|— Town —|
|Village of Winnipegosis|
|Nickname(s): Little Muddy Water
|Established,||January 6, 1915|
|• Village Mayor||Dan Brown|
|• Governing Body||Village of Winnipegosis Council|
|• MPs||Robert Sopuck (CPC)|
|Population (2011 Census)|
|Time zone||CST (UTC−6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC−5)|
|Area code(s)||(204) 656-|
|Website||Village of Winnipegosis|
Winnipegosis is a small community in western-central Manitoba, Canada, with a rich history in early settler-era fur trade and 1900s timber and fishing industries. Winnipegosis is bordered by the Rural Municipality of Mossey River along with Lake Winnipegosis and the Mossey River.
The name "Winnipegosis" comes from the Cree word meaning “Little Muddy Water”, a diminutive of Winnipeg, which means "Muddy Water". The Winnipegosis area was the site of the original Fort Dauphin, constructed by descendants of the French explorer family LaVerendrye, in the late 1700s. The village was incorporated as a municipality on January 6, 1915. It has since experienced economic recessions and growths. Winnipegosis has a population of 647., a 3% increase since 2006
Winnipegosis has a selected economy with restaurants, museums, gas stations, financial institutions, grocery stores, hair dressers, along with a pharmacy, nine-hole golf course and hardware store. The village also has a Royal Canadian Mounted Police detachment, a volunteer fire department, and ambulance service.
The area is a popular place for hunting and fishing. American black bear hunting is a growing industry in the Winnipegosis area and with its proximity to Lake Winnipegosis and many small surrounding lakes, it is a haven for migratory game birds and attracts many ducks and geese. There is both commercial and recreational fishing, as there are walleye and an assortment of other Manitoba freshwater fish.
||Swan River||Lake Winnipegosis||Lake Winnipegosis|
|Duck Mountain Provincial Park||Lake Winnipegosis|
|Gilbert Plains||Dauphin||Dauphin Lake|
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