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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Hidden Valley Wildlife Sanctuary (RM of Dauphin)

A monument beside the Valley River in the Rural Municipality of Dauphin commemorates a 35-acre nature sanctuary developed over a period of 24 years by conservationist Roy Gordon Mitchell. On 20 October 1986, in declining health, he donated the land to the Manitoba Wildlife Federation. The monument was erected by the Dauphin Game and Fish Association.

Hidden Valley Wildlife Sanctuary commemorative monument

Hidden Valley Wildlife Sanctuary commemorative monument (September 2015)
Source: Alan Mason

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N51.27149, W100.01937
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Roy Gordon Mitchell (1916-1994)


“A sanctuary forever,” Dauphin Herald, 14 October 1986, page 13.

“One final look,” Dauphin Herald, 7 November 1989, page A10.

This page was prepared by Alan Mason and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 11 May 2021

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