Berens River


  Berens River, Manitoba
R0B 0A0
Phone: (204) 382-2161
Fax: (204) 382-2297

Location: Approximately 270 air kilometres north of Winnipeg on the east shore of Lake Winnipeg at the mouth of the Berens River and 391 kilometers by road on Provincial Road #304 (a few kilometers south is a more isolated reserve, Pigeon River No. 13A which, in the past, has been used as a collection point for logging operations).

  • Reserve: I.R. No.13 and 13A
  • Area: 6,907 acres
  • Language: Anishiinabe
  • Economic Base: Fishing, trapping and forestry
  • Population:
    • On-reserve - 1,296
    • Off-reserve - 708
    • Total Population - 2,004 (as of Dec. 31, 1996)
  • Transportation: Access is by air. There is a 2,900 foot gravel airstrip maintained in the community. Perimeter Airlines and Northlands Aviation provide scheduled service.
  • Commercial Businesses and/or Services:

    • Berens River First Nation Amik Ventures
    • Berens River Community Centre
    • Graham's General Store
    • Northern Store
    • Ope-why-eh Cabinet Shop
    • Metik Enterprises
    • Poplar River Transportation

    Off Reserve:

    • North Country Lodge
    • John Alex Enterprises Ltd.
    • Channel Area Loggers
    Berens River
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