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Parks and Protected Spaces

The Boardwalk

"What a grand beach!" Grand Beach has been a social gathering area for recreation since the Canadian Northern Railway completed a line between Winnipeg and the beach in 1916. The boardwalk has nine on-site interpretive signs describing the history of the area. Archival photographs help bring you back to the 20's, 30's and 40's-the Grand Old Days-of this railway resort. The boardwalk runs parallel to the beach providing a magnificent view of sun, sand and the waters of North America's sixth largest freshwater lake- Lake Winnipeg. Allow 30 min.

The Boardwalk
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Wild Wings Self-guiding Trail

"Did you see that bird?" The lagoon wetland supports an abundance of plant and animal life, but wetlands around the world, are disappearing at an alarming rate. The trail has 13 on-site interpretive signs that provide insight into the special adaptations of the various species of birds that you may encounter. The marsh, also known as a lagoon, winds through cattails, willows and deciduous trees to four viewing platforms. During spring migration don't be surprised if you can identify up to 50 different bird species. Return distance 1 km. Allow 1 h.

Wild Wings Self-guiding Trail
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Spirit Rock Walking Trail

"From up here the lake looks like an ocean!" On this short walk you will have impressive views of Lake Winnipeg, majestic oak and ash trees and immense glacial erratics. Erratics are boulders that have been left here from the moving glacier that once covered this region. The trail has one on-site interpretive sign that tells the sacred account of the Spirit Rock. Return distance is 1.1 km. Allow 45 min.

Spirit Rock Walking Trail
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