Manitoba Real Estate

Rena Prefontaine

Designated Broker

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Provincial Office
9-196 Osborne St
Winnepeg, MB R3L 1Z3

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The centermost province of Manitoba is known as a nature-lovers paradise. With over 100,000 beautiful lakes and 124 National Parks, Manitoba holds some of the best outdoor activities Canada has to offer. A majority of the population lives in the prairie south, while the northern region is occupied by lush forests that give way to tundra as you travel farther north. Manitoba is rich in entertainment options and employment opportunities, and the housing is considered some of the most affordable in Canada. Agriculture, aerospace, and construction industries are booming in Manitoba, and the province’s focus on clean energy makes it one of the most eco-friendly places in Canada. The attractions in Manitoba vary from jazz festivals to national parks, so no matter your taste, you are sure to find something for everybody in Manitoba.

 

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$99,900
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70 Bertram Drive Brandon, MB r0k1x0
Land For Sale
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ANW//Brandon/*SUMMER SALE* REDUCED Phase 1 Lot #1Paradise Valley is 10 mins NorthWest of Brandon in the valley with the Little Saskatchewan River. Rolling hills and panoramic prairie views make for perfect country living. Cross country skiing, fishin

Listing courtesy of: Integral Realty Ltd.
New Listing – 5 days online
$79,900
1.45
ACRES
35 Bertram Drive Brandon, MB r0k1x0
Land For Sale
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ANW//Brandon/Paradise Valley is 10 mins NorthWest of Brandon in the valley with the Little Saskatchewan River. Rolling hills and panoramic prairie views make for perfect country living. Cross country skiing, fishing, kayaking, harvesting fruit and fl

Listing courtesy of: Integral Realty Ltd.
New Listing – 5 days online
$104,900
6,791
ACRES
7 Whistler Landing Brandon, MB R7C0B6
Land For Sale
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D24//Brandon/WHISTLER LANDING EXECUTIVE STYLE CONDO DEVELOPMENT. THIS FOR LAND ONLY, PRICE IS PLUS GST WE DO HAVE A DESIGN FOR EXECUTIVE 1466 SQFT, 2 BEDROOM, 3 BATH, ATTACHED VILLA, WITH PARTIALLY FINISHED WALK-OUT BASEMENT IN THE NORTH HILLS PRESTI

Listing courtesy of: Century 21 Westman Realty Ltd.
New Listing – 5 days online
$329,000
508 Broadway Avenue Killarney, MB R0K1G0
Business Opportunity For Sale
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R34//Killarney/Dreamed of owning your own business? Opportunity is knocking!The popular cafe The Grind is for sale! This 4500ft. building will let you operate your new cafe as well as bring in rental income from renting the large space beside it. Loc

Listing courtesy of: Lewis And Jones Ltd.
New Listing – 5 days online
$32,000
0.17
ACRES
56 Kepula LN Calder Rm No. 241, SK S0A4S0
Land For Sale
Active

Doesn't lake life sound wonderful? Looking to get the kids away and on the boat in the summer? Maybe you're looking for that retirement oasis? Than you should consider Pelican Landing Subdivision on Lake of the Prairies (Saskatchewan side) 45 minutes

Listing courtesy of: Royal LePage Premier Realty
New Listing – 7 days online
$279,900
3
BEDS
1
TOTAL BATH
18 Avondale Road Winnipeg, MB R2G0N7
Single Family Home For Sale
Active

SS 12/02 Offers 12/08 Welcome to 18 Avondale Road! This charming St. Vital home features 3 Beds and 1 Bath and is located near St Annes & Fermor. Situated near every amenity imaginable; grocery stores, restaurants, gyms/recreational centres, walking

New Listing – a week online
$359,900
3
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
22 Clearwater Avenue Steinbach, MB R5G 2J8
Single Family Home For Sale
Active

SS Dec 2, Offers Dec 6.. 7 pm. Yard lovers this is the home for you. Magnificient, maintenance free backyard. Unbelievable. Fabulous home on a very quiet street with No backyard neighbors! Quality & attention to detail evident throughout! 9' ceiling,

New Listing – a week online
$158,900
3
BEDS
1
TOTAL BATH
320 S 6th Avenue Swan River, MB R0L1Z0
Single Family Home For Sale
Active

New Listing – a week online
$149,900
4
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
395 Flora Avenue Winnipeg, MB R2W 2R6
Single Family Home For Sale
Active

S/S Wed. Dec.01, Offers Dec.06, 2021 at 6:00pm. Excellent investment portfolio or great for first time buyers, 4 bedrooms (newly done Laminate flooring), bright, spacious Living room/Dining. Newly upgraded Kitchen. freshly painted interior, 100 amp n

New Listing – a week online
$74,900
21,900
ACRES
26 Second Avenue Chater, MB R0K0R0
Land For Sale
Active

CSE//Chater/In the Village of Chater in the Meadows subdivision are 15 lots of various sizes just 10 minutes from Brandon on pavement. Golf course only minutes away. Town water available to all lots. RTM's welcome. (no mobile homes) property guidelin

Listing courtesy of: Integral Realty Ltd.
New Listing – a week online
$79,900
2
ACRES
26 Bertram Lot 8 Drive Brandon, MB r0k1x0
Land For Sale
Active

ANW//Brandon/*SUMMER SALE* REDUCED Phase 1 Lot #8Paradise Valley is 10 mins NorthWest of Brandon in the valley with the Little Saskatchewan River. Rolling hills and panoramic prairie views make for perfect country living. Cross country skiing, fishin

Listing courtesy of: Integral Realty Ltd.
New Listing – a week online
$99,900
7,196
ACRES
12 Whistler Landing Brandon, MB R7C0B6
Land For Sale
Active

D24//Brandon/LAND PRICE ONLY GST EXTRA.WHISTLER LANDING EXECUTIVE CONDO DEVELOPMENTCOULD BUILD A EXECUTIVE CUSTOM DESIGNED 1281 SQ FT, 2 BEDROOM, 2 BATH, STAND ALONE VILLA IN THE NORTH HILLS PRESTIGIOUS WHISTLER LANDING. THIS UNIQUE FLOOR PLAN OFFERS

Listing courtesy of: Integral Realty Ltd.
New Listing – a week online
$99,900
13 Whistler Landing Brandon, MB R7C0B6
Land For Sale
Active

D24//Brandon/GST IS EXTRA, ON THIS LOT WHISTLER LANDING EXECUTIVE CONDO DEVELOPMENT YOU COULD BUILD CUSTOM DESIGNED 1408 SQ FT, 2+2 BEDROOM, 3 BATH, STAND ALONE HOME WITH PARTIALLY FINISHED WALK-OUT BASEMENT ON THE NORTH HILLS PRESTIGIOUS WHISTLER LA

Listing courtesy of: Century 21 Westman Realty Ltd.
New Listing – a week online
$25,000
511
ACRES
231 Third Avenue Hussar, AB T0J1S0
Land For Sale
Active

Fully serviced lot located on a quiet little street in Hussar. Can accommodate a single wide mobile home. Services are completed from property line to building. All you need to do is move in your mobile home and you are set! Unobstructed view of the

Listing courtesy of: REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONALS INC.
New Listing – a week online
$90,000
0.32
ACRES
5 Miller DR Calder Rm No. 241, SK S0A4S0
Land For Sale
Active

Doesn't lake life sound wonderful? Looking to get the kids away and on the boat in the summer? Maybe you're looking for that retirement oasis? Than you should consider Pelican Landing Subdivision on Lake of the Prairies (Saskatchewan side) 45 minutes

Listing courtesy of: Royal LePage Premier Realty
New Listing – 2 weeks online
$74,900
21 Second Avenue Chater, MB R0K0R0
Land For Sale
Active

CSE//Chater/In the Village of Chater in the Meadows subdivision are 15 lots of various sizes just 10 minutes from Brandon on pavement. Golf course only minutes away. Town water available to all lots. RTM's welcome. (no mobile homes) property guidelin

Listing courtesy of: Integral Realty Ltd.
New Listing – 2 weeks online
$60,000
0.28
ACRES
14 Puckett CRES Calder Rm No. 241, SK S0A4S0
Land For Sale
Active

Doesn't lake life sound wonderful? Looking to get the kids away and on the boat in the summer? Maybe you're looking for that retirement oasis? Than you should consider Pelican Landing Subdivision on Lake of the Prairies (Saskatchewan side) 45 minutes

Listing courtesy of: Royal LePage Premier Realty
New Listing – 3 weeks online
$49,900
1.47
ACRES
11 Bertram Lot 2 Drive Brandon, MB r0k1x0
Land For Sale
Active

ANW//Brandon/*SUMMER SALE* REDUCED Phase 2 Lot #2Paradise Valley is 10 mins NorthWest of Brandon in the valley with the Little Saskatchewan River. Rolling hills and panoramic prairie views make for perfect country living. Cross country skiing, fishin

Listing courtesy of: Integral Realty Ltd.
New Listing – 3 weeks online
$104,900
6,373
ACRES
9 Whistler Landing Brandon, MB R7C0B6
Land For Sale
Active

D24//Brandon/WHISTLER LANDING EXECUTIVE CONDO DEVELOPMENT LOTSPRICE FOR LAND ONLY PLUS GST. COULD BUILD EXECUTIVE 1281 SQ FT, 2+2 BEDROOM, 3 BATHROOM, ATTACHED VILLA WITH PARTIALLY FINISHED WALK-OUT BASEMENT IN THE NORTH HILL IS PRESTIGIOUS WHISTLER

Listing courtesy of: Century 21 Westman Realty Ltd.
New Listing – 3 weeks online
$89,900
7,259
ACRES
2 Whistler Landing Bay Brandon, MB R7C0B6
Land For Sale
Active

D24//Brandon/GST IS EXTRA ON LOT PRICE, WHISTLER LANDING YOUR EXECUTIVE CONDO DEVELOPMENT, PURCHASE A LOT AND HAVE ONE OF OUR COMPANIES BUILD YOUR CONDO. (id:32990)

Listing courtesy of: Integral Realty Ltd.
New Listing – 3 weeks online
$30,000
81 Spruce Street Killarney, MB R0K1G0
Land For Sale
Active

R34//Killarney/Looking for the perfect lot? This 55.45×100.38 lot could be it! This lot is waiting for your new home, or business! Close to the beach on the south side of Killarney Zoned Residential1. An approval from town council regarding what you

Listing courtesy of: Lewis And Jones Ltd.
New Listing – 3 weeks online
$32,000
509 Lakeshore Drive Killarney, MB R0K1G0
Land For Sale
Active

R34//Killarney/Build your dream home on one of these lots in Country Club Estates. Lots have Municipal water and sewer. Country Club Estates is just minutes from Killarney on the south shore of Killarney Lake. This growing development has become one

Listing courtesy of: Lewis And Jones Ltd.
New Listing – 3 weeks online
$35,000
0.21
ACRES
61 Kepula LN Calder Rm No. 241, SK S0A4S0
Land For Sale
Active

Doesn't lake life sound wonderful? Looking to get the kids away and on the boat in the summer? Maybe you're looking for that retirement oasis? Than you should consider Pelican Landing Subdivision on Lake of the Prairies (Saskatchewan side) 45 minutes

Listing courtesy of: Royal LePage Premier Realty
New Listing – 3 weeks online
$299,900
3
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
83 Aspen Drive Alexander Rm, MB R0E 1J0
Single Family Home For Sale
Active

Live year round in this beautiful Carriage home/cottage that has 1360 sqft of living space above a 40×40 garage/shop. This private piece of paradise in Sunset Bay is situated on a quiet cul-de-sac- has tons of curb appeal, mature trees and access to

New Listing – 3 weeks online
$279,900
4
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
1116 Ross Street Swan River, MB R0L1Z0
Single Family Home For Sale
Active

New Listing – 4 weeks online
$132,000
17
ACRES
Address Withheld Killarney, MB R0K1G0
Land For Sale
Active

R34//Killarney/So many possibilities for this 17 acre acreage! Once the homestead of a family farm this newly divided 17 acre property features a 40 x 60ft machine shed, beautiful Gambrel roof barn built in 1927, well with 2 watering stations, hay an

Listing courtesy of: Lewis And Jones Ltd.
New Listing – 4 weeks online
$89,900
2
BEDS
1
TOTAL BATH
221 S 5th Avenue Swan River, MB R0L1Z0
Single Family Home For Sale
Active

Why rent when you can own the cutest home in Swan River!

$219,900
3
BEDS
1
TOTAL BATH
387 Joubert Street St Pierre-Jolys, MB R0A 1V0
Single Family Home For Sale
Active

This charming two story home offers 1293 sqft, 3 Bedrooms + den, 1 Bathroom and main floor Laundry with fenced yard. Absolutely great value home near all amenities and is perfectly located in the welcoming community of St Pierre Jolys. Beautiful kitc

$49,900
Benoit Avenue St Malo, MB R0A 1T0
Single Family Home For Sale
Active

Wow! Look no further! With a variety of lots available, you will be sure to find the right fit to build your dream home. Location Location Location! Treed lots (mature trees) available right in the town of St Malo with paved street! (Benoit Ave & Poi

$49,900
Poitras Road St Malo, MB R0A 1T0
Single Family Home For Sale
Active

Wow! Look no further! With a variety of lots available, you will be sure to find the right fit to build your dream home. Location Location Location! Treed lots (mature trees) available right in the town of St Malo with paved street! (Benoit Ave & Poi

$23,500
7 Links Drive Killarney, MB R0K1G0
Land For Sale
Active

R34//Killarney/Municipal water available now for $10000.00!These three lots are for sale separately and are located at the end of a cul du sac down the street from Killarney Golf Course. Build your dream home close to the lake and golf course on one

Listing courtesy of: Lewis And Jones Ltd.
$215,000
5
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
416 N 10th Avenue Swan River, MB R0L1Z0
Single Family Home For Sale
Active

$360,900
3
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
102 Fotheringham Drive Macgregor, MB R0H 0R0
Single Family Home For Sale
Active

The Hillview Subdivision is an up and coming neighborhood in the Town of MacGregor, MB. Now is your opportunity to own a beautiful new 1259sf home on a huge 97×120 lot, finished to your liking. Enter to an ample foyer, then up to your open concept li

Price Change – 3 weeks ago
$89,900
1
TOTAL BATH
310 Stradbrook Avenue #4 Winnipeg, MB R3L 0J6
Condo For Sale
Active

Cozy Lower Level Bachelor Suite amazingly located in Osborne Village!!! Location Location Location! Great opportunity for your first purchase or next investment property! All Furniture in suite can be included! Water & Heating are covered in the cond

$229,000
2
BEDS
1
TOTAL BATH
840
SQFT
619 10th Street Brandon, MB R7A4G6
Single Family Home For Sale
Active

C20//Brandon/Tenant occupied – 24 HRS NOTICE. Great 2 Bdrm home close to all amenities. Live in or continue to rent out. Shingles replaced 5 yrs ago. Single detached garage. Survey available. Full basement ready for development. Rent for $1220. Zone

Listing courtesy of: Integral Realty Ltd.
$444,900
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
300 Centre Street #94 Winnipeg, MB R3Y1G5
Condo For Sale
Active

Offers as Received. Welcome to "The Rise" in bustling Bridgwater Centre! This top-floor/corner SW-facing unit in a steel and concrete building really has it all! 10 ft ceilings make the near 1, 200 sq.ft condo feel even more spacious! Luxury abound,

$81,900
43 Fairfield L Lane New Bothwell, MB R0A1C0
Single Family Home For Sale
Active

Welcome to Fairfield Ridge in the friendly community of New Bothwell! Only 25 minutes SE of Winnipeg and 15 minutes West of Steinbach. This development features beautiful ponds, a walking path throughout the subdivision and paved streets. All lots in

$81,900
30 Falcon Drive New Bothwell, MB R0A 1C0
Single Family Home For Sale
Active

Welcome to Fairfield Ridge in the friendly community of New Bothwell! Only 25 minutes SE of Winnipeg and 15 minutes West of Steinbach. This development features beautiful ponds, a walking path throughout the subdivision and paved streets. All lots in

$83,900
71 Fairfield Lane New Bothwell, MB R0A 1C0
Single Family Home For Sale
Active

Welcome to Fairfield Ridge in the friendly community of New Bothwell! Only 25 minutes SE of Winnipeg and 15 minutes West of Steinbach. This development features beautiful ponds, a walking path throughout the subdivision and paved streets. All lots in

$83,900
41 Falcon Drive New Bothwell, MB R0A 1C0
Single Family Home For Sale
Active

Welcome to Fairfield Ridge in the friendly community of New Bothwell! Only 25 minutes SE of Winnipeg and 15 minutes West of Steinbach. This development features beautiful ponds, a walking path throughout the subdivision and paved streets. All lots in

$379,000
3
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
430 N 9th Avenue Swan River, MB R0L 1Z0
Single Family Home For Sale
Active

Welcome to 430 9th Avenue North, a desirable two storey home with over 3000 sq/ft of living area with a fantastic walkout basement. Open design on the main floor features bright and spacious living space, custom kitchen with large island, and a west-

$25,000
82 Spruce Street Killarney, MB R0K1G0
Land For Sale
Active

R34//Killarney/Lots 82, 83, 84. These three lots are sold separately, all are 100 feet long and 60-55 feet wide. On the edge of town these lot is also close to the beach! These lots are in a commercial area and zoned Residential1. An approval from to

Listing courtesy of: Lewis And Jones Ltd.
$40,000
85 Elm Drive Killarney, MB R0K1G0
Land For Sale
Active

R34//Killarney/Large Lot looking to be developed! This 110×100'lot is on the edge of town, close to the beach perfect for a new build. Zoned Residential1. An approval from town council regarding what you would be building on the lot is required (id:3

Listing courtesy of: Lewis And Jones Ltd.
$153,000
4
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
896
SQFT
422 Laurier Avenue Killarney, MB R0K1G0
Single Family Home For Sale
Active

R34//Killarney/Modernly upgraded throughout this 2+2 bd 2bth bungalow features an eat in kitchen, large living room, two bedrooms and 4 piece bath. The new fully finished basement with 2bds, three piece bath and large rec room makes this bungalow per

Listing courtesy of: Lewis And Jones Ltd.
$95,000
1.13
ACRES
1 Kendrick Street Forrest, MB R0K0W0
Land For Sale
Active

ANW//Forrest/Build your dream home on this 1.13 acre vacant lot on the West side of Forrest, MB, and only a few minutes drive to Brandon. The property has wide views over farmland to the West, and the playground of the Forrest Elementary school borde

Listing courtesy of: Integral Realty Ltd.
$234,900
5
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1305 S 2nd Street Swan River, MB R0L1Z0
Single Family Home For Sale
Active

Are you looking for home with impressive closet space? Look no further this 3+2 Bedroom bungalow is conveniently located close to Ecole School. This home was moved onto a NEW foundation in 2007 and since then has been updated though-out with new wind

$85,000
23.87
ACRES
76066 Brookfield Road Whitemouth Rm, MB R0E 1Y0
Single Family Home For Sale
Active

Imagine flying to your dream vacation property in beautiful Seven Sisters and landing in your own backyard! This is a rare opportunity for pilots to have their own airstrip in the RM of Whitemouth. This 23.87-Acre property offers you a unique opportu

$190,000
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATH
700
SQFT
1101 7th Street Brandon, MB R7A3V4
Single Family Home For Sale
Active

C17//Brandon/Newly renovated inside and looking modern! This stylish 700 foot bungalow is beautifully updated on the main floor in contemporary grey tones. This is not a drive by! Besides it's decorative appeal, the house has been rewired electricall

Listing courtesy of: Integral Realty Ltd.
$74,900
21,900
ACRES
24 Second Avenue Chater, MB R0K0R0
Land For Sale
Active

CSE//Chater/In the Village of Chater in the Meadows subdivision are 15 lots of various sizes just 10 minutes from Brandon on pavement. Golf course only minutes away. Town water available to all lots. RTM's welcome. (no mobile homes) property guidelin

Listing courtesy of: Integral Realty Ltd.
$99,900
22 Second Avenue Chater, MB R0K0R0
Land For Sale
Active

CSE//Chater/In the Village of Chater in the Meadows subdivision are 15 lots of various sizes just 10 minutes from Brandon on pavement. Golf course only minutes away. Town water available to all lots. RTM's welcome. (no mobile homes) property guidelin

Listing courtesy of: Integral Realty Ltd.
$64,900
1
ACRES
39 Bertram Drive Brandon, MB r0k1x0
Land For Sale
Active

ANW//Brandon/Paradise Valley is 10 mins NorthWest of Brandon in the valley with the Little Saskatchewan River. Rolling hills and panoramic prairie views make for perfect country living. Cross country skiing, fishing, kayaking, harvesting fruit and fl

Listing courtesy of: Integral Realty Ltd.
$79,900
1.42
ACRES
19 Bertram Drive Brandon, MB r0k1x0
Land For Sale
Active

ANW//Brandon/Paradise Valley is 10 mins NorthWest of Brandon in the valley with the Little Saskatchewan River. Rolling hills and panoramic prairie views make for perfect country living. Cross country skiing, fishing, kayaking, harvesting fruit and fl

Listing courtesy of: Integral Realty Ltd.
$79,900
1.09
ACRES
25 Bertram Drive Brandon, MB r0k1x0
Land For Sale
Active

ANW//Brandon/Paradise Valley is 10 mins NorthWest of Brandon in the valley with the Little Saskatchewan River. Rolling hills and panoramic prairie views make for perfect country living. Cross country skiing, fishing, kayaking, harvesting fruit and fl

Listing courtesy of: Integral Realty Ltd.
$49,900
1
ACRES
5 Bertram Drive Brandon, MB r0k1z0
Land For Sale
Active

ANW//Brandon/*SUMMER SALE* REDUCED Phase 2 Lot #1Paradise Valley is 10 mins NorthWest of Brandon in the valley with the Little Saskatchewan River. Rolling hills and panoramic prairie views make for perfect country living. Cross country skiing , fishi

Listing courtesy of: Integral Realty Ltd.
$84,900
1.82
ACRES
33 Bertram Drive Brandon, MB r0k1x0
Land For Sale
Active

ANW//Brandon/Paradise Valley is 10 mins NorthWest of Brandon in the valley with the Little Saskatchewan River. Rolling hills and panoramic prairie views make for perfect country living. Cross country skiing, fishing, kayaking, harvesting fruit and fl

Listing courtesy of: Integral Realty Ltd.
$23,500
3 Links Drive Killarney, MB R0K1G0
Land For Sale
Active

R34//Killarney/Municipal water available soon for $10, 000.Build your dream home close to the lake and down the street from the golf course on this 70x100ft lot in Killarney. (id:32990)

Listing courtesy of: Lewis And Jones Ltd.
Price Change – 4 days ago
$199,999
3
BEDS
1
TOTAL BATH
543 N Royal Road Portage La Prairie, MB R1N 1V7
Single Family Home For Sale
Active

With loads of curb appeal and close to playgrounds & schools, this 1500sf bungalow is perfect for a young family. Enter over your front deck to an abundant entry way. From there you will find a huge dining room that is perfect for future family gathe

$309,900
9 Bayhill Court Kingston, ON K7M7P7
Land For Sale
Active

Welcome to Kingston's newest master-planned Estate Community, Forest Hill. Construction to begin October 2021, closing dates as early as September 2021. This exclusive subdivision is steps from parks, shopping, public transit and minutes to the 401.

Listing courtesy of: RE/MAX FINEST REALTY INC., BROKERAGE
$319,900
15 Bayhill Court Kingston, ON K7M7P7
Land For Sale
Active

Welcome to Kingston's newest master-planned Estate Community, Forest Hill. Construction to begin October 2021, closing dates as early as September 2021. This exclusive subdivision is steps from parks, shopping, public transit and minutes to the 401.

Listing courtesy of: RE/MAX FINEST REALTY INC., BROKERAGE
$215,000
3
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1111 S 3rd Street Swan River, MB R0L1Z0
Single Family Home For Sale
Active

This beautifully maintained 2+1 bedroom fully finished up and down bi-level is just what you have been looking for. This home features oak cabinets, a spacious deck, newer siding, insulation, windows, new flooring and brand new furnace with central a

About Manitoba

Manitoba is a province located in Canada’s prairie region with a population of over 1.2 million people. Manitoba is known for its rich history of First Nations and battles between Britain and France during their struggle to control North America.

Manitoba, once part of Prince Rupert’s Land, is said to be named from the Cree phrase, “Man-into-wahpaow,” which means, “the narrows of the Great Spirit.” When Manitoba became part of Canada in 1870, after being ruled directly by Great Britain for nearly 100 years, the name was selected from a suggestion by the Métis leader, Louis Riel.

The culture of Manitoba stems from the Cree, Assiniboine, and Métis Nations, who traded furs with the French through the Hudson’s Bay Company (HBC). The economy varied when agricultural settlers moved here in 1811, but the main way of living remained until the HBC’s control of Rupert’s Land came to an end in 1868. Just two years later, Manitoba became a province, and all the land became government property. Homesteads were then granted to settlers for farming. After this shift, much of Manitoba’s economy depended on agriculture. Drought and the Great Depression had a negative impact on farming, and people were forced to find other means to earn a living. Today, Manitoba has a vibrant and growing economy, driven by mining, agriculture, aerospace, food processing, cultural industries, hydroelectric power, and so much more!

English and French are both official languages used in Manitoba. In 1890, the legislature tried to nullify the official status of the French language. Nearly 100 years later, in 1985, the Supreme Court ruled that legislation should be in both French and English. In 2010, the Manitoba government passed the Aboriginal Languages Recognition Act. This act serves as official recognition of the Cree, Dakota, Dene, Inuktitut, Michif, Ojibway, and Oji-Cree languages. 

The land in Manitoba is generally flat and is known for its sunny skies. The north side of Manitoba is much cooler and has asubarctic climate. This region has long harsh winters and warm summers. Southern Manitoba is in the humid continental climate zone. This area becomes cold and windy and has several blizzards a year due to the open landscape. Summers are warm and at a reasonable length. This part of Manitoba is the most humid of all the prairie provinces. The southwestern part of Manitoba is drier and oftentimes experiences droughts. The southern part of this province is in tornado alley and experiences tornadoes.

Major Cities in manitoba

Manitoba has several cities with a significant population. Winnipeg is the capital city and also Manitoba’s largest. The neighbourhoods there consist of everything from mansions to apartments. The top employers here are the Canadian Armed Forces, the City of Winnipeg, and Manitoba Hydro. There are also five professional sports teams in Manitoba that call Winnipeg home: Valour FC soccer team, Winnipeg Blue Bombers football team, Winnipeg Goldeyes baseball team, and the Winnipeg Jets and Manitoba Moose hockey teams. 

Brandon is Manitoba’s second-largest city, where the economy revolves around agriculture and manufacturing. It has a population of over 47,000 people; however, it still maintains its small-town feel with strong ties to its past and present citizens! Some of the largest companies here to work for are Maple Leaf Consumer Foods, Prairie Mountain Health Authority, and the Brandon School Division.

Manitoba’s third-largest city is Steinbach. With a population of about 16,000 people, Steinbach is known for its Mennonite roots, which still have a strong presence today. The Manitoba economy is based around agriculture and manufacturing and is known for its beautiful environment.

transportation in Manitoba

There are a variety of ways to get around this province. Some options are more suitable for inner-city commuting, but there are still many methods available for travelling. In the warmer months, it’s not uncommon to see people biking, rollerblading, or walking around the cities. There are public transit buses in some of the cities that are considered the most affordable and convenient options. Taxi services are also available, but you must call and make a reservation ahead of time. You can always drive your own vehicle too. If you’re a foreigner, you can use your out-of-province driver’s license for up to three months from entering the country, but you must apply for a new one if you’re going to call Manitoba home. If you’re travelling across the country and don’t want to drive, the VIA Rail Canada is a neat alternative. Lastly, there are also a few airlines in Manitoba such as Calm Air, First Air, Frontier North Adventures, or you can even book your flight with an air shuttle.

manitoba fun facts

  1. Churchill, Manitoba is considered one of the top three destinations for observing the Aurora Borealis Northern Lights. This wondrous phenomenon is available for viewing here almost 300 nights a year!
  2. Winnipeg, Manitoba is one of the top five coldest cities in the world! 
  3. Wapusk National Park has the largest denning site for polar bears in the world! Since there are so many polar bears here, it’s not uncommon for people in neighbouring Churchill to leave their car doors unlocked in case someone needs a quick escape from a bear encounter! 
  4. Speaking of bears, Winnie the Pooh was named after a bear named Winnie, who served as the mascot for the Winnipeg regiment of the Canadian Army!

Things to do in manitoba

There are many things to explore in Manitoba that you would never run out of things to do. Here are some of our favourites: 

  1. Assiniboine Park & Zoo
    • Assiniboine Park & Zoo began in 1904 and is Canada’s oldest zoological facility. It is home to over 180 species, including polar bears and kangaroos! There are many features including one, Aunt Sally’s Farm, that talks about the welfare and care of animals. The park also has restaurants, hiking trails, and features like a Nature Playground and the Leo Mol Gallery & Schoolhouse. In 2021 Assiniboine Park was even won a Travelers’ Choice Award on TripAdvisor!
  2. Manitoba Museum
    • This museum reflects the legacy of all the original peoples in this province. It is Manitoba’s largest centre for heritage in the province. There are nine interpretive, three-dimensional galleries to delve into the connection between people and their environment. The museum also includes a planetarium that explores our fascinating universe and several interactive, hands-on science exhibits! 
  3. The Forks Market
    • At the crossing of the Red and Assiniboine Rivers stands a structure that was once used as horse stables and haylofts during the railway days. Today, it’s a place to eat a wide range of foods and do some shopping! You can even take a guided tour with a Parks Canada interpreter to find out more about the history of the area that dates back 6,000 years!
  4. Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum & RCAF WWII Memorial
    • If you’re into history and airplanes, you’ll want to check this place out! Here you’ll see training, aircraft, vehicles, and other artifacts from the WWII era. You can even book a flight in a working aircraft, get a glimpse at restoration projects, and reflect in reverence by the RCAF WWII Memorial Wall and Chapel. 
  5. Kickin’ Axe Throwing
    • Whether for celebrations, corporate events, or blowing off some steam, Kickin’ Axe Throwing offers a unique yet simple experience of throwing axes. This indoor, metropolitan range offers 2 private rooms, with 3 targets in each lane. The facility’s lane marshals provide safety tutorials and share forms and techniques to help you get the most out of your experience. 
  6. Keystone Centre
    • As a hub for entertainment and activities, the Keystone Centre is a great place to spend time with friends and family. Enjoy their ice-skating rink, or check out their agricultural events. Keystone Centre is also home to the region’s three largest fairs: Royal Manitoba Winter Fair, Manitoba Summer Fair, and Manitoba AG EX!
  7. Mennonite Heritage Village
    • The Mennonite Heritage Village is a place where you can explore a Russian Mennonite street village, tour a housebarn, see a functioning Dutch windmill, and enjoy traditional Mennonite cuisine. You can also admire the historic, heirloom treasures and top off your visit by picking out a souvenir at the Village Books and Gifts Shop!
  8. Steinbach Aquatic Centre
    • Come enjoy the water any time of year at the Steinbach Aquatic Centre! This indoor water facility offers a Junior Olympic pool, water slides, diving boards, a lazy river, a children’s water play area, and so much more! During the summer months, you can enjoy the water outdoors with a pool, deck area, and splash park. There is something here for everyone to have a good time!
  9. Steinbach Fly-In Golf Club
    • This 18-hole golf course is community-owned and provides benefits to its members and offers tee times to public golfers. This course has sand traps, water hazards, and more! 
  10. Spruce Woods Provincial Park
    • This unique park has both lush spruce trees and sand dunes with cacti. Come visit for the summer and enjoy boating, swimming at the beach, or biking trails. If you visit during the winter, you’re in for quite the thrill with the options of skiing, ice skating, tobogganing, and so much more!