Grand Beach Events

Alfred Hole Goose Sanctuary and Visitor 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 Visitor Centre, displays present the history of the sanctuary, the biology of Canada geese and plenty of opportunities to view the geese up-close. Park Interpreters offer scheduled programs, activities and park information from spring to fall.

Best times to visit are early June when goslings are present with their parents, and late August to Thanksgiving when hundreds of geese are staging for fall migration.

Located on PTH 44, just east of Rennie.  Admission is always free!

The Alfred Hole Goose Sanctuary is a member of the EcoExplore Program.  When you visit, take a photo and share on Instagram to win prizes!  For more information, visit

Spring 2017 Visitor Centre Hours:

May:  Open 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Friday, May 15 – Monday, May 18.
June:  Open 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Saturdays & Sundays

Summer 2017 Visitor Centre Hours:
July & August

Open Thursdays – Sundays 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Closed Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays

Fall 2017 Visitor Centre Hours:
September 1 – October 13

Open Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays & Statutory Holidays 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Closed Mondays to Thursdays

The Visitor Centre closes for the winter season after Thanksgiving.

For further information, contact:
Manitoba Sustainable Development
Whiteshell Senior Park Interpreter
Box 130
Rennie, MB     R0E 1R0

Visitor Centre: 204-369-5470 (summer only)