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Souris is a small town of around 1,900 people (2016) in the Prairie Mountain region of Manitoba, Canada.


Map of Souris (Manitoba)

Souris is an unincorporated urban community in the Municipality of Souris – Glenwood that held town status prior to January 1, 2015. It is located within the municipality along the Souris River, from which it takes its name. The community is home to Canada's longest historic cable-stayed footbridge, which spans the Souris River that divides the community.

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Souris is located at the intersection of PTH 2 & PTH 22, 35 minutes southwest of Brandon and 2½ west of Winnipeg.

Get around



Souris Swinging Bridge
Downtown Souris
  • 1 Souris Swinging Bridge. Canada's longest historic cable-stayed footbridge at 177 m (581 ft). It was built in 1904, and was reinforced in 1907, 1961 and again in 1974. The bridge was completely rebuilt after the floods of 1976 and 2011. Souris Swinging Bridge (Q105829339) on Wikidata
  • 2 Hillcrest Museum (Squire Hall), 16 Crescent Avenue W, +1 204-483-2008, . Museum located in a castle-like heritage building overlooking the Souris River.
  • 3 Plum Museum & Visitor Centre, 142 First St S, +1 204-483-5200, +1 204-741-0631. 1883 heritage church building now a museum and visitor information centre.
  • 4 Souris Railway Museum, 156 First St S, +1 204-483-3361.
  • 5 The Town Bell, Crescent Ave W & Second St S. The town's former fire alarm used to sit on top of the town hall, but now it overlooks Victoria Park and rings at noon each day.



The Souris River offers recreational opportunities to boat, water ski, canoe, swim or fish from the banks of the waterway. In winter, the frozen river is also a common venue for snowmobiling. The dock is located in Victoria Park. All river goers need to exercise caution when venturing downstream as there is a dangerous dam located on the east end of town.











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Routes through Souris
WeyburnCarlyle ← becomes  W  E  → Jct N SGlenboroWinnipeg

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