The Town of Winnipeg Beach boasts spacious white sand beaches and many recreational activities. Much of the local economy is driven by the tourist dollar, with thousands of visitors arriving at the beach yearly. Lake Winnipeg also supports a large commercial fishery, and many local residents ply the lakes in search of walleye, whitefish and the famous Lake Winnipeg Goldeye. Areas to the south and west of the town are also rooted in agriculture production and many of the towns' businesses are aimed at agricultural support. Lake Winnipeg and its world class beach provide Winnipeg Beach with unlimited recreation and leisure activities. Hours of boating and fishing, or swimming and lounging in the sand await the visitor to this friendly community. The bays along the southwest of Lake Winnipeg also offer some of the best windsurfing and sailing opportunities in Western Canada. Tennis courts, picnic grounds and the bandstand round out the summer activities. Winter fun activities abound in the area with ice fishing, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling just to name a few. Festivals like "Boardwalk Days" in mid-July help to recapture the old "carnival" atmosphere of the beach. Visitors can enjoy carnival games and a midway, as well as, live entertainment all summer long. The Wonderful Winter Weekend, in February features a curling bonspiel, poker derby, and an ice fishing derby on the frozen lake.