Grand Marais

Grand Marais is located within the Rural Municipality of St. Clements. It is located immediately south of Grand Beach Provincial Park on Lake Winnipeg at the base of Grand Marais Point

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MMF Status: Active

Métis Local #: 71

Number of Métis Citizens: Approximately 100

Population (2021 Census): Grand Marais/Grand Beach (designated place) - 601St. Clements (RM) - 11,586

Community Government/Council: RM of St. Clements

Role of Elders: They are a huge part of the community. I would say the majority of the Métis Population of the town are Elders. They share the history of the community with the youth.

Community History: Grand Marais means Big Marsh

Languages Spoken: English

Available Care

Closest Access Hospital with Emergent or Urgent Care: Selkirk, Beausejour or Pine Falls

Closest Pharmacy: Brokenhead Pharmacy (25 minutes away)

Services available at the closest accesible nursing station/health centre/hospital/clinic that serves Métis people:
Grand Marais Primary Health Clinic - open on Tuesday's - 204-367-2278 is the phone number listed. Grand Beach Medical Clinic - open seasonally with short hours - 204-754-2525

Nearest access for being weighed: Grand Marais Primary Health Clinic or Grand Beach Medical Clinic

Cancer Navigation Line:
Interlake Eastern Toll free: 1-855-557-2273 Fax: 1-204-785-9245

Nearest Radiation Therapy Centre:

Nearest Community Cancer Program:


closest accessible bloodwork:
Either at Beausejour Hospital or Selkirk Hospital

follow-up and primary care:
If you do not have a family doctor you need to call to find one however the wait times are very long and it takes a while to hear back. If you do have a doctor, you can call to make an appointment

closest access to cancer related drugs:
Selkirk has chemotherapy, others go to Winnipeg

closest acess to central line cleaning and inspection:
Selkirk, Beausejour or Pine Falls

medical transportation:
Ambulance services

closest access to palliative care:
Only in Selkirk or HSC

closest access to homecare:
The IERHA offers homecare but it is not easy to get.

closest personal care and independent living facilities:
There is one very small 55+ independent living facility in Grand Marais with only 8 suites total.

closest physiotherapy access:

community care resources:
The Grand Marais Rec Centre offers a walking club to seniors. There is also a paid membership gym located at the Grand Marais Community Central & RV Park.

closest accessible mental health supports:
The BounceBack Mental Health Program offered by the IERHA.

closest access to medical supplies:
Only in Selkirk

closest access to groceries:
Three grocery stores in Grand Marais

transportation routes from the community to winnipeg:
The drive from Downtown Winnipeg to Grand Marais is around 1.5 hours.

transportation routes from the community to the closest cancer program in the community:
The drive from Grand Marais to Selkirk Hospital is around 50 minutes.

risk of transportation loss:
Appointment cancellations are extremely common in the winter due to weather.