|Pine River |
Trout Capital of Manitoba
Pine River 1906-2006 - Settlement of Western Canada picked up momentum after the completion of the transcontinental Canadian Pacific Railway in 1885. Settlement in west-central Manitoba also quickly followed the building of the Canadian Northern Railway. This railway reached Dauphin in 1896, passing through Pine River in 1898, and reaching Swan River in 1899. The completion of the Colonization Trail in 1897, later known as Highway #6 and today as P.T.H. #10 also opened up this area for settlement. This led to building of towns for every ten miles of track -Valley River, Sifton, Ukraina, Ethelbert, Garland, Pine River, Sclater, Cowan, Renwer, Minitonas, and Swan River. At that time, ten miles was the distance that a farmer could efficiently transport his grain by horse and wagon.
For more information on Pine River contact the RM of Mountain office at 1-204-236-4222