My fiancé and I are going to be in Winnipeg for a wedding and we have two days available (Sunday June 15 and Monday June 16). We were thinking of dedicating one day to all of the attractions within downtown Winnipeg and then renting a car on the other day and doing a day trip outside of the city. From what I've seen, the big ones that seem to come up are Gimli, Hecla Island, and Riding Mountain National Park. Since we obviously can't do it all, we are trying to determine which is the most worth it.
Part of us is thinking that we have always had amazing experiences with national parks, love what they stand for, and have always talked about how much we'd love to visit as many of them as possible. On the other hand, we do know Riding Mountain is a bit of a farther drive, and are wondering if it's worth it. We'd be happy to leave early and arrive back late if we knew that there was something unique about Riding Mountain that would make the trek worth it that distinguishes itself from other attractions in the area.
We definitely want to do something nature-related, like hiking/kayaking/horseback riding, but Gimli seems to be more culturally interesting with the Icelandic culture and museum. That's why we were wondering if Hecla Island might be a good option so that we could have a bit of everything in one day. We also do realize though that Hecla is a further drive, so could it be done in one day anyway?
Any advice on what would be the best use of our time? Or a different destination that we haven't thought of?