Virden, Manitoba, Canada is an oil and transportation centre located on the Trans Canada Highway (Hwy #1) on the western edge of the Western Region. The community is situated on the banks of the Scallion, Bosshill and Gopher Creeks surrounded by the rolling hills and prairie grasslands of the Manitoba Escarpment.
To the north of Virden are the forests and meadows of the Riding Mountain National Park and to the south is Turtle Mountain Park. Located west of the town is the Saskatchewan border and to the east is the City of Brandon (Manitoba's second largest city).
Virden, Manitoba, Canada has a long railroad history. The history of the railroad is best told when visiting the the local museum and the Canadian Railway Station. Many buildings in Virden have a history built from fieldstone or brick including the Aud Theater (1911), St Mary's Anglican Church (1885) and the Goulding House (1893).
History is also found east of Virden, Manitoba at Fort Montagne a La Bosse. The fort operated between 1790 - 1821 as a supply fort during the fur trade years. It was a stockade post with several cabins located on the south side of the Assiniboine River. Today a memorial cairn is located on the site.
Virden, Manitoba is a commercial and industrial community with the main industries being construction and oil. The some the community is referred to as the "Oil Capital of Manitoba". Many oil related businesses operate from Virden.
Located on the Trans Canada Highway there are many services important to travelers in the community of Virden like accommodations, campgrounds, restaurants, sightseeing tours, coffee houses, art gallery, events, festivals and a community airport located north of the town.
The creeks and parks in Virden, as well as, the larger parks located nearby provide an atmosphere for activity and adventure. Some of the recreation destinations to visit when in the area include Oak Lake, Eternal Springs, Victoria Park, Centennial Park, Riding Mountain National Park and the Turtle Mountain Provincial Park.
Some of the summer activities to enjoy when visiting in the region include golfing, fishing, water skiing, boating, canoeing, kayaking, swimming, picnicking, jet boating, tennis, baseball, soccer or, even, visit a race track.
In the winter months the activities enjoyed in the region include ice fishing, cross country skiing and snowmobiling. The local snowmobile club maintains groomed trails in the region. One can also stay close to town and ice fish on Oak Lake.