TOP 5 THINGS TO DO
The Gimli Art Club is celebrating a big anniversary this year. They have been promoting and creating art in our community for 50 years! Head over to 3 Centre Street to congratulate them on their hard work and to see art from the over 70 artists who display their works at the club. Then take the few short steps to the Seawall Gallery where you’ll see the incredible works of past and present members of the Gimli Art Club. The outdoor gallery features over 70 murals showing Gimli’s history, people and culture.
If you’d like to take some art home with you, check out the “Fine Art, Fine Wine” art auction evening on September 14, hosted at the Gimli Art Club.
SIP WINES FROM AROUND THE WORLD
The Gimli Wine Festival is back for a second year! Sample over 50 wines from around the world while supporting the Gimli Film Festival. Tickets are $30 and include a sample of each wine and light appetizers. There will also be a Rainbow Raffle. Join us for this lovely evening of good wine and high spirits in support of one of our favourite local festivals. See the Gimli Film Festival website to purchase tickets.
CAPTURE THE PERFECT AUTUMN MOMENT
Embrace autumn in Gimli with a walk down the boardwalk under the overhang of the changing fall leaves. Or take a quick trip up to Camp Morton Provincial Park to capture the perfect Instagram picture. Check out our social media pages for picture-perfect inspiration then share your own captures using #ExploreGimli.
Gimli is full of artists, carvers, photographers and vendors of all kinds. We’re proud of all our local makers and have many who sell their wares all summer and into September at the Gimli Farmers’ Market and the Arnes Farmers’ Market (just 10 minutes North of Gimli). Autumn is also time for the Gimli Fall Craft & Trade Show, with over 50 vendors selling handmade and manufactured products. Get your holiday shopping done early this year or buy a special gift for yourself on September 21 at the Gimli Recreation Centre.
DISCOVER OUR ROOTS
Immerse yourself in Icelandic culture by visiting the New Iceland Heritage Museum. Learn about the Icelandic settlers who came to Gimli in 1875 and the Indigenous peoples who first lived on the land. Check out the traveling exhibit of the moment, always changing so there’s always something new to learn. On your way out, throw on a Viking helmet and fur robe and strike your most fearsome pose for a photo-op.