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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.

Our interpretive centre remains closed at this time. Our trails remain open with group sizes limited to what is indicated by current Provincial public health orders.

Notre centre d’interprétation demeure fermé pour le moment. Nos sentiers demeurent ouverts, mais la taille des groupes est limitée en fonction des ordonnances de santé publique provinciales en vigueur.

Guidelines for using our trails

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

  1. Review the symptoms of COVID-19. Do not attend our site if you have any of the symptoms indicated.
  2. Practice physical distancing: 2 meters between yourselves, other guests, and staff.
  3. Abide by all other guidelines set out by the Province of Manitoba’s current public health orders.

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.

Prairie Planting Workshops Online

Instructor John Morgan 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 conservation. These beginner workshops guide participants through site preparation, seed germination, and planting for flower beds or larger prairie restorations.

Fee: $15 plus tax for non-members, $10 plus tax for Friends of the Living Prairie Museum members.

Please register for one of the following sessions through LeisureOnline. You will need to create an account if you are a new user.

Monday, April 19, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 22, 7:00-8:30 p.m.

Please ensure that you provide your email address when registering. A link to the Zoom event will be sent after registration is closed.

Please log on 10 minutes early to allow time for admission from the Zoom waiting room.

Need help registering for the workshop? Visit these links!

LeisureOnline - Create and manage account

LeisureOnline - Activity Registration

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

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-Guided Trail booklet

More information

Location and contact information

The Interpretive Centre is located at:

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

Last update: April 7, 2021
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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