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Top 5 ways to dine in nature

Get a dose of the wild or a picturesque view of outdoor scenery at these spots that blend sit down dining with outdoor fun.

Courtesy of Tundra Grill

Courtesy of Tundra Grill

The patio at Prairie’s Edge overlooks a serene pond surrounded by the greenery of Kildonan Park. Start the evening with crispy fried beet fritters before taking in a show at outdoor theatre Rainbow Stage. 2015 Main St, 204‑284‑7275

Hearty breakfast and lunch options make Buffalo Stone Cafe inside FortWhyte Alive nature preserve a go-to pick for a sweet nature setting inside city limits. The signature bison burger and a breeze off the shimmering lake are a perfect pair. 1961 McCreary Rd, 204‑989‑8355

Tundra Grill (pictured), inside the Assiniboine Park Zoo’s Journey to Churchill exhibit, boasts a 9 by 150 foot wall of windows looking out onto a polar bear habitat. Snack on kid-friendly foods like hamburgers and pizza while observing the animals roam and play. 2595 Roblin Blvd, 204‑927‑8060, Map 2: D-2

The elegant country cottage setting at Pineridge Hollow is the perfect backdrop to scratch-made fare that highlights prairie products. After sampling wild mushroom-stuffed perogies, wander the on-site garden and hand feed the goats outside. 67086 Heatherdale Rd 25E, Oakbank, MB

A century old country estate is the setting for fine dining at The Gates on Roblin. Seats in the Atrium deliver breathtaking views with your tender duck confit. Take a stroll around the grounds and visit horses grazing in the paddock. 6945 Roblin Blvd, 204‑224‑2837

Essentials: From Field to Table

Bruce D. Campbell Farm and Food Discovery Centre

Learn about agriculture from field to table at the Bruce D. Campbell Farm and Food Discovery Centre.

Learn how to plant crops, grind flour, raise pigs and be a modern food producer inside the Bruce D. Campbell Farm & Food Discovery Centre. The new, family-friendly facility connects the dots between producer and consumer with fascinating displays, videos and hands-on galleries. Drive a virtual combine, check out 150 live pigs, and bone up on the science of agriculture inside the 8,300 sq. ft. centre. Food processing, safe food handling and a live weather station round out the experience. Open Tue-Sat 10 am-4 pm. Adults $5, students and seniors $3.50. Research Station Rd, 15 kilometres south of Winnipeg on Hwy 75, 883-2524.