Bridge Drive-In | Home of the Creamiest Shakes in Town – Since 1957

Company History


The Bridge Drive-In (known as the “BDI” to locals) is a family owned, community-minded business that has been serving up premium soft serve ice cream in Winnipeg since 1957. Using only real dairy products and other high quality ingredients to produce our exclusive ice cream concoctions, we’ve developed a reputation for producing shakes and soft serve that is both creamier in texture and more flavourful in taste.

For over 55 years, we have been the City’s favourite ice cream establishment, and one of the best places to visit on a date or as a family outing. Now known as a Winnipeg institution, our patrons line up on hot, warm and not-so-warm evenings as we serve up our trademark soft serve concoctions.

We’re a seasonal business open from March to October. When the 15 foot high piles of snow have all melted, residents of Winnipeg flock back to the BDI for an ice cream fix. For years, BDI has been a well-deserved reward for weathering a Winnipeg winter.


As always, we offer eleven flavours of soft-serve ice cream, sundaes and exotic classics like the Goog, Sleeping Beauty, Cantaberry, and Peach Velvet; still made the same as they were over 55 years ago. We also offer our new hand-made specialty waffle cones, including the Saltzberg, the Coconilla, and the So-Much-S’more. To satisfy our customer needs, we also offer vegan-friendly ice cream, and some of our classics like the Goog and Peach Velvet can be made in vegan friendly format.

Year after year, the Bridge Drive-In is voted Winnipeg’s best ice cream – and still Home of the Creamiest Shakes and Soft Serve. Stop by, take a stroll across the bridge and enjoy your ice cream along the Red River in the beautiful residential neighbourhood of Elm Park while experiencing a true Winnipeg summer tradition.





  • Banana
  • Blueberry
  • Blumberry
  • Butterscotch
  • Cherry
  • Chocolate
  • Coconout
  • Coffee
  • Coke
  • Grape
  • Honey
  • Cinnamon
  • Kokomint
  • Kokomoko
  • Licorice
  • Lime
  • Mango
  • Marshmallow
  • Mint Orange
  • Peach
  • Peanutbutter
  • PiƱa colada
  • Rum & Butter
  • Pinapple
  • Raspberry
  • Rootbeer
  • Saskatoon
  • Sprite
  • Strawberry
  • Tinroof
  • Vanilla
  • Milkshakes
  • Floats
  • Sodas
  • Sundaes