Attractions
The Municipality of Pembina has many beautiful sites and adventures to explore from zip lining to parks to museums, to camping and fishing. There is something for everyone!
Pembina Valley Provincial Park - (R)
Location: Adjacent to the Pembina Valley Bible Camp off PTH 31
 
The scenic Pembina Valley is one of the most beautiful areas in southern Manitoba. Home to thousands of species of plants and animals. A visit to the Valley is the perfect way to strip away the stress of day to day life. The parks offers a natural preserve of local wildlife and vegetation.
 
Binney Nature Preserve - (R)
Location: Two miles West and Two miles North of Manitou.
 
This 30 acre site consists of two parcels of wooded and open grassland areas divided by a stream and marshland. A 100-foot floated boardwalk connects the two pieces of land.
 
There are about three km's of hiking trails (color coded for trail distances) designed in loops so you can walk part of all of them. The site and trails are limited wheelchair accessible, and provide restroom access and picnic/rest area.
 
Along the trails you can see over 35 wild flowers in season from spring to fall. There are also birds, waterfowl, and you might see a deer in the woods or a beaver in the water. Schools, groups, seniors and families are welcome!
 
For further information contact:
Binney Corner Nature Preserve Committee
c/o Pembina Valley Conservation District
Box 659 - 261 Main St, Manitou, MB R0G 1G0
Ph: 204-242-3267
Fax: 204-242-3281
 
Location: 8 miles South on PR 528, follow the signs, turn right (west) for 1 miles and then turn left (south) and follow " the long and winding road" into the valley. Turn right at 1st driveway. Civic address is 46114 Mile 4N
 
Come and take the plunge, run, jump and dive off a platform with a 150 ft drop zipping across the trees, or sit, relax and feel like a bird as you zip-line across the ravines with breath-taking views of the Pembina Valley. Get away from the noise and the hustle and bustle of the city.
 
Contact us at 204-242-3396 or e-mail us at hywireziplineadventure@hotmail.com
 
Visit our website at www.hywirezipline.ca
 
Location: Follow HYW 3 into La Riviere. The Ski resort is located on the south west side of town.
 
Whether you're an alpine skier, a cross-country skier, a snowboarder, or even a golfer, there's plenty for you at Holiday Mountain. Alpine Skiing at Holiday Mountain is as good as it gets in Manitoba.
 
The ski facilities are comprised of two double chair lifts, a t-bar and two rope tows, with a total uphill capacity of 5000 people per hour. the Terrain park continues to be modified. Holiday Mountain now has a large table-top as well as a small table- top, along with 3 different rails including a rainbow rail.
 
If you're a beginner, the Holiday Mountain Ski School offers instruction for young and old alike. The resort offers ski and snowboard lessons designed for individuals or groups. The school programs, or course are famous with schoolchildren, teachers and parents all over Manitoba.
 
The gorgeous 9 hole golf course offers a challenging layout carved from the natural side hills of the scenic Pembina Valley.
 
Checkout the website at www.holidaymountain.com
 
Location: 1km east of La Riviere on PTH 3. If you're coming from the east, look for the Oak Valley entrance on your right (north).
 
The middle two weeks of July see the tiny little hamlet of La Riviere become the region's centre of activity, as the renowned Oak Valley Productions stage their annual Passion Play at its picturesque outdoor theatre.
 
For more information visit our website at www.passionplay.ca
 
Tom the Turkey - (L)
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A local statue, he`s a real attraction for tourists. He greets everyone as they pass through town. Watch for him!
 
Snowflake - Star Mound School - (R)
Location: 3.2km west of Snowflake on PTH 201 then 1.6 km north.  
Star Mound is a native burial ground and home to a one room school, now a museum.
 
St. Matthews New Haven - (R)
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Mowbray - (R)
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A Ghost Town that takes you back to the times when Canada and the United States were just beginning. A breathtaking panoramic view of the country side awaits those who venture into its past. You will know you are there when you see the old CPR Station.
 
Nellie McClung Statue - (M)
Location: In front of the Opera House at 325 Main St.
A bronze bust of Nellie McClung constructed by artist Helen Granger-Young. Starting her career as a teacher in Manitou area and marrying local druggist, Wes McClung, the couple lived in Manitou until 1911. A Plaque on the face of the granite pedestal gives the history of Nellie McClung and her life here in Manitou.
 
Manitou Regional Library - (M)
The Manitou Regional Library has a vast collection of adult and children fiction and non fiction books as well as audio books, magazines and DVD's. The Library is a member of the InterLibarary Loan Program which allows members to request any book from another library. Free downloads of audio and e-books from e-libraries Manitoba are offered as well. For more information please visit www.manitouregionallibrary.ca.
 
Manitou Fire Hydrants - (M)
Location: Various spots throughout the Town of Manitou
All 39 fire hydrants in Manitou are painted to depict either a cartoon character or an item from Manitou`s Past. Take a  drive around town and have your camera ready!
 
Opera House - (M)
Location: 325 Main St. 
 
 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.
 
For more information visit our website at www.manitouoperahouse.com

La Verendrye Wayside Park - (D)
Location: Junction of PTH 3 and PR 31 just east of Darlingford, MB.
 
Calf Mountain - (D)
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Tete De Bouef (Buffalo Head, Calf Mountain) was built by natives as a ritual Meeting Place, and was used to bury great men of their time. Indications are that their rituals were based on proximity to the highly advanced Myan and Aztec culture of Mexico.
 
 
Darlingford School Heritage Museum - (D)
Darlingford Consolidated School provides an important physical connection to early attempts at rural school consolidation in Manitoba. Experimental facilities such as this formed the roots of the process -- substantial buildings established at centralized locations to provide graded classrooms, specialized teaching and an improved curriculum. With its modest classical detailing and simple proportions, the Darlingford school retains its standardized interior layout with a four-classroom plan. Completed in stages, the school began as a one-story two-classroom facility that grew to a two-story structure in 1921, accommodating upper grades on the main floor and primary pupils on the second level. Built in 1910 of brick on a design by Winnipeg architect F. R. Evans, the entrance tower is notably off-centre so that, as the school enrollment grew, another wing would be added on the south side of the building. That never happened at Darlingford. The building features a rare fire escape system off the second floor at the rear.The smaller rural schools consolidated at Darlingford included Lorne School No. 56, Darlington School No. 79, Middleton School No. 404, Calf Mountain School No. 489, Barclay School No. 657, Point Douglas Consolidated School No. 1475, and Rosyth School No. 2030. The school operated continuously until 1984 when, due to low student enrollment, it closed.A commemorative marker elsewhere in Darlingford denotes the site of the building which preceded the present structure, which operated there from 1903 to 1910.The former school building is now home for the Darlingford School Heritage Museum. Open during summer months, tours can be arranged by calling Bob Jordan at 204-822-6882 or Helen Johnston at 204-246-2140.
 
Darlingford Memorial Park - (D)
The Darlingford Memorial park was started in 1920 by several committees and by Ferris Boulton, who drove the first spike by donating the property, close to the school, so that all school children would see and memorize those three words "Lest We Forget" worked in stone in front of the memorial property. The grand opening was held on July 5, 1921 and the dedication of the plaque of names of those who fell and "sleep in Flanders fields" as McCrea so aptly put it. The main speaker for the event was Sir James A.M. Aikins the Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba and the Honourary Colonel of the 90th Winnipeg Rifles.
 
As part of the Annual Service held every year on the first Sunday in July children present a floral tribute onto two white wooden cross's in commemoration of the sacrifice of the thirty young men who, in two world wars, gave their lives for freedom. Some of the children now participating are in the fourth and fifth generation of their families to do so. 
 
In  1992 the Province of Manitoba designated the Memorial Park as a Provincial Heritage Site. Darlingford community continues its strong support, both financially and with volunteer work to ensure the park is well taken care of.
 
 

Legend
(D) - Darlingford
(M) -  Manitou
 (L) -  La Riviere
 (R) -  Rural