North End of Hwy 59, one of Canada's most popular areas
Southern Lake Winnipeg Beaches Canada
Spend a couple of days on the spectacular white sands of Patricia and Grand Beaches, considered among the finest beaches in North America. At Patricia Beach, you can enjoy a quiet day taking in the sun, taking a dip, or taking a stroll on one of the prettiest stretches of beach you'll find anywhere. This beach is also renowned for its large, natural marsh area, which is the home to an amazing variety of waterfowl and wildlife species.
The legendary winds of Lake Winnipeg may have struck fear into many a lake-going mariner, but to speed-loving windsurfers in the Lake's southern basin, the breezes are a blessing. Tie down your board and head to any of the Lake's southern beaches, from Gimli in the northwest to Victoria in the northeast. (Be sure to surf Grand Beach on your way 'round!) Early spring and late fall are the windiest seasons on Winnipeg, but they are also downright chilly: you will need a dry suit, a hood, boots and gloves.