Here’s a look at Rivers, Manitoba.
Cardale, a village in Southern Manitoba with seemingly more empty buildings than occupied ones.
The Birtle Indian Residential School stands in the northeast corner of Birtle, Manitoba. Built in 1932 as a replacement for a facility that had been destroyed by fire (residential schools in the area dated back to 1882), and closed since 1972, the school is little more than a ruin itself.
Up until recently, if you were in the market for a broken down facility that was home to one of the worst atrocities in Canadian history, it could have been yours for a low low price via Kijiji. The facility is no longer listed as for sale.
A quick stop in Binscarth, Manitoba. I must say I was particularly struck my how quiet this town was when I visited. Granted it was a Sunday when I was there, but still I felt as though my footsteps on the pavement were disturbing the peace. It was the kind of quiet I’ve only experienced after massive blizzards (1986? 1997?) when Winnipeg was completely shut down. It was that kind of eerie quiet.
A quick look at Neepawa, Manitoba, a town that has a reputation as being one of the prettiest in Manitoba. I find it hard to argue with that statement. From its lovely downtown, complete with a sizable handful of turn-of-the-century buildings to the gentle rolling hills that surround the town, Neepawa lives up to its reputation. It’s definitely worth a visit.