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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Waubeesh Town Site (Municipality of Boissevain-Morton)

The community of Waubeesh, located south of Whitewater Lake in what would become the Municipality of Boissevain-Morton, thrived while Turtle Mountain City less than a mile to the south waned. Established by Dutch settler John Albertus Brondgeest (1845-1887), as of 1884 Waubeesh was a main commercial centre in this region, along with Old Deloraine. When the Canadian Pacific Railway arrived less than two years later, it ran one and a half mile to the north of Waubeesh and doomed the nascent village and created instead the village of Whitewater.

Waubeesh Town Site

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.19006, W100.24465
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Turtle Mountain City (Municipality of Boissevain-Morton)


Geographic Names of Manitoba, Manitoba Conservation, 2000.

“History corrected,” Winnipeg Free Press, 17 August 2007, page 12.

Waubeesh, Turtle Mountain - Souris Plains Heritage Association.

We thank Dana Armitage for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 12 April 2020

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