The history of the communities along the Parks Route can be clearly seen by visiting our museums. A wide range of artifacts from a variety of cultures is on display for your enjoyment and education. A trip along the Parks Route means a trip into the past



Carberry Plains Museum

This musem features an interpretation of the area’s history from the 1800s to the present. Includes momento’s from Wop May, Tommy Douglas and the Criddle

Located on 5204th Avenue, openJune to September 1:00 – 6:00 pm daily.
Phone: 204-834-2797

Seton Centre

Houses rotating displays of artwork, books and memorabilia by world-famous naturalist, writer and artist, Ernest Thompson Seton.

Located on 116Main Street, open Juneto September long weekend
Tuesday -Saturday 1:00 – 5:00 pm.
Phone: 204-834-2509


Blacksmith Museum

Located on its original site in the centre of Cartwright, the museum is a fully restored and working Blacksmith shop. Openby request.
Phone: 204-529-2363

Heritage Museum Park

Located in Heritage Park, Cartwright is proud to be home to a collection of museums. Badger Creek Museum contains local area artifacts as well as agricultural, rural and family life historical pieces. The School Museum displays various items that would be found in an early pioneer school. Manitoba Telephone System Museum recalls the earliest days of the telephone service with artifacts and displays and the Post Office has recently been relocated from Mather to the Heritage Park. A new project is the renovation of an historic home and the placing of items in authentic settings.

Located on the Southwest corner of Cartwright. Open June to August or by request.
Phone: 204-529-2363


Fort Dauphin Museum

Built to resemble an 18th century fur trade post, the museum includes an authentic blacksmith shop, a trapper’s cabin, a pioneer log house dating from 1892 and a one-room school built in 1894. Also contains the Parkland Regional Laboratory, with information on more than 1,000 archaeological sites in the Parkland area.

Located at 140 Jackson Street. Open Monday to Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm or by appointment from October to April.
Phone: 204-638-6630

Rail Heritage Museum

Housed in the CNR Station. Located on 101-1st Ave. NW.
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 12km south of Dauphin and 1km west of Hwy #10. Open daily May to October.
Phone: 204-638-9401

Gilbert Plains

Gilbert Plains Museum

The museum houses a variety of local artifacts from early settlers of the community and surrounding area. On display is the community’s first hand-pulled fire wagon, the original horse-pulled fire wagon and the first motorized fire truck.

Located on the corner of Hwy. #5 and Main Street. Opendaily July to September.
Phone: 204-548-2382


Burrough of the Gleann Museum & Archives

This museum features a collection of antique furniture, clothing and pioneer artifacts; kitchen, parlour and bedroom displays; and domestic and agricultural artifacts.

Located on 237Broadway Street. Open May to September Tuesday to Saturday 10:00am-5:00pm, Sunday 1:00pm-4:00pm.
Phone: (204) 827-2105


Watson Crossly Community Museum

The museum has a large collection from the early history of the community, including displays of antique automobiles and farm machinery, a pioneer home, rural school house, early settler’s log house and an old Ukrainian Orthodox Church.

Located on 450Railway Avenue North. Open July and August
10:00am-6:00pm daily.
Phone: 204-546-2066


Heritage Complex

The former CN rail station — with period furnished kitchen, waiting room and office — houses the 234 specimens of the Baker 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. On this site sits the one-room former Canal School, furnished with a variety of desks, textbooks and items spanning the years. Included are the histories of the 17 rural schools that once operated in the area.

Located on RailwayStreet and 2nd Avenue. Open July and August, Wednesday to Sunday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm.
Phone: 204-835-2591


Beautiful Plains Museum

This former CN rail station was declared an historic site in 1998. Its three floors house artifacts as well as a chapel, barbershop, general store and other settings.

Located at 282 Hamilton Street. Open May to September, Monday to Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm; Saturday & Sunday, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm.
Phone: 204-476-3896

Riding Mountain National Park

Pinewood Museum

View a large array of artifacts, pictures and stories of the early pioneers who were instrumental in the development of Riding Mountain National Park. Operated by the Riding Mountain Historiacal Society.

Located at 154 Wasagaming Drive.
Phone: 204-747-2810


Keystone Pioneer Museum

The restored Elaschuk House, a designated provincial heritage site, sits on the grounds.

Located 7 km east of Roblin on Hwy. #5. Open May to September, 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm.
Phone: 204-937-2979


Turtle River Relics – Albert Thompson

For your enjoyment a large section of antique farm machinery, tools, cars and trucks dating from 1920 – 1948 can be found. Also a unique collection of snowmobiles and snow planes dating from 1942 can be viewed. On this site you can also visit an old homesteader sod house. When in season collection of maple syrup is available. Group tours are offered.

Located 3 km South of Ste. Rose du Lac on Hwy #5, and 1 km West. Open on request; phone for times.
Phone: 204-447-3078

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