Hecla / Grindstone Provincial Park is a nature park characterized by a peninsula of land, a series of islands and adjacent waters in Lake Winnipeg. Hecla Island was named after one of the most famous landmarks in Iceland, the volcano Mount Hekla. Today, Hecla Island is the hub of activity in this year-round natural playground to preserve areas that are representative of the Mid Boreal Lowland portion of the Manitoba Lowlands Natural Region and to accommodate a diversity of recreational opportunities and resource uses. Hiking, wildlife viewing, golfing, swimming along beaches, fishing, boating / canoeing, cross-country skiing, snowmobile and ATV are some of the exciting activities that Hecla Island offers. Individual and group campsites, family vacation cabins, a year-round bed and breakfast, motel units, and luxury resort accommodations (formerly known as Gull Harbour, renovated and reopened as Radisson Hecla Oasis Resort) with a world class 18-hole golf course and a full-service marina are also available. The golf course and marina are operated privately and are independent of the provincial park. If time allowed, stroll along the living museum of Hecla Village to learn about the past Icelandic history and experience the fishery life on this magical island; parking for this self-guided walking trail is provided next to the village wharf and behind the community hall. The northern end of Hecla Island is about 175 km from downtown Winnipeg—an easy 2.5 hour drive. See map below for driving direction.
Map & Driving Direction
Exact location of the Hecla Village Living Museum is indicated by Green Arrow on the following map (click EXTERNAL LINK below to view map).