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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, click here.

Living Prairie Museum News

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 15, 3:00-6:00 pm

Saturday and Sunday, May 16-17, 10:00-4:00 pm

Sundays: May 24, May 31, and June 7, 12:00-4:00 pm

For more information and access to the Prairie Flora plant catalogue, check out Prairie Flora's web page

Prairie Planting Workshops

Increase biodiversity in your backyard! Learn everything you need to know about native prairie plants; how they can be included in your landscape design and why using native plant material is so important from a conservation perspective.

The workshop includes a presentation, discussion, and wildflower seed planting demonstration.

Starter seeds will be available on site!

Call us to register for one of the following dates:

Sunday, March 29th, 1:00 to 4:00 pm
Saturday, April 11th, 10:00 to 1:00 pm
Tuesday, April 21st, 6:30 to 9:30 pm
Thursday, April 30th, 6:30 to 9:30 pm

Course fee is $30, with a $10 discount for Friends of the Living Prairie Museum members.

Fall-Winter Hours

The interpretive center is now closed for the season, but school programs or group activities remain available by appointment. Public hours will resume in April.

Thank you for another great summer!

Admission is Free

The Living Prairie Museum Interpretive Centre opens for the season with the blooming of the Prairie Crocus, 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 Prairie Bookstore.

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.

The Interpretive Centre is located at:

2795 Ness Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3J 3S4
Phone: 204-832-0167
Fax: 311
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 Interpretive Centre.

Modified:  Tuesday, October 08, 2013  Top

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