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Part of your City of Winnipeg, Public Works Department, Parks and Open Spaces Division, Naturalist Services Branch

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, click here.

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

Living Prairie Museum News

Snowshoe Sundays

Drop in for free snowshoeing on the first and last Sunday of January and February, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. No experience required, and we supply the snowshoes! We have sizes available for small children to adults. Be sure to wear winter boots!


Winter Speaker Series

Join us for our new line-up of fascinating speakers in 2018. Topics will include indigenous history, bison, owls, soils, and the looming threat of Emerald Ash Borer. Save your Tuesday evenings, beginning January 16th. Watch for an update in December.

Admission is Free

The Living Prairie Museum Interpretive Centre opens for the season with the blooming of the Prairie Crocus, 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 Prairie Bookstore.

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.
September - Thanksgiving - open Sundays only 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 Praire Museum, please visit www.friendsoflivingprairie.org.

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

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