East Beaches Heritage Wing

Going to Grand Beach? Don’t miss out on award-winning East Beaches Heritage Wing!
• Winner of the Association of Manitoba Museums Award of Excellence for 2016
• Honourable Mention for Interpretation Canada’s 2015 Awards of Excellence for our exhibit Putting Food on the Table

East Beaches Heritage Wing is located in Grand Marais, just 60 km north of Winnipeg on Lake Winnipeg in the beautiful Grand Marais Community Central building.

Opened in July of 2015, this museum has already had thousands of visitors who gained a better understanding and appreciation of the East Beaches area’s natural beauty and diverse cultural history. This fully-accessible one room display is packed with information that will give a clear understanding of the past, present and future of the area and Lake Winnipeg.

East Beaches’ roots are Métis. In the early 1900s the railway changed the community dramatically by building a world-class resort at Grand Beach. The community changed again with the decline of the railway and construction of Grand Beach Provincial Park.

Learn about:
• Lake Winnipeg: examine the origin, ecology and health of this majestic lake
• Our Roots (1700s to mid-1900s): early inhabitants of the then remote and rugged area and how they lived
• Glory Days (1916 to 1960s): the newly-built railroad and a beach resort like none other in Manitoba beside one of the world's most beautiful beaches, changed the face of the area forever
• Today and into the Future: what is next for the East Beaches area that now has a popular provincial park and thousands of visitors each year

On site are a Travel Manitoba outlet, playground, accessible washrooms, picnic area and a trailhead for further exploring the community.
  • Manitoba History