Discover your Heart in: Whitemouth

Whitemouth may be small in size, but the things-to-do, community pride, and the amount of beauty that encases this town immense! Whitemouth is located only one hour east of Winnipeg, and includes the communities of Seven Sisters Falls, River Hills, Elma, and, of course, Whitemouth itself.

From unique local businesses that make you feel like the number-one customer, rich and fascinating history, to breathtaking natural geological beauty that makes any nature enthusiast stare in awe, Whitemouth is the perfect destination for your next day trip!

 

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Start your trip in with rafting, tubing, or stand up paddling adventure with Big Foot Paddleboarding & Rafting, where you can rent out the equipment for your paddling experience on the Whitemouth River.

Pick up a paddleboard or raft and enjoy a morning of peaceful flatwater cruising and thrilling excitement of class 1-3 rapids. Or if you’re in the mood for an all-relaxed morning, try tubing on the river. You’ll be surprised how refreshed you will feel after gently gliding down the river.

 

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After all the fun you’ve had with Big Foot, you will probably be famished. Your next stop should be The Spicy Radish Café, a café whose mission is to give you a fun, unique, and yummy meal that hits the spot just right. They have three menus (lunch and dinner, monthly features, and gluten-free and vegan options), so no matter what your pallet likes, whether it be burgers, ribs, tacos, soups, or salads, it will surely be satisfied here!

 

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If you’re looking for that perfect gift for somebody, or just feelin’ a little thrifty, then The Tickle Trunk is a must-see place! From greeting cards, new and gently used clothes to trinkets and treasures, you’ll never know what unique item you’ll find at The Tickle Trunk!

Some people think that small communities lack a diverse, captivating, and rich history; well, the Whitemouth Municipal Museum proves those people wrong. This museum encases the stories and cultures of the communities of Whitemouth, Seven Sisters Falls, River Hills, and Elma; and tells the story of how these towns have grown into the beautiful communities we know today, and how they helped shaped Manitoba.

Explore a 1929 train caboose, a 1909 pioneer house, antique farm machinery collection, a blacksmith shop and log trapper’s cabin, a military M109 A4 Howitzer tank, and a whole artifact building with special treasures and unique items.

One of the most interesting stories and facts that are housed at the museum is the life of Dr. Charlotte Whitehead Ross or “The Iron Rose” as some people like to call her. In 1875, Charlotte achieved her goal of receiving her medical certificate from the Women’s Medical College in Philadelphia. From 1881 to 1912, she practiced medicine in the region – even though she was not allowed to hold a medical license in the Province of Manitoba during that time, as she was the first woman physician in Manitoba.

Plan your day trip on a Friday, and you can hop over to Elma for their Farmers Market! On every Friday from 3:30 PM to 7:00 PM, you can experience a world of farmers and small business owners that put their heart and soul into their passion. Pick up fresh, locally grown produce that tastes so good; make sure to pick up some home-made sweets for desserts! Look through the handmade items like jewelry, soaps, clothes, knickknacks, and much more for the newest addition to your home’s décor!

After this busy and eventful day, you’ll probably feel exhausted. Somehow, unwinding can be tiring too. Moon Gate Guest House is the definition of relaxation and rejuvenation. Stay the night at this Indigenous (Metis) owned, eco-friendly guest house.

Situated on the banks of the Whitemouth River and the border of Treaty No, 1 and 3, Moon Gate wants to provide you with an atmosphere and experience of feeling refreshed, recharged, and reconnecting with yourself. The property is absent of Wi-Fi, so the distractions and annoyances of daily life can’t follow you here, truly providing you with a sanctuary away from stress.

Ways of unwinding at Moon Gate are joining in on the 90-degree Finnish-style sauna that seats nine comfortably, sitting in the riverside gazebo that acts as your little Shangri-La, a spot to read, nap or listen to birds chirping. There are two fire-pit areas and a BBQ for grilling. With the Whitemouth River, merely a short walk away, paddling, swimming, or just dipping your toes in the cool water is a popular activity.

Keep your eye out for retreats and programs that occur at the property. From yoga, house concerts, ceremonies, and more, these can help guide you to the feeling of tranquillity.

 

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Another bonus of staying at Moon Gate is having fresh wood-fired pizza made right on the property with the Moon Gate Artisan Bakery. Made with only the best, locally sourced ingredients, this pizza might be the best that you’ve ever had!

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