Rich in mineral content, the waters of Little Manitou Lake offer natural and therapeutic healing properties to the skin and body. Simply lay back and float and discover the feeling for yourself!

“There’s just something about this place!”

We hear that a lot. It’s the Spirit of Manitou and it’s the feeling you get when you’re here. The amazing salt water of Little Manitou Lake is definitely the source of this magic. The lake is spring and groundwater fed and evaporation over centuries has created water that has an amazingly high mineral content. Float effortlessly—even suspended vertically as you chat with your friends! Two public beaches, Wellington Park with its spring-fed creek, and several walking trails invite you to immerse yourself in this natural wonder.

And there’s even more for you to experience. The activities available in this community, which includes the Town of Watrous, the Resort Village of Manitou Beach, and the surrounding area are uplifting, rejuvenating, and restorative.

Dance in the romantic charm of Danceland; relax in heated mineral waters at the Manitou Springs Resort; restore balance with massage and esthetics; shop in several antique and art galleries in the community; and play golf at our 9-hole Manitou Golf Course, the Manitou Mini-golf or Murray’s Disc Golf.

The variety of accommodations available in Watrous Manitou suit every traveler. From the popular Manitou Regional Campground, several Motels and B&B venues, to our award winning Manitou Springs Resort, get comfortable while you explore the Spirit of Manitou.

“Manitou” is Cree for “Great Spirit”. Perhaps this Spirit of Manitou is easiest explained as the gift you have to experience for yourself.


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Cross-country ski trails around Manitou Beach are groomed by our Rec Board volunteer. Ski equipment is available to rent at Little Manitou Art Gallery ($20 adult, $10 child. Equipment is owned by the RecBoard and is brand new this year.)
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Congratulations to Manitou Springs Resort and Mineral Spa for being named a Top Spa in North America for 2019! They ranked #6 in Canada and #1 Canadian Mineral Hot Spring Experience!

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Watrous Manitou Beach Tourism is celebrating Christmas at Jubilee Drive In, Manitou Beach.
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From our community to yours! Wishing all of our visitors - near and far - a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! See you at the Beach in 2020!

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Throwback to 2013 when The Vinyl Cafe and the iconic voice of the late Stuart McLean filled the air of our historic dance hall.

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Wellington Park in Manitou Beach has a pretty spring fed stream that flows year round. The frost and icicles were beautiful yesterday and several people (and dogs!) were walking along the peaceful paths.
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