Spruce Woods Provincial Park

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The park contains the desert-like area known as the Spirit Sands, a 4 sq km tract of open blowing sand dunes that tower 30 metres above the surrounding prairie. Spruce Woods and its desert is home to the northern prairie skink (Manitoba's only lizard), western hognose snake and two species of cacti; all are unique in Manitoba. Experience Spirit Sands and Devil's Punch Bowl (an eerie pond formed by the action of underground streams) by hiking along self-guided trails or by horse-drawn covered wagon rides.

Explore rolling hills of native prairie, majestic white spruce, lush deciduous forests and mysterious blue-green ponds as you wander along the many interpretive and hiking trails. Equestrian and mountain bike enthusiasts can explore the wilds of Spruce Woods by following the many back-country trails. Spruce Woods has its own equestrian campground and can be booked by calling (204) 827-2800.

The park has a concession, store, gift shop operated by Friends of Spruce Woods, modern campgrounds, yurts, showers, laundromat, outdoor games area, beach, snowmobile trails, cross-country skiing, toboggan hill. The visitors service centre has a wide range of interpretive programs including an amphitheatre, campfire talks, guided hikes, children's events, interpretive display building and extensive winter programs. Contact: Visitor Services Centre. Tel. (204) 827-8850 (mid-May to early September) and (204) 834-8800 (September to mid-May). Location: off PTH 5 south of Hwy. 1.

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Skijoring & Kick Sledding Workshop

  • Dates: December 16, 2017
  • Location: Park Centre
  • City: Spruce Woods Provincial Park

Canadian Free Traders Festival

  • Dates: December 29, 2017 - December 30, 2017 ( Recurring daily )
  • Location: Park Centre
  • City: Spruce Woods Provincial Park

Winter Survival Interpretive Program

  • Dates: January 14, 2018
  • Location: Park Centre
  • City: Spruce Woods Provincial Park

Cross Country Ski Clinic

  • Dates: January 28, 2018
  • Location: Park Centre
  • City: Spruce Woods Provincial Park

Wild Edibles Snowshoe Trek

  • Dates: February 11, 2018
  • Location: Park Centre
  • City: Spruce Woods Provincial Park

Learn to Ice Fish

  • Dates: February 17, 2018
  • Location: Park Centre
  • City: Spruce Woods Provincial Park

Winter Family Fun Day

  • Dates: February 24, 2018
  • Location: Winter Recreation Area
  • City: Spruce Woods Provincial Park

Wildlife Search Snowshoe Trek

  • Dates: March 11, 2018
  • City: Spruce Woods Provincial Park