Parks and Protected Spaces
Manitoba Provincial Parks have an abundance of beautiful beaches. Spend time at these popular spots and savour a sunny summer tradition.
SunSense Beach Patrol at Birds Hill
The Canadian Cancer Society's SunSense Beach Patrol will be lending out beach umbrellas to beach patrons free of charge, Saturdays and Sundays in July and August between the hours of 10am and 4pm. They will be located beside the Birds Hill Park Beach Safety Station. If you are interested in learning more about sun safety for you and your family visit www.cancer.ca/mbsunsense. If you have questions about the SunSense Beach Patrol or would like to volunteer, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 204-789-0886.
The Blue Flag designation is a highly respected eco-label that symbolizes clean and well-managed beaches. The standards ensure the beach is protected and that public use will not harm its ecosystem. 33 criteria related to water quality, environmental education, environmental management, safety and services must be met annually to secure the designation from an international jury in Europe. The Blue Flag shows that staff are upholding beach management and operations to some of the highest standards in the world.
Since the summer of 2012, West Beach at Grand Beach Provincial Park has flown the internationally recognized “Blue Flag”.
Life-jacket Loan Program
Manitoba Parks encourage park visitors, especially boaters, children, and weak swimmers, to wear properly-sized life-jackets, when participating in water-related activities. Visitors can now borrow life-jackets in select parks, and return them after their activity. The Life-jacket Loan program is available at:
The Loan Program is made available with the assistance of the Manitoba Coalition for Safer Waters and the Community Water Activity Safety Campaign funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada.