Education

Hecla Historic Village

Hecla School: In the heart of the restored Hecla Village the two-room schoolhouse serves as the interpretive centre for Hecla/Grindstone Provincial Park. It's on the Hecla Village Self-guiding Trail that is a pleasant, 1-km walk through the lakeshore settlement. Outdoor interpretive signs, a trail brochure and interpreter-led tours are available.

The Hecla Fish Station, a former ice house, is filled with displays which interpret the commercial fishery on Lake Winnipeg.  The Fish Station includes an old Yawl and Bombardier along with many of the tools used in the fishing process.  To top off the visit, a delicacy like fresh pickerel may be purchased from local fishermen.

The Hecla Heritage Home Museum depicts the lifestyle of an Icelandic family in the 1920's and 1940's.  It is operated by the Descendents and Friends of Hecla Island Heritage Inc., a co-operating association that assists Manitoba Conservation with the interpretation of Icelandic Culture on the island.

The Tools and Machines Exhibit is an outstanding array of working tools used on Hecla Island from the first days of settlement in the 1870s to the present time.

Located in Hecla Village, off PTH 8. Admission free.

Hecla School 2017 Hours:
July & August

Saturdays 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Sundays 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

For further information, contact:
Parks & Protected Spaces Branch
Head of Interpretation
Box 52, 200 Saulteaux Crescent
Winnipeg, MB R3J 3W3
ParkInterpretation@gov.mb.ca
204-945-4375