This 5,000 population town is named for its first settler, Alvey Morden. The town grew overnight when the Canadian Pacific Railway arrived in 1882. The town is located on the historic Boundary Commission Trail. The town’s recreational facilities include Lake Minnewasta and Colert Beach, created by the damming of Dead Horse Creek. The town has a brass statue by renowned artist L, and two historical murals painted by local artists
Annual events include Morden Corn & Apple Festival (last weekend in August), Back 40 Music Festival
& Crazy Daze (Late June), Morden Annual Triathlon and Cripple Creek Music Festival (July), Morden Corn and Apple Festival (August) Pembina Thresherman’s Reunion (September)
Morden Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Research Station
Hwy 3 (Stephen) @ Hwy 100
This 254 hectare research station develops new field crops, fruits and ornamental plants.The location was selected because of our long growing season, notably the greatest number of frost free days on the prairies. The research station celebrates spring blossoms with Blossom Week, and operates from May through September. No public tours offered.
Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre
111-B Gilmour Street
Morden, Manitoba R6M 1N9
The Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre has the largest collection of Cretaceous-period marine reptile fossils in Canada. Wind your way through the displays and discover prehistoric marine life forms, such as Mosasaurs, Plesiosaurs etc. Other activities available at the museum include Summer Day Camps, Birthday Parties, Special Workshops, and a Public Palaeontology Program, which allows you to participate in an actual excavation of fossils on the Manitoba Escarpment. Group tours are welcome. Visit www.discoverfossils.com for more information.
Manitoba Baseball Hall of Fame
In the foyer of the Morden Recreation Centre
2nd and Gilmour Streets.
This 1998 facility displays memorabilia special to the teams, players, coaches, officials, and fans of this favourite summer game.
There are displays of memorabilia related to the history of baseball in Manitoba, some dating back to the 1900’s.
Pembina Threshermen’s Museum
BOX 1103, Winkler, MB., R6W 4B2
On Highway 3, east of Morden
Thrill to the power and noise of the steam engines of years gone by. Wander around in settings reminiscent of early pioneer prairie life. On the grounds you will find the Morden CPR Station built in 1905, a traditional Mennonite house, the Roseisle United Church, the Pomeroy School, the Braun log house, a log N.W.M.P. post, and a ‘semlin’, built three feet into the ground with sod for a roof.
May 1st – September 30th, Open Monday to Friday 9 am to 5 pm, Weekends 1 pm to 5 pm. Admission fee.
Hosts the Pembina Threshermen’s Reunion, held annually during the 1st weekend after Labour Day.
This community project has three murals: The first is on the Olympic Sports Building (at Nelson & Stephen Street), depicting the 1873 crossing of the Dead Horse Creek by the British North America Boundary Commission Surveyors.
The second is located on the east side of Ideas Etc. at (7th & Stephen Streets) shows the visit by Prime Minister Sir John A. Macdonald on July 15, 1886.
The third in the set is located on the northeast corner of the Morden Friendship Centre (306 North Railway Street).
Lake Minnewasta Recreation Area
C/O 100 – 195 Stephen Street
Morden, Manitoba, R6M 1V3
Office Telephone: (204) 822-5431 (Year Round)
Lake Telephone: (204) 822-4991 (Open May 1st to Sept)
Lake Fax: (204) 822-6842 (May 1st to Sept)
Lake Minnewasta and Colert Beach are open year-round, as a result of the damming of the Dead Horse Creek in 1941. Minnewasta is Sioux for “good water.”
Colert Beach, on the northwest side of the lake, is named after Dr. W. Colert who donated the land for the beach area.
Morden Campground located at Lake Minnewasta is a large, modern, serviced facility and is equipped with showers, washrooms, picnic areas, fire pits and a playground. Summer activities include swimming at Colert Beach, fishing, water skiing, canoeing, kayaking, sailing, and hiking, and winter activities include cross-country skiing, snowmobiling and ice fishing
Minnewasta Golf & Country Club
19 Buhler Drive
P.O. Box 68
Morden Manitoba, R6M 1A2
204-822-4992 1-877-822-4992 Fax: 1-204-822-1471
This world-class, 18 hole facility that takes advantage of the scenic Pembina Escarpment to provide some of the most challenging golf topography in the province to please both competitive and recreational golfers.
Stardust Drive In Theatre
West of Morden, On Highway # 3 (Beside Super 8 Motel)
204-822-5638 or 204-822-4018
“Come Out and Watch the Movies on the BIG Screen Under the Stars!” The Stardust Drive In Theatre operates every weekend from the May long weekend through to the September long weekend. May to June – Fridays and Saturdays only. July to September – Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Triple Feature Nights: On the Sunday of each long weekend there are 3 movies shown in one night.