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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Canadian Pacific Railway Station / Riverton Transportation and Heritage Centre (Main Street NE, Riverton, Municipality of Bifrost-Riverton)

This museum in Riverton, in the Municipality of Bifrost-Riverton, was established in September 2000 in the former Riverton station on the CPR Winnipeg Beach Subdivision, the final stop on the line from southern Manitoba. Nearby is a large statue of a moose, sculpted by Grant McLaughlin of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, and erected on the site in June 2007. It was named “Lundi” (Icelandic for “grove of trees”) for the former name of the original settlement on the east side of the Icelandic River. Its name changed to Riverton with the coming of the railway.

Former Canadian Pacific Railway station at Riverton before restoration

Former Canadian Pacific Railway station at Riverton before restoration (June 1997)
Source: George Penner

Former Canadian Pacific Railway station at Riverton

Former Canadian Pacific Railway station at Riverton (May 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Riverton Transportation and Heritage Centre

Riverton Transportation and Heritage Centre (October 2019)
Source: Rose Kuzina

“Lundi Moose” near Riverton Museum

“Lundi Moose” near Riverton Museum (May 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.99808, W96.99725
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Railway Stations

Sources:

Riverton Transportation & Heritage Center, Village of Riverton.

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

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 26 March 2020

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