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This information was copied from the WCOC 2013 website. Some of it may be out of date.

Souris Swinging Bridge
The Souris swinging bridge spanned the width of the Souris River. Built in 1904, measuring 177 m/582 ft, it was the longest free-suspension foot bridge in Canada. Severely damaged by the 2011 flood, a replacement bridge opens in summer 2013.

Website: www.sourismanitoba.com
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.

Website: http://www.peacegarden.com/maps.htm
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, 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.

Website: http://www.gov.mb.ca/conservation/parks/popular_parks/western/spruce.html
Phone: Carberry District Office 204-834-8800, Campground Office 204-827-8851, Interpretive Centre 204-827-8850

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.)
Website: www.rcamuseum.com
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.
Website: www.airmuseum.ca
Phone: 204-727-2444

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

Westman Reptile Gardens
Experience this fascinating world of reptiles, amphibians and arachnids!
Just 15 minutes east of Brandon. http://www.reptilegardens.ca/map/map.html
Open- Monday thru Saturday 10 AM - 8 PM; Sundays and most Holidays 12 noon - 5 PM
Website: http://www.reptilegardens.ca/visit/visit.html

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
Website: www.margaretlaurencehome.ca
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)

Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre
The Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre houses the largest collection of marine reptile fossils in Canada. If you like dinosaurs or sea monsters, you will love “Bruce”, the 43 ft (13 m) Mosasaur, the fiercest of all the marine reptiles. He's bigger than a T Rex and just as scary. Join the staff on the beautiful Manitoba Escarpment as they hunt for prehistoric fossils. Register for one of the Fossil Dig programs (May to October) to begin your own outdoor fossil finding adventure. These programs have had a 100% success rate in finding fossils since 2008. Open daily 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. May to August; 1 - 5 p.m. September to April.

Location: Lower Level, Community Centre, 2nd and Gilmour, Morden
Website: http://www.discoverfossils.com/adventuretours.html
Phone: 204-822-3406