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Experience the Beauty in Traverse Bay

Experience the Beauty in Traverse Bay: Plan a Day Trip or Staycation
You can never go wrong with a visit to the Beaches of 59!

By Eastman Tourism

June 7, 2021
Read time: 16 min

Experience the Beauty in Traverse Bay: Plan a Day Trip or Staycation

You can never go wrong with a visit to the Beaches of 59! Today, we’ll be focusing on Traverse Bay and its incredible access to Lake Winnipeg. Traverse Bay sits on the mouth of the Winnipeg River, where it flows into the lake between Elk Island and Devil’s Island. There is an abundance of cottage rental options along the bay, which is one of the most amazing places to watch sunrises over the sand cliffs.


  • Stay home if you have been travelling or do not feel well. Here is an excellent resource if you are quarantined. This will help you find people in Manitoba who are willing and able to help you while quarantined. Help Next Door Manitoba
  • Go out with people within your household, but practice social distancing (2 metres away) with other groups.
  • Please call ahead before visiting a business and inquire about their regulations to enter the building, such as capacity, sanitation, etc. Also, consider using curbside pickup where possible.
  • Please practice Leave No Trace. Clean up after yourself and leave nothing behind, such as trash and waste.

Along with the fantastic scenery, there are tons of things to do! If you are an avid golfer, then you will love Grand Pines Golf Course. Design by Dave Grant, Grand Pines Golf Club is a scenic and challenging 18 hole layout guaranteed to test all golfers’ skill levels. Grand Pines offers the choice of three tees per hole, with lengths ranging from 5,631 to 6,664 yards, allowing golfers to select the course suited to their game. This championship course borders the Belair Provincial Forest in the heart of the lake country, minutes away from both Grand and Victoria Beaches.

You can also take in a section of the Red River North Trail during your visit. Red River North Trail is over 400 km long (also Great Trail) and is the longest Active Transportation Trail in Manitoba. The trail goes from Winnipeg to MacArthur Falls Area and goes through 10 municipalities, including Grand Beach Provincial Park and Birds Hill Provincial Park. The trail has some portions of dual routing from Grand Beach to Lester Beach to Traverse Bay and Victoria Beach and then cuts across Belair Provincial Forest


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The real draw to this magnificent destination is the variety of watersports and activities you can do here. For fishing, you can try your hand at catching Walleye, Sauger, Small Mouth Bass, Silver Bass and Northern in Lake Winnipeg, Traverse Bay and around the mouth of the Winnipeg River.

Enjoy all your favourite watersports like tubing, kneeboarding, wakeboarding, water skiing, and paddling! Not far from Traverse Bay is Hillside Boards (located in Hillside Beach), offering rentals for SUPs and kayaks. Follow this link for information on boat launches in the area.


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There are tons more to do! Check out the list below.

Carol’s on Leon – This is Beaches of 59’s one-stop-shop for all things unique and eclectic. You can find that mush-have item here from clothes, décor, food, goodies, condiments, and much more.

Lakehouse Treasures – Shop for both new and vintage goods. You never know what treasures you will find!

Birchwood Motor Hotel – Not only is this a great place to catch some Zs, but you can also spoil yourself with delicious food! Enjoy a variety of comfort foods, meaty delights, and maybe a drink or two.

Geocaching – Go on a modern-day treasure hunt in Traverse Bay! For more info on geocaching, visit our blog, Hot This Week: Geocaching.

Visit the Beaches of 59 website for more information on Traverse Bay and the other gorgeous beaches and provincial parks in the area!


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