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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Sandilands Forest Discovery Centre (Sandilands Provincial Forest, RM of Reynolds)

In 1957, the Sandilands Forest Discovery Centre was established by Alan Beaven and the Manitoba Forestry Association near the Pineland Forest Nursery in the Rural Municipality of Reynolds. It provides educational programming in forest conservation. Among the buildings on the site is a museum building, a restored ranger station built in 1926 by the Dominion Forest Service, a short forest observation tower, a suspension bridge over the Whitemouth River, and the Tree Planting Car.

The facility is now operated on an appointment basis, and arrangements can be made through the Manitoba Forestry Association at 204-453-3182.

Manitoba Forestry Association Museum

Manitoba Forestry Association Museum (September 2019)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Tree Planting Car

Tree Planting Car (September 2019)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Restored ranger cabin

Restored ranger cabin (September 2019)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Beaven Suspension Bridge over the Whitemouth River

Beaven Suspension Bridge over the Whitemouth River (May 2018)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.62951, W95.91788
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Manitoba Organization: Manitoba Forestry Association

Memorable Manitobans: Alan Butler Beaven (1903-1988)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Interlake Forest Centre (RM of Fisher)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Abandoned Manitoba


We thank George Penner for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 28 May 2022

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