Westman Region
Prairie hills and leisurely thrills

Western Region

Climb into the stories of the past and present.

Heroism, peace and the power of art

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.

Visit the Westman Regional Tourism Association for more information on local activities and events.

A person running up the dunes at Spirit Sands on a sunny day.

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.

This area of the province is located on Treaty 1 and 2 territory >>

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Royal Canadian Artillery Museum

Explore Canada's Military History

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.

Elkhorn Resort

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. Learn More >>
Filling cans with fresh Farmery Pink Lemonade beer

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.

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Lake Metigoshe is gaining a reputation as a summer retreat for prairie folk who need an escape from the toils of the land.