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 (DUC)’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 is one of North America’s birding hotspots and a great destination for people of all ages.
This 36 km2 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!
|The Winnipeg Foundation is among a growing list of individuals, corporations and foundations that support Oak Hammock Marsh. Thank you to The Winnipeg Foundation for their most recent contribution for boardwalk repairs.|
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