Can you keep a secret? Shhh, we’re sharing some of our best kept local swimming spots with you. Visit one of these cool swimming holes in Eastern Manitoba on a weekday and you could very well be the only one around.
St. Georges Beach
This happy little beach is a great spot for all kinds of summer activities including beach volleyball, sunrise yoga, sunset strolls, and sandcastle building. It is close to the Blue Water Campground, the Papertown Motor Inn, restaurants and many other amenities along the Winnipeg River Corridor making it easy for visitors. Come spend the day, go for a swim, take a nap, or read a book. You’ll be happy to just be here! villagestgeorges.ca
Great Woods Park
You have a choice of two beaches on the Brokenhead River in Great Woods park. Pay a daily public entrance fee to the park and you can swim, have a picnic and walk across the 120’ suspension bridge and enjoy the trails. Watch for turtles sunning themselves on the rocks. Greatwoodspark.com
St. Malo Provincial Park
St. Malo Provincial Park is a man-made reservoir with two beaches for you to cool off. Looking for adventure nearby? Explore the Rat River dam and dyke and wander through the trails that loop around the lake and back through an aspen forest. Watch for wildlife.
Lac du Bonnet Town Dock and Beach
Swim right from the Lac du Bonnet Town Beach and Pier. The beach has beautiful sand and fun play structures where families can watch from the grassed hillside. Public change room and bathrooms are located by the beach and walking distance to shops and food. townoflacdubonnet.com/p/swimming-water-skiing
Prairie Oak Campground
Prairie Oak Campground Lots of amenities at this man-made swimming hole. It’s a quick hike on the Crow Wing Trail to town for lunch, the swinging bridge and Fort Dufferin, the birthplace of the North West Mounted Police (later the Royal Canadian Mounted Police). prairieoakcampground.com