Central Manitoba stories of prehistoric fossils and agricultural heritage.
Follow the birds and migrate to this delightful destination
The Central Manitoba region features many icons associated with Manitoba. It is an important agricultural area, a heritage that is celebrated at museums and events. Its waterways and valleys are migration corridors for a range of Birding, including waterfowl and raptors. Its charming cities and towns welcome you with family-friendly attractions and festivals that offer a taste of life in the heart of Manitoba.
A fertile greenbelt with prehistoric secrets
While the soil here is prized by farmers, it's also treasured by paleontologists. Once covered by an ancient sea, thousands of prehistoric marine reptile fossils have been discovered in the area around Morden. The Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre showcases many of these 80 million-year old treasures. This area of the province is on Treaty 1 territory
Some of Manitoba’s must-see destinations are in the Central region. Discover the island on the prairies in Portage la Prairie and explore what they’re famous for in Morden-Winkler.
Take in the view
Hike to the top of the viewing tower at Pembina Valley Provincial Park or soak up in the sunset at Stephenfield Provincial Park. For a real adventure -- go on a thrilling zipline ride above the valley or fly down its slopes on ski.