THANKS EVERYONE for reading this article about Souris great attractions

THANKS EVERYONE for read­ing this article

We hope you like our web­site. In this write-up, it is our desire to tell you about all the nice attrac­tions that Souris has for you to vis­it, when you are in our town.

Of course, one of the great attrac­tions is our famous Souris Swing­ing Bridge. It is the longest pedes­tri­an sus­pen­sion bridge in Cana­da. Todays bridge was opened in 2013, after our great flood of 2011, when it had to be cut loose before the Souris Riv­er washed it away with all it’s anchors, and pos­si­ble impend­ing dam­age to sew­er and water systems.

When you arrive in Souris on High­way #250 from the North, or High­way #2 from the East or the West you will come to a junc­tion with High­way #22 South. On the North­east cor­ner of this junc­tion is the “White­owl Gas Bar”. West of the “White­owl” on the North­west cor­ner is the “Sub­way” cafe and on the South­west cor­ner of this junc­tion you will see “The Rock Shop”. Be sure to vis­it “The Rock Shop” & get a per­mit to vis­it the largest Semi-pre­cious stone & Agate pit in North America.

These busi­ness­es are all quite vis­i­ble. High­way #22 South is also Souris’ 1st St. South. So in order to get to the Swing­ing bridge, go South on 1st St. South. Just past the new 4 sto­ry hotel/condo build­ing on your left, turn left onto Cres­cent Ave. East, and 2 hous­es East will bring you right up to the West side of the Swing­ing Bridge.



Before you turn left onto Cres­cent Ave., East, make sure there is no traf­fic com­ing up the hill towards you. Also at Southend of the new 4 sto­ry build­ing is a pedes­tri­an cross-walk, so you will also have to watch out for pedes­tri­ans cross­ing. There is lim­it­ed park­ing space at West side of Swing­ing bridge, so you may have to park far­ther down that street.

As soon as you turn East onto Cres­cent Ave. East you will see this small build­ing in front of you. It holds an antique horse drawn fire wag­on. To it’s right is Hill­crest Museum.This is the start­ing point of Tourism Row. Behind Hill­crest is an Agri­cul­tur­al Muse­um, and caboose CP 437180, which is also part of Hill­crest, and west across the street is “The Plum” muse­um, which is the old­est build­ing in Souris and hous­es our tourist infor­ma­tion booth.

Below “The Plum” is a Moose stat­ue and at the bot­tom of the hill is Souris Rail­way Muse­um with it’s yel­low track motor sit­ting in front. This Muse­um has no con­nec­tion with Caboose CP 437180 behind “Hill­crest”. Fur­ther South is Vic­to­ria Park & Kid­dies play­grounds and Lions Washrooms.


Also in Vic­to­ria Park at South­west end is a well shel­tered camp­ground and excel­lent swim­ming pool with 3 slides. Also there is a look­out tow­er at South end of the Park which gives a good view of the town. Make sure you have your cam­era. The frog shown below is the Kid­dies slide in our swim­ming pool.





Souris Glen­wood Golf Course is 1 mile South # 22 high­way. It is one of Man­i­to­ba’s most pic­turesque & chal­leng­ing 9 hole cours­es. It boasts a new­er licensed club­house with eat­ing facili­ties. Club rentals & Cart rentals are available.Be sure and phone ahead for a tee time book­ing. Phone # is shown in pho­to at left. Just click your cur­sor on all pho­tos & they will enlarge. We also have a new­er skate­board park which is locat­ed North­west of the schools. Also fish­ing avail­able at the dam which is at East end of Souris, just south off #2 highway.…There’s lots to do in Souris. More than the aver­age  small town in Man­i­to­ba. Enjoy & have fun.

40 hour week.


Did you know ? That the non-oper­at­ing unions of C.N.R. and C.P.R went on strike from August 22nd to August 28th, 1950 for high­er wages and a 40 hour work week. There were thou­sands of oth­er Rail­way employ­ees that were not includ­ed in this strike, and after nine days off work, they could claim un-employ­ment insur­ance. The Fed­er­al Gov­ern­ment did not want that to hap­pen, so the Fed­er­al Gov­ern­ment forced the strik­ers back to work by an Act of Par­lia­ment, and ordered both sides to com­pul­so­ry arbi­tra­tion. The arbi­tra­tor’s rul­ing grant­ed low­er wages than bar­gained for and imple­ment­ed the 40 hour week for the unions, start­ing in 1951. Thus, a new era began for our Cana­di­an soci­ety, and that’s how Cana­da got the 40 hour week. Thanks to our non-op rail­road­ers and rail­road man­age­ment. The non-ops were employ­ees who were not involved in the actu­al run­ning of trains such as; sec­tion­men, shop­men, car­men, yard­mas­ters, dis­patch­ers, teleg­ra­phers, agents, clerks etc. The Rail­roads in the Unit­ed States had gained the 40 hour week about three years previously.