Ishii Japanese Garden
Minnedosa has a sister city, Ishii, Japan, which was initiated to promote friendship and facilitate the mutual understanding of our respective cultures. Visits by delegations have occurred back and forth between the two communities.
A Japanese Garden has been developed in Minnedosa located behind the Minnedosa Regional Library. It was designed by a group of University of Manitoba students, who also put some labour into the project, along with some local volunteers. This garden is a tranquil, relaxing getaway capturing the essence of a traditional Japanese garden.
The garden is open during the same hours as the library. Contact the Town of Minnedosa at 204-867-2727 to arrange access after hours.
The garden is now being maintained by the Minnedosa Horticultural Society.
Take a stroll beside the lake along our flag walk with flags from many provinces and countries. The short trail spans the distance between the Heritage Village and the spillway. Enjoy the views of Lake Minnedosa, fish ladder, spillway, walking trails, bison park & a marsh filled with activity.
Historic Train Engine & Caboose
Located in Tanner’s Crossing Park, on the banks of the Little Saskatchewan River, downtown Minnedosa. The caboose was donated by C.P.R. and placed here by C.P. employee’s in Manitoba’s Centennial year, 1970. During July and August, 2016, this was used this as a Visitor Information Centre.
Longest in Manitoba (over 600 feet). Located directly below the Minnedosa Spillway. 22 pool and riffle structures. Allows various species of fish to travel from Little Saskatchewan River into Minnedosa Lake and further up the chain of lakes. Most action in early spring during spawning season. Fish species include walleye, northern pike and white sucker.
Lions Lookout Tower
Accessed on the gravel road going towards the Minnedosa Cemetery. Provides a spectacular view of Minnedosa Lake, beach and campground, Bison Park, Heritage Village and Rotary Suspension Bridge. Great place to take pictures!
Located along Highway #262 (Beach Road) between downtown Minnedosa and Minnedosa Lake , the park allows visitors to view plains bison from all sides of the fenced compound along the walking trail. Newborn bison calves arrive every spring. Be careful not to feed or approach the fenced-in animals.
There is a parking lot along the highway.
Rest Area Canvasback Duck
Located at the northwest junction of Highway #10 and #16, the highway rest area has restroom facilities, picnic areas, tourism information & overnight parking for trucks.
Standing almost 16 feet in height, is a replica of a canvasback duck, as a reminder that the region is famous for it’s "potholes”, which provide excellent breeding habitat for waterfowl.
Rotary Swinging Bridge
Built by the Minnedosa Rotary Club. Located on the Oxbow Nature Trail and Historic Walking Trail close to the Heritage Village. The bridge crosses the meandering Little Saskatchewan River. Park near the Heritage Village for a brief walk to the bridge and see what wildlife you can spot.
Sherman Army Tank
Located on Main Street behind the cenotaph. Purchased from Camp Shilo and brought to Minnedosa in 1970. Sealed shut to help prevent injuries to children climbing on it. Was recently sandblasted, repainted and the 12th Manitoba Dragoon decal placed on it.
Located northwest of the Main Street railroad crossing. Built in 1910 after a fire destroyed the original station. No access available at this time.