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Grand Marais Community Central, home of the Heritage WingGrand Marais Community Central, home of the Heritage Wing

People passionate about sharing the story of the iconic Grand Beach and East Beaches area of Manitoba have partnered to create the East Beaches Heritage Wing.

Tucked near the bottom of the east side of Lake Winnipeg, Grand Marais’ roots are Métis. In the early 1900s the railway changed the community dramatically by building a world-class resort at Grand Beach.

The exhibits will encourage visitors to go explore the East Beaches area with a better understanding and appreciation of its natural beauty and diverse cultural history.

We need your help to finish building the exhibits!

We need your help!

Estimated cost to build exhibit: $223,000
Total raised as of September 2015: $185,000
Funds still needed: $38,000

Visit our Donate page to learn how you can help us reach our goal.

Learn about:

  • Lake Winnipeg: examine the origin, ecology and health of this majestic lake
  • Our Roots (1700s to mid-1900s): early inhabitants of the then remote and rugged area and how they lived
  • Glory Days (1916 to 1960s): the newly-built railroad and a beach resort like none other in Manitoba beside one of the world's most beautiful beaches, changed the face of the area forever
  • Today and into the Future: what is next for the East Beaches area that now has a popular provincial park and thousands of visitors each year


Did you know?

  • Grand Beach features 3 km (1.9 miles) of fine white sand
  • Grand Beach is considered one of the top ten beaches in Canada
  • Lake Winnipeg is the 11th largest freshwater lake in the world

Opening date

July 3, 2015

Grand Marais Heritage Wing 36058 PTH 12, Box 146, Grand Marais, Manitoba, Canada R0E 0T0
Phone: 1-204-754-3596   Off-season phone: 1-888-797-8725   E-mail: