Housed in the magnificent brick Canadian Northern Railway Station built in 1912, the Dauphin Rail Museum contains artifacts, pictures and archival material related to 100 years of railway service in the region. Next to an active CN and VIA line, the museum houses a model railroad depicting Dauphin’s rail facilities in 1954. A PSC caboose and a 15 stall roundhouse and turntable can be seen. Built in 1906, it is one of the last remaining roundhouse in Canada.
Once the hub of Dauphin, the Canadian Northern Railway (CNR) Station provided a vital link for settlers immigrating to the Parkland. The building was constructed in 1912 and is considered one of Manitoba’s finest pieces of railway architecture. Its impressive size, picturesque roofline, dormers, turrets and decorative brick and stonework are a remarkable focal point in the community.
A Provincial Heritage Site, it now houses several offices and the Dauphin Rail Museum. The adjacent Berry Patch and CN Park take you through a meandering path through a variety of perennial grasses, fruit shrubs, and flowerbeds, east to Main Street.