AAA Editor Notes
Hecla/Grindstone Provincial Park, 165 km (103 mi.) n. of Winnipeg, or 54 km (34 mi.) n. of Riverton, on Hwy. 8, is comprised of several islands in Lake Winnipeg, the largest of which is Hecla Island. The original settlers were Icelanders displaced from their homeland in 1876, fleeing poverty and Danish rule. Guided walks through the restored buildings of Hecla Village—a church, school, community hall, period house, dockside fish station, a tool display and a partially completed boarding house—are offered.
Interpretive programs also are available, as are camping facilities, cabins, hiking trails, snowmobile trails, picnic areas, bicycling, cross-country skiing, fishing and swimming. For further information, contact the Department of Conservation, P.O. Box 70, Riverton, MB, Canada R0C 2R0.
Recreational activities are permitted. Camping is permitted. Picnicking is permitted.