It's in an area prolific with oak trees -- the town's name translates to Oak Island.
It is the home of the Île-des-Chênes North Stars senior ice hockey team.
It is 28 km from Downtown Winnipeg on Highway 59.
You can take a Winnipeg Transit bus #14 or #60 ($4 as of June 2019) as far as Dafoe at U of M station, and then take a taxi from there.
- Manitoba Wildlife Haven, 1028 Arnould Rd (just north of town), ☏ . Early Feb. The Haven provides shelter and a hospital for injured animals, and an Education Centre, ponds and interpretive park for those interested in learning more about our region’s rich variety of wildlife.
- The Snowman Festival, TransCanada Centre, 630 Riverd St, ☏ . Organized family activities happen inside the after the snowman building contest, skating and toboggan run have chilled your fingers and nose. The festival offers a variety of art and play activities for kids. Pea soup and chili contest. Vintage car show. The event closes with a beer garden, social, and fireworks display.
- Capo di Grande Coffee House, 5-597 Meadowlark Blvd, ☏ . M-F 6:30AM-9PM, Sa 9AM-5PM, Su 9AM-3PM; summer: M-F 7AM-7PM, Sa Su 9AM-2PM. Stone-baked flatbread pizzas, handmade sandwiches, in-house baked goods, wines, locally roasted coffee.
- Thai on 59, 12-597 Meadowlark Blvd, ☏ . M-F 11AM-9PM, Sa Su 4PM-9PM. Without a doubt, the best Asian restaurant in this rural Franco-Manitoban community of 1500 people.
- Arrowhead RV Park, ☏ , toll-free: . Operates from April 15th to October 31st. French spoken at all times. Welcomes recreational vehicles in a family atmosphere with the amenities including Wi-Fi Internet service.
|Routes through Île-des-Chênes|
|Grand Beach Provincial Park ← Winnipeg ←||N S||→ Jct E → → becomes → Jct W E → Thief River Falls|