Gladstone is a small town located in Manitoba on the Yellowhead Highway #16, about 65 km northwest of Portage la Prairie. The town was first settled in the late 1800s, and its development was driven by the expansion of the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) through the area.
Gladstone is a thriving community with a population of approximately 2,000 people. The town has several parks, and recreational facilities that include a golf course, an outdoor pool, and a community hall. Its economy is still primarily based on agriculture and manufacturing.
In 1882, the Candian Pacific Railway established a station and a small settlement near present-day Gladstone. The town was named after William Ewart Gladstone, then the British Prime Minister. The town attracterd many settlers to the area building its agricutural base, and the town quickly grew as a result of the railway, and by 1884, it had a post office, a school, and several businesses. In 1890, Gladstone was incorporated as a village, and in 1905, it became a town.
In 1921, a major fire destroyed a large portion of the town’s business district. However, the town was quickly rebuilt, and many of the buildings that were built aftert the fire still stand today. Over the 1900s, Gladstone continued to grow. The town soon had new schools, a hospital, and a community center. In the 1960s, the town’s economy began to shift towards manufacturing, with the establishment of several factories and mills.
Gladstone and District Golf Club
204 Railway Ave W, Gladstone, MB R0J 0T0
This 9-hole golf course n the town of Gladstone is open to the public. It features scenic views of the surrounding countryside and has a mix of challenging holes.
Gladstone Nature Park
27264 Road 76N, Gladstone, MB R0J 0T0
The park is known for its beautiful scenery and abundant wildlife. This park is located just outside of Gladstone and features several kilometers of hiking trails, a picnic area, and a playground.
79 Morris Ave E, Gladstone, MB R0J 0T0
The Gladstone Museum is in the town’s former CNR station and features exhibits on the history of Gladstone and the surrounding area. The museum is open during the summer months and is staffed by volunteers.
Gladstone Community Pool
12th St S, Gladstone, MB R0J 0T0
The Gladstone Community Pool is a seasonal outdoor pool located in the town of Gladstone. The pool is open to the public and features a waterslide, diving board, and other water features.