The Town of Winnipeg Beach was built as a playground for the CPR employees in the early 1900s! Dancing the night away is now a memory of the grandeur of the early days.
Included was the 14,000 square foot Pavilion Dance Hall & the 80 room Empress Hotel complete with its own orchestra- the destination of thousands of summer visitors.
You can view Signage with photos along the repaired Boardwalk as you take a stroll.
Live performances on the Bandstand weekends over the summer highlights its exciting 100+ year history.
Looking to the south you will see the 85 years + old Watertower that served the trains in the days of the steam engines. Built to provide water to the trains that brought thousands of day visitors, evening visitors for the Dance Hall who piled on the trains to Winnipeg at Midnight (Midnight Express) or the daddy’s that took the Daddy Train home to cottages on weekends and returned on Sundays to work the week in the city while their family enjoyed the summer at the lake.
Location/Directions: Downtown Winnipeg Beach
GPS Coordinates: GPS-N50 29.826 W096 57.955