Did you know that just 50 miles from the Canadian/American border, you can find a little bit of European charm? Holland, Manitoba gives a nod to the Dutch with its iconic windmill, but its namesake is actually its very first postmaster, Arthur Holland! He settled in the area in the 1880s, moving his office to the small village, and it was renamed shortly after.
Holland is home to Nutrien Family as well as approximately 400 residents. It’s known as a must-see stop on family vacations and road trips for the authentic Dutch-style windmill that was built as an attraction near a mini-golf course. It’s a perfect chance to get out and stretch your legs, and to have some fun while you’re at it.
You can also still visit the Emmanuel Historical Church, which is over 120 years old! Though it is now a municipal-owned historic site, the building was used as a church from 1894 until the early 2000s. It has beautiful Gothic Revival Style architecture and is full of gorgeous stained glass windows. It’s now home to ice cream socials, concerts, special events, and bingo nights. Another popular gathering place is the Hollander restaurant for all sorts of delicious food.
Though celebrations may have been a bit different this year, Holland typically celebrates the recent Canada day holiday with BBQs, Pow-wows, and other festive gatherings. An annual quilt exhibition celebrates local artisans.
Once the weather turns colder, Holland has its very own winter destination. The Whispering Woods Cabins are a short drive from town, and are a great place to set out on a variety of winter adventures like snow-shoeing, cross country skiing, and sledding! Then, after a long day out in the cold, you can warm up in the outdoor hot tubs. That sounds like a great winter getaway!
No matter the season, our Nutrien Family in Holland, Manitoba are a valuable part of the Nutrien mission to feed the future! Thank you for all the hard work you do!