Berens River

BOX 131
Manitoba  R0B 0A0
Phone: (204) 382-2161
Fax: (204) 382-2297

Winnipeg Sub Office: Phone: (204) 982-0690

Fax:(204) 982-0698

285 Balmoral Street, Winnipeg MB R3C 1X7


Current Chief & Council:

  • Chief Norman McKay
  • Councillor Roland Whiteway
  • Councillor Gerald Kemp
  • Councillor Paul Disbrowe
  • Councillor Glen Boulanger
  • Councillor Lindsay Ross
  • Councillor Tracy Berens


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).

Band No: 266

Reserve: I.R. No.13 and 13A

Area: 2546.9 Hectares

Language: Anishinabe

Economic Base: Fishing, trapping and forestry



  • On-reserve - 2,220
  • Off-reserve - 1, 326
  • Total Population - 3,546 (Effective December 31, 2019 as per ISC)


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 Band Office
  • Meemeesipii Inc.
  • Berens River Log Inn
  • Berens River School (Frontier School Division: Nursery to Grade 9)
  • Berens River Daycare
  • Berens River Nursing Station/Chief Jacob Berens Mino-Ayaawin Centre
  • Berens River Training & Employment Program
  • Berens River Tug Boat/Barge
  • Berens River Pumphouse (Water and Sewage)
  • Oshetoon Building Supplies
  • Neil Disbrowe's Woodworking
  • Linda & Valerie's Video Shop
  • Christine's Coffee Shop
  • Berens River Store
  • Northern Store
  • Hubert Boyd (Store)

Off Reserve:

  • Barra Inn
  • John Alex Enterprises Ltd.

Berens River First Nation Band Office

Berens River Band office 1

Berens River Band office 2


Berens River First Nation (lake view)

Berens River
Southeast Resource Development Council Corp.
Head Office: Box 30 Scanterbury, Manitoba R0E 1W0
Winnipeg Office: 6th Floor - 360 Broadway, Winnipeg, MB R3C 0T6