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Parks and Protected Spaces Branch

In Manitoba, our nature is perfection. We celebrate the fact.

It's yours to enjoy year-round in Manitoba. More than four million incredible hectares of land and water set aside in 90 provincial parks protected for your enjoyment. You can choose from lush boreal forests, perfect prairie parklands, intriguing historic sites, sandy beaches, pristine lakes and crystal streams. In Manitoba, you'll find life's great outdoors.

Use this website to find a provincial park that entices you and speaks to your desire for adventure in any season of the year. You'll find links to parks reservations, special programs, maps, news and more. And please follow us on Twitter @MBGovParks.

Come celebrate Manitoba's natural beauty and historical heritage.

Important News and Program Updates

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    July 18, 2016 - South Whiteshell Flooding Update

    Manitoba Sustainable Development advises that all cottage roads in the south Whiteshell are accessible at this time.

    • A stockpile of sandbags are available for pick up at the West Hawk Maintenance Yard, Falcon Lake Winter Storage area, and Toniata boat launch.
    • Staff continue to make temporary repairs on all block roads.

    Water Levels and Boating Restrictions:

    • Water levels on Caddy Lake have dropped slightly with a reading of 1047.76` feet above sea level, West Hawk Lake has decreased slightly and is currently reading 1093.41 feet and Falcon Lake has decreased slightly with a reading of 1066.99 feet. This and information on other lakes in the area can be accessed at the following link: http://www.gov.mb.ca/mit/floodinfo/floodoutlook/lakes_information.html#lake_levels
    • Real time hydrometric data for Caddy Lake, West Hawk Lake and Falcon Lake can be found at the following link: https://wateroffice.ec.gc.ca/google_map/google_map_e.html?searchBy=p&province=MB&doSearch=Go
    • SD continues to work with Manitoba Infrastructure (MI) to monitor the lake levels and control structures.
    • As a result of high water on the lakes in the south Whiteshell and to minimize potential damage to structures and shorelines by boat wakes the following restrictions have been put in place regarding boat traffic:
      • Recreational Boat traffic is prohibited from operating within 100 metres of shore line on: Star Lake, West Hawk Lake & Falcon Lake.
      • Caddy lake boat use/access is being restricted to "Essential Boat Traffic Only"
    • The provincial Amphibex is currently working on Caddy Lake to assist in the removal of the floating bog pieces to prevent them from obstructing the out flow through the tunnels. The bog is being hauled to shore at the Caddy lake boat launch for removal at an approved site.
    • As a result the Caddy Lake boat launch will be temporarily closed until such time the Amphibex is not on site.

    Trail Closures:

    • The following trails area closed as of June 28, 1026: McGillivray Falls Hiking Trail, Bear Lake Hiking Trail, Hunt Lake Hiking Trail, Whiteshell River Hiking Trail, Mantario Trail, Caddy Lake Tunnels are closed, and (Mantario Water route – south end) with no travel from Caddy Lake to Sailing Lake (which includes South Cross and North Cross tunnels).
    • Travel is also not advised along the South Whiteshell Trans-Canada Trail - until its condition has been assessed.

    Campgrounds, Boat Launches and Beaches:

    • Currently all campgrounds within the Whiteshell remain open.
    • Faloma boat launch is closed due to the high water levels
    • Beaches in the south Whiteshell are flooded but remain accessible.

    Whiteshell Fish Hatchery Interpretive Centre is open Thursdays - Sundays 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

    If you have any further questions or require additional information please contact the Falcon District Office Monday - Friday between 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM at 1-204-349-2201

  • Attention Winnipeg Beach Provincial Park Visitors - Sea Wall Re-Construction in progress (see project background)
    • The seawall work at Winnipeg Beach continues to progress well and we are pleased to announce that the Main Beach will reopen 3:00 PM Friday afternoon, June 10.
    • We are asking for the public's cooperation in refraining from entering the sod and seeded areas as there is significant ground under repair.
    • Additionally, finishing work on the sidewalk will continue for the next two to three weeks.  Please respect any barricades or requests from the contractor to stay off of selected portions of the promenade.  This work will be undertaken in stages in order to enable beach access.
    • Please use  the gravelled paths to access the beach until the sidewalk construction is completed.  Please look for and follow signage, guiding you to the beach when these sidewalks are being poured.
    • The North Beach is still under construction and we ask for the public's continued patience as this important work continues.  It will reopen later this summer. Please respect the construction zone and for your own safety, access to the beach within the fenced in area is prohibited. (Update as of: June 9, 2016)
  • Congratulations to the Friends of Spruce Woods for receiving an award from the National Association for Interpretation for Excellence in Interpretive Support.
  • Make your 2016 Camping Reservations now:
      To make a reservation visit us on-line at manitobaparks.com, call toll-free at 1-888-4U2-CAMP (1-888-482-2267), in Winnipeg at 204-948-3333; or visit us in person at 200 Saulteaux Crescent, Winnipeg during regular business hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday.
  • Proposed Polar Bear Park - Phase 2 Consultation - Report on Stakeholder Comments
  • Report on public comments on the proposed changes to trapping policy in Manitoba's provincial parks and other Crown lands with recreational developments.

  • NOTICE TO TRAPPERS: Interim restrictions on licenced trapping activity in provincial parks continue to be in place for the 2014/15 trapping season.

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