The Living Prairie Museum is a 12 hectare (30acre) tall grass prairie preserve located
inside the City of Winnipeg. Set aside in 1968, this preserve is home to 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. To download a copy of our
Environmental Education Brochure for print,
Living Prairie Museum News
WILD WINTER DAYCAMPS
Living Prairie Museum is excited to offer Winter Day Camps once again this year.
The popular one-day camps offer children the opportunity to explore the wonders of the prairie in winter! From animal track exploration on snowshoes to baking bannock over an open fire, children will enjoy an entire day of activities that are both educational and fun. Time will be split between indoor and outdoor activites.
Date: Thursday, January 2nd and Friday, January 3rd
Drop-off: 9:00 am. Pick-up: 4:00 pm.
Cost: $15 for members of the Friends of LPM ($25 for non-members).
Camps are suitable for children ages 7-10. Snacks are provided.
For more information or to register your child, please call 204 832-0167.
Living Prairie Museum is taking part in the 4th Annual "Snow Trek - Winter in motion". This year, LPM will host the event on Sunday, February 9th from 12-4:00 p.m. Try out cross country skiing, strap on some snowshoes and venture onto the prairie, or simply take a stroll during one of our guided nature hikes. Equipment rentals and instruction will be free of charge. Other dates and locations include:
Sunday, January 12th at Fort Whyte Alive
Sunday, February 2nd, at Harbour View Recreational Complex
Snow Trek promises to be THREE fun-filled Sunday afternoons for the whole family. Please call 204 832-0167 for more information or if you would like to volunteer.
Admission is Free
The Living Prairie Museum Interpretive Centre opens for the season with the blooming of the
Manitoba's provincial flower. During
Crocus Day, usually the latter weekends in April (weather permitting),
special programs and guided hikes are available to celebrate spring's arrival. 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
Print yourself 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.
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