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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

Wild Winter Day Camps, Dec. 22nd and 23rd


Choose your one-day camp! Suitable for ages 6-10, this day-long winter adventure includes presentations on prairie animals, snowshoeing, games, bannock baking and more!

9 am to 4 pm

Cost per child: $25 ($15 with Friends of LPM membership)

Space is limited, so contact us to register!

Volunteers Needed: Help Us Collect Prairie Seeds


Oct 18 has been cancelled. Please check back for the next event.

We're looking for volunteers to help us collect seeds from our local tall grass prairie species. These seeds allow us to conserve native species and continue prairie restorations.

We will be having a collecting event on Saturday, October 18th at Little Mountain Park. We will meet at the shelter on the north side of the park at 2 pm. A parking loop is located on Farmer Ave, between Klimpke Rd. and Wheatfield Rd.

If you're interested in starting your own patch of prairie, you can keep some of the seeds you collect!

Please contact us to register, and keep an eye on our website for future collection events.


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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