Rural Municipality of Springfield

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Birds Hill Provincial Park in northwestern Springfield

Springfield is Manitoba's oldest and largest rural municipality. Established in 1873, Springfield stretches from urban industrial development on the eastern boundary of the City of Winnipeg, through urban, rural residential, agricultural and natural landscapes, to the Agassiz Provincial Forest on the municipality's eastern boundary. Birds Hill Provincial Park nestles into the northwestern corner of Springfield. While farming is still important in the municipality, today many residents are employed in nearby Winnipeg. In the 2011 census the population was 14,069, up 8.3% from 2006. [1]

The Springfield provincial election district includes all of the municipality and parts of adjacent East St. Paul. From 1914 through 1966 a Federal riding was also called "Springfield" with varying boundaries not always coterminous with the municipality. [2]

Centres in Springfield[edit]

Oakbank is the administrative centre of Springfield where the municipal council meets. Other communities include Dugald, Anola, Cooks Creek, Hazelridge and Glass.

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Statistics Canada Web site information for 2011 census
  2. ^ Federal Riding History retrieved 2011 Sept 23

Further reading[edit]

  • Aileen Kraushar et al., Springfield 1st Rural Municipality in Manitoba 1873-1973, Dugald Women's Institute, Dugald Manitoba Canada 1974, ISBN 0-919212-40-9

Coordinates: 49°55′45″N 96°41′38″W / 49.92917°N 96.69389°W / 49.92917; -96.69389