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New Iceland Heritage Museum



The area is known as New Iceland.

The New Iceland Heritage museum aims at the preservation of the history and art of the large population from Iceland who has migrated to the Interlake region of Manitoba. This area was managed by the Icelanders as their colony from 1875 to 1881.

The museum is located at the three sites: Waterfront Centre, Lake Winnipeg and Gimli Public School.

  • Waterfront Centre is famous preservation of the history and artifacts of the immigrants of the Interlake region.
  • Lake Winnipeg Visitors Centre has a 500-gallon aquarium which consists of fishes from the lake, and history and artifacts of early fishing.
  • Gimli Public school has classrooms and artifacts that were used by people from Iceland in ancient times.
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