Welcome to Living Prairie Museum
The Living Prairie Museum is a 13 hectare tall grass prairie preserve and nature park. Set aside in 1968, the preserve is home to more than 150 different grass and wildflower species and an array of prairie wildlife.
Prior to European settlement, tall grass prairie covered one million square kilometers in central North America, stretching from Texas to southern Manitoba. Today, this habitat is all but gone – only 1% of the original tall grass prairie remains. The Living Prairie Museum is one of the few remaining fragments of this once vast ecosystem.
Our interpretive centre is now closed as per the Code Red pandemic response implemented in the City of Winnipeg Metropolitan Region on November 2, 2020. Our trails remain open with limitations: groups must be smaller than five people and two metres of social distance must be maintained at all times.
Notre centre d’interprétation est fermé en raison du niveau d’alerte critique (rouge) du système de réponse à la pandémie qui a été déclaré le 2 novembre 2020 pour la région métropolitaine de la Ville de Winnipeg. Nos sentiers demeurent ouverts, mais des restrictions s’appliquent : les groupes doivent se limiter à cinq personnes, et il faut maintenir une distance physique de deux mètres entre soi-même et les autres en tout temps.
Guidelines for using our trails
In order to provide a safe environment for our guests and staff, all visitors must:
- Review the symptoms of COVID-19. Do not attend our site if you have any of the symptoms indicated.
- Practice physical distancing: 2 meters between yourselves, other guests, and staff.
- Abide by all other guidelines set out by the Province of Manitoba’s current public health orders.
All guests are encouraged to use the COVID-19 Screening Tool prior to their visit, or if they suspect they have symptoms of COVID-19.
Environmental Education Programs
Living Prairie Museum is pleased to resume our environmental education programs. Our new format, Prairie Life Online, allows our interpreters to visit your classroom virtually for a safe, educational experience. Please review our available programs and contact us by phone to request an online session. Program Brochure
Our self-guided trails are available from dawn until dusk. The trail system is an opportunity to see and learn about some of the most endangered habitat in the world. Please stay on the designated paths during your visit. A reminder that this is an on-leash park – please clean up after your pets.
Self-guiding trail booklets are available as PDFs below.
- Activity Booklet for Kids - Learn about prairie wildlife and how you can become a citizen scientist
- For more information regarding history, videos, and herbarium visit: livingprairie.org
- To become a Friend of the Living Prairie Museum visit: Friends of the Living Prairie Museum
- For a walk through the prairie past, including historical photography visit virtualmuseum.ca
Location and contact information
The Interpretive Centre is located at: