Whiteshell Business: West Hawk Lake Resort

011It’s a cozy cabin to come back to after a long snowmobile ride; it’s a place to get together with friends and family; it’s a beautiful deck to sit on and enjoy the summer day; it’s all at West Hawk Lake Resort.

002Located in the recently upgraded West Hawk town site, West Hawk Lake Resort offers a variety of cozy cabins that are in close proximity to West Hawk’s beach, hiking trails, snowmobile trail, and all of the West Hawk businesses.

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Whiteshell Winters: Brian Gould Photography

The Whiteshell Provincial Park is a picturesque landscape for 365 days a year. In winter, the crystal-white snow, hoar frost, frozen lakes, and crisp clear blue skies prove this for a fact. And Falcon Lake cottager and photographer, Brian Gould, knows how to capture that scenery with a camera. Have a look of this gorgeous series of winter photos captured by photographer Brian Gould in the Falcon Lake area: 623-M 24-M 27-M 31-M Continue reading

The 41st Annual Beaver Days Winter Festival

The 41st annual Beaver Days Winter Festival is one darn good reason to spend a winter weekend in the Whiteshell.

Whether you’re heading out to the lake with a group of friends or your family, the Beaver Days Winter Festival in Falcon Lake/West Hawk Lake is the perfect way to spend an action-packed weekend in the Whiteshell. The fun and games begins Friday, February 6 at the Whiteshell Community Club, located on Highway 301 right beside the Falcon Lake entrance. Here’s a schedule of events and activities happening throughout the weekend:

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2015 Whiteshell Winter Wonderland Bucket List

IMG_0535 copyWinter is officially here… And we Manitobans can make it through this. Although the past few weeks have been surprisingly mild, you may be waiting for the times where you’ll be scraping your car windows, getting stuck in the deep, heavy snow, or freezing at the bus stop. However, as stated once before on this blog, winter rules in the Whiteshell, and we’re not just saying that. Some even say winter is their favourite season at the lake. Winter is what you make it, and the Whiteshell has endless opportunities for fun winter activities in the most beautiful and scenic place in Manitoba. So instead of staying cooped up inside counting down the days until the snow melts, bundle up and venture out to the winter wilderness wonderland of the Whiteshell, where winter truly rules. To kick off a season of winter fun, here is our 2015 Whiteshell Winter Wonderland Bucket List: Continue reading

Whiteshell Freezes Over

Winter is more than welcome in the Whiteshell, and Experience the Whiteshell will be posting a Whiteshell Winter Bucket List in the next few weeks, so you can plan out your adventures in the Whiteshell this winter. In the meantime, here’s some beautiful photos of the lakes freezing over in the Whiteshell that were taken a few weeks ago. Just another reason why winter rules in the Whiteshell.

Photo by Caleigh Christie.

Photo by Caleigh Christie.

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A Tribute to the West Hawk Inn

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It was really the place to be. It was a summer hotspot. Campers, cottagers, and tourists alike would come out to the Hawk as it was a place to party and let their hair down on a summer night. In Manitoba, just about every second person you talk to has been to the West Hawk Inn, and about 99.9 per cent of those people will have some epic story or a great memory/memories from that place. The Hawk also contributed tremendously to the local economy as it attracted campers, tourists, and also many Ontario residents to the area.

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Add Your Voice to the South Whiteshell Community Choir!

Chime in with the local community as they start up the new South Whiteshell Community Choir!

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The choir will be officially starting up in October, but you can learn more information  at the open house on Tuesday, September 2 at 7:30 p.m. at the Christie/Hamilton House, located on Highway 301 at the first driveway on the left east of the Faloma Beach Marina or if you are coming from West Hawk, it’s the second driveway on the right after you pass the Toniata turnoff (PR-301 605). Appetizers, snacks, and beverages are welcome.

For more information, call choir conductor Deborah Kuhl-Magnusson at 1(204)349-8838 or Brooke Christie at 1(204)227-9362.

 

Whiteshell Business: Crescent Beach Cottages

IMG_9115Who wouldn’t love to wake up looking out over the beach and on to the sparkling water of beautiful West Hawk Lake on a sunny summer morning? You could then stroll across the street to the laze on the beach, rent a boat and spend the afternoon on the water,  hang out in a hot tub in a cozy cabin with a view looking over the lake, or go on one of many adventures that the Whiteshell Provincial Park has to offer.

That is exactly what the guests at Crescent Beach Cottages experience during their stay. Located in the West Hawk Lake town site right at the bottom of hill, Crescent Beach Cottages has the convenience of being right on the lake and the beach as well as being in the West Hawk town site.

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Hike It or Bike it – The South Whiteshell Trail

The South Whiteshell Trail.

The South Whiteshell Trail.

The South Whiteshell Trail is a gorgeous hiking trail that winds through the beautiful forest terrain of the Whiteshell from Rennie to the Ontario border. The trail is divided into several different portions that stretch across the South Whiteshell; so whether you’re feeling ambitious and want to bike across the south Whiteshell or just want to take a casual stroll near your campsite, this trail is a perfect way to explore the gorgeous landscape and nature of the Canadian Shield.  On August 31, the South Whiteshell Trail Association will be hosting a grand opening of the newest section of the trail that spans from the southwest corner of Falcon Lake to the Ontario border.

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West Hawk Lake Meteor Fest

It’s that time of the summer again when we celebrate a massive rock that created the deepest lake in Manitoba a long, long time ago. The 11th annual West Hawk Lake Meteor Fest starts today, July 11, and goes until Sunday, July 13. Come down to West Hawk for an action-packed weekend with nice weather to boot! Here’s a little schedule of the events you can check out throughout the weekend:

Friday, July 11 – The fun all starts at 6:00 pm with a barbecue on the beach and Early Bird Bingo under the big tent. – There will be music on the beach throughout the evening including a performance by local favourite Dagan Haddad.

Start your day with yoga on the beach with South Moon Studio.

Start your day with yoga on the beach with South Moon Studio


Saturday, July 12
– Kick off your day with yoga on the beach at 8:00 am. Fees are $10 and half of all proceeds go to Meteor Fest. – Be sure to check out the Meteor Market under the big tent from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. – The street hockey tournament starts at 9:00 am on the tennis courts. Entry fee is $60 a team. Must register and pre-pay before 6:00 pm tonight! If interested in registering a team contact Keystone Resort at 1(204)349-2250. – At 10:00 am the kid’s activities begin with the parade starting at the Nite Hawk Café. The parade will be followed by a kid’s colouring contest, a candy scramble, a scavenger hunt, and face painting under the big tent as well as pony rides from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. – At 2:00 pm there will be Diving for Dollars for kids ages 8 – 16. Contact Bob for more information at 1(204)349-8686. – From 2:00 to 4:30 pm check out the reggae band, Rockalypso, performing on the beach. – At 3:00 pm there will be water balloon volleyball on the beach. $5 per teams (teams of two), be sure to bring a towel and clothes that can get wet. – There will be another barbecue on the beach at 5:30 pm. – Early Bird Bingo under the big tent at 6:00 pm. – At 7:00 pm, head down to the beach for music by the Meteor Fest favourite, Blue Crush. Continue reading