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Boissevain is a small town of around 1,500 people (2016) in the Prairie Mountain region of Manitoba.

Understand[edit]

Map of Boissevain

Boissevain is an unincorporated urban community in Manitoba near the North Dakota border that held town status prior to 2015. It is located within the Municipality of Boissevain – Morton. It is notable for its proximity to the International Peace Garden, a short drive south on Highway 10. The community also displays a number of wall murals as a tourist attraction. The community was named after Adolphe Boissevain who helped finance the Canadian Pacific Railway. Boissevain, not far from Turtle Mountain and Turtle Mountain Provincial Park, also formerly hosted the "International Turtle Derby", a turtle race, each summer.

Get in[edit]

Boissevain is less than an hour south for Brandon and 3 hours southwest of Winnipeg. It is 20 minutes north of the International Peace Garden Border Crossing, a 24-hour port of entry which connects to the United States and becomes U.S. Route 281.

Get around[edit]

Walk or drive.

See[edit]

Tommy the Turtle
  • 1 Tommy the Turtle, 298 Mountain St (PTH 10 & Mountain St). 28-foot-tall, 10,000-lb western painted turtle that serves as an icon for both the Turtle Derby and the community as a whole. Three small museums are next to the statue. Tommy the Turtle (Q105758535) on Wikidata
International Peace Garden
  • 2 International Peace Garden (20 min S of Boissevain along the Canada-US border), +1 204-534-2510, toll-free: +1-888-432-6733, . A 3.65 sq mi (9.5 km2) park located adjacent to the International Peace Garden Border Crossing along the Canada–United States border. It was established on July 14, 1932, as a symbol of the peaceful relationship between the two countries. Visitors from either country can enter the park without passing through customs, and may move throughout the park (crossing the international boundary at will) without restriction. However, the border crossing stations for Canada and the U.S. are located on the roads just north and south (respectively) of the access to the garden, requiring all visitors – including those returning to the country from which they arrived – to go through the immigration procedures of their destination country upon leaving the garden. International Peace Garden (Q1666801) on Wikidata International Peace Garden on Wikipedia
  • 3 Beckoning Hills Museum, 425 Mill Road, +1 204-534-6813, . May-Sept: Daily 1-5PM.
  • Outdoor Art Gallery. 20 professionally painted murals depicting the community's history.

Do[edit]

  • 1 Boissevain Golf Club, PTH 10 (3 min S of Boissevain), +1 204-534-2365.
  • 2 Turtle Mountain Provincial Park (21 km (13 mi) S of Boissevain). Activities include camping; a trail system used for biking, hiking, and horseback riding; various beaches, playground, and picnic areas for recreational use. Turtle Mountain Provincial Park (Q7856436) on Wikidata Turtle Mountain Provincial Park on Wikipedia

Buy[edit]

  • The Hand Crafter, 298 South Railway St, +1 204-534-2449. Antique dealer.

Eat[edit]

  • Busy B Drive In, PTH 10 & Caranton Rd, +1 204-534-2226. Daily 11AM-9PM.
  • Choy's Restaurant, 558 Stephen St, +1 204-534-6257. Daily 11AM-9PM.

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Go next[edit]

Routes through Boissevain
Val MarieEstevan ← becomes Saskatchewan Highway 18 (jct).svg  W Manitoba Highway 3.svg E  KillarneyMorden/Winkler
DauphinBrandon ← Jct W Manitoba Highway 2.svg E   N Manitoba Highway 10.svg S  Aiga immigration.svg → becomes US 281.svgDunseithChurchs Ferry


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