In 1984, the Interlake Forest Centre was established by the Manitoba Forestry Association at this site in the Rural Municipality of Fisher, one of three such centres in the province. Its purpose was to provide a site for school children to receive education about forests and experience some of the province's unique natural history. Located north of Fisher Branch along Highway 17 southwest of Hodgson, the facility included a log cabin shelter, observation tower, and two self-guided walking trails that featured a limestone ridge, habitat for rare native orchids, and black spruce forest.
The facility was closed sometime between 2016 and 2019.
Shelter at the Interlake Forest Centre (June 2019)
Source: Rose Kuzina
Site Coordinates (lat/long): N51.16667, W97.60250
denoted by symbol on the map above
Manitoba Organization: Manitoba Forestry Association
Memorable Manitobans: Alan Butler Beaven (1903-1988)
Historic Sites of Manitoba: Sandilands Forest Discovery Centre (Sandilands Provincial Forest, RM of Reynolds)
Interlake Forest Centre, Manitoba Forestry Association [Internet Archive, 2 December 2020]
This page was prepared by Rose Kuzina.
Page revised: 24 July 2021
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