List of protected areas of Manitoba

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Manitoba Parks and Protected Areas
Type Number Area % Land area
Hectares Acres
Provincial Parks 94 4,679,278 11,562,750 7.12%
Wilderness Parks 4 2,353,130 5,814,700 3.62%
Natural Parks 18 1,053,641 2,603,600 1.62%
Heritage Parks 8 231 570 <0.01%
Recreation Parks 51 3,249 8,030 <0.01%
Park Reserves 13 1,269,027 3,135,830 1.95%
Ecological Reserves 30 79,767 197,110 0.12%
Total 124 4,759,045 11,759,860 7.24%

This list of protected areas of Manitoba groups the protected areas of Manitoba by the agency that is responsible for their protection.

National Protected Areas


Two national parks, overseen by Parks Canada, have been established within Manitoba:

Riding Mountain National Park forms the core of the Riding Mountain Biosphere Reserve (RMBR), a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve.[1]

Provincial Protected Areas


Manitoba has 92 provincial parks.[2] The provincial government has also established more than 50 protected areas under the Provincial Parks Act,[3] overseen by the Manitoba Department of Natural Resources and Northern Development (previously by Manitoba Conservation and Climate).[3][4][5] This legislation provides for parks to be dedicated for three purposes:[3]

(a) to conserve ecosystems and maintain biodiversity;

(b) to preserve unique and representative natural, cultural and heritage resources;

(c) to provide outdoor recreational and educational opportunities and experiences in a natural setting.

Accordingly, the legislation distinguishes several types of park, and each provincial park must be classified as one of these types: Wilderness, Natural, Recreation, Heritage, and "any other type of provincial park that may be specified in the regulation." Land being considered for inclusion in a Provincial Park may be designated as a 'park reserve' for a limited period of time.[3]

Other legislation provides the government with additional opportunities to set aside areas of the province for special protection

There is also a series of lands privately owned by three conservation agencies that are part of the provincial protected areas network.

Provincial park reserves[10]
Name Area Est'd
Amisk Park Reserve 198,000 ha (490,000 acres) 1994
Birch Island Park Reserve 79,000 ha (200,000 acres) 2000
Chitek Lake Park Reserve 100,300 ha (248,000 acres) 1999
Fisher Bay Park Reserve 84,150 ha (207,900 acres) 2000
Goose Islands Park Reserve 145 ha (360 acres) 2001
Grand Island Park Reserve 1,035 ha (2,560 acres) 2001
Kinwow Bay Park Reserve 8,400 ha (21,000 acres) 2001
Little Limestone Lake Park Reserve 4,095 ha (10,120 acres) 2007
Pelican Islands Park Reserve 600 ha (1,500 acres) 2001
Pemmican Island Park Reserve 22 ha (54 acres) 2001
Poplar-Nanowin Rivers Park Reserve 777,270 ha (1,920,700 acres) 1999
Traditional use planning areas
Asatiwisipe Aki Traditional Use Planning Area
Ni-Kes Traditional Use Planning Area
Pauingassi Traditional Use Planning Area
Pimitotah Traditional Use Planning Area

Regional/urban parks


There are several large local/regional parks in the City of Winnipeg, which are the responsibility of the municipal Department of Public Works.[11][12]

Name[11][13] City area
Air Force Heritage Museum and Air Park West - St. James
Assiniboine Forest West - Charleswood
Assiniboine Park West - Assiniboia
Bruce Park West - St. James
Buhler Recreation Park East
Bunn's Creek Centennial Park North - North Kildonan
Central Park Center - Downtown
Crescent Drive Park South
Fraser's Grove Park North - North Kildonan
John Blumberg Park North
Kilcona Park East - Transcona
Kildonan Park North - West Kildonan
King's Park South - Fort Garry
La Barriere Park South
Little Mountain Park Northwest
Living Prairie Museum (nature preserve)
Maple Grove Park South - St. Vital
Provencher Park South - Saint Boniface
St. John's Park North - North Point Douglas/North End
St. Vital Park South - St. Vital
Stephen Juba Park Center - Downtown
Vimy Ridge Memorial Park Center - Downtown
Westview Park West - St. James
Whittier Park South - Saint Boniface

Other local parks in Manitoba include:

See also



  1. ^ "Riding Mountain". Ecological Sciences for Sustainable Development. United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. Retrieved 10 July 2017.
  2. ^ Climate, Conservation ans. "Parks and Protected Spaces | Conservation and Climate | Province of Manitoba". Retrieved 18 June 2021.
  3. ^ a b c d The Provincial Parks Act, C.C.S.M. c. P20 (enacted by SM 1993, c. 39). Retrieved 2023-05-22.
  4. ^ Natural Resources and Northern Development. "Parks and Protected Spaces". Retrieved 22 May 2023.
  5. ^ "Parks and Protected Spaces". Conservation and Climate. Retrieved 18 June 2021.
  6. ^ The Forest Act, C.C.S.M. c. F150. Retrieved 2023-05-22.
  7. ^ The Ecological Reserves Act, C.C.S.M. c. E5. Retrieved 2023-05-22.
  8. ^ The Wildlife Act, C.C.S.M. c. W130. Retrieved 2023-05-22.
  9. ^ The East Side Traditional Lands Planning and Special Protected Areas Act, C.C.S.M. c. E3. Retrieved 2023-05-22.
  10. ^ "Manitoba's Network of Protected Areas – by Type". Government of Manitoba. Retrieved 4 August 2016.
  11. ^ a b Public Works. "Parks." Retrieved 2023-05-22.
  12. ^ "Winnipeg Parks". Retrieved 18 June 2021.
  13. ^ "New Parks Projects - Parks and Open Space - Public Works". City of Winnipeg. Retrieved 18 June 2021.