Negrych Pioneer Homestead

Negrych Pioneer Homestead

Experience a fascinating glimpse into a traditional way of life. The Negrych Pioneer Homestead is believed to be the only complete Ukrainian homestead still in existence, and is now a National Historic Site. Located near Gilbert Plains, Manitoba, it was built between 1897 and 1910 by Wasyl and Anna Negrych and was still run according to traditional practice until two of the children’s deaths in the 1980s. They never introduced electricity, sewer or telephone lines.

Built in the style of Ukraine’s Carpathian Mountain region, the site features an extremely rare Canadian example of a traditional long-shingle Eastern-European style roof, and the 1908 bunkhouse contains a handmade clay oven (or peech).

Open for tours July and August, or anytime by appointment. Located on Mile 156 North, off of Provincial Road 274.