I really enjoy the area, it feels like a mini-Hamptons. It doesn't feel like you are on the prairies at all. Each town and village has a distinct feel to it and there's several things to do.....or you can do nothing at all and be perfectly content.
We are quite lucky we have a place to go in the summer, Hubs has been going to the island for almost 30 years now. His family rented a trailer on the island the first few years. Then they bought a smaller cottage, sold it when they wanted to expand and then built their now cottage. It is winterized and my in-laws live there all year long. Hubs' cousins now own the original cottage and vacation there during the summer.
The cottage is located 10 minutes away from where the TV Series Falcon Beach was filmed a few years ago. I actually didn't know about the show until after the show had wrapped but I've seen re-runs (which are still on TV) and I love the show, even though sometimes it can be a bit cheesy....kind of like a Canadian Dawson's Creek on summer holidays. We've found some of the filming locations in the Interlake area but still haven't been able to find the Bradshaws' cottage. We go cottage-stalking every summer for it. One of the former directors from the show lives a few cottages down from my in-laws, she directed quite a few episodes and is now involved with other projects.
Anyway, we have our usual must-dos.....fish and chips at our favorite spot, a boat ride for sure, canoeing if the water is calm, eating out at our favorite places, maybe taking in a cheesy movie at the town theater. The theater always show movies a month or two after the movies were initially released and the theater feels like it is from the 1960s, complete with the old-school concession counter right when you walk in the door. You can't not buy candy! I have a lunch date planned with Superfab cousin S at our favorite tea house, she lives an hour away.
Speaking of Jackie O, I hope to finish the Jackie Conversations while at the cottage and do some more reading.
Have a great week!