Albert Beach, Manitoba

Albert Beach Manitoba

This resort, Facing Elk Island at the mouth of the Winnipeg River. It this largely french resort consists of many vintage cottages and new developments.

In the 1920s, the Saffie family, originally from Lebanon, came to this area to take up a homestead and set up a business. The famous Safie's General Store.

Has its own store and restaurant and a nice sandy beach ideal for swimming, sailing and kite-surfing.

Historically this was the place voyageurs chose to portage from the Winnipeg River to Lake Winnipeg to avoid having to navigate all the way around Île-à-la-Biche and Elk Island.

Albert Beach, on the south shore of Traverse Bay, facing Elk Island

The resort is located 3 miles before Victoria and is on the south shore of Traverse Bay, facing Elk Island. It boasts 2 miles of fine sand.

The focal point of the community is Saffie's General Store where you can find a little of everything. While grocery shopping, you can stop to browse the internet, read a book, or just enjoy a cup of coffee. When you're hungry, just cross the street!

Author: Fredrick Buetefuer