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Legendary Experience: Farm, Fibre, Food & Friends

As you cross the one-lane, 100-year-old wood truss bridge you’ll feel yourself transported back to a simpler time. You’ll find yourself breathing deeper and slower as you journey under a canopy of trees to Green Pastures Farm along the banks of the Roseau River near Gardenton, Manitoba.

Make Memories With Your Big-City Friends

Pretty much everyone has friends or family that live in large cities. Some locals don’t invite their friends to visit because they feel like there’s nothing to do. No dance or sports clubs, no theatres, no fancy restaurants. Keep in mind, people who live in big cities already have access to those amenities.

Introducing Shared Legacy Partnership

After three years of consultation and planning, we are thrilled to officially announce the Shared Legacy Partnership. Our goal is to help advance understanding of the wonder of Manitoba’s Tall Grass Prairie Natural Area, its relationship with agriculture, and the natural heritage that benefits all residents.

Sunrise Corner Geocaching Challenge

The Sunrise Corner Geocaching Challenge is a great way to experience the thrill of a treasure hunt while being immersed in the incredible fall colours in the RMs of Piney and Stuartburn in southeast Manitoba. If you find all 17 Sunrise Corner Tourism caches between October 15 and 23, 2022, you’ll be ENTERED TO WIN […]

Chasing Autumn’s Changing Colours

While summer is on its final stretch towards the fall equinox, many look forward to this season when nature’s brilliant colours are on display. Lots of factors determine how long we will see autumn leaves, so don’t delay – the colours have already started changing. Here are a few spectacular places to go in Sunrise […]

Knee-Deep in Wild Blueberry Season

Locals and visitors alike are enjoying an incredible wild blueberry season this year in Sunrise Corner in the far southeast corner of Manitoba. Last year was so dry, it was pretty slim pickins. With all the moisture this year, berries are plentiful.

Top 4 Sunrise Corner Snowshoe Trails

From the tall-grass prairie to Sandilands Provincial Forest, Sunrise Corner has no shortage of incredible outdoor spaces for an enjoyable trek on your snowshoes, especially with the outstanding snow we’ve received so far this winter.

“Meeting the needs of the community.”

Sunrise Corner is an Incredible Place to Invest: Here in Sunrise Corner, you’re surrounded by possibilities. It’s a place where you can make a difference – curate a business or event that takes care of your community the way it takes care of you. The community is growing, and Sunrise Corner residents are prepared to […]

“Enjoy it more and more every year.”

Sunrise Corner is an Incredible Place to Visit: Sunrise Corner is a place where communities celebrate together every chance they get. It’s a place where strangers become friends and small towns become centers of attention. When you visit a community in Sunrise Corner, you’re sure to find sights, sounds and smells you’ve never had before.

“I can go outside and hear Mother Nature.”

Sunrise Corner is an Incredible Place to Play: Imagine stepping out your door into a natural playground, a place where you can spend time with friends and family, or nurture yourself in the peace and quiet. In Sunrise Corner, the RMs of Piney and Stuartburn are filled with possibilities and recreation activities for both the […]

“They come as customers, they leave as friends.”

Sunrise Corner is an Incredible Place to Work: In the RMs of Piney and Stuartburn, there are a diversity of jobs and careers, and an incredible balance of work, family, recreation and lifestyle. Imagine breathing in the fresh air as you bring in the harvest, caring for community members at one of the local health […]

“The only place I truly call home.”

Sunrise Corner is an Incredible Place to Live: Less than 100 km south of Winnipeg to its northwest edge and bordering the United States to the south, the RMs of Piney and Stuartburn are home to generations of people who are proud to call the southeast corner of Manitoba home. It’s a place where fields […]

Community Survey – Recreation Master Plans

What would you like to see at Vita Rest Area and Gardenton Park? The RM of Stuartburn, Sunrise Corner Tourism and Ukrainian Village and Museum Society are working towards developing landscape master plans for the Vita Rest Area and Gardenton Park. The intent of a master plan is to provide an overall vision for future […]

February is “I Love to Read” Month: Part 2

As February comes to a close, we salute “I Love to Read” Month – a month-long celebration held each year to encourage reading, writing and sharing in the joy of literacy. The first part shares the Little Free Libraries initiative in Sunrise Corner. This second part introduces Sunrise Corner’s anthology of authors who currently live […]

February is “I Love to Read” Month: Part 1

As February comes to a close, we salute “I Love to Read” Month – a month-long celebration held each year to encourage reading, writing and sharing in the joy of literacy. This first part will share the Little Free Libraries initiative in Sunrise Corner. Our second part will introduce Sunrise Corner’s anthology of authors who […]

Give the Gift of Shopping Local This Christmas

  So many Sunrise Corner businesses have stepped up during the pandemic to ensure we have local access to the products and services we need and want. With the holiday season just around the corner, now’s a great time for us to show our appreciation.

Take your best shot at fall – and win cash!

While the official fall equinox isn’t until Tuesday, September 22 at 8:31 am CDT, unofficially, as soon as the Labour Day long weekend is over, fall sets in. For many, autumn is their favourite season with the anticipation of changing colours, textures, landscapes and activities. To capture and celebrate everything that’s amazing about fall in […]

Sunrise Corner Salutes Our Local Essential Businesses

On this #ThankYouThursday, Sunrise Corner would like to extend our appreciation to the essential retailers that have really gone above and beyond in recent months. The pandemic has clearly shown how important small-town grocery and drug stores are to the fabric of our community. Both residents and tourists are reminded to support local as often […]

Home-away-from-home getaways in Sunrise Corner

While Sunrise Corner has so many great day trip options, there is far more to see than can be accomplished in one day. So why not plan a family weekend or a few getaway days mid-week? Here are some unique accommodations that will give you a comfortable home base while you explore Manitoba’s far southeast […]

5 Ways to Enjoy the Summer Solstice in Sunrise Corner

For likely all of human history, people have celebrated the first day of summer – the summer solstice. What’s the science behind the summer solstice? June 20 is the day the sun travels the longest path through the sky. When summer solstice happens, the North Pole is tilted about 23.4 degrees toward the sun. Solstice […]

Celebrate Museum Day in Sunrise Corner

Museums are the storytellers of a community’s history – a step back in time to where we started and how we’ve grown through the years. Since May 18 is Museums Day, we’re proud to profile Sunrise Corner’s two unique museums that are preserving memories for future generations.

Show Your #sunrisehopemb – and Win!

For those of us lucky enough to live in Sunrise Corner, most would agree there’s no other place we’d rather be during this challenging time. With our incredible natural surroundings and wide-open spaces, social distancing seems easier than in more populated centres.

Stay at Home, Shop Local

Staying home does not mean you can’t shop – and shopping local is the best way to support your neighbours and community. Sunrise Corner is home to countless unique and locally based vendors that you can order from online or by just giving them a call. Here are five featured local businesses and a profile […]

Three Activities For Your February Bonus Day

Trying to make plans for your extra day this February? Here are some fun daytime activities you can do with friends or family, all in Sunrise Corner in southeastern Manitoba.

Ski or Snowshoe Across Our Corner

Tired of staring at the walls this winter? Bundle up and get out to southeastern Manitoba, because Sunrise Corner has miles of open trails for you to explore. Snowshoeing and cross-country skiing are both fun and sustainable ways to explore nature while getting a refreshing workout.

Stay Cool This Summer!

Stay cool this summer at the Vassar pool! The pool holds Aquacise every Tuesday and Thursday, adult/lap swims every Saturday and Sunday, and regular public swim hours. Check the schedule before you come!

Blueberries, Saskatoons, Oh My!

Saskatoons and blueberries are some of Sunrise Corner’s tastiest secrets. The season started in early July and will continue for another couple weeks. Berry picking is a great activity to do with a friend, or solo. It’s time to spend in nature, listening to the birds and taking in the smells of nature. And at […]

More Than Just a Greenhouse

It’s a sunny afternoon in mid-May when I decided to visit Prevost Perennials in South Junction, MB. I’m greeted by the songs of birds, creeping vines, exotic fruits and potted flowers spilling out of every corner.

Family-Friendly Events (that aren’t in the city!)

Want to get some fresh air this summer? Bring on the fun with these family-friendly events that aren’t in the city! Get down to your roots, explore new places, and find relaxation with these action-packed events in Sunrise Corner. Here, you’ll find culture, community spirit and natural beauty all rolled into the place we call […]

Volunteer Tourism?

This summer has been exciting, not just because of all the great events we attended, but because we got to meet some of the great people behind these events! The thing that lots of event organizers and helpers had to say about volunteerism: It’s fun, but there just isn’t enough of us.

Fall Suppers Coming to a Hall Near You!

It’s the beginning of fall supper season! Whether you’re a foodie looking for some cultural fare, or a local wanting to get out and experience the community, there are plenty of dinners to satisfy your cravings. Stay tuned for more dates!

What’s Up in Sprague? Basketball and Old Cars

Sprague Fest – a gathering of community and friends in the beautifully treed river town.

What’s Up in August

You won’t be bored this August! Check out some of these unique events:

Take a Day Trip on Paved Roads

Is that July weather calling you? Do you want to drop the top down and feel the wind on your face? Sunrise Corner has over 80 kilometres of paved roads! Along the way, you’ll find provincial forest, museums, good food and historical sites. Let our highways be your next destination.

Celebrate Summer this July

Get ready for heart-racing, boot-stamping’ country fun this July, heading into the heart of summer with Canada Day celebrations and much more!

Things to Do This June

As the weather heats up, there’s no better way to spend a day than outside with friends and family, or cool off with a community event. Here are some of the events you don’t want to miss this month!

Don’t Miss May’s Events

Looking to fill up your weekends this month? Sunrise Corner has something for you – whether it be a community social with friends and family or a private workshop to work on a better you.

Outsmart Wildfires

Fires have been burning dangerously close to farm lands and residents in the RMs of Stuartburn and Piney for the past three days. Wildfires take an enormous amount of resources to monitor and control, not to mention the strain they put on communities.

2017/18 Winter Photo Contest

Congratulations to the winners of this year’s winter photo contest! First place was taken by Sandra Drewniak with her gorgeous winter shot of the Roseau River in Stuartburn.

Warm Up with Winter Contests!

The Winter Photo and Snow Sculpture Contests are taking off today! Pack your camera, or get some friends together, and get your creative hat on.

Hunting Season in Sunrise Corner 2017

It’s hunting season, and Sunrise Corner is ready for you!

Open Farm Day 2017

From sheep, to cows, to horses, to butterflies, Open Farm Day in Sunrise Corner was definitely worth the trip!

How To Geocache 101

Are you excited for the geocache contest, but don’t know how to start? Read on and get the run-down on this exciting activity.

The Sundown Gymkhana

The Sundown Gymkhana is a small, friendly environment for riders of all ages to have fun with their horses! A gymkhana is a horse show where riders compete in timed events such as barrels, keyhole and the sack race.

The 2017 Geocache Challenge & Contest

Friday, September 1 marks the start of Sunrise Corner’s Geocache Challenge & Contest!

6th Annual Show n’ Shine

The Show n’ Shine is an annual fundraiser in Sprague that raised money this year for the school.

Carrick Days 2017

Carrick Days: This small-town festival is big-time fun! August 12 was the kick off to Carrick Days – with a horse shoe tournament, toe-tapping bands, a watermelon eating contest, mechanical bull riding and more!

The Perfect Day for Prairie Day

Saturday August 12 was the perfect day to learn more about the natural heritage that surrounds us!

The Southeast Farmer’s Market

Cheery vendors and a taste of community awaits you at the Southeast Farmer’s Market in South Junction.

Gardenton Hosts Angel’s Cabin

Saturday was a big day for Gardenton as they hosted local bands for their annual Angel’s Cabin concert.

Vassar Summer Day Programs

The Gardenton Ukrainian Festival

The Gardenton Festival is a time for Ukrainians to come together in celebration of their culture. It’s also a time to meet new friends, relive memories and bust out your dance moves!

Be Wildlife Smart!

Sunrise Corner is abundant in wildlife such as Black Bears, wolves, coyotes, snapping turtles, birds of prey, racoons and more! Be wildlife smart this summer by following our wildlife guide:

St-Labre 200

St-Labre 200, an annual go cart building-and-racing competition got underway Friday, July 7.

Weather Holds out for Canada Day

Canada Day in Sunrise Corner was wild – with fireworks, live bands, rodeo and sports – people from all over came out to celebrate Canada’s 150 years!

Vassar Pool Hours and Lessons


Get Ready for Canada Day

Canada will be 150 years old in less than a month!

Susydka Dance Recital

On Saturday the Susydka dancers from Vita twirled and clicked their heels at their annual recital.

Geocache Launch in Vita and Woodridge

Sunrise Corner’s geocache launch and BBQ is coming up this Saturday at the Vita Farmer’s Market, and June 10 at the Woodridge Community Centre from 11 am-1 pm! We will be having a special presentation from the Manitoba Geocaching Association as well as a practice geocache challenge with prizes! Everyone who participates will be entered […]

Motocross Race in Zhoda

This weekend is a big weekend for the Zhoda International Raceway! Located on Franko Road off Hwy 12, the Motocross track has been in operation for six years and hosts American and Manitoba Motocross Association races. Saturday, May 27 is practice day and Sunday at 9 am is race day! They expect a crowd of around […]

Foraging Guide

Sunrise Corner is rich in wild edibles and usable plant life. If you come in the right season, you can find a plethora of berries, mushrooms and plants for your enjoyment.


Map Check out our new map and plan your visit! To download a PDF version, click here: Sunrise Corner Map Sunrise Corner Marketing Plan 2019 Click here to download the Sunrise Corner Strategic Marketing Plan

Prairie Shore Botanicals’ Wilderness Adventure

It was a beautiful day to visit Prairie Shore Botanicals’ Wilderness Adventure workshop! Learn about sustainably harvesting and utilizing the local plantlife around us – including dandelion roots and cattails. The next workshop is July 8! Visit www.psbotanicals.com to register.

“Murder’s in the Heir” Drama Production

The Shevchenko School in Vita presents: Murder’s in the Heir It’s clever, very funny, and interactive – the murder mystery is solved through audience vote! Go see the final performance, May 12 at 7:00 pm! Tickets are available at the door.

Fishing Season Starts Saturday!

Fishing season starts on Saturday! Get your fishing licences at the following locations: – Vassar Corner Store – South Junction Co-op – Vita Co-op – Woodridge Vintage Corner Store – Domo in Sprague (licences available May 15th) When you’re out fishing this weekend, consider Sunrise Corner’s beautiful secluded rivers and lakes. Catch a variety of […]

One Hundred Days of Photos

Sunrise Corner is now starting 100 Days of Photos on Instagram! Follow us at #sunrisecornermb to see our daily photos from the area! Day #1 is the beautiful Roseau River, captured from the Gardenton bridge!

1st Place Winner for Sunrise Corner Youth Video Contest

2nd Place Winner for Sunrise Corner Youth Video Contest

3rd Place Winner for Sunrise Corner Youth Video Contest

Sunrise Corner Video Contest (Ages 18 years and over)

Click here to view details on the Sunrise Corner Video Contest (18 years or older)!

Youth Video Contest

Click Here to view details on the Sunrise Corner Youth Video Contest!

Community Content Drive

Click Here to view the Community Content Drive!

Sunrise Corner Photo Contest Winners

Photo Contest Winners! Thank you to all who submitted. There were so many wonderful pictures! We will be sharing soon.  

Welcome to Sunrise Corner!

Join us Saturday November 5th, from 9-11AM as we reveal the new logo and tourism plan for Sunrise Corner!