RM of Mountain
The Rural Municipality of Mountain is located in the western portion of Central Manitoba, bordering the Porcupine and Duck Mountains. The municipality is 2607 square kilometers and split into two regions, Mountain North and Mountain South. It is the fourth largest municipality in Manitoba. Mountain North is the northernmost municipality in the Parkland, and the second northernmost municipality in Manitoba. Mountain North shares part of its eastern boundary with the scenic shore of Swan Lake. The R.M. is easily accessible by Provincial Trunk Highways (PTH) 10, 20 & 77 and Provincial Roads 266, 268, 271, 365 and 489. PTH 10 provides a direct access route to the United States, making the RM of Mountain easily connected to markets in the southern portion of Manitoba and the United States. Mafeking, Bellsite, Novra, Birch River, and part of Lenswood create Mountain North and Cowan, Sclater, Pine River and Pulp River compose Mountain South. The population is 1336; most inhabitants are primarily engaged in agriculture, tourism and logging operations. There's an assortment of other business and services available with plenty of room for new business and industry to develop. Recreational activities are enjoyed year round, in winter: ice fishing and groomed snow mobile trails cover our RM. In summer: camping, geo-caching, fishing, quading and boating plus many other unique activities for each season. There are festivals, derbies and annual community celebrations; all listed in the events calendar pages of this guide.
Cool lakes, rushing rivers, dense green forests, sundry marshes and farm land lend to the grandeur of this extensive region. Home to elk, deer, black bear, moose and other magnificent wildlife, it's a great place to explore. Within the R.M. of Mountain boundaries is the largest number of Outfitters for non-resident whitetail deer and black bear hunting in the province of Manitoba. The RM of Mountain area offers great fishing and hunting opportunities. Pine River is the Trout Capital of Manitoba. Fishing and hunting in the RM of Mountain is exciting for beginners and experts. With a wide variety of places to fish and hunt, you will want to know about the area and what it has to offer before you take off for the day. Before your journey begins you'll need to ensure you have a Manitoba fishing or hunting license. You can apply for a license at various locations throughout the region. Once you have your license, its time to decide where to go. Those that fish or hunt enjoy the RM of Mountain area because of the diversity of hunting and fishing settings.
Long days in the summer provide a myriad of lush vegetation. The beautiful landscape grows many types of berries, mushrooms, herbs and nuts. Many of the RM residents pick and preserve the sweet fruits of nature. You haven't experience nature to the fullest until you come to our area and pick the blueberries, pin cherry, cranberry, choke cherry, sand cherry, saskatoon, goose berry; plus other exceptional, native plant life. Cowan is the Blueberry Capital of Manitoba.
The cultural landscape of the R.M. of Mountain is varied and rich in heritage with settlers, in the early 1900's, coming from Eastern and Western Europe. With the railroad's coming in the early part of the century, logs and lumber were shipped from the mills at the base of the Porcupine and Duck Mountains as settlers poured in building farms, schools, churches and towns. The fur trade at the time was also rich in its heritage, provided by a wealth of animal life in our forested land, vast swamps and waterways. Commercial fishing provided another building block in the early part of the Twentieth Century and perseveres today. Remnants of this era can be found throughout the RM of Mountain area.
Come experience our wonderful land, great place to visit, live and develop a prosperous future. Be sure to bring your camera to capture the beauty of the R.M. of Mountain.
For more information on the RM of Mountain contact the RM of Mountain office at 1-204-236-4222.