Cottage Country – Grand Beach - Grand Beach
Dunes 12 metres high and kilometres of inviting warm sand beach receive the gentle waves of the great prairie sea. This is Grand Beach, located on Lake Winnipeg, the sixth largest lake in Canada. The beach, considered one of the best in North America, beckons the sun worshipper in all of us. Grand Beach has been a tradition since the days of the carousel, the dance hall and train rides to the beach in the 1920's. Nowadays, nature's strong summer potion of sun, sand and water draws thousands of people from miles around.
What to See and Do
Days are filled with leisurely swims, strolls along the boardwalk, beach volleyball, and sand castle creations. Brightly coloured sails of surfers drift by on the warm winds. A natural lagoon offers a world of adventure for children and adults alike. Hundreds of birds make up a kaleidoscope of colour and song. The calm waters are ideal for water skiing, boardsailing and boating. While the beach may be front and centre, don't miss the chance to explore the backstage landscape, carved from the ice age, now offering gentle inclines, berry-filled forests and raw rocky ridges.
On the Trails and Routes
Six trails varying in length from 1.1 km/0.7 mi. to 13.3 km. /8.3 mi. give you the choice of an easy stroll or challenging scramble, with wonderful views as your reward.
Wild Wings and Ancient Beach - two easy trails as intriguing as their names, with a total trail distance of 3.1 km/ 1.9 mi.
Skiers and snowmobilers alike wait for a good base of snow and then head for the trails of Grand Beach, a popular winter destination.
Glide along some of the best cross-country ski trails in the province, ranging in distance from 2.6 km/1.6 mi. to 13.3 km /8.3 mi. Choose from novice routes through gentlelandscapes to more demanding trails for the intermediate and expert skier.
Make Grand Beach your starting point for a great day's ride over 23.0 km/14.3 mi. of park trail. Grand Beach trails connect with longer distance touring trails to destinations such as Gimli and Whiteshell Provincial Park.
Services available on the beach
- Concession stands for food and beverages
- Canoe and kayak rentals
- Beach wear
- Chair and umbrella rentals
- Sun tan lotion
- Tennis racquet rentals
- Cosycycle rentals
- Many other items of interest
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