HECLA ISLAND GENERAL STORE

Text Box: Hecla Tourism Association

Hecla Island Park Amenities

CAMPGROUND

132 unserviced sites, 81 electric.   Reservations 1-888-482-2267. Campground office (204)279-2369. Three playgrounds, shower building, public telephone, beach access, trailer waste dump, large overflow area, recycling depot. Campground Office operates May to September.

Group Use Camping Area

20 one room cabins accommodating 2, 4 or 6 persons (facilities for disabled persons available).  Reserve by calling 1-888-482-2267. Small fridge and stove, no running water and bedding not supplied. A central washroom/shower building is wheelchair accessible.

Bed and Breakfast open year round,  located at the north end of Hecla Village. Four guest rooms and a health & wellness session room, for reservations phone 204 -279-2088. Host is a commercial fisherman. Hostess is a Reiki Master and also does session using Class II medical devices.

Offers a wide variety of recreational activities year round, including indoor and outdoor water parks, restaurant,  and conference and event facilities.

 

18 hole golf course, reservations phone 204-279-2072. Golf lessons, modern/non-modern washrooms, water fountains, rain shelters, driving range, putting green, drive though club drop off and beverage service available on the course. Pro shop has club and cart rental, snack bar and  shop. 

Harbour Dock Cafe & Lil" Viking Lounge, 2 bedroom cabin, two 6 unit motels. Information/reservations phone 204-279-2180 or fax 204-279-2187, Off season phone 204-482-6884. Boat docking facilities, boat launch, sewer pump out. Tours and boat  rental. Gas, convenience store and beer vendor.

Located in Hecla village: groceries, liquor, souvenirs, gas , firewood, fishing licenses, bait, recycling depot and a warm friendly face. Phone (204)279-2204

Leading up to Hecla Village enjoy the scenic drive alone the shoreline. The drive offers picture perfect views of Lake Winnipeg with Black Island to the east as a backdrop. Often fishing boats and barges can be seen on the on the water while Hecla’s airforce, a squadron of white pelicans, passes overhead. During spring and fall migration Canada geese are common on the fields; in fall, 50 - 75 bald eagles can be seen while driving along the lakeshore. Hecla Village is the showpiece of this picturesque route so be sure to stop for a visit.

Village tour - There is a self guiding village tour which starts at the dock and is about 1 KM in distance. It depicts the history of the Hecla Island settlement. There are brochures available at the trail head near the dock, also check the What’s New page to see when the guided village walks take place. These are guided by park interpreters and you will be able to ask them questions.

Buildings are open daily in the summer or by request, for tours call (204)279-2056 or in off season call 378-2261.                                                                              

All picnic areas have tables and non-modern washrooms.
North Point Area: Fire pits, playground areas, water,
viewing tower. NEW

Gull Harbour Area: Water, beach.                                                               

Hecla Village: By fish station or school.                                                       

Group Use Area: Located south of Hecla village, water, fire pits, kitchen shelter, beach.  Booking call 1-888-482-2267.                                                     

Quarry Picnic Area: Lakeside, fire pits, located in an abandoned limestone quarry on the east side of the island. Great for picture taking.                                                                     

Grassy Narrows Marsh: Picnic shelter.

Tennis Courts: Two courts available (must supply your own tennis equipment). Located adjacent to Amphitheatre north of campground.
Fishing: Off Hecla or Gull Harbour docks or any place along the shores.
Beaches: Gull Harbour Beach -a beautiful white sand beach located on the south shore of the bay. Sunset beach -also white sand located on the north west shore of the island. Rock/pebble beaches beside the village dock and gull harbour dock.

Hiking / Biking trails located throughout the entire island.

CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING: Groomed trails.

SNOWMOBILING: Groomed trails. (Snowman)

ICE FISHING: At docks. Huts provided by Parks.

TOBOGGANING: Hill at Hecla golf course.

Snowshoe and winter hiking trails.

Grassy Narrows Marsh Trail -  over 25 km’s of Hiking/Cycling trails. Five different trails ranging from .6km to 10.2km.

Black Wolf Trail - a 19 km trail appropriate for hiking or cycling, through some of the most diverse and unspoiled areas of Hecla Island.

West Quarry Trail: 10 km return.  Remnants of a blacksmith shop, log cabin, old tug, fishing camp and limestone quarry.  Viewing blind, warming hut, interpretive signs about moose.

Lighthouse Trail: 3 km. Crushed stone pathway by the lighthouse. Provides excellent view of Hecla shoreline and neighbouring Black Island. 

Harbour Trail: 5.5 km.  Follows lake shore around North point of Hecla Island though the forest, by limestone cliffs, sunset beach and north point picnic area.  Excellent view of other islands.

Lagoon fitness Trail: 2.3 km.  Pathway with a series of fitness activity stations.        

Hecla Village Self-Guiding Trail: Depicts the history of Hecla Island settlement,  brochures available at trailhead, guided tours available. (204-279-2088)

As soon as you cross the bridge on the causeway entering the park look for signs on the right hand side of the road for Grassy Narrows Marsh and exit on the access road to the parking area.   Here you will find a rehabilitated and managed marsh with dykes developed by Ducks Unlimited. There are trails and boardwalks with interpretive signs, scopes, towers, and blinds. You can cycle or hike to explore the 25kms of trails in the marsh. Check the interpretive kiosk for brochures of trails and boardwalks.

Just inside the park entrance this 20 min return trail leads to a viewing tower, several on-sight signs describing Moose biology and a spotting scope for close observation of prime moose habitat and with a little luck --- Moose.

RIVERTON (Last chance  for services off season on hwy. #8 ; 30 minutes from Hecla village.)

Riverton Co-op: :open 7 days a week: providing fresh meat & deli with Rotisserie Chicken; fresh produce with a variety of salads, fruit and veggie trays; Groceries and an extensive Hardware department with everything from plumbing to camping supplies.

D&T: Groceries, open 7days a week until 10:00pm 65 Main St.

The Other Place: Groceries, open 7 days a week, with Bakery.

Shell: Gas, towing, repairs. Open 7 days a week from 6:00am till 9:00 pm.

Restaurant: Riverton Café - Main St.

                     Lil B’s Restaurant - Hwy 8 north of Riverton with the Gateway Gas Bar

                     Riverton Motor Inn & Restaurant  

Noventis Credit Union - with ATM

Post Office