Located across the street from the Waterfront Centre near Gimli Harbour

Closed for the season | 204 642-4001

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Lake Winnipeg Visitor Centre, Harbourfront

Open seasonally, the Lake Winnipeg Visitor Centre pays tribute to the fishing industry and interprets the natural history of Lake Winnipeg.

Discover the mysteries of the lake in a 500 gallon fish tank containing local fish species. See a full size 1940’s whitefish boat and a miniature replica of the original fish packing plant that was once on this site.



People of the Lake

Their first attempts at fishing on Lake Winnipeg were not successful but Icelandic fishing families persevered and adapted their old country skills to the new challenges of commercial fishing on Lake Winnipeg.

This mural acknowledges donations made by fisher families to the establishment and on going development of the Lake Winnipeg Visitor Centre.


New Iceland Heritage Museum
#108 - 94 1st Avenue
Gimli, Manitoba R0C 1B1

Phone: (204) 642-4001