Manitoba provincial parks accessibility to be improved

In 2021, the Provincial Parks Endowment Funds were announced. Since then over $1 million has been spent on making the parks more accessible.

The Manitoba government announced it would spend $1.1 million to improve the accessibility of parks.

Through the Provincial Parks Endowment Funds, the province will support 64 improvement projects across Manitoba.

An aerial view of Grass River in Manitoba's Pisew Falls Provincial Park.
Grass River in Manitoba’s Pisew Falls Provincial Park. GETTY IMAGES.

Changes:

  • Bird Hill will have paved the pathway to the washroom at the west beach and the Bur Oak parking lot.
  • Whiteshell will add eight new accessible camping sites and upgrade the 17 existing ones. Buttons to open doors in public buildings in the park will be added, such as the camp offices, washrooms, and shower facilities.
  • Grand Beach Provincial Park will get three new accessible campsites.
  • Nopiming will have its picnic tables, campfire pits, and boat launches upgraded at backcountry canoe route sites along the Bird River, Seagrim’s Chain and Rabbit River.
  • Hecla-Grindstone Provincial Park will receive a new viewing telescope and amphitheatre. The Hecla Village fish museum will also undergo renovations.
  • Yurts at Asessippi, Camp Morton, Stephenfield and Spruce Woods will see a facelift.
  • Boat launches will be upgraded at Bakers Narrows, Clearwater Lake and Grass River.

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In 2021, about $520,000 from the funds went to 15 projects in parks across Manitoba.

2021 provincial parks projects included:

  • Adding accessible picnic tables placed in various provincial park campgrounds
  • Beach and boat launch upgrades at Bakers Narrows and Winnipeg Beach
  • Electrical campsite upgrades at Duck Mountain and Stephenfield
  • Feature sign replacement at Pisew Falls
  • Trail upgrades at Birds Hill, Clearwater Lake, Turtle Mountain and Whiteshell
  • Yurt repairs at Asessippi, Bakers Narrows, Clearwater Lake and Paint Lake

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