Map of Winnipeg area. Detailed map of the highway and roads of Winnipeg area (Manitoba, Canada)

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Pembina and Red River Valleys

 

Pierre de La Verendrye's 1732 expedition was the first to explore the Red River; Lord Selkirk's 1812 colonists were the first to farm its riverbanks. Later, Mennonites and others opened up the valley by moving inland from the river. Their indelible imprint is still seen at many valley sites. To the south, the Pembina winds through a rich farmland, creates a gorge at La Riviere, and joins the northbound Red in North Dakota, just below the international border.

 

Austin [A1] At the Manitoba Agricultural Museum, horse-drawn ploughs, steam and diesel tractors, and other gear recall the evolution of farming from the late 1800s to the 1970s. In July, visitors can see old-time threshers in action at the Threshermen's Reunion and Stampede. On the grounds is a museum dedicated to amateur radio.

 

Manitou [D2] A plaque here commemorates suffragist, legislator, and author Nellie McClung, who lived in Manitou from 1896 to 1911. Through McClung's efforts, women in Manitoba-the first in Canada-won the right to vote in 1916. В Northwest of Manitou, Archibald Historical Museum preserves a log cabin where McClung boarded in the 1890s, and a frame house in which she first lived with her husband and growing family.

 

Morden [D4] Morden and District Museum displays locally discovered fossils of mosasaurs and other marine reptiles, the fierce inhabitants of a saltwater sea that covered this area millions of years ago. A must-see for kids who dote on dinosaurs.

 

Morris [D6] Every July, this Red River Valley community welcomes crowds to see cowboys ride bulls, wrestle steers, and race chuck wagons at the Manitoba Stampede and Agricultural Exhibition, one of the biggest events of its kind in Canada.

 

Portage la Prairie [A3]

The city's past comes alive at Fort la Reine Museum, which contains more than 30 pioneer structures, including a furnished homestead, a country church, and a schoolhouse. The centerpiece is a replica of the 1732 fort built by Pierre de La Verendrye, who headquartered here for 15 years while exploring the prairies. In the heart of Portage, Island Park on Crescent Lake is perfect for bicycling, bird-watching, hiking, and picnicking. The lake is an oxbow type, created when the Assiniboine left behind a river bend after changing course.

 

St. Francois Xavier [A5] A statue of a white horse near this village honors the memory of an Indian maiden pursued and killed by her rejected suitor. The white horse escaped and roamed the prairies for years.

 

Steinbach [C8] The original German-speaking Mennonite settlers of 1874 named this town after a stony brook. Pretty and prosperous, Steinbach is now an industrial and farming center. ® Two kilometers north on Hwy 12, the 17-hectare Mennonite Heritage Village preserves some two dozen buildings, including thatched-roof homes typical of turn-of-the-century Mennonite villages throughout southern Manitoba. Exhibits tell how the first large group of Mennonites found refuge in this region during the 1870s. You can sample Mennonite fare in the livery barn restaurant, visit a sod hut of the kind built by the settlers, and more.

 

ATTRACTIONS

AUSTIN

Manitoba Agricultural Museum

 

CRYSTAL CITY

Crystal City Community Printing Museum

 

DUGALD

Costume Museum of Canada

 

GARDENTON

St. Michael's Ukrainian Orthodox Church Ukrainian Museum and Village

 

GIROUX

Philip's Magical Paradise

 

MORDEN

Morden and District Museum

 

MORRIS

Morris and Centennial Museum

 

PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE

Fort la Reine Museum and Pioneer Village

 

ST. PIERRE-JOLYS

Galerie Riviere-aux-Rats St. Pierre-Jolys Museum

 

STEINBACH

Mennonite Heritage Village

 

WINKLER

Pembina Thresherman's Museum

Map of Winnipeg area. Detailed map of the highway and local roads of Winnipeg area (Manitoba, Canada) with cities and towns

Map of Winnipeg area. Detailed map of the highway and local roads of Winnipeg area (Manitoba, Canada) with cities and towns