Manitou, Manitoba

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Manitou is located in Manitoba
Location of Manitou in Manitoba
Coordinates: 49°14′26″N 98°32′12″W / 49.24056°N 98.53667°W / 49.24056; -98.53667Coordinates: 49°14′26″N 98°32′12″W / 49.24056°N 98.53667°W / 49.24056; -98.53667
Country  Canada
Province  Manitoba
Region Pembina Valley
Census Division No. 4
 • MP Candice Hoeppner
 • MLA Blaine Pedersen
Time zone CST (UTC−6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC−5)
Postal Code R0G 1G0
Area code(s) 204
NTS Map 062G02
Website Former Town of Manitou

Manitou is a former town in southwestern Manitoba, Canada. It is located within the Municipality of Pembina. The Boundary Trail Railway is based out of Manitou.


It had a population of 775 at the time of the 2001 census. Manitou has a weekly newspaper, the Western Canadian. The community's motto is "More Than A Small Town". The community is shaped like a right-angle triangle with PTH 3 forming the base, PR 244 forming the vertical part, and Front Avenue forming the hypotenuse.

Manitou is surrounded by Mennonite communities and is right next to the largest wind farm project in Canada.[citation needed]

Manitou Opera House[edit]

In 2007, Winnipeg folk musician Christine Fellows recorded parts of her album Nevertheless in the Manitou Opera House, a local heritage landmark known for its unique acoustics.

Notable people[edit]

Manitou is known for having been the home of social activist Nellie McClung. Robert Ironside owned and operated businesses in the community starting in the 1880s. Thelma Forbes, a politician, was born and raised in Manitou.

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