Historic Sites

The history and heritage of the communities along the Park Route is as rich and diverse as it is fascinating. Explore the past through Provincial and National historic sites which carefully preserve the history of our region.


Carberry Plains Archives

Contains microfilm of census, Carberry News Express, tax records and school registers. Located on the lower Level 115 Main Street. Open Wednesday & Thursday, 1:00 – 5:00 pm.
Phone: 204-834-3056

Seton Centre

Houses rotating displays of artwork, books and memorabilia by world-famous naturalist, writer and artist, Ernest Thompson Seton.
Located on 116 Main Street. Open June to September long weekend
Tuesday -Saturday, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm.
Phone: 204-834-2509
Website: www.thesetoncentre.ca
Email: carberry@mail.techplus.com


Cartwright Historical Viewing Area and Interpretive Sign

A viewing area has been developed approximately 3 km (2 miles) north of Cartwright for visitors to see a magnificent site of clay banks and a bison jump which was utilized by the Sonata and Besant cultures. Certain areas have been authenticated as having settlements dating back approximately 2,500 years.

Memorial “Brick Wall”

It was 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 — It is amazing how a name can evoke so many memories.

The Rock

The Rock was moved by road on a metal skid from its original location to the centre 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.


CNR Station & Park

Constructed in 1912, the station provided a vital link for settlers immigrating to the Parkland region. The station houses the Rail Heritage Museum. Located on 101 -1st Avenue NW.

Dr. Watson Allied Arts Centre

The original Dauphin Town Hall, built in 1905, has been restored and now features a small art gallery and an auditorium. Designated as a provincial heritage site.

Loacted on 104-1st Avenue NW. Open year round Monday – Friday, Noon – 5:00 pm.
Phone: 204-638-6231

Selo Ukraina – Ukrainian Heritage Village & Memorial Park

This site is dedicated to the preservation of Ukrainian culture and heritage. An outdoor 10,000-seat amphitheatre, auditorium and multipurpose facilities offer a unique venue for festivals and entertainment. A pioneer village and Ukrainian artifact museum compliment this heritage venue. A Ukrainian Memorial site pays tribute to historic people and events.

Located 12 km south of Dauphin and 1km west of Hwy #10. Open daily May to October.
Phone: 204-638-9401

Gilbert Plains

The Negrych Farmstead

This provincial and national heritage site has been called one of the most impressive folk sites in North America. You’ll find the oldest and most complete set of farm buildings on the continent built after the Ukrainian style of the Carpathian Mountain region.

Located 17 km north on PR 274, 3 km east on Negrych Road. Open year-round with and admission charge.
Phone: 204-548-2477


Glenboro Gaiety Theatre

Movies are shown every Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday evening. Located on 508 Railway Ave. and open 7:30 pm throughout the year.

Gaiety Theatre Website

Phone: 204-827-2624

Stockton Ferry

This is the last operational ferry of its type in Manitoba. Located 12 km west of Glenboro, then north 3 km, east 1 km and north 2 km. Operates in the spring, summer and fall.
Phone: 204-827-2250


Seniors Park Garden

This beautiful garden is a “must see” in the summer!


Heritage Complex

The former CN rail station with period furnished kitchen, waiting room and office. Pioneer garden, memorial plaques, sheltered and grassed area. Houses the 234 specimens of the Maker Butterfly Collection and the Norgate story. From the office one can look north and south along the active track, as agents did since the opening of the station in 1912.

Located 5 km south of McCreary on Hwy. 5 (Burrows Trail).
Phone: (204) 835-2341

Satterthwaite Log Cabin

This pioneer log cabin was restored using hewn half-lap dovetail techniques to depict 1800s forest cover and building methods.The site includes Pioneer garden, memorial plaques, shelter and a grassed stopping area.

Located 5 km south of McCreary on Hwy. 5# (Burrows Trail). Open Saturdays 10:00 am – 5:00 pm July and August.
Phone: 204-835-2341


Beautiful Plains County Court Building

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 on the prairies. In 1980, the Government of Canada declared it a national historic site.

Located on 282 Hamilton Street. Open year- round Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm.
Phone: 204-476-5414

Margaret Laurence Home

A childhood home of author Margaret Laurence, known around the world for her series of books set in the fiction town of “Manawaka,” based on the Town of Neepawa. Designated a provincial heritage site, the building houses several artifacts including many of the author’s doctoral robes, her typewriter and many of the original furnishings.

Located on 312-1st Avenue. Open dailyMay to September
10:00 am to 6:00 pm (or by appointment).
Phone: 204-476-3612

Riding Mountain National Park

East Gate Registration Complex Historic Site of Canada

The east gate to Riding Mountain National Park, an overhanging log structure built in 1933, is the only structure of its kind remaining in Canada, and has been declared a national historic site.

Located west of McCreary on Hwy #19 at the entrance to the Park.
Phone: 204-848-7275


The Station

Roblin’s 1906 CNR station closed in 1978, but reopened and ran as a tea room / gift shop and visitor information centre from 1997 until 2002. It is currently operated as a restaurant specializing in Austrian cuisine. Located at the junctions of Hwys. #5 and #83.

Located on the corner of Hwy. #5 and hwy. #83. Open May 1 to December 31.
Phone: 204-937-3011

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