Birds Hill Provincial Park is located 24 kilometres north of Winnipeg on Highway 59, and covers approximately 8300 acres (35.1 square kilometres). This popular site for beachgoers, hikers, cyclists, and those who love the outdoors stages the Winnipeg Folk Festival and numerous campers in the summer seasons. The park hosted the 1998 Canadian Triathlon Championships and the road cycling, triathlon, and equestrian competitions during the 1999 Pan American Games.
The recently enlarged artificial lake, now approximately 80 acres, includes four miles of sandy shoreline as well as an improved water clarity making it suitable for triathlon and open water swim events. The widely-paved roadways and circle drive make it an ideal location for cycling events.
While admission to all events at Birds Hill Provincial Park are free, spectators will still require a Provincial Parks Pass, or pay the daily entry fee of $5 at the gate.
Accessible washrooms Yes
Accessible portalets Yes
Site accessibillity Yes
Accessible seating No limitations
Accessible parking Yes
Exposure to elements High
Path of travel concerns Long distances, varied terrain
Park users may experience traffic delays, detours and limited beach parking beginning early in the morning and ending in the early afternoon. We appreciate your patience during this exciting national event.
PLEASE NOTE ON AUGUST 6 THE WEST GATE WILL BE CLOSED UNTIL 11 A.M.
August 8, 9 & 10 the West Gate will be closed until 2:00 p.m. Circle Drive (North and South Drive) will also be closed during these times. The East Beach, Birds Hill Ranch and spectator parking will be accessible from the East Gate only. Campers will be able to exit the park via the East Gate however, no other vehicular traffic will gain entry.
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