5 Eastern Manitoba Star Attractions to Visit

Can’t decide what your next Eastman adventure should be? Don’t worry; we have you covered. Visit these 5 Eastman Star Attractions to spend a fantastic day making great new memories.

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  • Stay home if you have been travelling or do not feel well. Here is an excellent resource if you are quarantined. This will help you find people in Manitoba who are willing and able to help you while quarantined. Help Next Door Manitoba
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Birds Hill Provincial Park

If you spend your free time in nature, then Birds Hill Provincial Park is the place you want to go! From trails, bird viewing locations, to unique plant life thriving in the environment, Birds Hill is a nature enthusiast’s paradise.

The landscape of the park is remarkable with hills, ridges, plant life, and wildlife. The history of how the hills and ridges came to be is fascinating. Ancient glaciers formed them, and while it has long since melted, you can still see evidence of it today. From boulders, erratics, gravel, sand, and even a few beaches, the sight of these glacial “droppings” are truly astonishing.

The plant life and wildlife is abundant at Birds Hill and is the perfect mix of magisterial forest and tranquil, open prairie land. The unique diversify of the land allows for different species of plant life to grow. From aspens intertwined with grassland, to gnarled bur oaks in well-drained areas are the reasons why these areas are known as Aspen/Oak Parkland. While visiting the park, you can experience wetlands in low-lying areas, creating prairie potholes and black spruce/tamarack bogs.

Activities at Birds Hill are plentiful. Whether you want to go birding, hike or bike the trails, cross-country ski, saddle-up and go horseback riding, or even stay the night for some good old fashioned camping. They also offer interpretation programs for a chance to understand nature, wildlife, and the park itself.

 

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Cooks Creek Heritage Museum

Cooks Creek Heritage Museum is more than just a museum – it is a site that is now home to five historic buildings, giving you an authentic experience of how people lived years ago.

Buildings that are included in your experience are: Main Museum Building that was one a show home by the Hudson’s Bay Company; The Bannish Home which shows the life of a more prosperous pioneer farm family; Blacksmith and Woodworking Shop; a Restored Pioneer Home; and the Wayside Chapel a building that holds six people and used as a place of rest for travellers.

Each building tells a story of our history through artifacts, displays, readings, and the helpful volunteers that guide you along.

Before visiting the Heritage Museum, please contact them to reserve your tour. Visit their website for more information.

 

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Grand Beach Provincial Park

Grand Beach Provincial Park is more than just a beach – it’s the feeling of adventure as you explore the waters via boat. It’s the feeling of relaxation as you lay in the sun. The feeling of pure bliss as you hike the trails. It’s the laughter that you and your family share as you play in the water. Grand Beach Provincial Park is an experience of a lifetime.

Grand Beach Provincial Park is located on the shore of Lake Winnipeg and is covered with white sand beaches that turn into jackpine forest and walking trails. With active sand dunes, spruce bogs, and a large lagoon/marsh complex, the layout of the land is unique and varies.

The options for outdoor activities are immense and includes: hiking, biking, berry picking, birding, boating, water sports, fishing, swimming, tennis, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, and interpretation programs.

 

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Mennonite Heritage Village

When you visit the Mennonite Heritage Village, you transport back in time. When you enter this 40 acre Mennonite Village, you’ll be overwhelmed with the options of what to see and do.

Treat yourself to traditional foods at the Livery Barn Restaurant, stare in awe at the fully operational Dutch windmill, or view historic and heirloom treasures from Poland and Russia to Canada displayed in the Main and Gerhard Ens galleries.

The Village has 36 buildings and monuments that can easily keep you busy for hours. The best part is that they are continually adding new and exciting displays, artifacts, programs, events and additions to their Village, giving you a brand unique experience every visit.

 

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South Beach Casino & Resort

South Beach Casino & Resort is open! Unfortunately, Table Games are closed, but slot machines, rooms, the pool (limited occupancy), and Mango’s Restaurant are open and waiting for you!

Everyone needs a break from daily life, so why not do a staycation at the resort? Relax in the pool, try your luck at the slots, and have someone else cook you a mouthwatering meal. With first-class suites, 600 slot machines, and staff to make you feel like a million bucks, South Beach Casino & Resort is your perfect staycation destination.

 

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