Watchable Wildlife Manitoba

Whiteshell Provincial Park



Drinking Water Yes
Restrooms Yes
Marked Trails Yes
Boardwalk Yes
Viewing Tower Yes
Picnic Shelter Yes
Camping Yes
Concession Yes
Visitor Centre Yes
Interpretive signs/Brochures Yes
Primitive Site No


Whiteshell Provincial Park is 272,900 hectares of boreal forest in southeastern Manitoba. The park gives you an outstanding opportunity to explore this rugged and wild ecosystem without having to travel far from amenities. You can immerse yourself in forests or following ancient rock ridges, explore bogs and rivers or paddle one of hundreds of lakes. Everywhere wildlife abounds.

This is where you look for boreal forest species, from the elusive wolf to playful river otter. There is a healthy population of black bears so be Bear Smart when hiking. The park has several interpretive centres and hundreds of kilometres of trails. See the park map (PDF) for ideas for wildlife watching adventures.

Don’t Miss

  • Alf Hole Goose Sanctuary and Visitor Centre
  • Whiteshell Fish Hatchery


  • Boreal forest

Site Specialties


There are three entry points to Whiteshell Provincial Park. The southern entrance is on the Trans-Canada Highway 1, at either Falcon Lake or West Hawk Lake. The central entrance is on Highway 44 just east of Rennie. The northern entrance is on Provincial Road 307 east of Seven Sisters Falls.

Cautionary Notes

You are in black bear country. See the Hunting and Angling (PDF) guides for restrictions and limits.


Daily or seasonal provincial park pass is required.

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