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Centre d’interpretation de Saint-Leon Interpretive Centre Inc.
35 Baie du Lac
Saint-Leon MB R0G 2E0
Admission: 12+ $5.00 4-11 $3.00
July & August Monday-Friday 10:00a.m.-5:00p.m. Saturday 10:00a.m.-4:00p.m. Sunday 12:00p.m.-4:00p.m.
Off Season Hours:
About the Museum:
The Centre d’interprétation de Saint-Léon is dedcated to Evironmental Awareness. It is comprised of 4 interactive galleries: Salamanders, Birds, Wind Energy and Living Green.
The Salamander Gallery features the grey tiger salamander, which was very plentiful in the area. We have both a terrarium and an aquarium with salamanders as well as a video and activities.
The Bird Gallery features a full wall mural painted by Hubert Theroux which is a virtual treasure hunt of birds, amphibians and insects.
A Nature Calls kiosk also provides information on birds, amphibians, animals and insects found in the area. There is a viewing deck and an observation tower, binoculars and a scope to further enjoy the many birds in the area.
The Wind Energy Gallery features information on the building of the first wind farm in Manitoba. We have a PowerPoint presentation and a video featuring this wind farm. There is an actual blade and nacelle shell on display showing the size of these impressive structures.
The Living Green Gallery is where we can learn how to reduce our ecological footprint and help the environment. We have a vermicomposting display as well as a 27 acre hybrid poplar tree plantation adjacent to the centre. The centre is situated beside Round Lake and along a spur of the Trans Canada Trail where visitors can enjoy a 2.4 km walk and enjoy the many facets of nature.
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