Gardenton Heritage Tour
Catch the tall grass prairie fever as former Manitoba Tall Grass Prairie Preserve Botanist, Laura Reeves, shares her passion for this endangered ecosystem with a walk around the Prairie Shore Trail (1 mile, easy terrain).
Then marvel at the structural and creative beauty of Historic St. Michael’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church while those dedicated to its preservation enlighten you with stories of years gone by.
Feeling hungry? Local volunteers will be waiting for you at the Gardenton Museum with delicious home-made Ukrainian cuisine and an eagerness to share their memories and stories with you as you tour the Museum grounds and buildings.
Bus/group tours (min. 10 people)
Call or email to schedule your tour:
Prairie Shore Botanicals: firstname.lastname@example.org or 204-425-3520
Historic St. Michael’s Ukrainian Church: email@example.com or 204-339-2285
Gardenton Museum: firstname.lastname@example.org or 204-425-8197
Click here to download the brochure
Visit their Facebook page to find out more about events at the Gardenton Park: www.facebook.com/Gardenton-Park-Museum-736829033013554/
The Badger General Store
The Badger General Store, established in 1908, is a great photo opt on your way through Badger. No longer in operation, Badger General Store sports vintage Salada Tea advertisements in its windows. It is on private property, but it’s close enough to the road for great pictures!
Gardenton Truss Bridge
The Gardenton Truss Bridge is a municipal heritage site just east of Gardenton. It was built in 1918 over the Roseau River. Over the years, the Gardenton Bridge has remained a single lane and has survived through floods and ice jams. Come see the Gardenton Bridge and be intrigued by the history that is still actively participating in the present.
The Spurgrave School
The historical Spurgrave School is a rare Manitoban example of a log schoolhouse, located in Carrick. It was built in 1909 and has teacher’s quarters attached. The grounds include a historical flagpole and original outhouses. The schoolhouse even holds the original desks and blackboards.
There are community members still living in Carrick who attended the school and are happy to show it to visitors. If you’d like to visit the school, contact Jim Danilchuk: (204) 429-2113