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Bicycle at Sunset Beach

Biking and swimming on Hecla Island © Craig Fast

If you don’t bring your own, Hecla Oasis Resort hires bicycles to guests (C$10/hr). With over 75 km of biking and hiking trails on Hecla Island, cycling is one of the best ways to see the sights. We cycled to Gull Harbour Marina, up to North Point and then back along the west coast, stopping at Sunset Beach for a brief dip in Lake Winnipeg. It was surprisingly warm considering the lake is covered in ice one metre deep in winter…

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