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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Canadian Pacific Railway Station / Arborg Library (492 Main Street, Arborg)

The CPR Arborg Subdivision reached the south side of the Icelandic River in 1910. During the winter of 1911, a trestle bridge was constructed across the river and regular train service to what is now known as the Town of Arborg began, servicing a third-class railway station (built in 1906, according to railway records). After serving the community for over 60 years, the station was closed.

The Village of Arborg purchased the abandoned railway station in 1973. In the fall of the next year, the station was turned 180 degrees and set down on a new foundation at its current location. Purchase of the property from the railway was finalized in 1975. At this time, one half of the main floor housed the Arborg-Bifrost Fire Department and the other half was home to the Arborg branch of the Evergreen Regional Library. An upstairs suite was rented out. In 1982, the library expanded into the entire building and the fire department was relocated. It was designated as a municipal heritage site in 1992.

A park in front of the library is dedicated to Ukrainian, Polish, English and German settlers of the Arborg area.

Former Canadian Pacific Railway station at Arborg

Former Canadian Pacific Railway station at Arborg (September 2017)
Source: George Penner

Former Canadian Pacific Railway station at Arborg

Former Canadian Pacific Railway station at Arborg (June 2019)
Source: Rose Kuzina

Former Canadian Pacific Railway station at Arborg

Former Canadian Pacific Railway station at Arborg (June 2019)
Source: Rose Kuzina

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.90802, W97.21782
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Municipally Designated Historic Sites

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Railway Stations

Sources:

Arborg Canadian Pacific Railway Station (Arborg Library), Manitoba Historic Resources Branch.

We thank Rose Kuzina and George Penner for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 4 July 2020

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