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Alf Hole Goose Sanctuary and Interpretive Centre

When four orphaned goslings made their way into Alf Hole's life in 1939, the sanctuary's roots were established. Today, Alf's legacy is enjoyed by many park visitors. Inside the modernized interpretive building, displays present the history of the sanctuary, the biology of Canada geese and plenty of opportunities to view the geese up-close. Interpreters offer scheduled programs, activities and park information from spring to fall. Best times to visit are mid-May when goslings are present with their parents, and late August to Thanksgiving when hundreds of geese are staging for fall migration.

Hikers! A 2.5-km (return) self-guiding trail is available on the sanctuary grounds; trail brochures are available at the trailhead.

Located on PTH 44, just east of Rennie.

Admission: free.
Open: Daily from June to September long weekend; Friday to Sunday, from September long weekend to Thanksgiving Monday.
Hours: 10:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.

For further information, contact the park interpreter (204) 369-5246. Mailing address:

Manitoba Conservation,
Box 130
Rennie MB
R0E 1R0

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