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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Canadian National Railway Station / Dauphin Rail Museum (101 First Street NW, Dauphin)

The former Canadian Northern Railway (CNR) station at Dauphin is an attractive Chateau style station with an eclectic flair formed of a pyramidal-roofed three-storey centre block flanked by equal two-storey wings under a gabled roof and then a one-storey hipped roofed wings with broad eaves. Located at 101 First Avenue beside the CNR Park, its distinctive layered roofline and pyramid-capped tower are easily seen from Dauphin’s Main Street. The building is a provincially-designated historic site and a plaque nearby was unveiled in 2001 by the Manitoba Heritage Council.

The museum is housed in the east end of the station in the former baggage room. Office space is rented on the first, second, and third floors. Community and cultural events are held on the lawn. For museum hours and contact information, visit

Dauphin Railway Station

Dauphin Rail Museum (May 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N51.15043, W100.05164
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Provincially Designated Historic Sites

Dauphin Rail Museum


Dauphin Canadian Northern Railway Station, Manitoba Historic Resources Branch

This page was prepared by Tim Worth, Christian Cassidy, and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 26 November 2017

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