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About Manitou Beach

In the middle of the Canadian prairies, nestled in a scenic valley, is Little Manitou Lake. Manitou was named by Indigenous medicine men who believed the lake to be a gift from the Great Spirit. The discovery story of Manitou is told in depth on a wall mural in the hallway at the local spa.

Known as the “Dead Sea of Canada,” Little Manitou Lake has a salinity content five times higher than the ocean, or approximately half that of the Dead Sea in Israel and Jordan. Fed by underground springs, the lake waters are high in sodium, magnesium, and potassium salts.

Since the 1930s, Manitou Beach has been a tourist destination complete with a beach, spa, restaurants, bar, golf, and dance hall. In the summer months, there is always something to do at Manitou Beach.

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Manitou beach vacation rental Cottage Up the Hill

Be sure to check out the extra annual events, such as the three day chainsaw carving festival, Canada Day fireworks and more.

Entertainment

Danceland opened in 1928 and has a 5000 sq. ft. dance floor built on horse hair which gives it a comfortable bounce. Stop by the facility for a dinner and dance or show. Join the community in weekly bingo at the community hall (go early to get seats!). Visit the upstairs bowling alley in Watrous at Jake's Place (located above the American candy and food store).

Dining

Enjoy a delicious coffee or wine at Oda. Mike's Beach Bar has a great menu and beach volleyball. Manitou Mini Mart has a large selection of ice cream and cold treats. On the main beach is the Burger Buoy food hut with take-out favourites, or you can sit down for a leisurely meal at the Manitou Springs Hotel Restaurant. All establishments are located on the same street and have great lake views.

Nature

A visit to Manitou Beach is not complete without a relaxing soak at the hot pool at Manitou Springs. Visit Wellington Park, a haven for bird watchers and trail walkers (look for the meditation circle). Cool down in the mineral lake with a swim or kayak excursion.

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