Driftwood Beach

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Existing Subdivision

Driftwood Beach

The subdivision is located within the Precambrian Shield region of the province, an area of granitegneissic rock with little or no soil cover. These noted features impact economic opportunity in the area. A large deposit of silica sand has been identified, but no development has taken place yet. Economic activity in the region includes fishing, trapping, logging, wild rice harvesting and limited tourism support. For the avid golfer, Pine Falls Golf Club, a 9-hole public course, is located less than an hour drive away from the subdivision.

Lake Winnipeg is one of Manitoba's greatest freshwater resources. The lake plays a vital role in tourism, recreation, commercial and sport fisheries and hydroelectric generation in Manitoba. The lake is home to an abundant aquatic life including fish, invertebrates and plants. Lake Winnipeg's world-class beaches attract many visitors to the province and opportunities for swimming, paddling, sailing and windsurfing can be found on the east and west shores. Fishing opportunities include catching a variety of species including world-class pickerel (walleye), goldeye, sauger, whitefish, plus others. Sport anglers find many places to drop a line while enjoying the lake's beauty.


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Getting There

The subdivision is located approximately 180 kms northeast of Winnipeg near the community of Manigotagan, on the shore of Lake Winnipeg. To get to this subdivision, take the PTH 59 north to PR 304 to Powerview (110km), then proceed north on PR 304 to Manigotagan (70km). The route from Winnipeg to Manigotagan is via paved highway. At Manigotagan, turn left (west) just across the Manigotagan River bridge and proceed through the community for approximately 9km. The subdivision is located along the shoreline.

Location and Description of Subdivision

The Driftwood Beach subdivision is located on the shore of Lake Winnipeg. As this is Canadian Shield Country, the shoreline varies from rock to sand beaches. The lots are all tree covered with spruce and poplar being the dominant species. The subdivision is generally flat terrain with a drop at the shoreline area. The lake front lots are generally 35m X 70m and the back tier lots are 70m X 70m, but may vary due to topographical limitations or other requirements. The lake front and back tier lots are separated by the subdivision road. There is a minimum of 30m Crown Reserve along the shoreline. Boat docks and/ or other structures are not allowed along the shoreline or within the Crown Reserve fronting this subdivision. There is a public beach and a boat launch located in the community of Manigotagan, approximately 10km away.


There is a road developed to access both the Blueberry and Driftwood subdivisions. The subdivision is pre-serviced with Manitoba Hydro and Manitoba Telecom Services (MTS). The lot holder is responsible for contacting Manitoba Hydro and MTS directly to arrange and pay for cottage hook-up. In Manigotagan, there is a hotel, restaurant and post office. There is no grocery store or gas station in the vicinity, the closest is located in the Town of Powerview. The community of Hollow Water has a convenience store. Limited services are available in the Community of Seymourville located approximately 5km away.

For all other inquiries please contact:

Shaun Klassen
Crown Land Management Specialist
Box 25 - 200 Saulteaux Crescent
Winnipeg, MB R3J 3W3
Phone: 204-945-7781 Fax: 204-948-2671
E-mail: Shaun.Klassen@gov.mb.ca