We're proud of our community, the best "Little Town" on the Prairie!
If you can't stop, at least smile as you go by!
Cypress River is located along the Red Coat Trail, Highway #2, about 130 km south west of Winnipeg.
It is described as the “Best ‘Little Town’ on the Prairie” which is a play on the name of Robert & Nathaniel Little, the original circa-1880s founders. Littleton, now marked only with a cairn and plaque, was located 2 miles east and 1 mile north of the present site. Cypress River has a population of 175 within the town limits. The area provides a beautiful diversity of landscapes – rock-strewn hills, wetlands, forested sandy lands, and flat prairie fields. Unlike some communities “in the middle of nowhere”, Cypress River is actually “on the edge of everywhere”; a half-mile from the corner of four municipalities.
From its beginnings in the 1880s with the coming of the railway, Cypress River has always been ready to welcome visitors. The Agricultural Grounds hosts events such as the annual Agricultural Fair, which includes horse shows, indoor exhibits and entertainment. Camping facilities are available year round and include electrical hookup. The Cypress Gardens arena includes two sheets of natural curling ice and a hockey arena, which are available for winter sports activities. The Trans-Canada Trail leads into town and is navigable by foot, bicycle, or horse.
Visitors might enjoy spending time in our community library or playground. Two churches serve the community, as well as other businesses providing a variety of services.
Come and acquaint yourself with the community for the first time, or renew acquaintances and enjoy your time in the “Best ‘Little Town’ on the Prairie”!