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Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Centre

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Address: 1 Snow Goose Bay on Hwy 220 | Oak Hammock Marsh, Stony Mountain, Manitoba R0C 2Z0, Canada
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+1 204-467-3300
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 16:30
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Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Centre is an award-winning nature...

Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Centre is an award-winning nature interpretation centre located on the edge of the Oak Hammock Marsh. The interpretive centre offers a multitude of fun and interactive exhibits as well as a 120-seat multimedia theatre, a gift shop as well as a delicious café overlooking the marsh. Open year-round, the Interpretive Centre welcomes families, group tours and school visits for guided programs such as canoe excursions, guided birding walk and snowshoe walks, The marsh itsefl is a 36 km2 Wildlife Management Area featuring a restored prairie marsh, aspen-oak bluff, waterfowl lure crops, artesian springs, some of Manitoba's last remaining patches of tall-grass prairie and 30 kilometers of hiking trails to explore. It is home to 25 species of mammals, 300 species of birds, numerous amphibians, reptiles, and fish, and countless invertebrates. During migration season, the number of waterfowl using the marsh during migration can exceed 400,000 daily!

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If you like birds and hiking in the marsh, this is a great place to visit, not far from the city

This is a place you can visit with family and kids, there are a lots of educational activities at the centre, the most atractive points for me are the trailes in the marsh... read more

Reviewed 5 January 2017
Lancao
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Winnipeg, Canada
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Winnipeg, Canada
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Reviewed 5 January 2017

This is a place you can visit with family and kids, there are a lots of educational activities at the centre, the most atractive points for me are the trailes in the marsh land, you can chose long or shorter ones while hiking and watching birds. My husband and I visit the marsh land at least three times a year,... More 

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Reviewed 5 December 2016

I love visiting the center winter and summer. There is a nice little cafe on the second floor so you can munch your favorite food and look out over the marsh. A hidden gem in this area!

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Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Spent a full day for a meeting. The lunch provided by the restaurant was very good. The view from the meeting room and observation area. I know I will be back.

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Thank Mike L
Winnipeg, Canada
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4 reviews
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Good outing for adults and children. Super informative and fun for children. The hayride was the best, the guide was very knowledgeable and interesting. Reasonably priced.

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Thank ewilliam2016
Winnipeg, Canada
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Reviewed 20 October 2016

This is a must see for anyone who is fascinated by birds or nature in general. A good place to visit nearly anytime, but, migration season is best. Oak Hammock is a man-made marsh, created as a partial replacement for the local wetlands that had been drained, and turned into farmland. During migratory season every spring and fall, hundreds of... More 

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Thank louguay67
Stonewall, Canada
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

This informative Centre offers Duck Carving (through the Winter months) by very knowledgeable carvers. Love the classes. Year round educational activities, such as bird banding, bird counting, identifying critters of the marsh, all make for great family outings.

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Thank Janice C
Richmond, Canada
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Reviewed 4 October 2016

My friends took me here to see the Canada Geese flying....and boy did they!! It was so cool at one point they flew low enough you could hear the whoosh of the wings...awesome experience!! Next time we'll try going when everything is open as we just walked the trails this time. We even had someone with us who was in... More 

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Thank Sue6340
Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Very thorough museum displays, miles of trails and panoramic views of the surrounding wetlands. Plenty of opportunities to see a variety of bird and plant species. The cafe serves good and reasonably priced meals. Unfortunately, the main floor displays have a musty odour which may affect some visitors.

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Thank Geopiggy
Canada
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Reviewed 21 July 2016

If you go in the summer, remember to hose yourself down with mosquito repellent. The provincial bird AKA the mosquito is more than alive and well in these marshlands. Besides the ubiquitous mosquito there are all sorts of wildlife to see. We were fortunate to see hundreds of pelicans fly over us – which were pretty amazing. There was a... More 

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Thank DTrad
Teulon, Canada
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Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

I took my 2 1/2,year old grandson for a visit. It was terrific we toured the entire inside and then walked around outside looking at the ducks and mud hens. We even saw a few muskrats. We then went upstairs for a drink and had a couple of cookies. Everything was very good nice friendly atmosphere. I'm sure we will... More 

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