Spruce Woods Visitor Centre

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Visitor Centre sign Amphitheatre

Exhibit Pano

The Spruce Woods Visitor Centre is our premier interpretive centre.  Built by the Province of Manitoba and the Friends of Spruce Woods, the Visitor Centre provides numerous opportunities for you to discover the natural, cultural and historical features and outdoor experiences at Spruce Woods Provincial Park.

The Visitor Centre’s Exhibit Building contains attractive displays introducing the area's significant natural and cultural resources. Starting with development of the landscape as a delta in glacial Lake Agassiz, panels portray the arrival of Indigenous peoples, fur traders, settlers, and highlight where visitors can explore its natural communities. Spirit Sands, ox-bow lakes, mixed-grass prairie and special landscape features, are all easily accessible from here.

Continue your family discovery into the Interpretive Workshop and chat with a Park Interpreter.  They can provide you with more information on the park features and provide hand-on activities that encourage discovery and learning.  See live specimens of the endangered western hog nose snake and northern prairie skink, fish species and amphibians found in the park.

The large amphitheatre, campfire circle and tipi provide the setting for live outdoor interpretive programs year-round.

Gift Shop Interpretive Workshop

Also on-site is the Gift Shop, operated May to October by the Friends of Spruce Woods, where you can purchase souvenirs, local crafts, books and field guides of your visit to the park.

Located in the Kiche Manitou Day-use Area.  Admission is always free!

Visitor Centre Hours

Spring 2023 Hours
Saturdays, Sundays and Holiday Mondays
12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Closed May 13 & 14, June 4

Contact Information

Manitoba Natural Resources and Northern Development
Parks & Protected Spaces Branch
Carberry Parks District
Box 900, Carberry, MB R0K 0H0
Email: ParkInterpretation@gov.mb.ca
Phone: 204-827-8850