Canoeing in the Marsh

About Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Centre

Oak Hammock Marsh is one of North America’s birding hotspots and a great destination for people of all ages.

Geese at Oak Hammock MarshThis 36km2 Wildlife Management Area features 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 trails for you to explore.

Oak Hammock Marsh 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!

Award-winning Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Centre is located on the edge of the marsh. This beautiful location offers the perfect setting for the Interpretive Centre’s many entertaining and educational programs. Open year-round, the Interpretive Centre also welcomes group tours and school visits for programs like canoe excursions, snowshoe walks, and everyone’s favourite: critter dipping!

Learn more about Oak Hammock Marsh

Located just minutes north of Winnipeg, the Interpretive Centre features wheelchair-accessible facilities including a 120-seat multimedia theatre, a scenic café, a gift shop, meeting rooms, rooftop observation deck, and interactive exhibits.

The Interpretive Centre is a non-profit organization. Its mission is to connect people with wetlands. The Interpretive Centre needs your help to continue their valuable work. Find out how you can help.

In 1987, Oak Hammock Marsh was designated as a Ramsar Site - a wetland of international importance for wildlife and people. Oak Hammock Marsh is also home to Ducks Unlimited Canada’s national headquarters. Beyond the borders of the Wildlife Management Area the Province of Manitoba operates a Managed Hunting Area with the cooperation of private landowners.

Oak Hammock Marsh
Oak Hammock Marsh is just 20 minutes north of Winnipeg.

Admission Rates

  • Adults - $7
  • Youth (3 to 17) - $5
  • Seniors (55+) - $6
  • Family (2 adults and their children) $24

Hours of Operation

The Centre is open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. September 13 to October 26

10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. November to August

Café is open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. September 13 to October 26

Weekdays - 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. November to August

Weekends & Holidays - 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. November to August

The Centre & Café are closed January 1, November 11 & December 24 & 25