Manitoba’s “Island on the Prairies”, Portage la Prairie, has been in the spotlight recently after attracting more than $1.2 Billion in new investment over the past two years — a significant milestone for the city and municipality of 20,000.

The increased visibility has created a growing interest in the community’s recreational and cultural amenities as new visitors are learning about the destination. At the heart of it all is the City’s Island Park — a hidden gem for visitors to discover. Enveloped in five kilometres of oxbow lake, this single destination is home to an 18-hole golf course, a seasonal outdoor water park, a year-round indoor waterpark, tennis courts, disc golf course, serviced campground, strawberry picking and walking trails. In the area you’ll also find Crescent Lake, ideal for water activities.

The Prairie Fusion Arts & Entertainment Centre is the hub of the rich arts and culture community and features programming for patrons of the arts as well as those aspiring and emerging artists looking to nurture their undiscovered talents. The site is also home to the William Glesby Theatre which presents a variety of top travelling acts throughout the year.

Re-live the wild of the western frontier at Fort la Reine Museum, a fur trading fort that has evolved into a 28-building showcase of pioneering life. A Provincial Star Attraction, the museum offers innovative and interactive programming for all ages.

Just 45 minutes west of the James Richardson International Airport in Winnipeg — they invite you to discover the mysteries of a lake that the river left behind.