Hecla Historic Village

Guided Tours: While you may visit the Hecla Village anytime and walk the self-guiding trail, guided tours of the Village are offered multiple times each week in the summer season. The Park Interpreter will connect you with the Icelandic heritage of the village, tell legends of the past and let you into some areas not normally seen on your own.

  • TOURS BY ADVANCED REGISTRATION ONLY.  Space is limited to maintain COVID-19 physical distancing requirements.  Register online here.

Hecla School Interpretive Centre: In the heart of the restored Hecla Village, the two-room schoolhouse serves as the interpretive centre for Hecla/Grindstone Provincial Park, featuring displays and exhibits on the natural, cultural and historical heritage of the park.

  • The School is currently closed for restoration work.  Please visit the Park Interpreters at the Fish Station.

Heritage Home Museum depicts the lifestyle of an Icelandic family in the 1920's and 1940's.  The home is operated by volunteers from the Descendants and Friends of Hecla Island Heritage Inc., a co-operating association that assists Manitoba Parks with the interpretation of Icelandic Culture on the island.

Hecla Fish Station, a former icehouse, is filled with displays interpreting the commercial fishery on Lake Winnipeg.  The Fish Station includes an old Yawl and Bombardier along with many of the tools used in the fishing process.  To top off the visit, a delicacy like fresh pickerel may be purchased from local fishermen.

Fish Station Hours:

June 2020
Open Saturdays & Sundays
1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

COVID-19 NOTICE:  In order to maintain physical distancing requirements, access may be limited to one family/household group at a time - please queue outside if requested and follow physical distancing requirements.

Contact Information

Manitoba Conservation and Climate
Parks & Protected Spaces Branch
Riverton Parks District
Box 70, Riverton, MB R0C 2R0
Email: ParkInterpretation@gov.mb.ca 
204-378-2261

Park Interpreter: 431-283-3241 (summer only)