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Gimli Beach boasts a long sandy beach with a boardwalk, waterfront harbour, water sport rentals, change rooms and food kiosks. The beach is lies on Lake Winnipeg, a very large (24,514 km²) lake in central North America, in the province of Manitoba, Canada, about 55 kilometres north of the city of Winnipeg. It is the largest lake within the borders of southern Canada, and it is part of the most undeveloped and pristine large watershed of southern Canada. It is a superb retreat for locals, sporting enthusiats and international visitors.

It is the fifth-largest freshwater lake in Canada,[1] but it is relatively shallow (mean depth of 12 m (39 ft)[2] excluding a narrow 36 m (118 ft) deep channel between the northern and southern basins. It is the eleventh-largest freshwater lake on Earth. The east side of the lake has pristine boreal forests and rivers that are being promoted as a potential United Nations World Heritage Park. The lake is elongated in shape, and is 416 kilometres (258 mi) km from north to south, with remote sandy beaches, large limestone cliffs, and many bat caves in some areas. Manitoba Hydro uses the lake as one of the largest reservoirs in the world. There are many islands in the lake, and most of them are undeveloped and pristine.

Communities on the lake include Grand Beach, Riverton, Gimli, Winnipeg Beach, Victoria Beach, Pine Falls, Manigotagan, Berens River, Bloodvein, and Grand Rapids. A number of pleasure beaches are found on the southern end of the lake.