Sandy beaches, vast marshlands and the indigenous spirit of generations past. The Interlake region embraces a rich cultural legacy, chronicling Manitoba's Aboriginal roots and early settlers of Icelandic, Ukrainian and Scottish descent. Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site of Canada is your entry into the colourful and romantic fur trade. Explore the fascinating history of the Hudson's Bay Company and discover a proud and resourceful heritage. Hecla Provincial Park's lush forests, rugged shores and fantastic beaches continue to draw hikers, skiers, mountain bikers, bird- watchers, boaters, golfers and honeymooners year-round. Nature lovers flock to Oak Hammock Marsh, a natural habitat dedicated to the preservation of marsh life.
Ideally located between Lake Manitoba on the west and Lake Winnipeg on the east, the Interlake Region provides endless opportunities for year-round recreation. At the Southern tip of the Interlake Region, on the banks of the infamous Red River, the CITY OF SELKIRK is proud to be proclaimed the Catfish Capital of North America. The Red River, between Lockport and Selkirk, is world renowned for its massive channel catfish, it is not unusual to hook a 30 pounder on any given day. Ice fishing shacks and snowmobile trails mark the Red during the winter months. North along the west shore of Lake Winnipeg, the town of GIMLI is known as a travelerís paradise. Enjoy the kilometers-long sandy beach, the picturesque harbour with room for 300 boats. The most elaborate community festival. Islendingadarinn (Icelandic Festival of Manitoba), brings many thousands of visitors to the largest Icelandic settlement, outside of Iceland itself. The town of ARBORG in a picturesque setting along the Icelandic River was first settled when Icelanders established homesteads. The coming of the railroad brought the first Polish and Ukrainian settlers and groups from other European countries. This mixture has given Arborg a rich cultural diversity and its own distinct character.
The Interlake - a land between two lakes - promising adventure and romance.