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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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    June 28, 2016 - SOUTH WHITESHELL HEAVY RAIN UPDATE: Voluntary Evacuation Still In Effect

    Manitoba Sustainable Development advises a voluntary evacuation of homes and cottages that have been isolated by road washouts are still in effect. A number of regional roads in West Hawk, Falcon Lake and the Whiteshell remain flooded or damaged:

    • PR 312 from the junction of Highway 44 to the Ontario border remains closed;
    • Falcon Lake South Shore Road temporary repairs have been made, allowing for single lane traffic to pass. Staff are directing traffic through the road please use caution.
    • PR 307 in the North Whiteshell is washed out near CP rail tracks between Brereton Lake and Rennie, park visitors wishing to access campgrounds or park facilities north of Rennie, are asked to use the park entrance at Seven Sister's. Detour may add 1.5 hours to driving time, depending on destination.
    • Highway 44 between Rennie and Caddy Lake is closed due to flooding.
    • Northern part of PR 307 is accessible via Highway 11 through Seven Sisters.
    • Other roads in the South Whiteshell have also been affected, and could deteriorate quickly, drive with caution.

    Flooding and high water levels have impacted hiking trails and water routes. The following trails are closed:

    • - McGillivray Falls Hiking Trail
    • - Bear Lake Hiking Trail
    • - Hunt Lake Hiking Trail
    • - Whiteshell River Hiking Trail
    • - Mantario Trail
    • - Falcon Creek Trail
    • - Caddy Lake Tunnels are closed, (Mantario Water route - south end) with no travel from Caddy Lake to Sailing Lake (which includes South Cross and North Cross).

    Travel is also not advised along the South Whiteshell Trans-Canada Trail - until it's condition has been assessed.

    High water levels are impacting boat houses and docks along shorelines in the South Whiteshell. Water may have impacted two cottages on Caddy Lake, and efforts have been made to reach the owners.

    Officials are waiting for the water to recede in many areas before repairs can begin. It is too early to provide cost estimates until the full extent of the damage is revealed by receding water. South Whiteshell residents and cottage owners can call 1-204-349-2201 for updated local information.

    For the most recent information on road conditions or highway safety, visit www.manitoba511.ca, call 511 or follow the Twitter account for road closures at www.twitter.com/MBGovRoads.

  • 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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