Photo by Robert R. Taylor
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.
From Winnipeg head north on Highway 59 to the Grand Beach turnoff, approximately one hour north of the city limits.
You are in black bear country (Bear Smart). Lake Winnipeg can be treacherous in a big wind or storm. Watch for poison ivy too.
Daily or seasonal provincial park pass may be required.