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Parks and Open Space

Welcome to Living Prairie Museum

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.

We are now open on limited hours and are operating under guidelines set out by Manitoba's Restoring Safe Services plan.

Interpretive Centre Hours:
Saturdays and Sundays: July 4 to August 30, 2020
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Public Guided Hikes:
Tuesdays and Thursdays: July 7 to August 27, 2020
10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Guests must register in advance at 204-832-0167. To ensure physical distancing, groups are restricted to 5 guests per interpreter. Guided hikes are approximately one hour in duration. Please dress for the conditions.

Guidelines for Visiting the Interpretive Centre

In order to provide a safe environment for our guests and staff, all visitors must:

  1. Review the symptoms of COVID-19. Do not enter the museum if you have any of the symptoms indicated.
  2. Wear a mask while inside the interpretive centre, either medical or non-medical.
  3. Sanitize your hands when entering and leaving the interpretive centre.
  4. Practice physical distancing: 2 meters between yourselves, other guests, and staff.
  5. Read and abide by all signage regarding COVID-19 procedures in the interpretive centre.


  • A maximum of five guests are allowed in the interpretive centre at one time.
  • Washrooms are only available during public hours. The availability of public washrooms can be found here.
  • High-touch exhibits remain closed – interactive displays for children are not available at this time.
  • Guests exhibiting cold or flu-like symptoms will be asked to leave the interpretive centre.

Self-Screening Tool

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.

Location and contact information

The Interpretive Centre is located at:

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

Self-Guided Trails

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.

Self-Guided Trail English
Self-Guided Trail French
Self-Guided Trail English For Print
Self-Guided Trail French For Print

More information

Last update: July 13, 2020
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

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