AAA Editor Notes
Whiteshell Provincial Park is accessible via an especially scenic stretch of Hwy. 1E. The park's two districts encompass both wilderness and developed resort areas, more than 200 lakes and 12 rivers.
Alfred Hole Goose Sanctuary is a nesting ground for giant Canada geese. Rocks found throughout the park are part of the Precambrian Shield, the oldest geological formation in the world.
Among the rivers in the park is the Winnipeg River with numerous falls and rapids. West Hawk Lake, near the Ontario border, is one of the deepest lakes in Manitoba. It is thought that the lake was formed by a meteor more than 100 million years ago.
Near Betula Lake are the Bannock Point Petroforms-ceremonial Anishinabe boulder mosaics of snakes, turtles and geometric shapes. Along with its beauty and tranquility, the park is popular during the summer for interpretive programs, swimming, scuba diving, canoeing, lawn bowling, tennis, miniature golf, horseshoes, horseback riding, sailing, hiking and golfing; in winter it provides ample opportunities for cross-country and downhill skiing, snowmobiling and snowshoeing.
At the Fish Hatchery Interpretive Center, on PR 312 between West Hawk Lake and Caddy Lake, visitors can learn about the fish farming process and see large water tanks filled with thousands of fish.
Pets on leash are allowed. Recreational activities are permitted. Camping is permitted. Picnicking is permitted. Food is available.