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Watchable Wildlife Manitoba - Grand Beach

Grand Beach Provincial Park

Piping Plover
Piping Plover
Photo by Robert R. Taylor

Description

Grand Beach is rumoured to be one of the nicest beaches in the world. The wide expanse of white sand is a riot of colour on a hot summer day with beach-goers in the thousands. There is more than a spectacular beach to this 24.9 square kilometre park. There are several interpretive trails and 30 kilometres of backcountry trails to explore where you can see deer, bear, beaver, and a variety wetland and boreal birds. Pick up a park map for trails details. You can ski many of the trails for some winter wildlife watching.

Don’t Miss

Habitats

  • Three-kilometre long white sand beach
  • Active sand dunes
  • Jackpine forest
  • Spruce bog
  • Large lagoon complex part of the Belair Moraine

Site Specialties

Directions

From Winnipeg head north on Highway 59 to the Grand Beach turnoff, approximately one hour north of the city limits.

Cautionary Notes

You are in black bear country (Bear Smart). Lake Winnipeg can be treacherous in a big wind or storm. Watch for poison ivy too.

Admission

Daily or seasonal provincial park pass may be required.

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