Myers House/The Castle,Minnedosa, Manitoba

Municipal Landmark Sites

Cover of War Memorial Project Manitoba’s small towns and rural communities have been very active in identifying significant local architectural treasures, those sites that help define a community’s history and suggest the wealth of this province’s architectural past.

Nearly 400 historic buildings and sites have been formally designated, and thus legally protected, as Municipal Heritage Sites. The province’s Historic Resources Branch maintains an on-line register of all these sites (please note, this list does not include sites protected by the City of Winnipeg). Heritage Manitoba recommends readers visit this rich resource to learn more about Manitoba’s fascinating municipal heritage: http://www.gov.mb.ca/chc/hrb/mun/index.html

All of these sites are also listed on another on-line resource, the Canadian Register of Historic Places. Each Manitoba entry on this site contains slightly different information than the Historic Resources Branch’s website listing, so it is worth consulting the Canadian Register as well: http://www.historicplaces.ca/en/pages/register-repertoire.aspx

Some of Manitoba’s small towns and rural communities have also been involved in a pan-Manitoba initiative called Special Places. Developed by the province’s Historic Resources Branch, this important project has ensured that Manitoba communities have the tools and resources to undertake comprehensive and detailed building inventories, rigorous analysis and assessment programs, and then ultimately the selection of a handful of each community’s most important heritage buildings and sites. The tools and guides for this project are featured on this website in Collect the Facts/Model Projects.

The following communities have completed a Special Places project – that is, they have finalized all stages, especially the final aspect, the development of a short list of notable sites and the creation of a Heritage Value Statement for each short-listed building. Heritage Value Statements are concise descriptions of the key reasons for a building’s value to the community.

Click on each community entry below to explore the local listing of Special Places sites.

  • Baldur (Town) and Argyle (Rural Municipality)
    (2 MB, 19 pages, prepared by the Baldur-Argyle Heritage Committee, English)
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  • Birtle (Town)
    (2.1 MB, 14 pages, prepared by the Birtle Heritage Committee, English)
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  • Boissevain (Town)
    (8.7 MB, 13 pages, prepared by the Boissevain Heritage Group, English
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  • Carberry (Town)
    (1.8 MB, 19 pages, prepared by the Carberry Municipal Heritage Advisory Committee, English)
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  • Cypress Planning District (Town of Glenboro, Rural Municipalities of North Cypress and South Cypress)
    (2 MB, 17 pages, prepared by the Cypress Planning District Heritage Group, English)
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  • De Salaberry (Rural Municipality) and St. Pierre (Town)
    (1.7 MB, 13 pages, prepared by the De Salaberry/St. Pierre Heritage Group, English and French)
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  • Dunnottar (Village)
    (2 MB, 11 pages, prepared by the Dunnottar Heritage Group, English)
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  • Gimli (Rural Municipality)
    (10 MB, 22 pages, prepared by the Gimli Municipal Heritage Advisory Committee, English)
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  • Gladstone (Town)
    (7 MB, 14 pages, prepared by the Gladstone Heritage Group, English)
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  • Grand Marais (Village)
    (2.7 MB, 12 pages, prepared by the Grand Marais Heritage Committee, English)
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  • Hartney (Town)
    (1.4 MB, 13 pages, prepared by the Hartney Heritage Group, English)
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  • Manitou (Town) and Pembina (Rural Municipality)
    (2 MB, 20 pages, prepared by the Pembina-Manitou Tourism and Heritage Committee, English)
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  • Melita (Town)
    (1.9 MB, 14 pages, prepared by the Melita Heritage Group, English)
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  • Morris (Rural Municipality)
    (4.1 MB, 10 pages, prepared by the RM of Morris Heritage Group, English)
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  • Portage la Prairie (City/Commercial Sites)
    (1.7 MB, 11 pages, prepared by the Portage la Prairie Municipal Heritage Advisory Committee, English)
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  • Rivers (Town) and Daly (Rural Municipality)
    (1.4 MB, 12 pages, prepared by the Rivers-Daly Heritage Group, English)
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  • The Pas (Town/City)
    (1.2 MB, 10 pages, prepared by the Sam Waller Museum Building Subcommittee, English)
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  • Winnipeg Beach (Town)
    (1.5 MB, 10 pages, prepared by the Winnipeg Beach Heritage Group, English)
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