Western Manitoba,…"Big Sky Country", wild and woolly, the Western lands are a study in contrasts. Densely wooded parklands, home to the majestic moose and wood bison, shift effortlessly to reveal long stretches of wide open prairie. Make a new discovery at the top of every rolling hill, along the shores of more than 200 lakes, amidst the rich hardwood forests. For those who love adventure Turtle Mountain Provincial Park is a wealth of inspiration. It is just a few minutes drive from BOISSEVAIN, rising up 245.0 metres/804.0 feet from the prairie, this rolling terrain is a "must do" for mountain biking enthusiasts. SOURIS is one of the most attractive towns in the west, located on the high banks of the Souris River, at the mouth of Plum Creek. It was founded by William H. (Squire) Sowden in the1880s. It was Squire Sowden who built the earliest river spans, erected the Swinging Bridge(582 feet long), foresaw the value and benefits of Victoria Park, and gave the town the sophistication through its opera house.,
BRANDON has been nicknamed the "Wheat City" in honor of its rich agricultural heritage and its prosperous farming community. Brandons booming prairie style underscores its reputation as a major economic centre. Home to Brandon University, the provinces second largest city features top-notch restaurants, theatre, sports, galleries, agricultural fairs and festivals. Just south of Brandon you’ll find sand dunes shifting on the whim of the wind, unlikely plants like the pincushion cactus and strange creatures like the hognose snake, this is the truly unique Spirit Sands. Within minutes you're staring down at an eerie blue-green oasis of spruce trees and a spring-fed pond. This is the Devils Punch Bowl, all a part of Spruce Woods Provincial Park. Experience it on a covered wagon ride!
The Western lands - where history and nature combine to create a vibrant expanse. A special blend. A special place.