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Hecla Village – Manitoba

Hecla Village – Manitoba

Just north of Gimli MB, on Hwy 8, along the shores of Lake Winnipeg sits a very small & quiet fishing village, called Helca. Actually, everything around here is named “Hecla”…. there’s Hecla Island, Hecla Provincial Park, Hecla Village.

Like most small communities in this area, it was a settlement of Icelandic immigrants who first established this area in 1876.

Currently, there are 9 families living in the village, with a few more families in the nearby areas.

The original Lighthouse was built in 1898, but was reconstructed 1926

Take a 1km self-guided tour of the village – Map

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Image captured in time

Image captured in time

Three boys (9 – 12yrs) were walking along the hwy with fishing rods in hand and laughing away.  They appeared to be pretty excited about their little adventure.  It was an image in time…that Norman Rockwell would have captured on his canvas.  I highly recommend you google Norman Rockwell paintings. Look for the paintings with kids; it’ll give you an idea of what I saw with the three boys on the hwy.

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