Hecla / Grindstone Provincial Park Passport Location
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Peter and Gloria
N 51° 11.459 W 096° 37.932
14U E 665454 N 5673727
Quick Description: The Park Passport Stamp for Hecla / Grindstone Provincial Park can be obtained from the Gull Harbour campground office on Hecla Island.
Location: Manitoba, Canada
Date Posted: 10/27/2011 2:10:13 AM
Waymark Code: WMCYMP
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member knightfly
Views: 3

Long Description:
Hecla / Grindstone is a large 1,084 sq km (48 sp mi) Provincial Park which consists of Hecla Island, a large penisula of the mainland northeast of Hecla Island and two wilderness islands; Black Island and Deer Island. Hecla Island is joined to the mainland by a causeway which opened in 1975. It's 165 km on Hwy 8, from Winnipeg to Gull Harbour.

The stamp is also available from the Hecla School Interprative Centre (N 51 07.999, W 96 39.973) in the Hecla Village. You can pick up a passport here or at the campground office, if you need one. The stamp feature the historic lighthouse (visit link) that was built in 1898 to mark the entrance to Gull Harbour and to warn off vessels from a thin spit of land.

There is lots to do including golfing, camping, hiking, fossil hunting, wildlife viewing, swimming, picnicking and boating.

2011 is the third year in a row that Park vehicle permits are not required in Manitoba's Provincial Parks.

If the campground office is closed, you can send a photo of yourself in front of a sign or distinctive landmark along with your passport to: Head of Interpretation, Parks and Natural Areas, 200 Saulteaux Crescent, Winnipeg MB R3J 3W3. They will stamp your passport.

There are 24 parks that listed in the Manitoba Provincial Parks - Passport to Adventure (visit link)
Name of Park, Protected Area, or Cultural Location: Hecla / Grindstone Provincial Park

Name of System or Passport Program: Manitoba Provincial Parks Passport To Adventure

Passport Available: Yes, for free

Parking or Entrance Fee: Not listed

Park Website: [Web Link]

Address of Station:
Gull Harbour
Hecla Island, MB Canada

Visit Instructions:
No special instructions, but a picture of yourself or of something unique to that place would be a nice touch.
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