Manitoba Parks Expands Whiteshell Provincial Park

 Photo from Manitoba Parks

Photo from Manitoba Parks

Manitoba Parks expands Whiteshell Provincial Park to increasing the protected area within the park by 20,375 hectares.

“The park expansion and increased protection shows the government’s commitment to protecting Manitoba’s water, wetlands and forests,” Minister Mackintosh said.  “The area being added is almost as large as Birds Hill Provincial Park and will be instrumental in helping us better protect Manitoba’s tremendous natural landscapes.” - Conservation and Water Stewardship Minister Gord Mackintosh

This expansion will connect Whiteshell Provincial Park to the Whitemouth Bog Ecological Reserve and Whitemouth Bog Wildlife Management Area and also help protect the shores of Big Whiteshell Lake, the Winnipeg River, White Lake and the rivers and streams that feed them.

“Whiteshell Provincial Park offers year-round opportunities for Manitobans looking to explore the province’s natural beauty and live an active life,” said Minister Mackintosh. “Increasing the area that is protected promotes the health of the park and allows us to ensure these opportunities exist in the future.”

Whiteshell Provincial Park includes 100 km of cross-country ski trails, winter hiking trails and snowshoe trails as well as camping from May to October.