Warm, blue waters and fine white sand - on the doorstep of Canada's prairies! First-time visitors to Lake Winnipeg's southern basin are astonished by its expansive beaches and sweeping sand dunes. With their distinctly tropical feel, the Lake's southern beaches are ranked as some of the finest in North America. The Lake's summer playgrounds attract day-trippers, campers, cottagers, and tourists from around the world. Their destination choices include:
Most popular: Grand Beach
The main beach of the Lake Winnipeg Beaches is Grand Beach Provincial Park is 3 km (1.8 miles while some dunes are 39 ft high. A handful of homesteaders and a large Metis community were the only ones enjoying the area until 1916 when the Canadian Northern Railway built a rail line and then added a resort at this marvelous beach. Now all the visitors have a free access to the boardwalk's various concessions and have and to learn about the fantastic "days gone by" illustrated by park interpretive signs.