WHITESHELL PROVINCIAL PARK
This is Canada as you knew it could be. From the Precambrian Shield to the multitude of lakes and rivers, the Whiteshell Park is Canada at its best! Almost 2800 square kilometers of protected wilderness parkland characterizes this Provincial Park located in eastern Manitoba, Canada. Hiking trails, canoe routes, cross-country ski trails, snow mobile trails and Canadian Shield rock everywhere are what makes the Whiteshell Provincial Park a destination location. The South Whiteshell Trail is a 13 km four season multi-use trail for cycling, hiking and cross-country skiing.
Trans Canada Trail — Boreal Shield
The Boreal Shield stretches from Newfoundland and Labrador to Saskatchewan. It is a land of rock, forests, lakes and rivers. The Precambrian Shield rocks are some of the oldest in the world. Coniferous trees dominate the Boreal, or norther, forest. These wild lands promise many opportunities to see wildlife. The trail follows much of the historic Winnipeg River and traverses the Whiteshell Provincial Park on trails both rugged and gentle. This region is rich in the history of exploration, fur trade and pioneer hydroelectric development. Trail length across the Boreal Shield Region is 224 km. Riverview Lodge is located across the highway from this trail. You can hike, bike and follow the trail over bridges and well paved trails.
A 4.2 km Mountain Bike Trail is a loop available at Betula Lake on PR 307. The trail connects Forrester's Footsteps self-guiding trail, so cyclists can expect to encounter hikers along the way.
The lakes in the Whiteshell Park usually freeze over right around Christmas and the winter recreation season begins. By then there is usually a thick layer of snow on the ground: perfect for all your favorite winter activities. Enjoy!
* cross-country skiing
* down-hill skiing and biathlon at Falcon Lake
* walking / hiking
Winter recreation maps are available from the park offices and in our office at Riverview.
Canoeing is full of excitement, solitude, discovery. The Park offers up to 325 km of canoe routes. Paddlers on the Caddy Lake Canoe Route pass through tunnels in a wall of rock. The tunnels were created when the railway came through this area more than a century ago. For those less adventurous, you can spend a pleasant hour exploring a quiet stream. The streams and rivers are natural highways for beaver, mink, otter, and weasels, to name a few. Deer, moose, and fox come down to drink along the shores.
Bird watching is something everyone can enjoy from their cottage window or along one of the hiking trails. Some of the popular birds that you will encounter in the Park are chickadees, grey and blue jays, pine and evening grosbeaks, redpolls, and, of course, woodpeckers. Owls can be spotted anytime during the year, and in the summer months, watch for magnificent bald eagles and the delicate ruby throated humming birds.
While staying in the Park, try golfing at Pinawa's Golf Course and is rated at one of the top 10 of Manitoba's rural golf courses.
Drop-off and pick-up by boat available upon request.
Some evenings, the Northern Lights are so energized, they will dance across the sky.
The Whiteshell Park has over 200 km of marked and groomed snowmobiling trails. Whether you take a short ride to one of the many warm up huts or set out for the day on the trails, the Canadian Shield provides a breathtaking backdrop to exhilarating sledding. This extensive system of trails pass through forests, frozen muskeg and across lakes and starts right at our door.
The Whiteshell Park provides some of the most spectacular hiking trails in the province. Trails range from pleasant 3 km jaunts to the challenging 60 km Mantario Hiking Trail. Rock outcrops, beaver dams and wildlife make each hiking trip a new experience.
The 200 lakes in the 2,729 km2 of Park offer walleye, goldeye, northern pike, perch, smallmouth bass and lake trout fishing excitement.
FISHING BOAT RENTAL
|Boat Rates 2016|
|- Half Day (4 hours)||--- $ 90.00 + tax|
|- Day (8 hours)||--- $150.00 + tax|
|- Three Days||--- $350.00 + tax|
|- Week (5 days)||--- $500.00 + tax|
From the Precambrian Shield to the multitude of lakes and rivers, the Whiteshell Park is Canada at its best! Almost 2800 square kilometers of protected wilderness parkland characterizes this Provincial Park located in eastern Manitoba, Canada. Hiking trails, canoe routes, cross-country ski trails, snow mobile trails and Canadian Shield rock everywhere are what makes the Whiteshell Provincial Park a destination location.
Welcome to Parks and Natural Areas
|The Pinawa Club offers a challenging, scenic, 18-hole course abundant with wildlife. The course is fast becoming the preferred away-from home course in Manitoba. Carved from the forest and rocks of the Canadian Shield, the course is one of the most scenic in Manitoba. Bounded by the Winnipeg River and the Pinawa Channel, it is challenging while playable by golfers at all skill levels. The Pinawa Club golf course offers a full-service Pro Shop with quality golf merchandise and golf attire. Power cart and club rentals, lessons and practise facilities are available.|
Eastman SNOPALS is a regional snowmobile club formed in 1996 by the amalgamation of smaller, local clubs from Pinawa, Agassiz (Seddon's Corner) and Lac du Bonnet. This is where the acronym PAL derives from. Other clubs have joined us since then. The SNOPALS is presently comprised of members from Pinawa, Lac du Bonnet, Seddon's Corner, Seven Sister Falls, Whitemouth and Elma.