Choose your adventure, there's something for everyone!
At the heart of Portage la Prairie is a little known secret that delights those who dare explore. Enjoy the mysteries of a lake that the river left behind.
In our galleries, we exhibit art made by regional and Manitoba artists. Come explore the creative process by viewing the art or attending an artist’s talk. Admission is free!
We continue our long tradition of offering dance instruction to children and young people. Featuring a broad cross-section of dance instruction for the community, our instructors are all certified.
Core Dance Program for children.
Includes Combo Ballet & Tap, Combo Jazz & Tap, Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, and Hip Hop.
Cultural Dance Program for children.
Includes Ukrainian dance.
Includes Street Jazz (Hip Hop and Jazz Fusion).
We offer art classes and workshops for children, teens, and adults. Explore and develop your artistic skills in a variety of mediums.
We are happy to partner with Christopher Kitchen of Prairie Drama Academy to deliver our Youth Theatre Program. Students will grow their acting and performance skills as they prepare for and perform in end-of-program presentations!
Manitoba’s largest leisure/wave pool
The leisure pool includes 6-25metre swim lanes, lazy river, tots pool area, zero beach and ramp entry, 212-foot waterslide and 14 person whirlpool.
The Stride Place (formerly PCU Centre) completed in 2010 is a world-class facility that offers two arenas, Manitoba’s largest indoor wave pool, a 4,000 square foot fitness center, 210-metre Portage Co-op Walking Track and three meeting room spaces. The Stride Place has played host too many large events including the 2015 Junior “A” RBC Cup National Championship, 2012 Manitoba Scotties Tournament of Hearts, 2010 Manitoba Powersmart Winter Games, four movies and many provincial events. In 2015 the Stride Place hosted the first-ever indoor rodeo in Portage la Prairie in over twenty years. For more information regarding the Stride Place and its facilities please visit our Stride Place page.
The Southport Golf Club, situated in a picturesque country setting at the end of Southport’s airfield, is a fun and challenging 9-hole golf course with a unique layout designed for all levels of play. The golf club also has a licensed, seasonal clubhouse with a pro shop that offers golf lessons, golf club fitting, repairs and regripping. Southport Golf Club also features the only driving range in the region.
Southport Bowl is a newly renovated 5 - pin bowling alley located in the Central Plains RecPlex at Southport, just 3 km south of Portage la Prairie. Southport Bowl has an accessible entrance that leads you to 5 lanes of bowling suitable for bowlers of all ages and abilities. Southport Bowl is also equipped for glow bowling. Guests can enjoy pizza, popcorn, snacks, and beverages from Brews + Bites while they bowl.
Admission: Adults: $10, Students and Seniors: $8.00, Children (5-12): $5.00, Family: $25.00, Family Season Pass: $60.00
May 12 - August 31: 7 days a week - 10:00 to 5:00 PM
Off Season Hours:
December - April By Appointment Only September - November Thursday to Monday (12:00-4:00pm)
About the Museum:
Dedicated to preserving the heritage of the Canadian Prairies the Fort la Reine Museum is home to 28 unique heritage sites that will leave you breathless. The homes and buildings are designed not only to show the artifacts, but also to illustrate the lifestyle of a prairie community. As well as the life of early pioneers, you can also discover the trials of early frontier entrepreneurs; following along on their journey of trading furs for goods and living away from their families. Browsing through the homes and the many displays therein; it will allow you to appreciate the hardships and joys of the early settlers in the prairie area.
The Fort la Reine Museum’s galleries display thousands of individual artifacts including pre-European contact First Nation’s artifacts to more modern collections including historic fire trucks, an old print shop, Fisher’s general store, the West Prospect school, churches, and hewn log structures, and historic homes. The museum pays homage to the beginnings of Canada’s railway, with historic railcars including the personal railcar of William Van Horne. The museum also offers a superior military collection, and houses the world’s largest indoor collection of Allis Chalmers agricultural tractors and heavy equipment.