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10 Interesting Facts About Dauphin, Manitoba

Facts About Dauphin

  • Dauphin is in western Manitoba near Duck Mountain Provincial Park and Riding Mountain National Park, just west of Lake Manitoba and Dauphin Lake and south of Lake Winnipegosis.
  • The nearby lake was given the name “Dauphin” by the explorer Pierre Gaultier de Varennes, Sieur de La Vérendrye in 1741 in honour of the heir to the French throne.
  • Dauphin was granted a village charter on 11 July 1898, with George Barker as the first mayor.
  • In 1901 Dauphin was incorporated as a town, with George King as mayor.
  • Dauphin was incorporated as a city in 1998.
  • The City of Dauphin had a population of 8,457
  • The highest temperature ever recorded in Dauphin was 40.6 °C on 28 June 1931. The coldest temperature ever recorded was −44.4 °C on 25 February 1890 and 18 February 1966.
  • Dauphin is Known as the “City of Sunshine”.
  • Dauphin’s Countryfest is the longest-running Canadain country music festival.
  • Dauphin is 268 m above sea level.
Facts About Dauphin Manitoba
Facts About Dauphin Manitoba

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