Travel Manitoba eNews - April 2013
In the east, wildlife takes centre stage, looming large as roadside attractions.
The world’s largest sturgeon in Dominion City isn’t an exaggeration of Manitoba’s propensity for huge sturgeon, rather this statue is an original size reproduction of the biggest sturgeon ever recorded – a massive beast at 406 lbs and 15.5 feet. This region is known for its fishing in the lakes and rivers of parks including Atikaki, Nopiming and Whiteshell.
Visit the white-tailed deer of St. Malo, then learn the importance of local wildlife to the Métis traders of the 1800s at nearby ORoseau, a user-initiative adventure area complete with authentic cultural programming. Grunthal’s bison recognizes the role this animal has in this province’s history. And while technically not a wild animal, the Holstein cow in La Broquerie marks the area’s dairy production. But don’t worry, there are no cows on the well manicured fairways of the La Broquerie’s La Verendrye Golf Club, just 45 minutes southeast of Winnipeg.