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Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre

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.

Phone 204-822-3406
Email info@discoverfossils.com
Address 111-B Gilmour Street, Morden MB
Hours The museum is open seven days a week; 10am – 5pm, Monday to Friday and 1 – 5 pm on Saturdays and Sundays.
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Attractions

Elks Park Tennis Courts

The pro-condition courts have undergone renovations to include a flexi-pave surface treatment. The facilities are free for use and are available to all residents.
Raquets and tennis balls are not provided.

Email 166 Pembina Drive, Morden, Manitoba
Hours 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. (seasonally)
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Attractions

Decor Spray Park

The Morden Spray Park offers great summer fun for your children. It is open annually from June to mid- September and is located in Morden Park, west of 12thStreet and north of Highway #3.

The Spray Park will cool the children down on a hot summer day.  A variety of colourful spay apparatus are activated by the children pressing a button on a post at the edge of the Spray Park.  The fun is in guessing which apparatus will come on next and for how long it will last.  There are picnic amenities, various playground equipment and accessible washrooms nearby.

Children must have adult supervision at all times. Basic rules are displayed on site to help make everyone’s visit to the park more enjoyable.  Please show respect for other users and the park itself.

The Morden Spray Park is maintained by the Morden Community Services Department.

 

Phone 204-822-5431
Email info@mordenmb.com
Address Morden Park, 12th Street
Hours 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
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Attractions

Minnewasta Golf & Country Club

The Minnewasta Golf and Country Club is located in Morden, Manitoba on the edge of the beautiful Pembina escarpment. It features naturally hilly terrain with various types of trees bordering the fairways. The Dead Horse Creek, which winds its way throughout the golf course, is a challenging and attractive feature of the area. Wildlife, which can be spotted throughout the course, add to the golf experience.

The Minnewasta Golf & Country Club was established in 1962 as a nine-hole course. In 1989 it was expanded to its’ current 18-hole version by internationally renowned golf course architect, Les Furber, of Golf Design Service.

Whether you are new to the game or are a seasoned player, Minnewasta offers leagues, programs, and instruction to help you with your game.

Phone 1-877-822-4992
Address 19 Buhler Drive
Hours Open seasonally, 7 days a week
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Attractions

Local Geocaches

Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location.  A fantastic family activity for both young and old.  Who doesn’t like a treasure hunt?

All you need is a GPS device or a GPS-enabled mobile phone so that you can navigate to the cache location, but remember some or most caches are hidden so that’s when the fun really begins and you try to find the “hidden treasure”.

You can download a great app for your iPhone in the App Store.  There is a limited Free App or you can choose the Paid for App to find all the caches in the area.

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Attractions

BSI Skate Park

The BSI Skate Plaza is a facility where both residents and visitors enjoy skateboarding and BMX biking. It is located on the corner of 1st Street & Wardrop Street.

This is not just a skateboard park; it is an accessible, safe, outdoor centre for all. It is a place where skaters of all ages, abilities and backgrounds can participate on their own terms. A place where they can learn to compete against themselves and focus on building personal skills.

Phone 204-822-5431
Address Wardrop Street at 1st Street
Hours Open to the public, as weather permits.
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Attractions

Star Dust Drive-In & Campground

“Come and watch the movies on the BIG Screen Under the Stars!” The Stardust Drive In Theatre operates every weekend from the May long weekend through to the September long weekend. May to June – Fridays and Saturdays only. July to September – Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Triple Feature Nights:  On the Sunday of each long weekend there are 3 movies shown in one night.  Call the 24 hour information line at 204-822-5638 or  try 204-822-4018

The Stardust Drive-in is also a campground with 14 full service campsites situated within the drive-in theatre which has a concession.  This means you get to watch all the movies during your stay in the campground.

Phone 204-822-5638
Address 3020 Thornhill Street, West of Morden on Highway #3
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Attractions

Hy Wire Zipline Adventures

Come experience zipline in the Pembina Valley. We offer two different tours, a five line or eight line tour. Soar up to 200 feet high over the valley at distances as far as 1000 feet.

Phone 204-822-1561
Email hywireziplineadventures@hotmail.com
Address GPS Location: N49 03.648 W98 30.489
Hours Advance reservation for all tours.
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Attractions

Morden Triathlon & Duathlon

Manitoba’s oldest half-iron distance race, the Morden Triathlon offers a range of races for all ages and skill levels. Ironman, Foilman, and Sprint distances, as well as Kids of Steel Triathlon, and the Try-A-Tri.  Spectators are welcome.

 

Email mordentriathlon@gmail.com
Address Lake Minnewasta Recreation Area, Morden, MB
Hours Saturday July 16, 2016 / 7:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.
Sunday July 17, 2016/ 9:00 A.M.
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Attractions

Meadow Hills Golf

An unique countryside golf experience. Par 3. Call for booking: 204-312-0385

Phone 204-312-0385
Hours Call for bookings.
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Hike

Lake Minnewasta Recreational Trail

This 16km single-track trail is intended for multi-use by hikers and avid mountain bikers. The trail boasts a variety of challenging terrain with rewarding scenic views of Lake Minnewasta. The trail is maintained by volunteers, and is open year-round.

Phone 204-822-4434
Email info@mordenmb.com
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Lake Minnewasta Campground & Colert Beach

Open May 1st through September.  Features a sanded beach and boardwalk, a large campground with serviced sites, showers and washrooms, picnic areas, fire pits, playground, fishing (year round), water skiing, canoeing, kayaking, sailing, and the Lake Minnewasta Recreational Trail that tours around most of the lake.

The Kinsmen Footpath connects to Colert Beach, starting at Alvey Street and crossing the Minnewasta Golf & Country Club.

Parking Pass fees may be charged for admission.

Phone 204-822-4991
Email lakeminn@mymts.net
Address Colert Crescent, Morden, MB
Hours GATE HOUSE HOURS:
Open May & June - THURSDAYS 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Open May & June - FRIDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Open June 24th to Sept. 4th – DAILY 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
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Trails

Pembina Valley Hiking Trails

With an area of 1.8 km2 (440 acres) the park is to preserve areas that are representative of the Pembina/Tiger Hills Natural Region of Manitoba, and accommodate nature-oriented recreational opportunities. The park will:

Protect the representative features of the glacial spillway and river valley ecosystem, including deciduous forest and river habitats; provide nature-oriented recreational opportunities such as hiking and wildlife viewing in a largely undisturbed environment; and promote public appreciation and understanding of the park’s natural feature.

Address Located of PR 201 which is accessible from PTH 31, south of Darlingford, from PR 432 south of Morden and from PTH 32, south of Winkler.
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Trails

Stanley Trail (Trans Canada Trail)

The Stanley Trail is 51 km or 40 miles, from RM Stanley/Thompson boundary through RM Stanley to Rosengart.  The trail enters from the RM of Thompson at the northwest corner and generally follows the line of the Pembina escarpment in a south easterly direction to within a mile of the Canada / U.S. border.

The southern part of the trail closely follows the Boundary Commission Trail. Open prairie skyscapes, shale cliffs, wild flowers, abundant wildlife, open grassland, rich agricultural lands, rolling hills, creek crossings, oak stands, poplar bush and dramatic views of the Red River Valley all promise to delight trail users. The most technically challenging and scenic portions are the ones that follow the wooded creeks along the escarpment.

Activities: hiking, horseback riding, cross-country skiing, mountain biking
Surface: gravel

Phone 1-800-465-3636
Email info@tctrail.ca
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