Welcome

Thank You for looking into the Dunnottar musem site.

We are pleased to let you know the Musem is planning a full summer of weekends open for exploring and learning.

 In the early 1900’s the beach trains were the vehicle of choice when vacationers came to spend hot summer days beside  cool Lake Winnipeg.   The system of roads had not been built and the only other way to the beaches was by boat.

Donated artifacts of the area are displayed inside the refurbished original CPR Railway Beach Station building. There are volunteers on hand to relate the stories and explaine how life in the early days played itself out.  

We are always looking for more photos and stories of the area to add to the collection.  Our docents have a way with story telling and a great knowledge of the rail way systems in Canada.  Our Beach trains were unique and it is hard to believe how many passenger cars and how many times a day on weekends that the trains ran up and down this line.  

The “Daddy train” took the men into town on the early train in the morning and brought them back in the evening before bed time.  The mothers, children and  mothers helpers stayed for July and August during school break. There were lots of adventures for all to take part in.   Winnipeg Beach had a great Provincial Park with amazing rides and a lovely big dance hall.

A great summer destination!

The museum is also the site of a new Interlake GPS cache.  Happy hunting for that treasure.

Look into the Art Centre across the street to see more displays and purchase fund raiser raffle tickets on an original art  quilt. Also availabel for purchase are Dunnottar Village crest green sweatshirts,  green golf shirts  and t-shirts in various sizes and colours.