Visitors to The Weston Family Tall Grass Prairie Interpretive Centre, MB (Photo by Mike Dembeck)

Visitors to The Weston Family Tall Grass Prairie Interpretive Centre, MB (Photo by Mike Dembeck)

The Weston Family Tall Grass Prairie Interpretive Centre

The Weston Family Tall Grass Prairie Interpretive Centre, MB (Photo by Mike Dembeck)

The Weston Family Tall Grass Prairie Interpretive Centre, MB (Photo by Mike Dembeck)

The Weston Family Tall Grass Prairie Interpretive Centre is 160 acres (65 hectares) nestled within the heart of the Manitoba Tall Grass Prairie Preserve, just 80 kilometres southeast of Winnipeg. It provides a unique opportunity to experience one of the rarest ecosystems in North America: the tall-grass prairie.

The area is home to more than 1,000 species of birds, mammals, insects, grasses and wildflowers.

LEARN about the tall grass prairie ecosystem — its history, the species that live here and how NCC is helping to protect it. Browse through our exhibits or take part in a guided tour.

EXPLORE the tall grass prairie on the Prairie Orchid Trail. Ask an interpreter to join you or enjoy the trail yourself.

DISCOVER what's blooming in the tall grass prairie.

ASK an interpreter for cool prairie facts.

Hours of operation

Visit us between 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

June 27 - September 5: Thursday to Monday

September 10-October 10: Weekends & holidays

The centre is available year-round by appointment for school and youth trips, tours and meeting space.

Directions

The interpretive centre is located in southeast Manitoba approximately 80 kilometres south on Highway #59 from Winnipeg.

  • From Highway #59, travel east seven kilometres on Highway #201, passing through the community of Stuartburn.
  • Turn north on Road #32 East and follow the road signs to the centre.

Contact us

For more information on the interpretive centre and its programming, please call 204-425-8118 or toll-free 1-888-731-6007.

Partners in conservation

The Weston Family Tall Grass Interpretive Centre was developed with support from The W. Garfield Weston Foundation, the CP Loewen Family Foundation, private supporters C. Jean Britton and Ransom Slack and the Conserve Native Plants Society.

NCC's Manitoba office celebrated the grand opening of the Weston Family Tall Grass Interpretive Centre on July 15, 2013.

Related links

Interpretive Centre celebrates 1-year anniversary >

4 comments

  • Anonymous June 29, 2015 - 2:26
    Wondering if you have an educational program for the Tall Grass Prairie Preserve that would be appropriate for high school biology, particularly on ecology and biodiversity? Looking at taking a group of students in late September.

  • Bearcat June 28, 2015 - 8:27
    My wife and I were given a tour by Carol today. She is very knowledgeable and had a most memorable time with her. Highlight was seeing 3 merlin fledglings in their nest. Also walked the Agassiz interpretive trail and saw the Western Prairie Fringed Orchid- just starting to bloom and a rail. Both are very special places!

  • mallard February 27, 2014 - 2:56
    Surprised that no mention of Vita, the largest community with hospital services , etc. & location of adm. offices for the R.M. of Stuartburn., approx. 2 miles west of town. Co-operation between NCC & Borderland School Dist. in Vita would certainly be a benefit to all parties. Revisiting Vita, where I was born in 1945, & where my parents owned the original Shady Lawn Rest. & Lic. Motel , did stop at the trail & found it to be very interesting & informative. I am sure the students would feel likewise. Thank you.

  • Lamoureux August 26, 2013 - 10:20
    If bus tours from Winnipeg, please keep me informed.

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