Grant Park is an overlooked neighbourhood in Winnipeg. Many times, it’s grouped with River Heights or Fort Rouge. It’s understandable since those are the neighbouring locations and Grant Park is tiny in comparison to other Winnipeg areas.
The outline of Grant Park is Grant Avenue to the north, Stafford Street to the east, the CNR Mainline to the south, and Cambridge Street to the west.
If you ask any Winnipeg local where “Grant Park” is located, they will point you in the direction of Grant Park Mall, without realizing you’re asking about a general area, not the shopping centre.
Grant Park’s neighbourhood is small, but it’s rich with amenities and it is near some of the best spots in Winnipeg.
If you’re visiting a dentist at LifeSmiles Dental Corp, consider exploring the Grant Park area or the mall a bit more!
Grant Park Restaurants
As locals and tourists know, Winnipeg’s staple is delicious food. With over 1,100 restaurants, no matter where you are in Winnipeg, you will be able to find a more than satisfying meal.
Fortunately, Winnipeg’s restaurants are diverse, multicultural, and innovative. Picky eaters, you have met your match.
Even with Grant Park’s small circumference, there are eight dine-in restaurants nearby. Not a single one has a Google rating under 4 stars—which honestly isn’t a surprise.
If you’re saying goodbye to your dentist and are stepping outside the doors of LifeSmiles Dental Corp, there are three restaurants in view.
With over 1,000 reviews and a 4.3-star rating, Fionn’s Grant Park has become a local favourite and community icon.
They're technically a pub, but its family-friendly seating and inclusive menu make you think differently.
Their menu offers vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options, plus they’re easy-going about subsites for allergies, etc. They’re so inclusive, even your dog is welcomed on their normal or expanded patio.
We highly recommend grabbing drinks and a bite during their live music nights. Typically, it’s on Thursday, but you’ll want to double-check their online event calendar.
Applebee’s is also a neighbour to LifeSmiles Dental Corp and is truly a family restaurant that specializes in standard American comfort food.
Their whole general theme is comfort. From large, homey booths to their signature carb-heavy sides (I mean, four-cheese mac and cheese, beer-battered onion rings, loaded mash potatoes!!).
Stay clear of this franchise if you’re on a fitness journey and already had a cheat day. The appetizers alone will knock your willpower out of the door.
Doubling as a restaurant and bar, there is no short supply of cocktails and full meals (no shade to pub snacks).
Before the COVID-19 pandemic, local musicians were fighting over the stage. Hopefully, the live music will make a return because their sets never lacked passion.
Without the live performances, their staff and crowd are still (safely) sociable—it’s honestly hard not to have a good time at the Pony Corral.
Grant Park Mall itself has 11 other food and beverage outlets. Fast food, healthy food, desserts, and coffee, it’s loaded with quick-bite favourites.
Pembina Highway is a 5-minute drive from Grant Park Mall and offers even more delicious food options. Just to name a few, there is Brazen Hall, Golden Elephant Vietnamese & Thai Cuisine, Noor Mahal, and Smittys Family Restaurant.
Nearby Shopping Outlets
Grant Park Mall is obviously the whole essence of the Grant Park area. With over 70 brand stores and service centres, it’s a one-stop-shop situation.
You’ve already booked time off for your dental appointment, you may as well get some shopping in right?
Who doesn't love upgrading their wardrobe? It’s a perfect pass time when you have a frozen mouth from a dental procedure.
There are not a lot of clothing outlets in the surrounding area of Grant Park, but the mall is a hotspot for local options.
Throughout the years they evolved into a women’s fashion store with shops across the country.
Celebrating women, they carry clothing, accessories, footwear, and even a clearance section.
Chic, modern, quality, and perfect for women of all ages.
Unfortunately, they do not have an online store, but it’s worth stopping by if you’re shopping for an overall wardrobe upgrade instead of specific trendy pieces.
Winners is a fan favourite across Canada. Their discounted brand name selection is hard to avoid. Supporting local is always our suggestion, but there is no shame in hitting the discount racks. You’re still supporting local jobs, right?
Unfortunately, men have slim pickings at Grant Park Mall. Winners is the only retail shop that carries a selection for males.
General Retail Shops
Clothing aside, Grant Park boosts with everyday essentials. Purchase new windshield wipers, pick up a new book, fill your fridge and restock your makeup drawer all within a 10-minute air-conditioned walk.
Co-op Food Store is attached to the mall and has direct access from the entryway and an entrance through the mall. They have extended hours throughout the week and on Saturday (open until 9pm).
For a larger selection of groceries and household items, Sobeys is a short drive/walk away. This location includes a pharmacy and a floral department.
They even offer catering services and wine tasting events.
This shop is a local favourite.
Listing all of the general stores would be a 30-minute read, so here are the top places for the most common necessities.
Automotive: Canadian Tire
Gift Ideas: McNally Robinson Booksellers
Health and Beauty: Shoppers Drug Mart
Society is fast-paced, work-driven and has heavy multitasking pressures. Before or after a dental service, you don’t want to miss the opportunity to cross off tasks on your to-do list.
LifeSmiles Dental Corp is conveniently located near several service options. Perfect for a busy day and a long task list.
Cross-off stopping at your bank! Royal Bank of Canada is right off of Grant Avenue across from Grant Park Mall, there is also an atm inside of the mall.
Scotiabank is directly behind the mall on Taylor Ave. They offer a drive-thru atm option as well as their normal in-person services.
CIBC has a branch with an atm option located inside of the mall.
You can also cross off getting a fresh pair of glasses with Clear Eye Care, repairing your vehicle with Deco Windshield Repair, filing your taxes at H & R Block, dropping off your dry cleaning at Perth's Cleaners, and even topping off your phone plan at a TELUS kiosk.
Things To Do in Grant Park
If you have a free day after your visit with a LifeSmiles Dental Corp dentist and are looking to have some fun, consider one of these activities!
Pan Am Pool is arguably one of the best pools in Winnipeg.
Their recreation centre includes water fitness classes, a diving tower, and a walking/jogging area.
Perfect for a solo trip, with your kids or a group outing, no matter the season.
GoodLife Fitness is a fantastic option for fitness activities. Hot yoga, group cycling, and strength building classes are only a few of their many offers. The only downside is that you have to commit to a monthly membership.
Entertainment Exchange isn’t a place you go to, to have fun, but you can purchase entertainment and bring it home with you. Renting, trading or buying CD’s, movies, and records are all acceptable here. Their selection includes classics, newly released, and probably picks you’ve never heard of.
Need your child to stay entertained while you catch up on emails? Stop at one of the most sought after playgrounds, Jumpstart Playground.
Locals from surrounding neighbourhoods, near and far, pay a visit to Grant Park for this playground. It’s one of the only structures that is inclusive to all children of all abilities.
A Guide to Grant Park
Grant Park is undoubtedly a very convenient Winnipeg location, specifically for families or those with busy lifestyles. Visiting the neighbourhood or mall, allows you to complete several tasks without the travel time.
All of LifeSmiles Dental Corp’s dental clinics are strategically picked. We understand that a dental appointment can seem invasive to your schedule, but with a bit of planning, it’s simple to make it worthwhile.
Let us know which errands you like to cross off your task list when visiting our Grant Park Mall location!