Falcon Lake on the Manitoba Trans-Canada Highway
Whiteshell Provincial Park
The park is accessed via Trans-Canada highway 1E.
200 lakes and 12 rivers run through this park which includes the Winnipeg River. West hawk Lake, on the Ontario border is one of the deepest lakes in Manitoba, formed by a meteor impact over 100 million years ago. The Alfred Hole Goose Sanctuary is nesting ground for the Giant Canada Goose, which was believed to be extinct from 1930 to 1960 (observation deck open weekdays 9 am - 5 pm, weekends and holidays 10 am to 6 pm from late May to mid-October). You can also see the Bannock Point Petroforms, in the shape of animals and birds created by the Assininear Betula Lake. The park is popular for the sports of canoeing, lawn bowling, hiking, horseshoes, horseback riding, swimming, sailing, scuba diving, sailing, cross-country skiing, downhill skiing, snowmobiling, and snowshoeing.