Historic Sites of Manitoba: Union Bank Building / Royal Bank Building (121 Broadway Street South, Crystal City, Municipality of Louise)

This two-storey brick building at the northeast corner of Crystal Avenue and Broadway Street South in Crystal City, in the Municipality of Louise, was built in 1918 as a branch of the Union Bank of Canada. In 1925, when the bank merged with the Royal Bank of Canada, it continued as a branch until March 1975 when the bank built a new building in town.

Former Royal Bank Building at Crystal City

Former Royal Bank Building at Crystal City (February 2020)
Source: George Penner

Former Royal Bank Building at Crystal City

Former Royal Bank Building at Crystal City (June 2023)
Source: Jordan Makichuk

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.14603, W98.95064
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Manitoba Business: Union Bank of Canada

Manitoba Business: Royal Bank of Canada


Prairie Pride Land, Looking Back: Rural Municipality of Louise: Pilot Mound, Crystal City, Clearwater by Louise History Book Committee, 1998, page 39.

This page was prepared by George Penner and Jordan Makichuk.

Page revised: 23 June 2023

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