About Hecla and Transportation

Hecla Provincial Park
This year, the 2014 PIIN meeting will be held at Hecla/Grindstone Provincial Park located at the centre of Manitoba.  This beautiful park offers amazing scenery and interesting landscape including forests, limestone cliffs and silica sand beaches, as well as marshes, bogs, fens and wet meadows.  You will be able to find a wide range of outdoor activities such as hiking, cycling, bird watching, camping, swimming, fishing, or simply walking on the white sand beaches.  Hecla provincial park provides an opportunity to visit an area of geological (eg Precambrian Shield, sedimentary rock) and biological diversity featuring marine, marsh, and forest habitats for mammals (eg moose, beaver, wolf) but also for reptiles and amphibians. Historically, the area was of great significance to Ojibwa people, and later for Icelanders who settled the area in the later 1800s.  Indeed, this will be a summer retreat perfect for you and your family to enjoy during your stay at the 2014 PIIN meeting.

Check out the following webpage for more details about the park, park information/map, tourist attractions, hiking/cycling trials, etc.

Lakeview Hecla Resort

Located within the Hecla Provincial Park, the newly renovated Lakeview Hecla Resort combines a contemporary design with a comfortable stay, for your enjoyment during the PIIN meeting.  


Featured Resort Amenities:

Seagulls Restaurant & Lounge
Free high-speed wireless & hardwire internet access
Indoor pool with 3 storey water slide and water umbrella
Hot tub
Free DVD movies
Outdoor patio
Pet friendly rooms
Free Parking (with cold weather hook-ups)

Summer Season Activities

Lakeview Hecla Golf Course
Golf pro shop
Bicycle rentals available April – October
Nature trails / wildlife look-out posts
Outdoor sports area including beach volleyball court

For more details on the Lakeview Hecla Resort, check out the following webpage 

Bus Transportation

The bus will leave exactly at the Bus Depart Time as indicated below, so please be on time

Manitoba Bus

MAY 28TH, 2014

Depart from Winnipeg, MB  to Hecla Island, MB.  

Meetup time: 1:30pm

Bus depart time: 2:00pm

Meetup/Bus departure place: in front of the Brodie Centre, University of Manitoba, 727 Mc Dermot Ave, Winnipeg, MB

MAY 30TH, 2014

Depart from Hecla Island, MB at 1:00pm to Winnipeg, MB.

Meetup time: 12:30 pm 

Bus depart time: 1:00pm 

Meetup/Bus departure place: in front of the Lakeview Hecla Resort, Highway 8, Hecla Island, Manitoba

Saskatchewan Bus

MAY 30TH, 2014

Depart from Hecla Island, MB at 12:00pm to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Bus depart time: 12:00pm 

Meetup/Bus departure place: in front of the Lakeview Hecla Resort, Highway 8, Hecla Island, Manitoba


From Winnipeg (North Perimeter Highway 101): Stay on Highway 8 from Winnipeg to Hecla Provincial Park. Turn right at the Lakeview Hecla Resort sign.

Details of drive: Take Northbound Highway 8 and continue on Highway 8 as you pass the junction of highway 230 after 10 KM. Continue on Highway 8 for 116 KM. You will pass Winnipeg Beach, Gimli, and Riverton. Stay on Highway 8 as it turns east, when you reach the junction at Highway 234. Continue on Highway 8 for 17 KM into Hecla / Grindstone Provincial Park and you will come to a Park gate. After passing through the gate, continue on Highway 8 for another 24 KM and you’ll find a turn off marked by a Lakeview Hecla Resort sign. Turn right and drive 800 Metres until you reach a turn off in front of the hotel. Welcome to the Lakeview Hecla Resort!