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Rainbow Beach Provincial Park
Guide

Introduction

If you're thinking of taking a vacation in the Great White North, Rainbow Beach Provincial Park just might be the perfect place for you. It's an amazing spot for an RV getaway.

Rainbow Beach Provincial Park is located in southwestern Manitoba in the heart of the Great Canadian Shield. Situated on the outskirts of the city of Dauphin, this park and campground offers a more urban camping experience with close proximity to an area that is home to some of the province's best shopping, fine dining, hotels, and museums.

The beach at Rainbow Beach Provincial Park sits along the banks of Dauphin Lake in the region known as the Aspen Oak Parklands. In addition to Dauphin Lake, the Crooked and Crawford Creeks also traverse the park grounds, providing ample opportunities for swimming, fishing, and other water sports.

This property is close to many interesting attractions including the popular Dauphin Golf and Country Club situated only two minutes from Rainbow Beach Provincial Park. In the summer months, this recreational area hosts Countryfest on Canada Day weekend and Canada's National Ukrainian Festival in the month of August.

A beautiful lakefront trail is frequented by visiting families and locals alike. This walking path is serene and tranquil and leads directly down to the banks of the beach.

Rainbow Beach Provincial Park offers interesting activities for families to enjoy year-round. During the summer months, the most popular activities include swimming, boating, waterskiing, fishing, sunbathing, picnicking, and bird watching. The winter offers ice fishing, snowmobiling, and cross country skiing.

If you've got an RV adventure on your mind, you won't want to miss a trip to Manitoba's Rainbow Beach Provincial Park. It's a great place for your next RV stay.

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Camping Accommodations

40'
Max RV length
40'
Max trailer Length
Electrical hookup
Water hookup
Generator use
Food storage
Sewer hookup
Dogs & cats

RV Rentals in Rainbow Beach Provincial Park

Transportation

Driving

The journey from Dauphin, MB to Rainbow Beach Provincial Park is short at only 18 km (11 miles). The highways from Dauphin consist of two lanes and are kept in excellent condition. Traffic moves along at a fluid pace. Road construction is infrequent.

Travelling from Portage la Prairie, MB to the park covers 212 km (132 miles) of terrain that is largely flat. Since Portage la Prairie is a larger city, travel along these highways alternates between roads of two lanes and four. The roads are kept in good condition, and traffic flows well. Construction occurs infrequently.

Parking

There are four different parking lots within Rainbow Beach Provincial Park where you may safely leave your vehicle.

Public Transportation

There is no public transportation available to Rainbow Beach Provincial Park.

Campgrounds and parking in Rainbow Beach Provincial Park

Campsites in Rainbow Beach Provincial Park

Reservations camping

Dauphin Lake Campground

Dauphin Lake Campground at Rainbow Lake Provincial Park is open from mid-May through mid-September for RV and tent camping. There are 72 campsites in total with 36 offering electric hookups. Reservations are recommended. Many of the campsites are surrounded by abundant tree cover, and a few are located near to Dauphin Lake. Generator use is acceptable, and dogs are warmly welcomed as long as they remain leashed.

There are many amenities at Dauphin Lake Campground including a beach, picnic areas, a playground, a ball diamond, and a hiking trail. For convenience, there are also bathrooms, showers, a concession stand, tap water, a waste disposal station, and a picnic shelter with tables.

The most popular activities here include swimming, boating, waterskiing, fishing, sunbathing, picnicking, and bird watching.

Seasonal activities in Rainbow Beach Provincial Park

In-Season

Dauphin Golf and Country Club

Avid golfers won't want to miss out on a chance to play the course at Dauphin Golf and Country Club. Just a two minute drive from Rainbow Beach Provincial Park, this 18 hole golf course offers incredible views of the lake directly from the greens and clubhouse.

The course is considered quite challenging and is well-renowned for its rolling and tiered terrain that is lush with trees and shrubs.

Enjoy a round of golf then follow it up with a refreshing drink and snack at the clubhouse.

Swimming

Dauphin Lake is an excellent spot for doing some swimming. The lake waters are clear and calm, making them the perfect locale for taking a dip on a hot summer day. Swimming is unsupervised at this beach, so be sure to only take the plunge when the current is not too strong.

The sandy shores invite you to take a stroll in search of sea glass, shells, or other treasures.

Bring along some sunscreen and drinking water. Your dog may join you at the beach but must remain leashed at all times.

Water sports

Dauphin Lake is the perfect spot for families to enjoy some water sports. Launch your boat out on the water, do some swimming, or enjoy a round of waterskiing. The sky is the limit when it comes to the fun you can have in the water at Rainbow Beach Provincial Park. The lake remains warm and calm most of the season, but do take care to avoid heading out in the water during bouts of inclement weather.

Don't forget to bring drinking water, a picnic lunch, and some sunscreen.

Winter

Ice fishing

Though fishing remains a popular activity year round at Dauphin Lake, ice fishing is a particular fan favorite. Many different species of fish make this lake their home, giving fishermen ample opportunity to sample some of Manitoba's finest fish.

Bundle up against the cold and bring along a thermos of hot chocolate or coffee to keep the chill at bay. Don't forget to bring drinking water to maintain proper hydration levels.

Cross country skiing

Rainbow Beach Provincial Park is home to stunning lakefront walking trail that connects directly to the beach. This same path that is ideal for leisurely strolls in the summer is perfect for cross country skiing in the winter. The trail remains ungroomed when the snow begins to fly.

Be sure to dress in layers and to wear gloves to avoid frostbite. A snack is always a good idea as you will work up an appetite, for sure!

Off-Season

Bird watching

Rainbow Beach Provincial Park is a haven for many different species of wildlife including birds. You will want to bring your camera, some binoculars, and a naturalist's guide to help enhance your trek in search of some of Manitoba's most interesting birds and wildlife.

Your dog may join you on your birding adventure, but they must remain on a leash and refrain from disturbing any of the birds or animals that make this park their home.