Fall in love with Manitoba's other waterfall-Wekusko Falls

Posted August 27, 2018 | Author Alexis McEwen

When you're thinking about Manitoba waterfalls, the Insta-worthy Pisew Falls may be what comes to mind. Or maybe it's the falls in the Whiteshell, like Rainbow or McGillivray Falls. A real Manitoba waterfall expert might even know that Kwasitchewan Falls is Manitoba’s highest. However, if Wekusko Falls isn’t on your waterfall radar, we highly suggest adding it right now.

The Falls

Wekukso Falls is where the Grass River, which snakes its away across northern Manitoba, drops 12 metres through a series of rapids. There is very short trail leading to one of two suspension bridges that cross the falls at two spots. These bridges not only give an excellent vantage from which to photograph the falls, they also get you close enough to really sense the power of the tumbling Grass River. In sight of the falls are walk-in tenting sites – no jokes, these may be some of the most beautiful campsites in all of Manitoba.

A person standing on the suspension bridge in Wekusko Falls Provincial Park, watching the water rush by.

The Park

The falls themselves are part of Wekusko Falls Provincial Park, which is about two hours northeast of The Pas and Flin Flon. There is a full service campground along with boat launches. The mouth of Wekusko Lake, where the falls finally finish their decent, is a popular place for fishing. There is a beach and even a special swimming spot for that furry, four-legged member of your family.

The Lodge

Just across the highway from the park is Wekusko Falls Lodge, a collection of modern cabins ranging from one to three bedrooms. Located at the upper end of the falls, which are just small rapids here, the ambiance is easily enjoyed from the end of the dock or from the lovely fire pit area with swinging benches.

Guests can also enjoy free marina services and there are meal packages available, as hearty home cooked meals are a great way to start and end your day. While guests have priority booking on the lodge’s fleet of boats, public rentals of both motor boats and canoes are available. A convenience store is open during the summer (the cabins are available for rent during the winter as the ice fishing here is amazing!) offering a selection of fishing supplies, snacks and souvenirs.

The Details

Wekusko Falls Provincial Park is a nearly 7 hour drive from Winnipeg. There are also flights available to The Pas or Flin Flon, shortening the drive to just over two hours.

About The Author

I'm Alexis, Communications Manager for Travel Manitoba. I write about all kinds of awesome things that happen in Manitoba. And when I'm not writing about awesome things, I do my best to get out and experience them with my husband and two young sons.

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