The Beaches

Neighbourhood Guide

Welcome to The Beaches

With soft sand dunes up to 12 meters high and kilometres of inviting, warm sandy beaches, the Eastern Beach area is the ocean of the prairies. Manitoba’s Eastern beaches include Grand Beach, Victoria Beach, Patricia Beach, Hillside Beach + Beconia, all located on Lake Winnipeg.

Found at the northernmost end of Highway 59, this string of friendly vacation communities boasts clean, quiet beaches, making it one of Canada’s most popular areas to play and relax.

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Neighbourhood Stats

What You Should Know

Population:
11,500 as of the 2016 Census

Population Density:
Low

Employment Rate:
36.7%

Unemployment Rate:
18.2%

Demographics:
Median resident age is 66

Internet and Phone Connectivity:
Reliable, high speed available

Utility Services Providers:
Manitoba Hydro, Municipal Water

Landscaping Regulations:
No

Maintenance Regulations:
No (area will vary)

Pet-Friendly Neighborhood:
Yes

Closed Communities:
No

Energy Efficient Communities:
No

School Districts:
Public Schools

Safety Level:
Safe

Street Infrastructure:
Average

Privacy Level:
High

Noise Level:
Low (with location)

Location & Map

Grand Beach rests along the eastern shore of Lake Winnipeg, Canada’s sixth largest lake and next to the historic La Vérendrye Trail, are powdery white sand beaches and grass-topped dunes that make this one of the top beaches in North America. The dunes reach as high as 8 m/30 ft.

Victoria Beach is a rural municipality in the Eastman Region of Manitoba, located on the southeastern shores of Lake Winnipeg, approximately 100 km north of Winnipeg.  It lies on a small peninsula that extends into Lake Winnipeg, and is almost completely surrounded by the lake, but does share a small southern land border with the Rural Municipality of Alexander.

Neighbourhood Real Estate

About the Market

In a typical year approximately 250 residential real estate transactions occur in this geographic location. The median sale price of single family detached homes in 2021 $175,000 and the average days on the market for residential real estate is approximately 15 days.

Properties in the area vary between seasonal, non-insulated cottages to elaborate, custom build year round homes which causes a significant variation in price ranges throughout the region.

The average value of residential real estate has increased 40% year over year between 2020 and 2021 with no signs of slowing down, as the demand for recreational properties remains high

Standard of Living

Affordable

Market Type

Buyers / Sellers

Housing Prices

Average home price is $182,889

Neighbourhood Highlights

What to Expect

The R.M. of Victoria Beach is a full service community with all the modern amenities one would desire in a natural, safe environment. Our communities are truly a great place to live, work and raise a family.
The area offers great schools, modern health facilities and many recreation activities all year long.

Grand Beach is part of Grand Beach Provincial Park and features 3 km of fine, white sand. A boardwalk at the West end of the beach offers food and shopping. Change rooms and plumbed washrooms are available all along the beach.

Fall in Love

Grand Beach and the East Beaches of Manitoba are just a one hour drive north of Winnipeg on Highway 59. The area has been a favourite Manitoba holiday destination ever since 1916.

It is Manitoba’s little paradise on the prairie with kilometers of white silica sand, water and sky to enjoy. Take a hike along the Wild Wings Trail of Grand Beach Marsh, or stroll the bustling Boardwalk of Grand Beach itself.

Victoria Beach hosts one of Manitoba’s largest catamaran sailing fleets, as well as other dinghies and a small number of keelboats. Located on the east side of Lake Winnipeg near the town of Victoria Beach, the Yacht Club offers both recreation + racing fun.

Outdoor Areas & Amenities

  • Day-care
  • Elementary School
  • Middle School
  • High School
  • Elderly Nursing Home
  • Police Station
  • Fire Station
  • Library Services
  • Parks
  • Recreation Facilities
  • Community Club
  • Food Markets
  • Bars + Restaurants
  • Family Neighbourhood
  • Natural Environment
  • Walkable Neighbourhood
  • Suburban Community
  • Countryside
  • Large Lot Sizes
  • Close to Highways
  • Maintained Infrastructure
  • Places of Worship
  • Community Events

Neighbourhood Traffic Network

Commuting Time

With it’s close proximity to the City of Winnipeg, most services and areas can be accessed in approximately 60 minutes. Highways in The Beaches area include 4 lane divided highway or 2 lane highways.

Average Commutes (In Minutes)

Winnipeg
360 MINUTES

Assiniboine Park Zoo
90 MINUTES

International Airport
80 MINUTES

Grand Beach
5 MINUTES

University of Manitoba
80 MINUTES

Whiteshell Provincial Park
70 MINUTES

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Community Activities

The RM of Victoria Beach offers many community run events throughout the year, but summer is when this community really comes to life.

From tennis and golf tournaments to sandcastle building contest and bike races there is something for everyone looking to be active in the community. During the summer months the Victoria Beach Country Market is available on Saturdays for community members

The Summer Winds Family Music Festival is a festival held yearly in Victoria Beach and is organized entirely by volunteers. Bringing in crowds in the thousands, the proceeds from the festival have become the main fundraiser for the new Victoria Beach Community Centre. The festival includes activities the entire family can enjoy!

The Grand Marais Recreation Centre is a Non Profit organization and is overseen by an elected Board of Directors. The year round community club offers activities for all ages. Including hall rentals, skating, senior activities, bingo, festivals and much more.

Neighbourhood School Districts

Lord Selkirk School Division

The Lord Selkirk School Division is a collection of 15 schools that encompasses the City of Selkirk and stretches through the communities of Lockport, St. Andrews, Clandeboye, Petersfield, and Libau to the lakeshore communities of Grand Marais and Victoria Beach. Our schools offer a wide variety of programming options that include French Immersion, Ukrainian Bilingual, Technical-Vocational, Performing Arts, and Athletics.

Neighbourhood Attractions

Top Areas

Victoria Beach Yacht Club

The Victoria Beach Yacht Club offers programming such as sailing schools for youths to adults, weekend racing, regattas and facilities for instruction, equipment and boat storage.

Ancient Beach Trail

Ancient Beach Trail is a 2.1 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Grand Marais, Manitoba that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options.

South Beach Casino

As a legendary award-winning world-class resort, South Beach Casino & Resort provides unparalleled service standards with a modern flair and classic vibe.  South Beach Casino offers gaming and dining experiences for those of legal age.

Grand Beach Provincial Park

Dunes 12 metres high and kilometres of inviting warm sand beach receive the gentle waves of the great prairie sea. This is Grand Beach, located on Lake Winnipeg – the sixth largest lake in Canada. The beach, considered one of the best in North America, beckons the sun worshipper in all of us.

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