Visiting Us
Visiting Us
The RM of Portage la Prairie is located in the Central Plains tourism area. For additional information on the hospitality industry, events and attractions, visit the tourism association web site at www.centralplainsmanitoba.ca.

Fort la Reine Museum
The Fort la Reine Museum is located on the east edge of Portage la Prairie, Manitoba. The museum is dedicated to preserving the heritage of the Canadian Prairies generally and more specifically the history of the City and Municipality of Portage la Prairie. Fort la Reine Museum has over 25 different buildings displaying thousands of individual artifacts including native artifacts that pre-date the arrival of Europeans to more modern pieces such as farm equipment and military artifacts from the 20th Century.  For more information click here.   

The Fort la Reine Museum is one of the visitor highlights of the area. It was set up in 1967 to commemorate Canada's Centennial and to preserve the history of the region. Today, it is home to the only Allis Chalmers museum collection in Canada.
 
The Fort la Reine Museum has been receiving great feedback through TripAdvisor from the many visitors to the Museum.  Please click on the link provided to read more. 
 
St. Anne's Anglican Church
The St. Anne’s Anglican Church near Poplar Point on Highway #26 was completed around 1864 and is one of the oldest log churches in continuous use in Western Canada.
 
Camping
The Rural Municipality has many campgrounds for families and vacationers; Delta Beach Campground; Creekside Campground; Miller’s Camping Resort; Ofty's Landing Camping Park; St. Ambroise Provincial Recreation Park and Delta Beach are all within a short radius.
 
For information on campgrounds in the area, please visit our tourism network's web site at www.centralplainsmanitoba.ca.
 
Spillway Park
The Portage Spillway Wayside Park, 1 km. South of the Portage by-pass, is a day-use area for fishermen with particularly special facilities for wheelchair bound individuals.
 
The Sandhills
The Portage Sandhills provide many acres of undisturbed land. They can be enjoyed by hunters, cross country skiers or those who just wish to enjoy nature and its wildlife.
 
Delta Beach
The Delta Beach area is one of the highlights of the tourism attractions in the municipality. Delta Beach includes cottages, a public beach, campground and other facilities.
 
Joint Press Release

From the municipal offices of the PRRA, RM and City of Portage la Prairie

January 22, 2018

STRIDE PLACE, PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE: The Rural Municipality of Portage la Prairie (RM), together with the City of Portage la Prairie (City), is pleased to announce Delta Beach Campground will be managed by the Portage Regional Recreation Authority.

This is the first recreational site in the rural area to be managed by the Portage Regional Recreation Authority. The City and RM created the PRRA entity in 2009 to provide recreational services for the City and Rural municipalities.  With a shared and strong commitment to community, the depth and quality of recreational services delivered to the region have increased substantially in the last nine years. 

Expanding the range of recreational services to include the management of Delta Beach Campground is the natural next step of progress. With marketing and service delivery expertise already a foundational asset for PRRA, the additional responsibility will not only transfer into PRRA’s operations smoothly, it will also enhance the overall campground experience in the region.

Both Reeve Kam Blight and Mayor Irvine Ferris pay tribute to the cooperation of the RM in its construction of the 49 site campground and willingness of the PRRA to manage the new facility. "The cooperative efforts and sharing of resources continues to create a win, win situation in which the two municipalities are able to build on and strengthen our community with not only new industries but recreational opportunities for our citizens and visitors."

Details of the management terms are being finalized and announcements on the booking process for seasonal sites will be announced shortly by the PRRA. For background information on the campground, see Schedule A. Information will also be posted on the RM, City and PRRA websites.

 
Delta Marsh
The Delta Marsh is located at the southern tip of Lake Manitoba, the seventeenth largest freshwater lake in the world. The Marsh is one of the best known large natural wetlands in North America and is the most prominent waterfowl area in the Northern Great Plains. The most spectacular aspect of the marsh is the breeding, staging and moulting waterfowl. This spectacle has attracted visitors from around the world.

East of Delta, around St. Ambroise, much of the Delta Marsh is a Public Shooting Ground, with some of the best waterfowl hunting in North America.