The Manitoba government is designating two park reserves, Goose Islands and Grand Island, as Manitoba’s 91st and 92nd provincial parks. Nature will flourish in these areas under Manitoba province Government Supervision.
Designating these park reserves as provincial parks will also protect important wildlife habitat and breeding grounds for a variety of bird species as well as moose, fox and white-tailed deer.
Both provincial parks are located in the northern basin of Lake Winnipegosis approximately 60 kilometres southwest of Grand Rapids. Goose Islands, 145 hectares in size, includes five islands near the eastern shore of Lake Winnipegosis while Grand Island is just over 1,000 hectares and includes two large islands and several small islands off the western shore of Lake Winnipegosis.