The Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre is Manitoba’s most unique tourist attraction featuring an all-Manitoba collection. In the past year the CFDC has achieved several significant milestones which we are proud of including securing a Guinness World Record for having the largest publicly displayed Mosasaur (Bruce) on Earth; Having Canada Post select Bruce to be portrayed as one of 5 stamps in its new Dinos of Canada series…Bruce was chosen out of more than 100 candidates. In January a bill was introduced into the Manitoba Legislature to declare the mosasaur as the province’s first fossil emblem – the bill is anticipated to pass and is awaiting 2nd and 3rd reading. 2015 has seen the CFDC featured in Canadian Geographic and also on the cover of Travel Manitoba’s Annual Vacation Guide. The CFDC won the Outstanding Science Organization award in 2015 from the Science Teachers Association of Manitoba. The CFDC added the world’s only display of actual wooly mammoth blood (hemoglobin).
The Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre (CFDC) is quickly becoming a top Manitoba travel destination. Just ask Macleans Magazine.
Our Fossil Dig Adventure Tours have a near 100% success rate in finding new fossils, since the beginning of 2009! The hills surrounding Morden are abundant in fossils and it is our mandate to collect, preserve and exhibit this valuable provincial resource.
Located in the beautiful community of Morden, the CFDC has served to attract visitors and scientists from around the world and offer unique opportunities to visitors and members of our community.
Pembina Hills Arts Council facilitates and encourages the growth and diversity of arts and culture for the Pembina Valley Region by providing an environment which stimulates artistic expression and awareness through education, programming and provision of administrative support.
The Pembina Hills Arts Council operates out of and manages the Pembina Hills Arts Centre located at 352 Stephen Street in Morden, Manitoba.
Love antiques &/or Canadian prairie history? Don’t miss this Manitoba prairie ‘gem’! Step back in time and explore an amazing collection of early pioneer and Mennonite history at the Pembina Threshermen’s Museum (PTM). Dedicated to preserving the Pembina Valley heritage, acres of historic and replica buildings full of antiques, working farm machinery from local communities, interactive Antique & Scavenger Hunts offer old-fashioned fun and adventure at this outdoor pioneer museum! (Check out all the great photos at: www.facebook.com/PembinaThreshermensMuseum and event details at: www.threshermensmuseum.com ). Open: M – F 10 – 5; weekends & holidays 1 – 5 “Come Play for the Day ~ the PTM Way!”
Opened in the summer of 1998, this museum hosts displays of memorabilia, special inductees, fans, and many who played or have played this favorite summer game. The outstanding players, coaches, officials, and builders from past and present.
Welcome to DogTown created by Linda Rempel. A most unique tourist attraction! You won’t believe your eyes!
The community of Morden hosts 8 different large Murals in celebration of our past history.
1. British North American Boundary Commission Supply Train. An original painting by Pamela Yorke Hardy. Located on the east side of 403 Stephen Atreet at the corner of Stephen and Nelson Street.
2. Sir John A Macdonald’s visit to Morden – painted by Margie Friesen. Located at the North West corner of the 55+ Activity Centre, 306 North Railway Street.
3. North West Mounted Police Uniform 1874. Located on the north east corner of the 55+ Activity Centre at 306 North Railway St.
4. Baseball Hall of Fame – painted by Margie Hildebrand. Located in the museum at the Access Event Centre, 111 Gilmour St.
5. Chautauqua Spirit – painted by Margie Hildebrand. Located on the east wall of the 55+ Activity Centre at 306 North Railway St.
6. Legion Mural – designed by Maurice Butler. Located on the west wall of the Morden Legion building, 285 North Railway St.facing 7th Street.
7. Mosasaur Mural – Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre. Located on the west wall of 290 Stephen Street facing 7th Street.
8. Rose Mural – painted by Irene Peters. Located on the east wall of Boundary Trails Place, 130 Stephen Street facing Route #100.
“White Tailed Doe & Fawn”
Location: Kinsmen Suncatch on 8th Street immediately behind the Pembina Hills Art Gallery.
Artist: Leo Mol
Donated By: Ruth Winkler and Donald W. Hurd in memory of Howard W. Winkler (1891-1970), M.P. for Lisgar (1935-1953)
“The Stone Loveseat”
This unique stone was uncovered in a field near Morden many years ago. It was kept secret except to a small group who have researched its origins. The findings led to the stone being gifted to Morden, for the benefit of all, on the occasion of the community’s 125th Anniversary in 2007. From numerous legends about powerful stones that were kept as tallsmans to enhance the human condition, it is believed this stone may be one of them. It has been observed over the years since its discovery, that sitting on the stone with someone you love will enhance your years together. Thus it was named the ‘Love Seat’.
Location: Milne Park at 12th Street & Stephen Street.
Artist: Todd Braun – Local Stonemason
Donated By: Anonymous
Year: 2007 – for Morden’s 125th celebration.
Dr. Henry Marshall D.Sc., P.Ag., Award-winning scientist and plant-breeder with over 40 introductions including Parkland series of roses.
Location: Morden Civic Centre rose garden at 5th & Stephen Street.
Artist: Jake Goertzen – Local Artist
Sponsored By: Thomas Sill Foundation & Cultural Capitals of Canada
This tour was part of the 2008 Cultural Capital of Canada Chautauqua Spirit project.
It was originally designed as a guided walking tour with a special added twist. Local actors in period costumes provided a five minute introduction to each building, noting the history and architectural significance. The tour began at the Pembina Hills Arts Centre and continued on to three other heritage properties.
You can now go on your own self guided walk and listen to the audio recording of the original tour. Either visit the Morden Library for a copy of the CD.
Explore the landscape of the Pembina Valley and enjoy a unique art experience. This self-guided studio tour enables visitors to meet some of the Valley’s artists right in their own creative spaces. Cover the entire tour over the weekend or sample some of our artists’ studios in one day. One of the main principals of the Pembina Valley Artist Studio Tour is there is no fee charged to tourists. Experience the great art in the Pembina Valley.
2015 tour is on September 12th and 13th. Everyone welcome to come and enjoy all the studios and the beautiful Pembina Valley.
Book a flight over the Pembina Valley year round. Take a trip to play golf. website includes variety of packages offered with other local attractions. Rates based on 3 passenger flights.