Off The Beaten Path - Hikes and Explorations in the Brandon Region

Aweme:  Criddle / Vane Provincial Park

The park is located in southwestern Manitoba about 40 kilometres southeast of Brandon. It preserves and protects the heritage value of the former homestead of the Criddle/Vane family. The Park accommodates nature-oriented recreational and educational opportunities and experiences that are respectful of the natural setting and historic environment.

The Criddle and Vane families are Manitoba pioneers well-known for their contributions in the fields of science, art, sports, and culture, as well as for their somewhat eccentric lifestyle. They settled in Manitoba in 1882, and the last family members left the homestead in 1960.

The Criddle / Vane Provincial Heritage Park has Interpretive signs guiding your walk along the property, and you can take the old road allowance south.


49* 42' 22.28" N
99* 36' 11.16" W

In addition to the short trails on the site this road allowance runs south of the property.

The house has since burned down.

Percy's golf course was re-created some time ago, but is now unattended.

Take 340, south from Shilo or north from Wawanesa. Watch for the sign.


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