Culture, Heritage & Tourism
The Municipality of Pembina is very proud of its heritage and culture. There are many attractions and historic sites to visit in the Municipality. Click on one of the links below to learn more about it:
Log Cabin Tourist Centre
Located at the corner of HWY #3 and Main Street in Manitou you will find the "Log House" Tourism Centre. The House was built in 1884 in what is believed to be the CPR style. A committee of volunteers moved and restored the building in a turn of the century style with donated furnishings.
The building is open to the public seasonally from July 1st until the second weekend in September:
Open 7 days a week from 11am - 8pm
Fire Hydrant Tour
All  39 Fire Hydrants in Manitou are painted to depict either a cartoon character or an item from Manitou's past. Take a walking, cycling, or motor tour around town to see if you can find all of them.
Step Back in Time - a Walk in the Footsteps of Nellie McClung
Experience Manitou as Nellie would have seen it.
Nellie McClung lived in Manitou and area from 1890-98 and 1896-1911 an era of growth and change. A few of our Heritage Sites were here when she arrived but most were built while she lived here.
We Invite you to take our tour and enjoy our heritage.
The Manitou Opera House, built in 1930 with Arts and Crafts influenced architecture, has a proscenium stage, a partially sloped auditorium and a four- step balcony. The house holds 385 patrons for concerts and will seat 100 for small banquets.
 Owned by the Town of Manitou, the Opera House is managed by the Opera House Management Committee, a group of community volunteers. 
If you would like to book the Opera House for a event, please fill out the Online Booking form.
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In Rhythm with our Roots
As a commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the Town of Manitou in 1997 this book was compiled as a permanent record of the Manitou area and her residents. This book describes through research, pictures, and quotes from newspapers the beginning of this Town and her residents. Over 600 family histories are included with sections on Government, War Times, Churches, Schools, Businesses, Agriculture, Sports, Recreation, Arts and stories from the past. 825 pages are jam packed with interesting write-ups and photographs.
The book is available at the Municipality of Pembina Office at a reduced cost of $10.00 plus shipping.
Pembina Manitou Archive
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