Manitoba's little piece of paradise on the prairies.
Located 80 kilometres (50 min.) north of Winnipeg, Grand Beach has been a favourite Manitoba holiday destination since 1916.
Originally founded by homesteaders (a substantial Metis community) were the only settlers until the Canadian Northern Railway built its line and set up the resort along the 'Grand' beach. It now ranks as number three among the top North American beaches and second only to Vancouver in Canada.
Grand Beach is located on the eastern shore of Lake Winnipeg, which is Canada's sixth largest lake.
It offers something for everyone of all ages. The park offers volleyball, kite boarding, boating and a boardwalk where teens like to see and be seen. Take a hike along the Wild Wings Trail of this Provincial Park's Grand Beach Marsh, or stroll the bustling boardwalk of the beach itself. If you are a bird watcher, the beach is a sanctuary for the rare, endangered Piping Plover.
The board walk that extends along the beach was originally built in the early 1930s - great for an afternoon walk along the beach. Run your toes through the 3 km of white silica sand, backed by stunning 12 metre-tall dunes.
Check out the signs depicting the past glory of one of Manitoba's oldest resorts.