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!

2018 Visitor Centre Hours:

Spring Hours (10 a.m. – 6 p.m.)
Open May Long Weekend (Friday May 18 through Monday 21)
Open Saturdays & Sundays from May 26 through June 24

Summer Hours (10 a.m. – 6 p.m.)
Open Thursdays to Sundays (and holiday Mondays)
June 28 through September 3.

Fall Hours (10 a.m. – 6 p.m.)

Open Saturdays & Sundays (and holiday Mondays) September 8 though October 8.
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
ParkInterpretation@gov.mb.ca
204-369-3157

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