What’s so great about Whiteshell Provincial Park is that it delivers no matter how you like your exposure to nature. In small doses surrounded by comfort? With a dash of family-friendly beaches and campgrounds? How about expert-level adventures by foot, bike or paddle? Whiteshell has you covered.
Invigorating and relaxing at the same time
Spanning over 2,700 kilometres and containing 200 lakes, this park is a year-round home for a range of wildlife and a year-round destination for all kinds of traveller types. Animals like deer, wolves, otter, fox, beavers, eagles, turtles, snakes and bats live in the boreal forest and rocky granite outcroppings, which provide the perfect backdrop for favourite park activities like hiking, horseback riding and cross-country skiing.
Visit one of the world’s most significant petroform sites, where a guided tour of these rocks laid out in the shapes of turtles, snakes, humans and in abstract patterns will give you a better understanding of the site’s significance to Indigenous teaching and ceremony.
It's no wonder Whiteshell Provincial Park is one of the province's most popular parks. Characterized by stunning lakes, rivers, boreal forest and of course the rugged Precambrian Shield, the Whiteshell is a nature lover's sanctuary.
Nearly circular in shape, West Hawk Lake had a fiery birth when a meteor crashed into Earth 100 million years ago.
When To Go & Getting There
Whiteshell Provincial Park is located 100 km east of Winnipeg. Arrive by car taking the Trans-Canada Highway (#1) or Highway #44.
Paradise at the Parks
Come high, hard, or open waters, you’re bound to find an avid angler casting a rod or setting up an ice shack in hopes of hooking the next big catch.
Our Provincial and National Parks are cottage and camping country, where docks lead us seamlessly into gorgeous waters and singing birds rouse us from lazy afternoon naps. If you’re thinking this sounds like paradise, you’re right.