Ochre River, Manitoba

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Ochre River is an unincorporated community recognized as a local urban district[1] in the Canadian province of Manitoba approximately halfway between Dauphin and Ste. Rose du Lac. The community has a post office, hotel, school, community centre, and a municipality office. It lies in the similarly named Rural Municipality of Ochre River.

It was founded by Sir Douglas Thompson (May 12, 1854 - March 23, 1938) in 1893 as a farming community. Many of the buildings survived.

Ochre River railway station is served by Via Rail.

There is also a river with a biking trail beside it, or right off the train tracks a few feet down. The community holds an annual festival called "Country Daze"


  1. ^ "Local Urban Districts Regulation". Government of Manitoba. April 23, 2016. Retrieved April 24, 2016. 

Coordinates: 51°03′44″N 99°46′48″W / 51.06222°N 99.78000°W / 51.06222; -99.78000