Austin, Manitoba


Austin, Manitoba

Austin is a town in western Manitoba on the Trans-Canada Highway about 110 km (85 miles) west of Winnipeg. It sits at the western edge of the table-flat Portage Plains, but to the south and west is surrounded by miles of low wooded hills known as the Carberry sandhills. The biggest attraction is the annual Rodeo and Threshermen's Reunion held at the Manitoba Agricultural Museum the last four business days of July.Austin received its name in 1881 from the Marquis of Lorne, then Governor General of Canada while he was on a western tour during construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway. Many German immigrants of Mennonite religion moved in to the Austin Manitoba area.Ausin has 1 elementary shool, 1 postal office, 1 curling/hokey rink, 2 grocery stores and a Credit Union. The reeve of Austin is Neil Christoferson.


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