International Peace Garden
|International Peace Garden|
Located on the Manitoba/North Dakota border 24 km south of Boissevain, visitors are free to roam within the garden from one country to the other.
The Peace Garden is more than flowers, summer camps and camping. It is dedicated to peace and home to informative sites such as our Conservatory, Interpretive Centre, North American Game Warden Museum and Peace Chapel.
It is an amazing place for family gatherings, great meals and creating lasting memories. Our Garden is open year-around with the exception of the week between Christmas & New Years. Admission to enter park.
Noted for exquisite landscaping, the garden features:
A unique 5.5 m/18 ft working Floral Clock with nearly 3,000 flowers, run by GPS.
The Peace Chapel features three walls of fossil-embellished Manitoba limestone with quotations from "people of peace."
The September 11 Memorial displays 10 beams from the World Trade Center in the formal garden.
The International Peace Tower’s height, 35 m/120 ft high, symbolizes the soaring ambitions of the early immigrants arriving from the four corners of the world to Canada and the United States in the 1800’s and 1900’s.
The Carillon Bell Tower sounds every quarter-hour from 14 chimes. The bells range in weight from 250 lbs to 2,000 lbs, totalling 20 tons.
The Historic Lodge is built of native stone and Manitoba timber by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the late 1930s. The CCC also built the dam and spillway that created Lake Udall.
The International Music Camp has weekly sessions in band, choir, orchestra, dance, drama and other fine arts, during June and July.
The Masonic Auditorium, built in the shape of the Masonic symbol which is square and compass, is the only building of its kind in the world.
The North American Game Warden Museum is a joint initiative of Fish and Wildlife Officers from both Canada and the United States. In the rear courtyard is the Hall on Honors, the first memorial if its kind in the world dedicated to their brother and sister wildlife enforcement officers who have lost their lives while serving to protect natural resources. Stone monuments of every state and province are on display, listing their fallen officers.
The Sunken Garden is an octagonal mosaic pattern of trees, flowering shrubs, perennials, annuals and paved walkways meandering around an impressive centered octagonal pond.
Interpretive Centre and Conservatory, Gift Shop, Restaurant and Horticultural Library
A year-around Interpretive Center houses a restaurant, conservatory, retail store and moderate horticulture library. The conservatory reveals 40 years of a 6,000 specimen collection of exotic trees, succulents and cacti. Africa is home to many of the plants. The collection was donated by Don Vitko of Minot, ND. It is the first of its kind in North Dakota and only the second in Manitoba. The Dedication Day was September 11, 2010.
The International Peace Garden does not require any identification for entrance. However, upon leaving the International Peace Garden, you will report to the port of entry of whichever country you are re-entering. At that time identification will need to be presented. US and Canadian citizens do not need a passport to visit the International Peace Garden. The ports of entry ask that you have two forms of identification, which are:
1. a photo ID (example: driver's license)
2. proof of citizenship (copy of a birth certificate)
For children a birth certificate is the only form of identification that is needed. For further information, please call the port of entry that will be used upon leaving the International Peace Garden.
BOISSEVAIN, MB CANADA
Rates (subject to change)
Rates upon request
On-Site Amenities & Services
Full wheelchair access
Service in English
Step-on guide service
Tours upon request
Visitor Reception Centre
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