Dauphin, Manitoba, Canada is located on the banks of the Vermillion River surrounded by waterways like the Mossy River, Wilson River and Dauphin Lake. The community is the commercial hub and recreation centre of the Parkland Region of Manitoba, Canada.
To the south of the community is the Riding Mountain National Park and to the north is the Duck Mountain Provincial Park. Lying directly east of Dauphin is Dauphin Lake and many sandy beaches... while down Highway 5, west of the community, are the towns of Gilbert Plains and Grandview. Located in between the parks and communities are agricultural farms, farm tours and a growing agri tourism industry.
History and heritage can be explored in Dauphin, Manitoba visiting with the local museum and the many historic buildings and sites in the region. Some of the more notable buildings include the 1917 Court House, 1936 Ukrainian Catholic Church of Resurrection and the 1912 Canadian Northern Railway (CNR) Station.
Take a short day trip and plan a self guided sightseeing adventure exploring the historic sites in the region like the Selo Ukrainian Heritage Village, Trembowla Cross of Freedom, Negrych
Pioneer Homestead and the Keeseekoowenin Ojibway First Nation Sharing Lodge and East Gate in the Riding Mountain National Park.
The lake and community parks in Dauphin, as well as, the larger parks located nearby provide an atmosphere for adventure. Some of the recreation destinations to visit when in the area include Dauphin Lake, Hidden Valley Sanctuary, Vermillion Park, Baldy Mountain Viewing Tower, Rainbow Beach Provincial Park, Stoney Point Beach, Manipogo Provincial Park, Sifton Beach, Methley Beach, Riding Mountain National Park and the Duck Mountain Provincial Park.
Some of the summer activities to enjoy when visiting in the Dauphin region include golfing, birdwatching, swimming, boating, water skiing, canoeing, kayaking, windsurfing, picnicking, scuba diving, camping, fishing, horseback riding, ATV, mountain biking, backpacking, wilderness backcountry camping and wildlife watching.
In the winter months, after the snow has accumulated and lakes freeze over, the activities enjoyed in the region include xc skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing and ice fishing. The snowmobile club in Dauphin maintains over 300+ kilometres of snowmobile trails connecting the two major parks in the region - Riding Mountain National Park and the Duck Mountain Provincial Park.