Welcome to Living Prairie Museum
Both our trails and interpretive centre are now open. Proof of COVID-19 immunization is required for entry into our interpretive centre in accordance with provincial public health orders for museums. Those under 12 years of age may enter with an immunized adult.
Nos sentiers et notre centre d’interprétation sont désormais ouverts. Une preuve d’immunisation contre la COVID-19 est requise pour entrer dans notre centre d’interprétation, conformément aux ordonnances de santé publique provinciales qui s’appliquent aux musées. Les personnes âgées de moins de 12 ans et accompagnées d’un adulte vacciné sont autorisées à entrer.
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 more than 1 million square kilometers in central North America, stretching from Texas to southern Manitoba. Today, this habitat is all but gone - only 1 percent of the original tall grass prairie remains. The Living Prairie Museum is one of the few remaining fragments of this once vast ecosystem.
Guidelines for visiting us
All guests are asked to use the COVID-19 Screening Tool prior to both indoor and outdoor visits.
Proof of COVID-19 immunization is required for entry into the interpretive centre in accordance with provincial public health orders for museums. Those under 12 years of age may enter with an immunized adult. Capacity in our interpretive centre is limited to five guests at a time.
Masks are required to enter the interpretive centre, and visitors are asked to maintain physical distancing where possible.
Public Guided Hikes
Learn about the tall grass prairie by joining us for a free guided hike! Public hikes are available for groups of up to 10 individuals. Please call to register in advance.
Tuesdays in August – 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
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. A limited selection of outdoor options are also available.
Please review our program brochure and contact us by phone to discuss your booking.
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.
- 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
August – Saturdays & Sundays, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
September – Sundays, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location and contact information
The Interpretive Centre is located at: