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Nearby Attractions

Souris Swinging Bridge
The Souris swinging bridge spans the length of the Souris River. The bridge is the longest free-suspension foot bridge in Canada. It is 102 years old and measures 177 m/582 ft.

Phone: 204-483-5213

Box 245
R0K 2C0

International Peace Garden
The International Peace Garden is a 930 ha/2,300 ac. botanical garden and park dedicated to the peace between Canada and the United States of America. The park is located on the border of Manitoba and North Dakota, 22 km south of Boissevain, Manitoba. The park includes floral gardens, a campground, a gift shop, a cafe, an interpretive centre with programs, hiking trails, and picnic areas.

Toll Free: 1-888-432-6733
Phone: 204-534-2510 / 204-534-6964

Box 419
R0K 0E0

Spruce Woods Provincial Park
The park contains a five square kilometre tract of open blowing sand dunes. Spruce Woods Provincial Park is home to the Northern prairie skink (Manitoba's only lizard), Western hognose snake and two species of cacti; all are unique in Manitoba. The hike to the Devil's Punch Bowl (a pond formed by the action of underground streams) is well worth it. The park has a concession, a store, a gift shop operated by Friends of Spruce Woods, modern campgrounds, showers, a laundromat, an outdoor games area and a beach. The visitors service centre has a wide range of interpretive programs including an amphitheatre, campfire talks, guided hikes, children's events and an interpretive display building.


The Central Museum of The Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery (The RCA Museum)
The Central Museum of the Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery (The RCA Museum) displays Canada's largest collection of artillery artifacts and the most complete collection of Canadian pattern military vehicles in existence.

Location: CFB Shilo, 15 km/9 mi. south of Hwy. 1 on PR 340. (Base is open to visitors.)
Phone: 204-765-3000 ext 3570

Box 5000, Station Main, CFB Shilo
SHILO, Building N-118, Patricia Road, MB Canada
R0K 2A0

Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum (PHS)
Contains historical aircraft and artifacts from the Royal Canadian Air Force air training schools of World War II.

Location: Hangar #1, Brandon Airport.
Phone: 204-727-2444

Box 3 Grp 520 RR
BRANDON, 300 Commonwealth Way, MB Canada
R7A 5Y5

Margaret Laurence Home (PHS)
A living memorial to famous author Margaret Laurence. A wide variety of her memorabilia includes doctoral robes and hoods, a typewriter, honourary degrees and some of the original furniture.

Location: 312 First Avenue North, Neepawa
Phone: 204-476-3612 / 204-476-5622

Box 2099
R0J 1H0

Stockton Ferry
The Stockton Ferry crosses the Assiniboine River. It was opened in 1887 and is southern Manitoba's last remaining ferry. Located 12 km west of Glenboro, then 3 km north, 1 km east, and 2 km north.

Operation hours: R.M. office 204-827-2252 or the Ferry Operator 204-827-2250

Spirit Sands Wagon Outfitters
Located in Spruce Woods Provincial Park. Offers 1.5 hour scenic tours of the Manitoba Desert and the Devil's Punch Bowl by covered wagon.

Phone: 204-827-2800 (in-season), 204-379-2007 (off-season)

Nearby Events

Glenboro Farmers Market
Saturday morning August 15, 22 and 29

Cypress River Farmers Market
Saturday morning August 15, 22 and 29, Railway Avenue, 10 to 11:30 am

August 2-15, 2009
40th Anniversary of the largest and longest running multicultural festival of its kind in the world. Various locations in Winnipeg.