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 The Municipality of Louise has loads of winter activities and fun. Come explore Clearwater, Crystal City and Pilot Mound and see what you and your family can do here.

Outdoor skating river trail located in Crystal City at the Crystal Creek Reservoir, bring your skates and enjoy the skating trail and outdoor rinks.
Crystal Creek Skating
Cross country skiing trails are located in Clearwater, Crystal City and Pilot Mound. Clearwater's trail is located in the sports park by the curling club, Crystal City's trail is located right beside Cudmore Hall and Pilot Mound's trail is at the golf course. See maps below. Contact Justin Pryor for trail passes at 1-204-825-4375 or email pryor_justin@hotmail.com
Cross Country Ski Trail Pilot Mound

 Ski Louise map Crystal CitySki Louise Clearwater map



















The Municipality of Louise is part of Central Manitoba Tourism and Tourism Westman.

Video CMT Clearwater, Crystal City and Pilot Mound




CMT Golf Video



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The Manitoba World War One MuseumMB WW 1 Museum


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Museum is open as follows: Weekends Only: Mid-May to Mid September 11am to 4pm or by appointment.



Crystal City Community Printing Museum


This designated Heritage Site Building is probably the oldest in town. As you walk through the door the wonderful smell of ink and oil from the old typesetting and printing machines fills your nostrils. You feel as if you could actually be back in 1881 when publisher Thomas Greenway and Co. issued their first "Rock Lake Herald". It is completely operational and tours are given upon request. You will find your visit here fascinating.



Contacts: Mike Webber - 204-873-2374 

CC Printing Museum








Star Mound 

Known by a variety of names including Nebogwawin Butte and Merry Dance Hill, the Star Mound is a 100-foot-tall, ice-age

moraine in southern Manitoba that arises abruptly from the surrounding prairie, in the Municipality of Louise. From its top, the mound offers a panoramic view of the surrounding landscape in all directions. At one time an important Aboriginal village site. A beaver-shaped burial site can still be seen on top of the mound. Excavations were carried out at the site by American archaeologist William Baker Nickerson, between 1912 and 1915.

The Star Mound School District was established in June 1885 and it operated a school building on land purchased from farmer James D. Robertson. In 1901, the building was relocated to a more central location at NE15-1-10W then, in January 1962, to Snowflake. When the high school students were instead bused to Manitou starting in 1966, the building was acquired by the Star Mound Historical Society and, in 1967, was moved to the top of Star Mound. A cairn beside the former school building was erected in 1970 in commemoration of Manitoba’s centenary. It was dedicated to the memory of local area pioneers.


The building is operated as a local museum and picnic site each summer. Further information can be obtained by contacting Joyce Falk at 204-825-0158 or joycfalk@hotmail.com.



Lesson From the Land Trail
The Lessons from the land interpretive tail is a pleasant 2.3 km ( 1.4 mi. ) walk through scenic vistas of the Cypress Creek valley. Located at he edge of Clearwater, the trailhead beings at the Lessons From the Land sign at the Clearwater Curling Rink. At a leisurely pace, the complete loop takes about one hour. Benches along the way allow hikers to rest and contemplate the sights, sounds, and smells of the prairie meadows and riparian forest.

Lesson From the Land

Mound Wildlife
We are a group that is helping to get kids outdoors and try some new activities. We believe in promoting the conservation, ensuring our conservation areas flourish.
Goudney Reservoir is managed by this group. Canoeing, Kayaking, fishing, nature watching, bird watching, family picnics and swimming are all here at the Goundey Reservoir.
Mound Wildlife
 Ice Fishing Goudney Reservoir

Crystal City Reservoir
Canoeing, kayaking, hiking, bird watching, skating, nature watching and family picnic area
Crystal Creek Landscape