Panoramic valleys and rolling hills trace the glory of a remarkable past. Picturesque towns and villages dot the landscape, offering a perfect mix of rural fairs and festivals and old-fashioned hospitality Travel along the Mennonite Trail to the town WINKLER, located on the prehistoric beaches of Lake Agassiz. Whether you are looking for some afternoon fun, a little exercise, or just a quiet place to relax, Winkler has something for you. The Harvest Festival, the major event of the year, has all the charm of a country fair, with agricultural exhibits and events, 4H competitions and demonstrations. The town of ALTONA, dubbed the Sunflower Capital, is host to an annual Festival. Held the last week of July it celebrates this beautiful local floral icon. Food, entertainment and fun, are all staples of this weekend event. Travel the River Valley Trail to MORDEN, one of the larger centres in south central Manitoba. Farming plays a big roll in the economic picture of the area. Summer is especially busy, and May begins with a large quilt and craft show and finishes with the Apple Blossom Festival. Summer fun winds up the end of August with the Morden Corn and Apple Festival with free corn-on-the-cob and cold apple cider.
CARMAN, built on the banks of the meandering Boyne River is one of the many villages along La Route Franco Manitobaine. The town has a very distinct character that sets it apart from other western Canadian locations. Stately old homes and well-kept yards grace the same neighborhoods as ultra-modern condominium projects. In August, the Winston Simpson Fiddle Festival attracts guests and participants from across Canada and the northern U.S. for music, dance, competition and fun. Make a stop on the Stampede Trail at Fort Dufferin in EMERSON. It was constructed as base for the International Joint Commission who established marked the Canada/U.S. Boundary. Emerson is now considered a major border crossing centre, accommodating nearly a million travelers per year.
You’re always welcome in the Pembina Valley.