Manitou, Manitoba

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Manitou
St. Andrew's United Church in Manitou, constructed in 1901.
St. Andrew's United Church in Manitou, constructed in 1901.
Manitou is located in Manitoba
Manitou
Manitou
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
Government
 • MP Candice Hoeppner
 • MLA Blaine Pedersen
Population (2011 Census[1])
 • Total 808
 • Density 275/km2 (710/sq mi)
Time zone CST (UTC−6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC−5)
Postal Code R0G 1G0
Area code(s) 204
NTS Map 062G02
GNBC Code GBSLG
Website Municipality of Pembina

Manitou is an unincorporated urban community in the Municipality of Pembina within the Canadian province of Manitoba that held town status prior to January 1, 2015. The Boundary Trail Railway is based in Manitou.

Demographics[edit]

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 St. Leon Wind Farm, the largest wind farm in Manitoba and one of the largest in Canada.[2]

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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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada and census subdivisions (municipalities), 2011 and 2006 censuses - 100% data". Statistics Canada, 2011 Census of Population. Retrieved 2016-10-29. 
  2. ^ Manitoba Hydro (2011). "St. Leon Wind Farm" (PDF). Retrieved January 15, 2013.