Museums & Heritage


Fort Dauphin Museum

The Fort Dauphin Museum examines life in the Parkland from prehistoric life, the lives of Aboriginal peoples, through the arrival of explorers and the fur trade, the birth of the Métis people and early pioneer settlers. An impressive wooden palisade, reminiscent of an 18th century fur trade post, protects the museum. The site features several… Read more »

Dauphin Rail Museum & CNR Station

Housed in the magnificent brick Canadian Northern Railway Station built in 1912, the Dauphin Rail Museum contains artifacts, pictures and archival material related to 100 years of railway service in the region. Next to an active CN and VIA line, the museum houses a model railroad depicting Dauphin’s rail facilities in 1954. A PSC caboose… Read more »

Lt. Col. W.G. Barker V.C. & WWII Training Sites

Lt. Col. W.G. Barker V.C. – The pride of Dauphin, Lieutenant-Colonel W. (Billy) G. Barker V. C. is known as one of Canada’s most celebrated heroes of World War I. Gallantly serving as an ace pilot, Barker’s reputation gained him international prominence. William George Barker was born November 3, 1894 in Dauphin. Following basic military… Read more »

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… Read more »

Selo Ukraina Heritage & Festival Site

Selo Ukraina Heritage Village Dedicated to promoting the awareness and preservation of Ukrainian heritage and culture, this picture perfect site sweeps visitors back to a time long gone. The Ukrainian Heritage Village living museum depicts a pioneer crossroads settlement of the prairies between 1896 and 1925. The village consists of 3 pioneer homes, several farm buildings,… Read more »

The Watson Art Centre

The WAC is now a designated heritage site with the Province of Manitoba and the City of Dauphin, ensuring its historic character is maintained.  The WAC is financed by Manitoba Cultural Heritage & Tourism, the City of Dauphin, rental income, memberships and various fund-raising programs. Visit us Monday – Friday, 12- 5pm and give us… Read more »

Trembowla Cross of Freedom

Want to learn to bake bread in a peech, make borscht, or thatch a roof? You can do all three at Trembowla by booking your group experience through Dauphin Experiences at Trembowla. This tranquil National and Provincial Heritage Site lies just 20 minutes north of Dauphin, but it will take you back over a century… Read more »

Ukrainian Catholic Church of the Resurrection

The structure will catch your attention, but the story will capture your imagination about the life of Dauphin’s early Ukrainian residents. Constructed between 1936 and 1939 by volunteers during the peak of the Depression, this beautiful Kievan style chuch was designed by the one of the greatest church builders of Canada, Father Philip Ruh. The… Read more »