The Living Prairie Museum is a 12 hectare (30acre) tall grass prairie preserve located
inside the City of Winnipeg. Set aside in 1968, this preserve is home to over 160 species
of prairie plants and a great array of prairie wildlife. Prior to European settlement,
tall grass prairie covered one million square kilometres in central North America,
stretching from Texas to southern Manitoba. Today, tall grass prairie is all but gone.
In Manitoba only 1/20th of 1% of the original tall grass prairie remains. The Living Prairie
Museum is one of the few remaining fragments of this once vast ecosystem.
The goal of Living Prairie Museum is to provide awareness and conservation of natural areas, specifically tall grass prairie, through environmental education. To download a copy of our
Environmental Education Brochure for print,
Living Prairie Museum News
PRAIRIE PLANTING WORKSHOPS- increase biodiversity in your backyard
From Anemones to Zizias, John Morgan of Prairie Habitats will teach you everything you need to know about native prairie plants; how they can be included in your home or cottage landscape design and why using native plant material is so important from a conservation perspective. The workshops include a slide presentation, discussion and wildflower seed-planting demonstration.
Chose from the following dates:
Sunday, April 6th , 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, April 8th, 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Wednesday, April 16th, 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 26th, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Registration Fee: $30 plus GST, includes all seeds and materials ($20 with Friends of Living Prairie Museum membership). Call 204 832-0167 for more information or to register.
John Morgan is Manitoba''s leading expert in prairie plant propagation and prairie restorations.
NATIVE PRAIRIE PLANT SALE
Interested in starting a prairie garden or looking for a green gift for a loved one? Prairie Flora will be at LPM this May long weekend with a superb selection of native prairie plants for purchase.
Friday, May 16 3:00-6:00 pm
Saturday May 17 & Sunday May 18, 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Every Sunday: May 25 to June 8, 12:00-4:00 pm
For more information and access to the prairie flora plant catalogue, check out Prairie Flora's web page http://www.prairieflora.com.
CROSS COUNTRY SKI TRAILS GROOMED WEEKLY
Enjoy the prairie in winter and ski our 1.5 km loop. Call in advance if you would like to warm up inside as the interpretive centre is open by appointment only. Trail use is always free of charge.
NATURE NIGHTS - PRAIRIE SPEAKER SERIES
Living Prairie Museum is excited to host guest speakers on nature-related topics each Thursday night in the month of April. Stayed tuned for more information.
Admission is Free
The Living Prairie Museum Interpretive Centre opens for the season with the blooming of the
Manitoba's provincial flower. During
Crocus Day, usually the latter weekends in April (weather permitting),
special programs and guided hikes are available to celebrate spring's arrival. The Interpretive Centre has
displays on prairie history and ecology and a second story observation deck that offers a great view of the prairie. Books and wildflower
seeds are available for purchase through our
Print yourself a self guided trail brochure & explore.
May to June - open Sundays only from 10:00
a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
July - August - open daily from 10:00
a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Everyone is welcome to visit the prairie year-round from dawn until dusk whether or not the Museum Interpretive Centre is open.
Self -guiding trail booklets are available at the front entrance to the