Discover your Eastman Adventure: Snap some Photos at these Eastman Places

Whether you want one last winter photoshoot or prepping your Spring photo locations, you can find the perfect location right here in Eastern Manitoba!

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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
  • Go out with people within your household, but practice social distancing (2 metres away) with other groups.
  • Please call ahead before visiting a business and inquire about their regulations to enter the building, such as capacity, sanitation, etc. Also, consider using curbside pickup where possible.
  • Please practice Leave No Trace. Clean up after yourself and leave nothing behind, such as trash and waste.

 

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Beausejour

The community of Beausejour has many photo opportunities for you! But the two must-see places during the winter months are The Manitoba Glass Works Historic Site and Wally Chryplywy Nature Park. These areas offer sightseers and photographers an opportunity to snap a few unique photos.

The Manitoba Glass Works Historic Site was the first glass container factory in Western Canada. Construction began in June 1906 Joseph Keilbach and his partners Gustav Boehm, Edward Keilbach, and Carl Keilbach, and in October of the same year, history was made. Glassblowers from Poland and the United States, aided by local labour, used silica sand to produce bottles for breweries and soft drink companies in Winnipeg.

In 1907, the plant was producing 15,000 to 20,000 bottles per week, and in 1909 new semi-automated equipment was installed, and production of jars, medicine and ink bottles started and continued to 1911.

Unfortunately, the Beausejour plant could not compete with the Eastern Canada manufacturers who had an exclusive license for fully automatic machines. The glass company was sold to a Montreal company and eventually was relocated to Redcliff, Alberta, due to an offer of free natural gas and land. By 1914 the glass company was closed in the town of Beausejour.

While the site no longer has buildings, concrete foundations still scatter the area. You could even find some glass pieces!

The Chryplywy Nature Park is a 5 km trail, and in the winter, it becomes a winter wonderland! If you are a diehard nature photographer, this peaceful trail promises to provide endless opportunities for fantastic photos.

 

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Pinawa

Are you ready to capture Pinawa’s beauty? Whether you’re looking to snap some pics along the trails, exploring the town for picturesque locations, or searching for the perfect wildlife photo, you can find it here!

Pinawa has multiple trails! The Great Trail that mixes and mingles with forest, granite ridges, and beaver dams. The trail winds through the Seven Sisters Generating Station to the Pinawa Dam Provincial Park.

Ironwood Park and Trail follows along the Winnipeg River and named after the stand of Ironwood Trees found in the Public Park. You can also view two islands while you’re there! French and Furey are two islands named after two soldiers of The Winnipeg Grenadiers who died fighting the Japanese during World War II. And make sure to keep your eyes open for carvings in the trees along the way.

The must-stop destination in Pinawa is, of course, the Pinawa Suspension Bridge. From the natural beauty of the area, the Pinawa Channel view, to the Suspension Bridge itself, this is the perfect destination to snap a few photos!

 

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RM of De Salaberry

The RM of De Salaberry is home to a section of the Crow Wing Trail, St. Malo Provincial Park, the Tallgrass Parkland Self-guiding trail, and much, much more, you have endless choices of places to practice photography!

St. Malo Provincial Park is bursting with beauty! From the Rat River Dam and Dyke, numerous trails with lakes and Aspen Forest along the way, and an abundance of wildlife and plant life, you’ll fall in love with the Park’s charm.

Located in Dufrost, the Assumption of the Virgin Mary Ukrainian Greek Orthodox Church is a must-see place!

The St. Malo Shrine and Grotto is a reproduction of the Grotto in Lourdes, France. This astonishing site is a hidden gem that will leave you awestricken by its sheer beauty. Situated by the Rat River, the site offers a peaceful experience of history, sight-seeing, and, of course, picture taking. Lines of pews inhabit the area in dedication to people in the local area and stations of the cross and church atop the branched staircase.

 

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RM of Stuartburn

It won’t be hard finding a place to take stunning photos in the RM of Stuartburn! Some places that are must-sees, however, are the Spur Woods Wildlife Management Area, Agassiz Interpretive Trail, and Historic St. Michael’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church.

Spur Woods Wildlife Management Area is located just West of Sundown. You will find several year-round trails (not maintained, however), birds such as owls, and is nearby Sandilands Provincial Forest.

Agassiz Interpretive Trail is the best place to see some of the rarest ecosystems in Canada! Located between Stuartburn and Vita, you’ll travel through Tall Grass Prairie and Aspen Forest; you will see many incredible natural sights! This is another fabulous place to snap some photos of birds. With Spring just around the corner, soon, you’ll even be able to photograph some of their endangered plants, such as Lady Slippers and Orchids!

Historic St. Michael’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church is located in Gardenton and is the oldest existing Ukrainian church in Canada! It is also the first permanent Ukrainian church to have been built in Canada (1897). From the secluded churchyard, a beautiful gazebo, the cemetery located behead the building, and the church itself, offers incredible photo opportunities.

 

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Whiteshell Provincial Park

And you can’t forget Whiteshell Provincial Park! There are many places where you can find stunning photo opportunities, but here are a few noteworthy destinations.

Bannock Point Petroforms has many “boulder mosaics,” including turtle and snake figures. The site is truly remarkable and, to this day, is sacred land for some Aboriginal people. The Bannock Point Petroforms is a place where the spirits can communicate with you. If you find an offering, such as tobacco or cloth, at a site, please do not disturb it or the petroform rocks themselves.

At Pine Point Rapids, you can discover lots of potential photo-worthy things! With Canadian Shield, gorgeous, forested sections, and even though it may be frozen, the Whiteshell River offers breathtaking sights.

Rainbow Falls is a 1.4 km out and back trail located near Whitemouth. Along the way, you’ll discover a variety of things like wildlife, forest landscape, and the best part, a waterfall!

 

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