Pembina Threshermen’s Museum

Explore ‘Life in the Past Lane’ at the Pembina Threshermen’s Museum in southern Manitoba (Hwy #3 between Winkler & Morden).
Five designated heritage buildings plus many others await your arrival and provide acres of old-fashioned fun as you step back in history and experience life as it was in a pioneer prairie town.
Come for a few hours or stay for the day! Experience any of our many special events throughout the season … or check out our historic village with its sawmill, antique tractors, early 1900s steam engines, old-time General Store, Blacksmith Shop, flour mill and stationary engines. Enjoy the interactive corn grinding, ‘washing’ station, ‘kiddie’ barrel train ride and Kid’s Activity Center.
The Valley Harvest Maids Hall is available to rent throughout the year for weddings, birthdays or other gatherings. Everyone is invited to stop by during the museum’s fundraisers for delicious meals such as perogy dinners and fish fry!
Are you a photographer and need a new location for a photoshoot? Call ahead and schedule some time to snap photos of history or get some great wedding, grad or family pictures!
Any way you look at it … a ton of adventure awaits you, so go to our website at: for geocache coordinates and more details on ALL our family fun events and exciting highlights!
We are open from mid-May to the end of September. The facilities are available in winter by appointment.
Get your Frequent Visitor Card so you can “come play for the day … the PTM way” more often!
“Preserving the Gems of the Past ~ for Those of the Future”

The Manitoba World War 1 Museum

Get a sense of what life was like by walking in a simulated trench network with a no-man’s land. Experience seasonal exhibits with a behind the lines Headquarters and encampment. Visit the Artefact Room to inspect dozens of uniforms and artifacts used by soldiers of the Great War.

Join us August 8, 2021, at A Day in the Trenchesto witness Living History Presenters demonstrate various aspects of the Great War

Open Weekends (June 1 to September 15, 2021)

1200hrs to 1600hrs

Location 3 Miles West of La Riviere

Turn right off Hwy 3 at Rd 58W

One Mile North right at Rd 16N

Located on the premises of the Silver Springs Bed and Breakfast.

Prairie View Elevator Museum

Plum Coulee Prairie View Elevator Museum is a unique venue that has transformed a fading prairie icon into a vibrant centre, promoting culture and preserving the past.

In the past decade, almost all of the wooden grain elevators in the Pembina Valley have disappeared. In 2002, Plum Coulee was very fortunate to procure one of the last elevators constructed in this manner through the generous support of Agricore United. This wooden grain elevator has been transformed into an amazing museum you absolutely have to see! The Prairie View Elevator Museum is a unique and exciting venue that has transformed a fading prairie icon into a vibrant centre preserving the past and promoting education.

Regular Hours:
July & Aug. open Tues. to Sat. 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Off-Season Hours:
Tours by appt. during June and Sept. Call 204-829-3948

Winkler Heritage Museum

The museum has a variety of exhibits including early photographs, children’s toys, quilts, furniture, musical instruments, dishes and school items all with some connection to the area’s history.

Neubergthal Heritage Site

Neubergthal is one of the best-preserved single street Mennonite villages in North America. The village layout and architecture were developed over centuries of Mennonite life in Europe and Russia. Come for a visit, an escorted tour, a self-guided tour.  We also take special requests for other types of tours, rentals, and events. Please call or e-mail us for details on how we can accommodate your group.

Open: Sunday: 2-5 Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Monday: 2-6

Escorted tours: $20 Family Pass (All NHF Buildings), $5/Person Commons Yard, $5/Person Friesen Housebarn,

Visits and Self-Guided Tour are Free

Nellie McClung Heritage Site

The Nellie McClung Heritage Site is temporarily closed in 2020 as we work to construct modern washrooms, connect running water, and complete restoration work on the Log House. Our apologies for the inconvenience. Thanks for your patience and see you next year!


Come visit the only two of Nellie McClung’s homes in Canada that are open to visitors.

In Manitou, Nellie met and married Wes McClung (1896), wrote her Canadian best seller Sowing Seeds in Danny (1908), and launched her national career as a brilliant speaker and champion of women’s and human rights.

Come walk in her footsteps at the Nellie McClung Heritage Site in Manitou, Manitoba – a town she called home for nearly 20 years.

Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre


Our galleries provide a great interpretation of life in the Western Interior Seaway from the late Cretaceous period of earth’s pre history. Our extensive collection of marine reptile fossils is the largest in Canada and is very well represented in our gallery space.


The Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre annually conducts Fossil Dig Adventure Tours for children, families, and earth science enthusiasts of all ages.


The Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre annually conducts Fossil Dig Adventure Tours for children, families, and earth science enthusiasts of all ages.


Our research is conducted in our laboratory and collections room. The collections room contains over 1000 fossil specimens and houses a fossil mold & replication station. The collections room has over 1000 containing around 900 fossils specimens, there are further workstations and a mold and replication workstation. Our volunteer program is a great success and much of our prep work in the lab and fossil replication is conducted by trained volunteers. This is rather unique, but it works very well. The fossil collection is now digitized and uploaded onto the website for perusal by researchers worldwide. We also have numerous scientific journals published with more which are work in progress.


The Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre has created 3 Education Kits for use by teachers in their classrooms. The kits focus on the following topics: Dinosaurs & Evolution, Habitats, Rock & Minerals. Each kit is available for teachers to use. Please contact our Program & Volunteer Coordinator – Yevgeniya Tatarenko (822-3406) or email for more information on this program.

Fort la Reine Museum & Pioneer Village

Admission: Adults: $10, Students and Seniors: $8.00, Children (5-12): $5.00, Family: $25.00, Family Season Pass: $60.00

Regular Hours:
May 12 – August 31: 7 days a week – 10:00 to 5:00 PM

Off Season Hours:
December – April By Appointment Only September – November Thursday to Monday (12:00-4:00pm)

About the Museum:

Dedicated to preserving the heritage of the Canadian Prairies the Fort la Reine Museum is home to 28 unique heritage sites that will leave you breathless. The homes and buildings are designed not only to show the artifacts, but also to illustrate the lifestyle of a prairie community. As well as the life of early pioneers, you can also discover the trials of early frontier entrepreneurs; following along on their journey of trading furs for goods and living away from their families. Browsing through the homes and the many displays therein; it will allow you to appreciate the hardships and joys of the early settlers in the prairie area.

The Fort la Reine Museum’s galleries display thousands of individual artifacts including pre-European contact First Nation’s artifacts to more modern collections including historic fire trucks, an old print shop, Fisher’s general store, the West Prospect school, churches, and hewn log structures, and historic homes. The museum pays homage to the beginnings of Canada’s railway, with historic railcars including the personal railcar of William Van Horne. The museum also offers a superior military collection, and houses the world’s largest indoor collection of Allis Chalmers agricultural tractors and heavy equipment.

Island on the Prairies

Choose your adventure, there’s something for everyone!

At the heart of Portage la Prairie is a little known secret that delights those who dare explore. Enjoy the mysteries of a lake that the river left behind.