Did you know?

Melita has been dubbed the “Grasslands Bird Capital of the Prairies.”


Other Attractions

Flags of the World

Audemars Piguet Replica

Whooo's That? (Birtle)

The costume barn boasts over 3000 costumes with some tucked safely into the “Tickle Trunk”, in the lower level of the barn, Elly the creative owner/designer has recreated sets from the old west. Book your appointment to visit. You can dress in period costume and have your own photo shoot. Bus tours welcome.


Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Research Centre (Brandon)

Visit one of the five original experimental farms established in Canada under the Experimental Farm Stations Act of 1886. A centre of expertise for land resource management in western Canada. Its mandate is to develop sustainable crop and livestock production systems. Enjoy a walk around the station grounds and take in the natural beauty (no tours are available of the indoor facilities).

Located on Grand Valley Road west of 18th St. N.

Manitoba Agricultural Hall of Fame Inc. (Brandon)

Dedicated to formally and publicly recognizing individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the betterment of agriculture and rural living in Manitoba. More than 140 Manitobans have been recognized since the Hall of Fame was established in 1976.

Situated in the Keystone Centre at 1175 18th St. Plaques are located on the Main Street Corridor.


Carberry's Seton Centre (Carberry)

Follow famed naturalist Ernest Thompson Seton through the Carberry sandhills by way of his many books, works of art and memorabilia displayed at Carberry’s Seton Centre. Tourists from across the globe have visited our centre to learn more about this intriguing man and the formative years he spent in Manitoba’s only desert ecosystem.

Memorial "Brick Wall" (Cartwright & Mather)

Created for Mather’s centennial in 1997. There are over 550 family names on it of past and present area residents. Come and see – it is amazing how a name can evoke so many memories. Whilst in Mather, why not visit Mather Store and enjoy a cup of coffee for 25¢? 

The Rock (Cartwright & Mather)

Moved by road on a metal skid from its original location to the center of Mather as a Commemorative Marker. The rock was balanced on the skid with railway ties and due to the friction of the road and skid it developed enough heat to start the railway ties on fire. Check out the display of rail line which was abandoned in July 2008.

Newcomb's Hollow (Deloraine)

This was a stopping spot for settlers heading west on the Boundary Commission Trail and was the first site of the Town of Deloraine. There are still some visible cart ruts on the hillside. Contact the Turtle Mountain District.

N 49° 08.075

W 100° 24.046

Located 4 miles east and 3 miles south of Deloraine.


Flags of the World (Deloraine)

In celebration of the new millennium, Deloraine began flying the “Flags of the World”. This colorful display features 206 of the world’s flags throughout the community. The highlight of this display is Nygard Park in downtown Deloraine.

N49° 11.593

W100° 29.582


Prairie Skills Inc. (Deloraine)

Built in 1896, this historic fieldstone building is a monument to the prairie settlers faith, determination and resourcefulness. Now it serves as a community resource centre where you will find employment services, public Internet access, training programs and more.

N 49° 11.546

W 100° 29.813

Cabrea (Dunrea)

This huge snow goose sculpture recognizes our location in the geese flyway of central North America. Cabrea turns to face north during spring migration and south during fall migration.

Westwood Ranch & Garden Centre (Elkhorn)

lemurs, zebra, walaroos  & many more!

*School bookings available*

Site is located on the Manitoba border with Saskatchewan on the Provincial Road 542.You can find us by turning south of the Trans Canada 1 on to the 542 .Follow the 542 for 10 miles until you see the sign to turn west at the correction line. We are one mile along this road on the south side. From Virden follow Road 257 to Kola, then turn north on the 542,after 3 miles turn west at the sign after the correction line bend.You will find us 1 mile along this road on the south side.

(204) 845-2002

Sara the Camel (Glenboro)

Glenboro’s most obvious attraction. “Sara” stands 7 metres high and is emblematic of the Spirit Sands, commonly referred to as the Manitoba Desert. Sara has become widely recognized as a symbol of the Glenboro community and Spruce Woods Provincial Park.

Located at the junction of Highway #2 and Cochrane Street.

Sourisford Prehistoric Linear Mounds (Melita)

The largest cluster of mounds in Manitoba is located in the Melita Region, part of one the densest area of archaeological sites in Manitoba including composite linear mounds unparalleled in Canada in type and size.

N 49° 7' 2"

W 101° 1' 0'

The mounds can be found along the banks of the Antler River, 17 km (11 miles) south of Melita.

Sunny the Banana and Breezy the Blue Jay (Melita)

This smiling 33 Foot, 6500 pound banana welcomes you to Melita the "Banana Belt".  The banana is holding a blue jay in its hand and sporting a t-shirt that reads "IBA" or "Important Birding Area".

Located at the Corner of Highway #83 and Front Street

Riverside Cemetery (Neepawa)

Since 1877, Neepawa’s scenic Riverside Cemetery has been located on a picturesque escarpment that now overlooks the golf course. Featuring such historical burial sites as that of famous Canadian Author Margaret Laurence, and Lewis Hickman (the only TITANIC gravesite in western Canada), Neepawa’s beautifully manicured Riverside Cemetery is a must-see for everyone who appreciates history and Canadiana.

Located at #7 Smith Drive.

Pelican Lake Riviera (Ninette)  Member of Tourism Westman

Waterfront titled building lot sales, equipment rentals and landscape supplies (gravel, topsoil, rock, sand). Seasonal RV Campground and year round rental cabins.  Licenced REALTOR® services available. 

Contact Butch McEachern or Fay McEachern - (204)-724-4456




South 7.6 km on Pelican Lake Road (off Hwy #23 between towns of Ninette and Belmont).

Meandher Creek Farm (Oak Lake)  Member of Tourism Westman

"Where Fun Grows" Manitoba's best kept secret of Fall Family Fun!

Turn north off Trans Canada Highway 1 onto Provincial Road 254, travel approximately 0.5 miles (0.8km) north on Provincial Road 254, turn west off of Provincial Road 254 onto Municipal Road 53N, travel 1.5 miles (2.4km) west on Municipal Road 53N and watch for signs.

Weekends from September - October


204-855-3246 (In Season)


Caboose (Reston)

Serves as a truly unique Tourist Information Centre for people visiting the Reston area. The Caboose was built in 1974 at the Angus Shop in Montreal, and it is one of the 50 cabooses built that year. The Caboose is 45 feet 9 inches long, 16 feet 3 inches high, 10 feet 8 inches wide and weighs 57,800 lbs. Come learn about the history of “The Peanut Line.”

Located on Hwy #2.

Bernice's Fabric Gallery (Reston)

Browse through a large selection of fabric for quilting, clothing and home decorating. Fabric lines include: Northcott, Moda, Cranston Printworks (VIP), Fabriquilt, Classic Cottons, Springs Creative and Fabric Traditions. Also an extensive selection of quilting books, patterns, quilting and sewing notions, full selection of Kwik Sew Patterns. Look for Patons and Spinrite Yarns and supporting patterns and much more! Phone and Mail orders welcome!

Open Tuesday to Saturday.

Westman Reptile Gardens (Shilo) Manitoba Star Attraction  Member of Tourism Westman

Westman Reptile Garden is a fun, unique and educational experience for everyone! We offer an up-close look at a huge variety of reptiles, arachnids, bugs and amphibians. Come and see our Black Mamba, our Gila Monsters and Water Monitors, the gators and crocs and the Brazilian death-heads... just to name a few. Also, our gift shop has the coolest souvenirs and gift ideas for the reptile fanatic. call for more information.

Summer Hours: (April 1st - September 30th) Monday - Saturday: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm Sunday + Holidays: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm Winter Hours: (October 1st - March 31st) Monday: Closed Tuesday-Saturday: 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm Sunday + Holidays: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm *Closed on Christmas Day and New Years Day

Adults (16+): $6.00 Kids (3-15): $4.00 Babies (0-2): FREE!


Mass Grave and Monument (Shoal Lake)

A monument here marks the location where, in 1899, 45 Ukrainian immigrants, 42 of them children, succumbed to scarlet fever. Most of them were buried at the site. The monument was erected in 1991 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Ukrainian settlement in Canada.

Located north of Shoal Lake just off Hwy #21 (north of Oakburn).

Buddas (Shoal Lake)

When the Ukrainian settlers arrived in 1899, their first homes were small tent-shaped pole structures covered with straw, known as buddas. Michael Swistun, who was born in a budda in 1900, later constructed 2 buddas on the original site next to the settlement trail and donated them with 32 hectares (80 acres) of land to the Town of Rossburn as an historic site.

Located north of Shoal Lake on PR 566.

Agate Pits/The Rock Shop (Souris)

Visitors can purchase local Gem Stone Jewellery and specialty gifts or buy a permit to hunt for their own gems, and fossils at the agate pits, which boast the largest assortment of semi-precious stones in North America.

Junction of Hwys #2, #250 and #22.

May to October: Mon to Sat, 10 am to 5 pm; Sun, noon to 5 pm; November to April: Tues to Fri, 10 am to 5 pm; Sat, noon to 5 pm.

Agate Pits: Admission Charged.


The Swinging Bridge (Souris) Manitoba Star Attraction

The Star Attraction of Souris is the Souris Swinging Bridge, Canada’s longest historic suspension bridge measuring 582 feet or 177.4 metres. The bridge was built in 1904 to connect the two banks of the Souris River and was rebuilt in 1977 after being destroyed in the flood of 1976. Sadly, high flood waters once again destroyed the bridge in 2011 but thankfully, a spectacular new swinging bridge has been completed and opened as of August 2013.  It measures 184 metres tip to tip and regains the title of the longest swinging pedestrian bridge in Canada! Not all who visit the bridge have the courage to cross –do you?


Hudson Bay Steam Boiler (Strathclair)

When the Hudson Bay Co. decided to build the flour mill, the big steam boiler used to power the mill was shipped to Fort Churchill and from there by river barge along inland waterways to Fort Ellice. It was then dragged overland to its destination at Elphinstone. The old steam boiler is still situated on the old Hudson Bay property in Elphinstone as a memorial to these pioneer times.

The Bend Cemetery (Strathclair)

Referred to as a historic site as it is the final resting place of many pioneers including the original surveyor, Duncan Sinclair. Should you visit this peaceful spot, you may note that the grave of Duncan Sinclair faces north – to the North Star. This was a custom sometimes observed when surveyors died. With genealogy being a common hobby, the Bend Cemetery is visited by many researching their roots.