Dunes 12 metres high and kilometres of inviting warm sand beach receive the gentle waves of the great prairie sea. This is Grand Beach, located on Lake Winnipeg - the sixth largest lake in Canada. The beach, considered one of the best in North America, beckons the sun worshipper in all of us. Travels to Grand Beach have been a tradition since the days of the carousel, the dance hall and train rides to the beach in the 1920s. Nowadays, nature's strong summer potion of sun, sand and water draws thousands of people from miles around.
Piping Plover Update at Grand Beach Provincial ParkSince 1991 an International Census of the endangered Piping Plover has been conducted every five years. 2006 marked the fourth census. The number of birds in Manitoba has dropped on each count and this census was no exception. Although a crack team of birders volunteered countless hours and scoured all the known nesting areas and a few other suitable beaches in the province only four pairs and possibly a single bird were counted. These eight or nine birds were all identified along the west and east beaches in Grand Beach Provincial Park....more.
Where to stay
Grand Beach campground, offers basic and electrically serviced sites. Cottage rentals are available adjacent to the park.
Leaving Winnipeg, take PTH 59 north, 80 km/49.7 mi. to the Grand Beach turnoff. Follow PTH 12 west 6 km./3.7 mi. Park Map
Seasonal Campground Map