On an island away from the tacky hustle of Lake Winnipeg's beaches sits a natural oasis featuring Manitoba the way it's meant to be seen. The islands, marshes and forests are full of deer, moose, beaver and bear. Stop at Grassy Narrows Marsh, which has bird-watching trails close to the park's entrance leading to shelters and towers perfect for habitat viewing. The park office provides information for visitors.
Hecla Village is an Icelandic settlement dating back to 1876 and the whole place has historic heritage status. Apart from visiting a reconstructed 1920s Icelandic immigrant house, you can poke around the old lakefront buildings.