Dunnottar, Manitoba

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Village of Dunnottar
Municipality of Dunnottar
Village of Dunnottar is located in Manitoba
Village of Dunnottar
Village of Dunnottar
Coordinates: 50°27′14″N 96°56′50″W / 50.45389°N 96.94722°W / 50.45389; -96.94722Coordinates: 50°27′14″N 96°56′50″W / 50.45389°N 96.94722°W / 50.45389; -96.94722
Country Canada
Province Manitoba
EstablishedJanuary 1, 1948; 72 years ago (1948-01-01)
 • MayorRichard Gamble
 • MPJames Bezan
 • MLAJeff Wharton
 • Total2.78 km2 (1.07 sq mi)
217 m (712 ft)
 • Total763
 • Density270/km2 (710/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC−6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Postal Code
R0C 2B0
Area code(s)204, 431

Dunnottar is a municipality in the Canadian province of Manitoba. The Municipality — often referred to as the 'Village of Dunnottar' - is located on the shores of Lake Winnipeg, just off Highway 9, south of Winnipeg Beach. The Municipality encompasses the towns of Ponemah, Whytewold, and Matlock. These centres grew around Canadian Pacific Railway stations. It borders the Rural Municipality of St. Andrews, in addition to Lake Winnipeg. It is known for its beaches & many summer residents & visitors.

Overall, the trend is towards increasing numbers of permanent residents.

The 2016 census showed a population of 763 persons.


The Village got its name from Dunnottar Castle in Scotland.[2]

In June 1947 it was announced that the area that became the Village of Dunnottar would have a meeting to create the municipal government. The meeting was held at 177 McDermot Avenue in the city of Winnipeg. Municipal elections were held later that year in November, officially becoming a Village as of January 1, 1948.[2]

In January 1948, Albert J. Smale became Dunnottar's first Mayor. The municipal clerk's office would be located in the Canada Permanent building (298 Garry St.)[3] in Winnipeg.[4]


  1. ^ "2016 Census Profile - Dunnotar". statcan.gc.ca. Ottawa. November 29, 2017. Retrieved December 25, 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Where is Manitoba's Village of Dunnottar?". The Winnipeg Tribune. June 17, 1947. p. 1.
  3. ^ Goldsborough, Gordon; Penner, George (April 1, 2017). "Historic Sites of Manitoba: Canada Permanent Building". Manitoba Historical Society. Retrieved September 12, 2019.
  4. ^ "Three Resorts Join To Form Municipality". Winnipeg Free Press. January 6, 1948. p. 6.

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