Other Parks & Forests

More to explore
The Parkland is home to many unique parks and forests.

Birch Island Provincial Park

Winnipegosis

In 2011, Birch Island became Manitoba’s 84th provincial park. The island is home to a variety of wildlife including bears, moose, wolves, lynx, hares, and deer, and many birds including terns, ducks, herons, gulls and pelicans. It is managed as a non-operational park. » more

Kettle Stones Provincial Park

Swan River

The 4 km2 park, on the north side of the Kettle Hills of Swan-Pelican Provincial Forest, features sandstone formations known locally as kettle stones. The stones, ranging in size from 45 cm to 5.5 meters in diameter, rise above the landscape like stone sentinels. The park is the only place in Manitoba where kettle stones—considered sacred by the First Nations people—can be observed in their original setting. A 2.4-metre diameter kettle stone discovered during excavations in Swan River is on display at the Visitor Information Centre in Swan River. » more

Manipogo Provincial Park

Toutes Aides

Named for the legendary sea monster of Lake Manitoba, Manipogo Provincial Park is a favourite among campers and anglers. The park has kilometres of beaches, boating, short hiking trails, playgrounds and camping facilities. Perhaps you can help solve the Manipogo mystery. Many people claim to have seen the sea monster, but there has been no conclusive evidence. Maybe you can spot Manipogo on your next visit! Be sure to keep your camera or smartphone at the ready, just in case! » more

Porcupine Provincial Forest

Birch River

Where the Parkland gives way to the north, Porcupine Provincial Forest is a rugged wilderness waiting to be explored. Few roads penetrate the forest, set among the Porcupine Hills along the Manitoba escarpment, which rises to 823 m above sea level at Hart Mountain—a summit to rival Baldy Mountain of The Ducks. Campgrounds exist at Whitefish Lake (on PR279, northwest of Bowsman), North Steeprock Lake and Bell Lake (both northwest of Birch River on PR365). » more

Rainbow Beach Provincial Park

Dauphin

Facilities include a beach, campground, scenic walks along the shore, playgrounds, picnic areas, ball diamonds, horseshoe pits, hiking trails, modern showers and washrooms, and a concession. Dauphin Lake Golf Club is 3 km away. » more