Swan River, Manitoba is an agricultural community located on the banks of the Swan River in the Manitoba lowlands of the Swan Valley region.
Surrounded by mountains, on the cusp of the boreal forest and aspen parkland. To the south is the Duck Mountain Provincial Park and to the north are the Porcupine Hills. To the west of the community is Thunder Mountain and to the east is Lake Winnipegosis.
Closer to home the community focuses on agricultural. There are endless hectares of farm fields producing grain, oats, canola, wheat, barley, flax and rye.
In the community of Swan River are many of the services which are important to travelers. Some of the more important services available include accommodations, campgrounds, tours, guides, outfitters, restaurants, gas station, coffee houses, laundromat, grocery store, liquor store, banks, bakery, sport supply store and transportation services (taxi and private airport)
Throughout the year the community is host to events and festivals like an annual rodeo, harvest fest, arts festival, snowmobile poker derby and a market fest. It is also home to attractions like a race track, golf course and ski hill on Thunder Mountain.
The community is a good base for accessing parks, lakes and mountains. Some of the more popular park destinations in town and in the region include Thunder Mountain, Porcupine Provincial Forest, Rotary Park, Legion Park, Kettle Stones Provincial Park and the Duck Mountain Provincial Park.
Some of the summer activities to enjoy when visiting the community and surrounding parks and lakes include camping, fishing, boating, water skiing, windsurfing, swimming, canoeing, birdwatching, mountain biking, hiking, backpacking, golfing, hunting, picnicking, horseback riding and rock climbing.
In the winter months, After the snow has accumulated and lakes freeze over, the activities enjoyed in the region include xc skiing, downhill skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling and ice fishing. Swan River is close to the Thunder Hill Ski Park. It is a the region's ski and snowboard destination.
Swan River is also connected to a network of 700+ kilometres of snowmobile trails. The trails connect to other communities like Inglis, Roblin, Grandview, Ethelbert and with parks like the Duck Mountain Provincial Park, the Asessippi Provincial Park and the Porcupine Provincial