Dubbed "big marsh" by the eldest son of western explorer La Vérendrye in 1734, the resort town of Grand Marais is a popular destination for cottagers and tourists visiting the Grand Beach area. It is now a community in Manitoba, Canada within the Rural Municipality of St. Clements. Situated immediately south of Grand Beach Provincial Park. It is a short drive from Winnipeg, located in Lake Winnipeg cottage country.
It offers several public services such as, stores, bars, a library, serveral clubs, a Manitoba Hydro outlet, etc.
Cottagers in the Summer
Today, the town's population swells during the summer as cottagers and tourists stream to the area to enjoy the many resort and entertainment opportunities it offers.