The western region was where Manitoba’s first inhabitants arrived about 10,000 years ago. The stories of people who have shaped this region continue to draw in visitors. Celebrate the peace between two nations at the International Peace Gardens. Honour the contributions of Canadians who dedicated their lives for our freedom at museums like the Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum. Admire the talent of artists and writers who bring our stories to life.
Rolling hills and towering dunes
The retreat of the last glacier shaped the western region’s landscape. Rolling hills reach high above the prairie -- visit Turtle Mountain Provincial Park to admire the views. The towering sand dunes known as the Spirit Sands at Spruce Woods Provincial Park are a rare sight surrounded by forests and fields. Discover the remarkable features of the parks in this region.
At the RCA Museum in Shilo – Canada’s National Artillery Museum – you can explore 150 years of military history. We are one of the largest military museums in Canada, with five galleries and an outdoor gun park.
Your Basecamp to Exploring Clear Lake
Make the Elkhorn Resort your basecamp to exploring all that Clear Lake and Riding Mountain National Park has to offer. From complete relaxation to outdoor adventures, there is something for everyone. Start exploring today!
Prairies Gateway Tourism
Spend a Day in Prairie Gateway
Elkhorn, Kenton and Virden welcome you to the Prairie Gateway Region along the Trans Canda #1 hwy. You dine, shop and relax in our communities while you explore Kenworth Dam, Salt Lake, and our hidden gem, Eternal Springs.
Souris Swinging Bridge
Enjoy this unique piece of our history
Take a stroll across the longest suspension bridge in Canada - The Souris Swinging Bridge. Enjoy the view: Scenic during day, picturesque at night in the glow of the lights over the river.
Open 24/7 (no admission fee)
International Peace Gardens
Where vacations bloom.
Nestled in the Turtle Mountains on the Canadian-US border, the International Peace Garden is home to over 100,000 flowers and plants along with wildlife, hiking, Cafe and camping. Enjoy the new Children's Nature Play Area built with animal themed zones.
Prairie View Municipality
Something For Everyone in Prairie View
Situated along the Birdtail and Assiniboine Valley the Birtle-Miniota area has Parks, Golf Courses, Hiking, Skiing, Snowshoe trails,and Historic Sites that offer endless opportunities for everyone. Check out Things To Do.
The western region is home to Manitoba’s second largest city, Brandon. Explore the riverbank, experience the city’s historic downtown and see why Brandon brings you back.
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A taste of Neepawa
Did you know one of Manitoba’s largest beer brands is based in Neepawa? Or that Canadian literary legend Margaret Laurence once resided in the town? These are just a few surprising discoveries to be made in the quaint town of Neepawa.