Historic Sites of Manitoba: Trans-Canada Garage (Whitemouth, RM of Whitemouth)

Until the mid-1950s, Highway 44 which runs through the Whitemouth, in the Rural Municipality of Whitemouth, served as the original Trans-Canada Highway. The Trans-Canada Garage is the last of four service stations that operated at Whitemouth during the 1950s that still appears much like it did at that time. Built in the early 1930s by John Buss, his son Norman took over the operation in 1960 and operated it until the business was closed in 1997.

Trans-Canada Garage

Trans-Canada Garage (late 1940s)
Source: Sharon Stockes

Trans-Canada Garage

Trans-Canada Garage (June 1990)
Source: George Penner

The former Trans-Canada Garage

The former Trans-Canada Garage (July 2023)
Source: Jordan Makichuk

Site Location (lat/long): N49.95507, W95.98136
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Trans-Canada Highway Monument (Eastern Manitoba)


We thank Sharon Stockes and Jordan Makichuk for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by George Penner.

Page revised: 19 July 2023

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