Rossburn CDC recently renewed and updated three brochures from the series “Rural Routes & Roots of the Parkland”. Following these tour suggestions makes for an amazing road trip to discover the Parkland Region around Rossburn.

Who doesn’t like a good road trip? Start planning!

Keep on reading for basic information on these tours. Download the PDF version to plan your trip. Printed copies are available in the municipal office and the information kiosk next to the Co-op Gas Bar in Rossburn.

Planning a multi-day trip to explore the area with these road trips? Being located centrally, Rossburn is a great place to stay overnight.

Route 45 – From Prairie Fields To Prairie Mountains

Travel the scenic highway 45 while enjoying all the unique attractions and places along the way!

This tour follows highway 45, either starting in Russell or at the Junction of Highway 10/ 45 and covers about 105 km of driving. An interesting mix of heritage sites, several local shops and restaurants is awaiting you. Stop along the route for enjoying nature and outdoor activities like swimming, hiking or fishing. Pass through the charming small towns and communities of Russell, Angusville, Silverton, Waywayseecappo, Rossburn, Vista, Oakburn, Menzie, Elphinstone and Sandy Lake.

Make sure to take a coffee break right in Rossburn at Gone Scrappin’ In Bloom. Enjoy strolling through the store afterwards – you will find some gems to take home for sure! Be sure to admire the Waywayseecappo Powwow Arbour situated on the north side of Hwy 45 when driving through Waywayseecappo First Nation. The annual Powwow is happening annually on the August long weekend by the way!

Heritage Trails of the Prairie Mountains

Take a step back in time and discover the past!

The Prairie Mountain area – compromised of the Rossburn Municipality and the Rural Municipality of Yellowhead – is rich in history.

The arrival of the railway early in the 20th century brought an influx of European settlers to the Prairie Mountains, transforming the area into one of the richest grain-producing regions in the world. As the plow transformed grasslands to fields of grain, so too did the hearts of the settlers transform the landscape of the region. The lingering spirit of these pioneers can still be felt in the area’s historical sites and buildings, some of which are explored with the Heritage Trails tour.

This tour brings you to museums, historic sites, churches and cemeteries around Rossburn and its neighboring communities. Perfect for history fans!

Manitoba’s Pysanky Path

Learn about Ukrainian heritage in the area – Tour Ukrainian historic sites, museums, churches and cemeteries

The Pysanky Path covers approximately 435 km. To allow time to visit the attractions, it is recommended that you set aside two days for travel and sightseeing. Following this tour, you get to explore the municipalities of Dauphin, Gilbert Plains, Harrison Park, Riding Mountain West, Rossburn, and Yellowhead.

What can you explore in Rossburn (& Olha)?

  • Visit the Rossburn Musuem, featuring a replica Ukrainian village
  • Assumption of the Virgin Mary Ukrainian Orthodox Church
  • Sts. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church
  • St. Michael’s Ukrainian Catholic Church
  • Ukrainian Pioneer Dwelling
  • Ukrainian Settlement Monument
  • St. John Cantius Roman Catholic Church
  • and much more …