Neepawa residents share a sense of pride in their community. The community, which has been identified on more than one occasion as the most beautiful town in Manitoba, developed a new Neepawa Tourism committee to tell their story.
Neepawa; Where stories take a beautiful turn.
This tag line was given to the community of Neepawa “Largely because of our physical location, right along the Yellowhead Highway, we’re a busy drive-through community. Our committee decided that we needed to capitalize on that and encourage those who are driving through to maybe take a few minutes, an hour or even a few hours to stop in Neepawa for a visit,” said Eoin Devereux, committee chair. “The intent is to share the message that whatever your vacation story is, hopefully, it includes time here.”
“Our ideas grew from one of our main attractions, the Margaret Lawrence Home, but it was soon realized that we have a lot of unique interests to draw people to our community. There’s Farmery Estate Brewery, the Neepawa Bird Sanctuary, the Lily Nook, our beautiful, well-maintained golf course, the Arts Forward Cultural Centre and the Beautiful Plains Museum to name a few,” said Eoin.
The Margaret Lawrence Home is a great place for History Buffs and Literary Lovers, it is a must see! One of Manitoba’s Star Attractions and now a Provincial Heritage Site and Level 2 Museum, the turn of the century house is the childhood home and living memorial to the world-renowned author Margaret Lawrence.
The Farmery Estate Brewery believes in adding value to the crops they grow on their family farm as well as to their community, by investing in where they live. For Farmery, local is a way of life, not a fad or a trend. Enjoy a flight of their latest brews after a tour of the Farmery Estate Brewery and Hop Yard. Experience first hand where Farmery’s beer and ingredients are grown and produced. In the summer look forward to Farmery’s Food Truck which serves homemade beer battered fish & chips, fish tacos and finger-licking smoked ribs and pulled pork. The first Canadian brewery that grows their ingredients for their beer, Farmery Estate Brewery is “As Homegrown As It Gets!”
The Bird Sanctuary has become a popular destination. Nestled on the south end of town by Park Lake, the sanctuary is home to emu’s, pheasants, peacocks, ducks, geese, rabbits and other animals. The facility is operated by volunteers with the purpose to provide the birds with a facility that advocates the conservation of various species of birds in their natural habitats while promoting survival and rehabilitation.
On a landscaped six-acre plot, the Lily Nook has over 1,500 named varieties of lilies growing, spanning all nine divisions of the genus lilium. Their annual catalogues offer 150 varieties with 136 colour pictures. Bulbs are shipped throughout the world both spring and fall. Their unending quest is to offer many more exotic blossoms for those who have discovered the excitement and pleasure their beauty can bring.
The Neepawa Golf and Country Club is situated along the escarpment of the Whitemud River. Their beautifully groomed course is challenging yet responsive and fair for all calibers of golf. The well-established trees and breathtaking terrain are enhanced by the winding river and prairie landscape. Or try out Disc Golf at the Lions Campground!
Neepawa Tourism now has a website, Face Book page, promotional print material, as well as new merchandise (t-shirts, ball caps, etc. ) that were released earlier this summer. They are currently fundraising so that by next summer they will have new signage in place to further promote the community and all the wonderful things that it has to offer. Visit Neepawatourism.ca for further information on these attractions.