Gateway to northern adventure
Mafeking is located on the northern tip of the Swan River Valley. Huge stocks of boreal forests, lush vegetation, pristine lakes and rivers make up the landscape in this area. Although the population is shrinking like many other small towns in Manitoba, Community spirit is not.
The area is known for its scenic snowmobile and quad trails, hunting and fishing areas. Mafeking is now known for the Mafeking Community Center Quad Derby and Music Fest, Mafeking Heritage Site; the former St. Margaret’s Anglican Church and many other new events that have recently been initiated. (See Events Calendar) The area in and around Mafeking now has many Geocaching sites where the old school houses were located. To find these locations check http://www.geocaching.com to find co-ordinates for these sites. A GPS is need for this. An explanation of Geocaching is explained on this site. It is a world wide experience and something that can be done with the whole family. These caches can be located by car, walking, ATV’s or snowmobiles.
Only short distances from Mafeking are stunning forests, lakes and mountain trails that may be one of the best kept secrets in Canada. The lakes and streams are filled with Trout, Walleye and Northern Pike. Mafeking, known to hunters throughout Canada and the USA, is possibly one of the best natural hunting spots in the world.
To visit Mafeking drive north from Swan River on Highway #10 for approximately 75 km/45 miles or south 160 km /100 miles from The Pas.
For more information on Mafeking contact the RM of Mountain Office 1-204-236-4222.