Recreation & Tourism

Thanks to the hard work, vision and partnership of community leaders and community volunteers, Minnedosa has become one of Western Manitoba’s premiere tourist destinations.

As well as the usual facilities like the hockey and curling rinks, and baseball diamonds and soccer fields, Minnedosa has several unique facilities as well.

The jewel of the community is Lake Minnedosa. Created by a dam and spillway on the Little Saskatchewan River, the lake is lined with cottages, summer homes, a beautiful sandy beach and a campground. A Bison Park at the south end of the lake is home to a herd of Plains Bison reminiscent of the millions of animals that once inhabited the area. The lake is also home to the Minnedosa Rowing Centre, a world-class rowing facility that hosts several regional and national events, and was home to the rowing, canoeing and kayaking events in the 1997 Canada Summer Games, the 1999 Pan Am Games as well as the site of the 2002 National Sprint Canoe Championships. The lake offers swimming, boating, canoeing, kayaking, rowing, lakeside camping, and is adjacent to walking trails, historic sites and Minnedosa Heritage Village & Museum.

Minnedosa also boasts several historical walking trails and paths, and numerous historical sites throughout the town.

Minnedosa is home to Manitoba’s longest fish ladder. Constructed by conservation officials and groups to aid fish over the dam in their migration routes, the structure is over 600 feet long.

Our sports and recreation facilities include a beautiful 18-hole golf course, curling rink, skating arena, bowling lanes, baseball diamonds, soccer fields, fitness centre, tennis courts and bike park.

Minnedosa Golf Course is a hub of activity in the community. Recently expanded to 18 holes, this links-style course is as challenging as it is scenic. Managed by a CPGA Professional, the course has a driving range, putting green and cart rentals. Whether you’re looking to “start from scratch” or “become a scratch golfer”, individual and group lessons are available. At the 19th hole, the clubhouse has a variety of menu options and catering services available, and seating for groups up to 150 people.

The recreational amenities in our community are used by both residents and visitors. Numerous seasonal activities are planned throughout the year. During the summer months, the population of our town doubles in size, as cabin owners return and our 170 site lakeside campground once again fills up. Groomed cross country ski trails, our close proximity to Ski Valley (seven kilometers north of town) which offers a lift and nine runs, and “Skate the Lake” provide some excellent winter recreation.

Minnedosa has a generous base of community volunteers who have contributed to the growth and excitement in our community and the many attractions that you will enjoy.

One of the benefits of living in a small community is the chance to be a part of the different clubs and events that have always been such a major part of prairie life. We are an active community in many ways.