Lake Winnipeg is 418 kilometers from north to south and varies from 32 to 96 kilometers across. It is comprised of a northern basin and a southern basin connected by the narrows. The eastern shoreline is predominantly Canadian Shield while the western shoreline is Manitoba Lowlands.
Needless to say, the lake is a dominant feature of the topography of central Canada and the province of Manitoba.
The frequently changing weather, as well as the rocky and shallow nature of much of the coastal areas, makes this lake treacherous for mariners. Yet, the prepared sailor can enjoy a wonderful sailing adventure on this “Sea Lake”.
The link below contains a video comprising photos acquired while cruising Lake Winnipeg with the Silver Harbour Sailing Club over the last ten years. It is an exposition of the natural beauty of the lake from the perspective of a sailor. Enjoy!