The R. M. of Eriksdale depends on the agriculture and fishing industries as its economic foundation. The community continues to develop its growing tourism industry.
There are many organizations and facilities in the R. M. of Eriksdale that residents may frequent to stay busy in all seasons of the year. With a focus on sports, the organizations and activities offer something for children, young people, and adults.
During the winter months there are various sports to partake in: hockey, curling, figure skating, snowmobiling, ice‑fishing and cross country skiing. Different levels of most team sports exist to accommodate a wide range of ages that play them. Summer sports include: baseball, water sports, swimming, and other favorite games such as horseshoes. Eriksdale has a very popular slo‑pitch league, and also hosts a few baseball tournaments each year.
Eriksdale has a very active equestrian society that holds events throughout the warmer months. Horse shows, sales, and a rodeo are some things with which the society is involved.
The Eriksdale Recreation Centre houses a banquet room, a main hall, and curling rink with artificial ice, a skating rink and a rotunda that accommodates a year‑round youth centre and canteen.
McEwen Memorial Park is a lovely place to stop and relax or to spend the night in one of the ten campsites. Campers have the opportunity to have a picnic in the quiet surroundings or utilize the ball park and horseshoe pits. Catch an equestrian show or rodeo event within the 15 acre park.
Long Point Public Beach, west of Eriksdale, is a beautiful place with sand bars and an abundance of bird life. Long Point Water Safety provides Red Cross swimming lessons the last two weeks in July.
The Eriksdale Creamery Museum has a display of local artifacts, archives, as well as souvenirs. The museum has purchased the local creamery and will provide tours to interested visitors.
For Seniors, the New Horizons Club initiates activities such as bridge, quilting, and a congregate meal program. A Community Resource Coordinator facilitates many other services.
The Annual Corn Festival in late summer is a great attraction and the first of its kind in the Interlake. February brings the winter carnival with an ice-show, hockey tournaments, a dance, and crowning of the Carnival Queen.
The Rural Municipality of Eriksdale had its beginnings in 1904, when Swedish pioneer Jonas Erikson built a log cabin immediately north of the present Village of Eriksdale site. His son Manny, built his cabin a short distance away and numerous early pioneers spent the first night of their stay in this new land, in "Manny's Shack". Though many pioneers came from Sweden, many other nationalities make up the multicultural collage of Eriksdale today.
The R.M. of Eriksdale's economy is based on agricultural and fishing industries, as well as its growing tourism industry.
Eriksdale has a very active equestrian society that holds events throughout the warmer months. Campers are also welcome, and have the opportunity to have a picnic in the quiet surroundings or utilize the recreational facilities at McEwen Memorial Park.
Facilities - Recreation, Parks, Culture
Long Point Public Beach west of Eriksdale, is a beautiful place with sand bars and an abundance of bird life.
The Eriksdale Creamery Museum has a display of local artifacts, archives, and souvenirs. The museum has purchased the local creamery and will provide tours to interested visitors.
The Annual Corn & Pig Roast & Dance in late summer is a great attraction and the first of its kind in the Interlake. February brings the winter carnival with an ice-show, hockey tournaments, a dance, and crowning of the Carnival Queen.
Eriksdale is definitely worth the ride one hour north of Winnipeg. Whether you're looking for a place to vacation with the family or spend the day there are enough sites and activities for all to enjoy.
From great beaches on Lake Manitoba, to historical sites that take you back in time, Eriksdale is truly a vacation paradise.
|Eriksdale Museum |
The museum currently operates two locations in Eriksdale – a heritage-themed creamery and a traditional exhibit set-up in the town’s old Anglican church. In the church are the stories about the people of Eriksdale. The creamery is a gift to the people of Manitoba.
|Percy Moggey's Cabin
Take a step back in time and experience the life of Manitoba's most notorious outlaw Percy Moggey. Tours can be arranged, or you can visit his hideout on your own. Download your own directional map by clicking here
- McEwen Park - Off Highway 6 (739-2666)
- Long Point Beach - 8 miles west & two miles south off Highway 419.
- Creamery Museum - West side of Main Street
Ghost Island Bison
- Bulls - Bison - Babies - Tours arranged - 739-5435
- Tours arranged - 739-5520
- By local artists the murals can be viewed at the Eriksdale Recreation Centre, Eriksdale Credit Union and inside the Memorial Community Centre.
- Sport fishing as close as Lake Manitoba Narrows and winter fishing west of Eriksdale on Lake Manitoba.
Long Point Beach