything including the beach. I’d love to stay there someday.

    • Mama Ash | 22nd Aug 20

      I hope you can make it out here!

  10. bohemian babushka | 22nd Aug 20

    That looked divino! Just the pictures alone relaxed BB (and started the wonderlust). Seems like a perfect place for family time.

  11. Maysz | 22nd Aug 20

    This resort looks comfy and relaxing perfect for staycation and their food looks delicious I love your taken photos!

  12. Chei | 22nd Aug 20

    Wow! This resort looks so great! I would love to go here with my family. It is very relaxing.

  13. Catalina | 23rd Aug 20

    What a beautiful and peaceful place! And the food looks awesome!

  14. Suzie B | 27th Aug 20

    Gimli is close to home for me, being a MB gal – but not a place I have really explored!

    • Mama Ash | 27th Aug 20

      OMG! You should go, even for a nice lunch on the patio at Seagulls. It’s a nice little town and we had the picture taken with the giant Viking of course and checked out the museum, lots of walks along the beach and poolside fun.

  15. Emily | 27th Aug 20

    Sounds like the perfect getaway destination!

  16. kristen visser | 28th Aug 20

    WOW! the resort and rooms look so homey! and the food looks absolutely delicious. Love that it is right by the water

  17. stephanie n | 28th Aug 20

    The food looks amazing. It looks like it would be a wonderful vacation!

  18. Sandra Dufoe | 29th Aug 20

    Looks like an amazing place.

  19. Janet M | 2nd Sep 20

    It would be such a lovely place to visit for rest and adventure.

  20. Linda | 3rd Sep 20

    It’s fantastic that Lakeview Gimli Resort is pet friendly. Vacations with pets can be hard to plan sometimes.

  21. Theresa C. | 18th Sep 20

    I’ve always wanted to visit Gimli as I have Scandinavian heritage – and wow what a statue!

  22. nicolthepickle (Nicole Graham) | 25th Nov 20

    It looks like a wonderful place to visit, and your room was nice and large too.

  23. Shirley | 26th Nov 20

    This would be the perfect place to stay The next time I am in Winnipeg

  24. Rosanne Robinson | 26th Nov 20

    The Lakeview Gimli Resort looks like the perfect spot for family vacations!

  25. Debbie Beattie | 2nd Dec 20

    It’ll be great when we can all start traveling again and visit places like this

  26. Florence Cochrane | 3rd Dec 20

    Looks lovely. Love to have a little getaway.

  27. Tannis W | 3rd Dec 20

    I have never been to Gimli before. The resort and food sound great!

  28. Susan Newman | 4th Dec 20

    I would love to visit here. The town looks so inviting!

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