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The Turtle Mountain Provincial Park is located along the border of Manitoba and North Dakota and was the first dry land to appear after the glaciers and their melt-waters receded about 10,000 years ago.

 

Heritage Sites

Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum

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Argyle Museum (Baldur)

Municipal Heritage Site

Located in the Thomas Poole Building, a municipal Heritage Building, displays include medical and dentistry instruments, a collection of shoemaking tools, and other various items.

Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum (Brandon) Manitoba Star Attraction  Member of Tourism Westman

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.

Directions:
Located 1.6 km north of Brandon on Hwy #10.

Hours:
Daily: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm (Summer); 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (Winter).

Admission:
Admission charged.

Phone:
204-727-2444

Website:


Historical Viewing Area (Cartwright & Mather)

A viewing area has been developed approximately 2 miles north of Cartwright for visitors to see a magnificent site of clay banks and bison jump which was utilized by Sonata and Besant cultures with certain areas being authenticated as having settlements dating back approximately 2,500 years.

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.

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.

Latitude:
N 49° 11.546

Longitude:
W 100° 29.813


Heritage House (Killarney)

This was the original residence for the manager of the agriculture demonstration farm built in 1915. Completely refurbished, this heritage site is open to the public for viewing. Tours welcome.

Directions:
Located near the campground.


Turtle Mountain Flywheel Club Historic Village / Power Machinery Museum (Killarney)

A large display building will house as many as one hundred engines, ranging from a Ruston-Hornsby diesel that powered the original Manitoba Pool Elevator in Killarney to a one-horsepower unit. Equipment in operation as well as static displays can be viewed.

Hours:
Museum is open from spring to fall.

Phone:
204-523-8829


Beautiful Plains County Court Building (Neepawa)

National Heritage Site

Constructed in 1884, one year after the incorporation of the Town of Neepawa, it remains one of the oldest surviving buildings in town and one of the oldest court houses in the prairie provinces. In 1980, the Government of Canada declared it a national historic site.

Directions:
Located at 282 Hamilton Street.

Hours:
Open Monday to Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm.

Phone:
204-476-5414


Knox Presbyterian Church (Neepawa)

Provincial Heritage Site

A prominent monument to the Romanesque revival style of the mid-1880s. Built in 1891, the Church stands to meet the modern practices of worship 117 years later. Dedicated as a provincial heritage site in 1992.

Directions:
Located at 396 1st Street.


Margaret Laurence Home (Neepawa) Manitoba Star Attraction

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.

Directions:
Located at 312 - 1st Avenue.

Hours:
Open May - September, 10 am - 5 pm daily or by appointment in the winter.

Admission:
Adults - $3.00, Students - $2.00

Phone:
204-476-3612


Marringhurst Heritage House (Pilot Mound)

Municipal Heritage Site

This heritage site was built in 1909 and now designated a municipal heritage site. The house has been carefully restored to its original grandeur. In the summer, it currently is operating with tours as a turn-of-the-century farmhome and museum. Available for weddings, anniversary celebrations, meetings and retreats, etc.

Directions:
Located 14 km west of Pilot Mound on Hwy 253 and 1.5 km north.

Phone:
204-825-2958


Auditorium Theatre (Virden)

The Aud Theatre is known as the oldest opera house in western Canada. The 500-seat theatre was built in 1912 and was the only major centre for high-class entertainment to be found between Regina and Winnipeg. The theatre has seen numerous renovations and upgrades over the 20 past years.

Directions:
Located at 228 Wellington Street West.

Hours:
Open by appointment only.

Phone:
204-748-1982


CP Station (Virden)

Constructed in 1900, this historic railway station is recognized as one-of-a-kind due to its bell-cast gabled hip roof and chateaux style of building. The building was recently restored and renovated and now houses the local arts council office, gift shop and art gallery along with several other community offices.

Directions:
Located at 425-6th Avenue.

Hours:
Open Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm.


River Valley Historical Site (Virden)

This fieldstone one-room school house was built in 1896 and features original furnishing from when the building was still in use. Picnic and camping areas are located on the grounds. Donations accepted.

Directions:
Located northeast of Virden on PR 259.

Hours:
Open by appointment only.

Phone:
204-748-3920


Lowe Family Natural Heritage Area (Waskada)

This is the largest piece (25.1 acres) of unbroken prairie between the Turtle Mountains and the Souris River. Contact Jan McClelland.

Directions:
Located 6 km south and 3 km east of Waskada.

Hours:
Open year round.

Phone:
204-673-2664