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Parks and Open Space

Welcome to Living Prairie Museum

The Living Prairie Museum is a 12 hectare (30 acre) tall grass prairie preserve located inside the City of Winnipeg. Set aside in 1968, this preserve is home ot over 160 species of prairie plants and a great array of prairie wildlife. Prior to European settlement, tall grass prairie covered one million square kilometres in central North America, stretching from Texas to southern Manitoba. Today, tall grass prairie is all but gone. In Manitoba only 1/20th of 1% of the original tall grass prairie remains. The Living Prairie Museum is one of the few remaining fragments of this once vast ecosystem.

The goal of Living Prairie Museum is to provide awareness and conservation of natural areas, specifically tall grass prairie, through environmental education. Download a copy of our Environmental Education Brochure.

Attention to Pet Owners

A reminder this is an On-Leash Park, please remember to clean up after your pets.

Living Prairie Museum News

Learn how to create habitat at home: Register for a Prairie Planting Workshop

Instructor John Morgan (Prairie Habitats Inc.) will help you increase biodiversity in your back yard. Find out how prairie species can be included in your landscape designs, and why using native plant material is important for conversation. Our workshops guide you through site preparation, seed germination, and planting for flower beds or larger prairie restorations.

NEW WORKSHOP - Managing Your Native Landscape. This new session targets those with existing restorations or native plantings. Learn how to maintain biodiversity and reduce invasive weeds. See management in action during an optional field trip to a native prairie site. The date of the field trip will be determined at the workshop.

Fee: $35 plus GST, or $25 for Friends of the Living Prairie Museum members. Optional field trip $25.

Register in advance for one of the following workshops:

Tuesday, April 10th6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 15th1:00 to 4:00 p.m.Session Full
Saturday, April 21st9:30 to 12:30 p.m.Session Full
Thursday, April 26th6:30 to 9:30 p.m.Session Full
Saturday, May 5th*9:30 to 11:30 a.m.*Managing Your Native Landscape

Contact the Living Prairie Museum at 204-832-0167 to register.


Native Prairie Plant Sales

Ready to create some habitat at home? Prairie Flora will be on-site to offer seedlings for sale. Select from a variety of native wildflowers and grasses to create your piece of prairie heritage. Great for pollinators and birds! See prairieflora.com for available species and pre-order information.

Friday, May 18th3:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 19th10:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 20th10:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 27th10:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, June 24th 10:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Admission is free
Living Prairie Museum

The Living Prairie Museum Interpretive Centre opens for the season with the blooming of the Prairie Crocus, Manitoba's provincial flower. The Interpretive Centre has displays on prairie history and ecology and a second story observation deck that offers a great view of the prairie. Books and wildflower seeds are available for purchase through our Prairie Bookstore.

Print your self a self guided trail brochure & explore.

May to June - open Sundays only from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

July - August - open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The Interpretive Centre is located at:

2795 Ness Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3J 3S4
Phone: 204-832-0167
Fax: 311

Everyone is welcome to visit the prairie year-round from dawn until dusk whether or not the Museum Interpretive Centre is open. Self-guiding trail booklets are available at the front entrance to the Interpretive Centre.

For more information regarding history, videos, and herbarium, please visit www.livingprairie.org

To become a Friend of the Living Prairie Museum, please visit www.friendsoflivingprairie.org

For a walk through the prairie past, including historical photography, please visit www.virtualmuseum.ca/virtual-exhibits/exhibit/a-walk-through-the-prairie-past-the-history-of-the-living-prairie-museum/


Last update: April 13, 2018
Contact the Public Works Department
General Office Hours
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Monday to Friday
1155 Pacific Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3E 3P1

Phone, Fax, Email: 311