Manitoba Trans-Canada Highway information

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Why Visit Manitoba?

Manitoba is the heart of the West. Its where the Hudson's Bay Company and the North West Company both started fur trading with the First Nations, and The Forks are important to this day, as the beginning of the city of Winnipeg, now the province's largest city.

Here is the route of the Trans-Canada Highway from east to west:

Steinbach is the Longitudinal Centre of Canada You enter the province from the Ontario border and pass through Whiteshell Provincial Park. This huge park offers wonderful recreation, including camping, hiking, and swimming, and is the last remnant of the Canadian Shield this far south.

Further west the prairies appear, the route leads into Sandlands Provincial Park. Just east of Winnipeg, don't miss Steinbach with its museum of German Mennonite settlement history & culture.

The Red River passes through Winnipeg Winnipeg is a multicultural city on the banks of the Red River, with a thriving cultural scene, and lots of fine restaurants. It is a major manufacturing hub for both trucking & farm machinery, as well as for the fashion industry, and is a major regional ground and air transportation hub.

Riding Mountain National Park in western Manitoba For a diversion, take highway 59 leads north to the southern edge of Lake Winnipeg, with several resort areas.

Map of Manitoba's stretch of the Trans-Canada Highway
Wheatfields, west of Brandon

West of Winnipeg, just past Portage la Prairie, at Brandon the Trans-Canada splits, with the main southern route heading west along #1 through Regina, Calgary and Vancouver. If you're taking the main / southern route, take route 10 south and visit Turtle Mountain Provincial Park and the International Peace Garden.

Yellowhead Route

Riding Mountain National Park in western Manitoba The northern route, along #16 is called the Yellowhead Highway, and takes you through Neepawa, Minnedosa, Shoal Lake, and Russell in Manitoba, and on to Yorkton, Saskatoon, Edmonton and Prince Rupert.

If you travel the Yellowhead route, check out Riding Mountain National Park in the western part of the province, just 22 miles north of the highway, via scenic route 10.

From this point west, the Yellowhead continues through important communities like Saskatoon, Edmonton, Prince George, and Prince Rupert, which lies on the Pacific Ocean.

History of the Trans-Canada highway

Manitoba Trans-Canada History

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Trans-Canada Highway Website Features for Manitoba:

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Manitoba Highway Features & Points of Interest

Cities to Visit

Here are some featured Manitoba cities & towns along or near the Trans Canada Highway:

Winnipeg, Manitoba Travel InformationWinnipeg, Manitoba Travel Information

MB: Winnipeg is the retail centre and grain-trading centre for western Canada, since the early days of the Hudson^s Bay Company, and its old Exchange District is often used as a Hollywood film set.

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Routes & Itineraries

Here are some featured itineraries of Manitoba segments of the Trans Canada Highway:

Manitoba: Manitoba #1 and the Ontario #17 between Winnipeg, Manitoba and Kenora, OntarioManitoba: Manitoba #1 and the Ontario #17 between Winnipeg, Manitoba and Kenora, Ontario

MB: Here is the itinerary for the 207 km along the Manitoba #1 and the Ontario #17 between Winnipeg, Manitoba and Kenora, Ontario:, via Falcon Lake

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Manitoba: Highway #1 between Brandon and Winnipeg, ManitobaManitoba: Highway #1 between Brandon and Winnipeg, Manitoba

MB: Here is the itinerary for the 219 km along Highway #1 between Brandon and Winnipeg, Manitoba, via Portage la Prairie

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