10 Interesting Facts About Morden, Manitoba

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Facts About Morden

  • Morden was founded in 1882 when the Canadian Pacific Railway built a railway line crossing the Dead Horse Creek
  • The Manitoba government granted Morden town status in 1903 and later city status in 2012.
  • The highest temperature ever recorded in Morden was 111 °F on 11 July 1936. The coldest temperature ever recorded was −42.0 °C on 16 January 1993.
  • Morden was incorporated as a municipality on January 1, 1882.
  • Morden is home to the largest collection of marine reptile fossils in Canada, located at the Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre.
  • The Estimated Population of Morden is 8,668.
  • Morden is a city located in the Pembina Valley region of southern Manitoba, Canada.
  • The Geographic coordinates of Morden are 49°11’30.8″N (49.1919000°) 98°06’04.9″W (-98.1013600°).
  • Morden hosts the Morden Corn and Apple Festival, which is held annually in downtown Morden.
  • The settlement was renamed “Morden”, after Alvey Morden, on whose family’s land the community was established.
Facts About Morden Manitoba
Facts About Morden Manitoba

10 Interesting Facts About Dauphin, Manitoba

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