Berens River is located in Manitoba, Canada, along the eastern shore of Lake Winnipeg. This community is near the mouth of the Berens River, which flows west from the Ontario headwaters.
The town is accessible only by winter road, boat, or airplane. Recently a project has been announced to construct a dual-lane highway from Bloodvein, connecting Berens River to the continental road system.
The First Nation and fur trade community there was officially started in the 19th century, but the spot was a traditional hunting and fishing area for thousands of years. The two communities create a population centre also called Berens River. Both are served by the Berens River Airport.
In the 2011 Census, the Berens River designated place had a population of 111 living in 28 of its 31 total private dwellings. According to the 2011 Canada Census, the bordering Berens River First Nation had a population of 1,028.
Coordinates: 52°21′50″N 97°01′37″W / 52.364°N 97.027°W