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Canada Travel Guide - Manitoba

Souris

Souris is a town in the southwestern portion of the Canadian province of Manitoba, population 1,683. It is located on the Souris River, from which it takes its name. The town is home to Canada's longest cable-stayed footbridge, known as the Swinging Bridge, which spans the Souris River that divides the town. It measures 582 feet or 177.4 metres and was built in Souris' early history as a means of transportation over the Souris River. Squire Sowden, a prominent early resident, needed an easy way to take his herd over the river to pasture.

The original bridge was built in 1904 to connect two margins of the Souris River and was rebuilt in 1977 after being destroyed in the flood of 1976. At present, the bridge is used every day by citizens of Souris and by the thousands of visitors who come to Souris each year. In 2004, the Souris suspension bridge was granted "Star Attraction" status by the Manitoba Government Department of Culture, Heritage and Tourism.

 

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The Souris Glenwood Agriculture Museum

Souris Agriculture Museum is helping to preserve the remnants of this by-gone era.

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The Souris Manitoba Railroad Museum

Housed in an old CPR caboose, adjacent to the Agricultural Museum, the Railroad Museum is a recommended 'must see' for visitors to the area.

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Hillcrest Museum

The Museum contains artifacts from different eras in the history of the Souris and Glenwood district.

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THE PLUM MUSEUM

View the many displays and interpretations of early history in this part of southern Manitoba.

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