Minitonas, Manitoba: Northern Gateway to Duck Mountain

Just North of Duck Mountain Park in Manitoba, Canada, lies the community of Minitonas. An integral part of the Nutrien network, the residents of Minitonas are largely focused on agriculture and forestry for their work, but they know how to have fun, too! Outdoor activities are the highlight of any visit to this town, regardless of the time of year, and community events are a frequent place for residents to catch up. 

Established as a small town by white settlers in the summer of 1897, Minitonas started out as a small tent settlement. It was located along a trail from the previously established Dauphin, Manitoba, with roughly 50 families living in a tight-knit cluster. Though development continued, growth in the town didn’t expand swiftly until the 1920s brought a wave of immigration, which occurred again during World War II. It was officially established as a city in 1994. Currently, just over 600 people call Minitonas home. 

These residents have no lack of outdoor entertainment to bring them the beauty of the Canadian wilderness, such as camping, fishing, hunting, mountain biking, hiking, swimming, water skiing, canoeing, snowmobiling and ATVing. During the summer, there is a Community Farmer’s Market held in the town center every Saturday, and the Minitonas Community Store has everything you need, from groceries to park passes! 

Make a plan to visit Minitonas, Manitoba to see this fantastic community for yourself!