Outdoor Art Gallery (Boissevain)
With over 20 giant historical murals, Boissevain is a place where “Art is Big.” Self-guided tour brochures are located next to murals throughout the community and guided tours and step-on bus tours are available by appointment. Stories of the areas culture and history are presented in vivid and life-like detail. Call the Visitors Centre.
Riverbank Discovery Centre & Trail System (Brandon)
The corridor stretches 17 km (10.5 miles) throughout the heart of the City of Brandon and includes a network of parks and pathways linked by the Red Willow Pedestrian Bridge. The trail system ranges from natural river bottom forest to paved, lit walkways and links sports venues to downtown shopping and dining. Information is available at the Riverbank Discovery Centre.
Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum (Brandon)
National Heritage Site
Canada’s only Air Museum dedicated solely to those who trained and fought for the British Commonwealth during the 1939 –1945 War. Explore this World War II Royal Canadian Air Force Training Base showcasing aircrafts, artifacts and memorabilia.
International Peace Garden (International Peace Garden)
**Visiting the International Peace Garden does constitute
exiting Canada. When travelling to the International Peace Garden, while not
mandatory, a passport is the preferred form of identification to expedite your
processing when re-entering Canada.**
Come taste, touch, hear, see and smell all this Botanical Garden encompasses 45 minutes south of Brandon. Thousands of visitors flock annually to the International Peace Garden.
Envision a 150,000 fragrant flower garden, crackling camp fires, music festivals, Antique Car Shows, weekly family events, bird watching, scenic bike & hiking trails, tasty picnics, and dining at the Peace Garden Café or weekly Sunday Buffets. Hear the faint echo of the Carillon Bells while capturing the panoramic view of Formal Garden’s Peace Tower, Peace Chapel, 911 Memorial, Carillon Bell Tower, terraces, water features and many floral designs.
The International Peace Garden - You're vacation spot or one day stop!!!
Margaret Laurence Home (Neepawa)
Provincial Heritage Site
Childhood home of author Margaret Laurence, known for her series of books set in the fictional town of “Manawaka,” based on Neepawa. Designated as a provincial heritage site, it houses several artifacts including Margaret’s doctoral robes and hoods, typewriter, and original furnishings.
The RCA Museum (Shilo)
Canada’s National Artillery Museum, a Manitoba Star Attraction and one of the best military museums in Canada. The RCA Museum tells the story of Canadian military history since colonial times through 5 indoor galleries in a 24,000 square foot facility. Indoor exhibits include the Victoria Crosses of two Manitobans along with 28 artillery pieces and military vehicles. 28 more guns displayed outdoors with a picnic area and a geo-cache. Winner of the Tourism Westman “Best Product Development” award for 2007 and the Tourism Industry Association of Canada Deloitte Innovator of the Year award for 2008.
Westman Reptile Gardens (Shilo)
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.
The Swinging Bridge (Souris)
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?
Spruce Woods Provincial Park (Spruce Woods Provincial Park)
A unique desert-like environment in Manitoba where wildlife species such as western plains hognose snake and northern prairie skink can be found. Interpretive and hiking trails lead across rolling hills, mixedgrass prairie, through white spruce and deciduous forest, and to the eerie springfed ponds of the Devil’s Punchbowl.
The park features camping facilities, unsupervised beach, many kilometers of hiking, cycling, horseback riding trails, interpretive programs and special events throughout the summer. For winter enthusiasts, the park has an extensive system of crosscountry ski and snowmobile trails, as well as an outdoor skating oval, rink and toboggan hill. For more information, contact the Services Centre.