Interlake Tourism Association

Manitoba’s inland oceans, Lake Winnipeg and Lake Manitoba, frame the Interlake region – a region rich in Icelandic culture, historical routes and buildings of the fur trade at Lower Fort Garry, and internationally renowned wetlands preservation at Oak Hammock Marsh. Sunbathe on our beautiful beaches, stroll along the boardwalk, take a ride on the Prairie Dog Central and visit the Narcisse Snake Pits. And in winter, the Interlake comes alive with snowmobiling, cross-country skiing and ice fishing.

Interlake Tourism Association

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Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site Manitoba Star Attraction

St. Andrews  | National Heritage Site

Canada Heritage named LFGNHS one of the top ten (10) Heritage sites across Canada in 2011. The Red River settlement area around LFGNHS celebrated its bicentenary in 2012, 200 years of history to experience with costumed interpreters to transport you back to the mid-1800s as they re-enact life at...

Canada Heritage named LFGNHS one of the top ten (10) Heritage sites across Canada in 2011. The Red River settlement area around LFGNHS celebrated its bicentenary in 2012, 200 years of history to experience with costumed interpreters to transport you back to the mid-1800s as they re-enact life at this 19th century Hudson’s Bay Company trading post. As the oldest stone fur trading post still intact in North America, Lower Fort Garry is a must-see for any history buff. Visit the “Big House” for tea with the Governor’s wife or help make bannock on a special day set aside for this. This inspiring riverside location is the site where Treaty #1 was signed between the Ojibwa and Swampy Cree of Manitoba and the Crown. Open May to September & special events, Halloween Ghost Tales in October and A Fur Trade Christmas in mid-December.

Latitude:
50.112833

Longitude:
-96.932900

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Narcisse Snake Dens

Narcisse

Found on Highway 17 northwest of Teulon and 6 kilometres north of Narcisse, you will find the largest concentration of Red-sided Garter Snakes in the world. There are viewing sites at four subterranean dens, which are home to tens of thousands of garter snakes during the winter. In spring, witness an awesome event of nature as massive mating balls are formed. For updates at the dens as spring arrives visit the Narcisse Snake Dens website.

Found on Highway 17 northwest of Teulon and 6 kilometres north of Narcisse, you will find the largest concentration of Red-sided Garter Snakes in the world. There are viewing sites at four subterranean dens, which are home to tens of thousands of garter snakes during the winter. In spring, witness an awesome event of nature as massive mating balls are formed. For updates at the dens as spring arrives visit the Narcisse Snake Dens website.

Directions:
Locate north of Narcisse on PTH17. Take PTH7 north from Winnipeg to Teulon, turn west on PTH17 and continue northwest through Inwood to Narcisse.

Phone:
1-204-642-6078

Fax:
1-204-642-6108

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New Iceland Heritage Museum Manitoba Star Attraction

Gimli

Explore a unique chapter in Canada’s history at the New Iceland Heritage Museum in Gimli. The museum tells the story of New Iceland, a tract of land outside of the boundaries of the then “postage stamp” province of Manitoba. New Iceland had its own constitution for a period of 12...

Explore a unique chapter in Canada’s history at the New Iceland Heritage Museum in Gimli. The museum tells the story of New Iceland, a tract of land outside of the boundaries of the then “postage stamp” province of Manitoba. New Iceland had its own constitution for a period of 12 years before officially becoming a part of Canada. A ten minute film and dynamic exhibits bring this story to life. In keeping with the Viking connection of the early settlers costumes are on hand so you can discover your own inner Viking! In the 1,000 sq. ft. Stephan J. Stephanson Gallery at the New Iceland Heritage Museum we host several traveling exhibits throughout the year that portray a wide variety of historic and contemporary themes. A short walk from the museum along the beautiful shoreline of Lake Winnipeg will take you to Gimli’s towering Viking statue and to a buried York boat in a hill. Continue your walk through Gimli’s harbour where a thriving local fishing industry and recreational sail boats, power boats and yachts co-exist and to the museum’s second location; The Lake Winnipeg Visitor Centre – nestled beside the harbour, the natural history of Lake Winnipeg and the fishing industry are depicted through exhibits that include a 500 gallon fish tank and a 1940s whitefish boat.

Latitude:
50.630883

Longitude:
-96.986183

Phone:
204-642-4001

Website:

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Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Centre Manitoba Star Attraction

Stonewall

Internationally recognized as a leader in “saving wetlands through education,” Oak Hammock Marsh is a marvelous year-round facility offering great family activities. A short drive from Winnipeg on Highway 67 (between Hwys 7 & 8).

Internationally recognized as a leader in “saving wetlands through education,” Oak Hammock Marsh is a marvelous year-round facility offering great family activities. A short drive from Winnipeg on Highway 67 (between Hwys 7 & 8).

Directions:
Locate a short drive from Winnipeg on PTH67 (between PTH7 & 8), at 1 Snow Goose Bay on PR220.

Phone:
1-204-467-3300

Toll Free:
1-888-506-2774

Fax:
1-204-467-9028

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Prairie Dog Central Railway Museum

Winnipeg

Ride the rails on this vintage train, comprised of five fully restored, historic wooden coaches from 1901-1913. The train is pulled by either an 1882 steam engine or a 1950’s diesel locomotive. Begin your trip at the heritage railroad station located at Inkster Junction in Wpg. This is one of...

Ride the rails on this vintage train, comprised of five fully restored, historic wooden coaches from 1901-1913. The train is pulled by either an 1882 steam engine or a 1950’s diesel locomotive. Begin your trip at the heritage railroad station located at Inkster Junction in Wpg. This is one of the oldest regular scheduled vintage trains in Canada, and a ride guaranteed to please every member of the family. Beware, though, that comfort was not a high priority in the day, but the fun more than makes up for it! Themed excursions & special functions. Charters are available May-October.

Directions:
Charters are available May-October

Latitude:
49.951583

Longitude:
-97.270400

Phone:
204-832-5289

Fax:
1-866-751-2348

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Radisson Hecla Oasis Resort

Hecla

Luxury full service resort accommodations,Mineral spa, adult only pool, mineral baths, hot tubs & family side pool/ waterslide, both with outdoor patios and pools. Nature adventure programs(equipment supplied), heritage tours, 18 hole golf course (rated Manitoba’s #1 public course), The Rok Restaurant and L’Enoteca Fine Dining. Full conference & wedding facilities, internet access.

Luxury full service resort accommodations,Mineral spa, adult only pool, mineral baths, hot tubs & family side pool/ waterslide, both with outdoor patios and pools. Nature adventure programs(equipment supplied), heritage tours, 18 hole golf course (rated Manitoba’s #1 public course), The Rok Restaurant and L’Enoteca Fine Dining. Full conference & wedding facilities, internet access.

Phone:
1-800-267-6700

Phone:
1-204-279-2072

Toll Free:
1-800-267-6700

Fax:
204-774-0024

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Steep Rock Beach Park

Steep Rock

213 developed campground sites + 1 cabin for rent
Sandy beach, marina & boat launch, hiking trails, fishing, swimming, picnic area, playground, beach-front restaurant. Mintues from the unique lime stone cliffs at Steep Rock town site.

213 developed campground sites + 1 cabin for rent
Sandy beach, marina & boat launch, hiking trails, fishing, swimming, picnic area, playground, beach-front restaurant. Mintues from the unique lime stone cliffs at Steep Rock town site.

Phone:
1-866-437-6556

Fax:
204-449-2221

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Stonewall Quarry Park Interpretive Centre Manitoba Star Attraction

Stonewall

The interpretative centre at this historic site unfortunately burned to the ground in 2007, but a new centre is being rebuilt on the same site to commemorate the importance of the limestone quarry to the development of Stonewall and surrounding area. Expected to open Spring, 2011.

The interpretative centre at this historic site unfortunately burned to the ground in 2007, but a new centre is being rebuilt on the same site to commemorate the importance of the limestone quarry to the development of Stonewall and surrounding area. Expected to open Spring, 2011.

Phone:
(204) 467- 7979

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