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Carberry (Spirit Sands) Desert

Spruce Woods Provincial Park, Carberry, Manitoba, Canada
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The best way to visit the dunes! Spirit Sands Wagon Outfitters!

You don't need to hike to see the dunes, the forests, the views, and the famous Devil's Punchbowl... read more

Reviewed July 5, 2017
Trinidad, West Indies
Go with the Interpretive Guide for a good learning experience

We hiked the Spirit Sands trail to the punch Bowl with a Park Interpreter while camping at Kiche... read more

Reviewed July 4, 2017
Linda S
Metchosin, Canada
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Spruce Woods Provincial Park, Carberry, Manitoba, Canada
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Reviewed July 5, 2017

You don't need to hike to see the dunes, the forests, the views, and the famous Devil's Punchbowl! Ride the wagons! Horse-drawn, shaded Conestogas head out several times a day, from the trail head at the Provincial Park. Stops are included, at locations that have...More

1  Thank Islander001
Reviewed July 4, 2017

We hiked the Spirit Sands trail to the punch Bowl with a Park Interpreter while camping at Kiche Manitou Campground in Spruce Woods Provincial Park over the May long weekend. It was extremely interesting as different terrains are crossed - some of them quite surprising....More

Thank Linda S
Reviewed July 4, 2017 via mobile

Earlier this I went hiking in the Spirit Sands and today I convinced my mom to come back with me and see the Sands on the covered wagon ride operated by Spirit Sands Wagon Outfitters. The wagons were busy today in spite of the heat...More

Thank Dawna C
Reviewed June 3, 2017

This is a educational and scenic hike, better if there's a park interpreter to elaborate on the sign boards. It weaves between the dunes (disappearing), prairie and woods. Lots of animals to be see though they're mostly small. Birds too. Not really difficult and rugged...More

Thank YVRcockroach
Reviewed November 13, 2016

If you like sand, and the Spirit Sands has lots of it, you need to come investigate this. There are numerous trails to visit. And this has to be like the fortieth time I've come here. It is wonderful!

1  Thank D'Arcy B
Reviewed September 18, 2016

Ha ha, in reality there is a mountain! Anyways, when we heard there was a desert in Manitoba, we had to check it out. The only unfortunate part is that the "main sand dunes" were a very long walk in and it was getting dark....More

1  Thank Vicki B
Reviewed September 11, 2016

If you are looking for a different kind of hike in Manitoba this is a good spot. We went as a group and had a tour guide which I would highly recommend as we learned so much history about the area and different plants that...More

Thank Linda B
Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

I visited Spirit Sands desert and the park over the weekend. It's beautiful place to discover in Manitoba. There is small desert and beautiful walking trails. The desert is small but beautiful. I recommend to be prepared for a walk over trail to discover it...More

1  Thank faizi102
Reviewed July 19, 2016

Being unable for all of us to walk the trails to any great length we opted out for the covered wagon ride and were not disappointed. The delightful operator who was our guide was so informative describing what plants and views we were seeing we...More

2  Thank marianne L
Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

The hiking here is very unique for Manitoba as you are hiking in the sand dunes. So very interesting. If you aren't into hiking there are wagon rides to the dunes. Several trails at different lengths for all hikers.

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alex e
June 8, 2017|
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Response from YVRcockroach | Reviewed this property |
Dogs if on leash
March 8, 2017|
Response from D'Arcy B | Reviewed this property |
Depending on the length of the ride, those are usually $5-$7/person.