Whiteshell + Lac du Bonnet

Neighbourhood Guide

Welcome to the Whiteshell + Lac du Bonnet

Rushing rivers, clear deep lakes, warm sandy beaches, and the fresh scent of jack pine: that’s just the beginning of Whiteshell Provincial Park. The Whiteshell is a four-season park where nature sets the stage for an outdoor experience as civilized, or as wild as you choose. Whether you are looking to explore the woods, working on getting under par, or catching a record-breaking walleye, there’s plenty of reason to find property in the Whiteshell and Lac Du Bonnet area.

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Neighbourhood Stats

What You Should Know

Population:
11,074 as of the 2020 Census

Population Density:
Low

Employment Rate:
40.9%

Unemployment Rate:
14.1%

Demographics:
0-14 years: 25.6%
15-64 years: 53.4%
65+ years: 21%

Internet and Phone Connectivity:
Services available

Utility Services Providers:
Manitoba Hydro, Municipal water depending on location

Landscaping Regulations:
No (area will vary)

Maintenance Regulations:
No (area will vary)

Pet-Friendly Neighborhood:
Yes

Closed Communities:
No

Energy Efficient Communities:
YesNo

School Districts:
Public Schools

Safety Level:
Safe

Street Infrastructure:
Average

Privacy Level:
High (with location)

Noise Level:
Low (with location)

Location & Map

Lac du Bonnet is a town in Manitoba, Canada located 115 km northeast of Winnipeg on the west shore of the Winnipeg River.

Whiteshell Provincial Park is a 2,721 km2 park centrally located in Canada in the province of Manitoba. It is found in the southeast region of the province along the Manitoba-Ontario boundary, approximately 130 km east of the city of Winnipeg. The park is located in the Canadian Shield region and has many rivers, remote lakes, boreal forest and bare granite ridges.

Neighbourhood Real Estate

About the Market

In a typical year approximately 175 residential real estate transactions occur in this geographic location.  The median sale price of single family detached hoes in 2021 was $169,000 and the average days on the market for residential real estate is approximately 69 days.

The average sale price in the area is 2021 was $219, 356 with homes commanding on average $213 per square foot.

The average value of residential real estate has increased 13% year over year between 2020 and 2021 with no signs of slowing down.

Demand for waterfront property has increased significantly over the past few years and waterfront homes tend to command higher price per square foot than off water homes.  The highest recorded sale price in the area for 2021 was $1,000,000.

Standard of Living

Affordable

Market Type

Buyers / Sellers

Housing Prices

Home prices between $35,000 and $1,000,000

Neighbourhood Highlights

What to Expect

This is Canada as you knew it could be. From the Precambrian Shield to the multitude of lakes and rivers, the Whiteshell Park is Canada at its best. Almost 2800 square kilometers of protected wilderness parkland characterizes this Provincial Park located in eastern Manitoba. Hiking trails, canoe routes, cross-country ski trails, snow mobile trails and Canadian Shield rock everywhere are what makes the Whiteshell Provincial Park a destination location.

Fall in Love

Rushing rivers, clear deep lakes, warm sandy beaches and the fresh scent of jack pine. That’s just the beginning of a great getaway in Whiteshell Provincial Park. It’s a four-season park where nature sets the stage for an outdoor experience as civilized, or as wild as you choose; where a meteorite lake welcomes swimmers and scuba divers; and where children’s days are easily filled at one of nature’s great playgrounds.

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
  • Outdoor Lifestyle
  • Rural Communities
  • Countryside
  • Large Lot Sizes
  • Close to Highways
  • Maintained Infrastructure
  • Places of Worship
  • Community Events

Neighbourhood Traffic Network

Commuting Time

The Whiteshell + Lac du Bonnet offer rural living with access to the City of Winnipeg available by 2 lane and 4 lane divided highway within 90 minutes.

Average Commutes (In Minutes)

Winnipeg
80 MINUTES

Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site
55 MINUTES

International Airport
80 MINUTES

Grand Beach
45 MINUTES

The Forks 
75 MINUTES

University of Manitoba
90 MINUTES

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Community Activities

Lac du Bonnet & District is recreation heaven offering opportunities for all seasons, the gateway to cottage country and with over 60 kilometers of rivers and lakes it is the centre for swimming, fishing, boating, water skiing, sunbathing, hiking, biking and golfing in the summer time.

The fall and winter is busy with curling, bowling, hockey, skating, cross country skiing, snowmobiling and ice fishing. If relaxation is more your speed, enjoy some serene places where you can just sit back, relax and enjoy all nature has to offer.

The Whiteshell Provincial Park provides nature-oriented recreational opportunities such as hiking canoeing, mountain biking, snowmobiling and skiing as well as providing high quality cottaging camping and boating.

West Hawk Lake, the deepest lake in the province, was formed by a meteorite, and is a popular spot for scuba diving. This lake is now being used through all the seasons for diving, including ice diving.

The Falcon Lake Townsite will treat you with miniature golf, lawn bowling, horseshoe pitch, tennis courts, 18-hole golf course and a riding stable. Campgrounds and resorts are available for accommodations.

Neighbourhood School Districts

Sunrise School Division

Sunrise School Division serves one of the most beautiful areas of Manitoba, stretching from the sprawling farmlands just east of Winnipeg to the fabulous cottage country of eastern Manitoba. Our division includes the communities of Anola, Beausejour, Dugald, Garson, Hazelridge, Lac du Bonnet, Oakbank, Powerview/Pine Falls, Tyndall and Whitemouth.

Sunrise School Division (SSD) serves over 4,600 K- 12 students and over 180 students in adult learning centres in eight wards within 7181 square kilometres in southeastern Manitoba. In total, there are 19 schools:

7 English
4 English/French Immersion
2 English/Ukrainian Bilingual
6 Hutterian
In addition to the schools, there are 4 Adult Learning sites.

Neighbourhood Attractions

Top Family Areas

Pine Point Trail

Pine Point Trail is a 9.0 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Pinawa, Manitoba, that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Falcon Beach Ranch

A forested ranch at the gateway to the Whiteshell Provincial Park. Come on out for the day to horseback ride on a scenic wooded trail, or plan a longer stay, spending your evenings on the front porch of one of their log cabin hideaways. Round up your family and friends and mosey on out for your next adventure.

Granite Hills Golf Club

Granite Hills Golf Course is located just 20 minutes from the scenic town of Lac Du Bonnet. Come out and experience the 18 spectacular holes, situated in the heart of the Canadian Shield and winding along the shores of Lake Lac Du Bonnet.

Whiteshell Fish Hatchery Interpretive Centre

From eggs to fingerlings, Manitoba Fisheries ensures our fish futures every day. Visit the Hatchery Interpretive Centre to learn how the hatchery works towards a sustainable future. Park Interpreters will greet you in the centre and answer all your questions.

Ok, let’s do this!

Give your agent a call or send an email to schedule a live tour:
204.789.2721 or hello@cbparkave.com.