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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Log Cabin Tourist Centre (Main Street, Manitou, Municipality of Pembina)

This 1884 log cabin is rare because it has two storeys. After its use by the Canadian Pacific Railway, it became a private family dwelling located behind the Manitou Post Office and, throughout the years, it was covered with a variety of sidings. A few years ago, it was to be demolished when the owner noticed that, under the layers of siding, it was completely made of logs. In 2002, it was moved to its current location and, the next year, was declared a Municipal Heritage Building.

The cabin has been restored by volunteers, supported financially by the Thomas Sill Foundation, Department of Culture, Heritage and Tourism, Agassiz Credit Union, Heartland Community Futures, and local businesses and citizens. It is used as a Tourism Centre for the Municipality of Pembina and is furnished with period pieces.

It is opened seasonally and further information may be obtained at 204-242-2765.

Log Cabin Tourist Centre at Manitou

Log Cabin Tourist Centre at Manitou (2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.23703, W98.54175
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Municipally Designated Historic Sites

Log Cabin, Manitoba Historic Resources Branch


We thank Bette Mueller for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Ed Grassick and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 30 June 2019

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