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Île-des-Chênes is an unincorporated settlement of about 1500 people (2016) in Eastern Manitoba. It is a bedroom community for Winnipeg.


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.

Get in[edit]

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.

Get around[edit]


  • Manitoba Wildlife Haven, 1028 Arnould Rd (just north of town), +1 204-802-9133. 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, +1 204-878-3104. 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.



  • Thai on 59, 12-597 Meadowlark Blvd, +1 204-289-4447. M-F 11AM-9PM, Sa Su 4PM-9PM. Without a doubt, the best Asian restaurant in this rural Franco-Manitoban community of 1500 people.
  • Perk Coffee Bar, 1276 Old PTH 59.


  • 1 Crown Bar, 654 Lacroix Ave, +1 204-878-2847. M-Sa noon-8PM, Su 1-6PM. Sports bar with pool tables and pub food.


  • Arrowhead RV Park, +1 204-878-4203, toll-free: +1 1-888-878-4203. 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.


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Routes through Île-des-Chênes
Grand Beach Provincial ParkWinnipeg  N Manitoba Highway 59.svg S  → Jct Manitoba Highway 52.svg EAiga immigration.svg → becomes US 59.svg → Jct W MN-11.svg EThief River Falls

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