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Lena Oles at West Lake School - ca. 1916

Sites to See: Boissevain - Morton

Visitors who want to see more and know more about the Boissevain area should take note of the Vantage Points Local History Resources Binder, and the inventory of “Special Places”


William Lake & Turtle’s Back


Travelling west towards Boissevain on Highway 3, offers a view to the south of the eastern ridge of Turtle Mountain. The high point, known as Turtle’s Back is often visible. Turn down William Lake Road to get a closer look, and experience the terrain.  The roads ends at the lake, and an access to the Turtle’s Back Trail, which takes you to an even more inspiring view of the countryside in all directions.

Max Lake


Max Lake was the recreation hot spot in pioneer days as well as the site of an important sawmill. Take a trip down Max Lake Road, off of Highway 3, west of Boissevain to get a good look at the heart of Turtle Mountain.

Horton / Desford / Boundary Trail


South on Highway 10 you will find a sign identifying the Boundary Commission Trail and commemorating the Desford and Horton Settlements.

Sites to See

Adam Lake

International Peace Garden

Max Lake

Visit Communities (Past & Present)






Vantage Points Stories



All Saint's Church

A Tale of Two Mill Fires

"Cricket Anyone?" The Waubeesh English Settlement

Fox Sawmill

George King General Store

Mr. Bryan's Whistle Stop

In 1981 Earle Currie, in a written submission for Beckoning Hills Revisited, recalled the day the famous American politician and orator stopped in Boissevain.

The Anchorage

The Boundary Commission Trail

Turtle Mountain City and Wabeesh