The corner of Manitoba bordering North Dakota and Saskatchewan is called the Southwest region. The pocket of communities located here offers a wide range of fun activities for the whole family to enjoy. When making your summer plans, don’t forget the ever active Southwest region. Brandon, Virden, Boissevain, Souris and Melita have a lot to offer you and your family as a great destination.
If you are interested in seeing the wonders and greatness of nature, there is no better place. Here we have the Spruce Woods and Turtle Mountain Provincial Parks as well as Lake Metigoshe near the American border. All of these fantastic parks provide scenic trails, swimming and good old-fashioned camping. No trip to the Southwest would be complete without stopping at the International Peace Garden. There you will see one-of-a-kind scenic attractions including floral displays, marine fossils, the 9/11 Memorial site and the Peace Chapel and Tower.
Many of the communities in this region have historical sites and museums to see. Whether you want to see Newcomb’s Hollow where the West Mounted Police Cavalcade rested as they traveled westward or the Antique Automobile Museum, there are countless heritage and cultural options for you to enjoy.
On your next vacation, come see the wonders of the Southwest.
(note: thanks to the South West summer student for this post)