Visiting Franklin

The Sturgeon
The Swinging Cable Bridge
Wounded Warrior Site
Recreation
Photo Gallery

 

R.M of Franklin
115 Waddell Ave. E Box 66
Dominion City, Manitoba  ROA OHO
Phone: 204-427-2557
Fax: 204-427-2224
Email: rmfrank@mymts.net


Visiting Franklin

The Franklin Museum, located in Dominion, features a replica of The Largest Freshwater Fish ever caught in Manitoba. The Swinging Cable Bridge over the Roseau River at at Senkiw has recently been restored as part of the Trans Canada Trail. The Tall-Grass Prairie Preserve near Tolstoi features the largest remaining tracts of tall-grass prairie in Manitoba.

Established as a prairie preserve, the area is home to a wide variety of animals including moose and over 150 plant species; many of which are considered endangered. 

Since the late 1700's to early 1800's, The R.M. of Franklin had been home to the
Wounded Warrior Site from the encounters between the Ojibwa and the Sioux.

Franklin is home to many events and festivals throughout the year!  The community of Arnaud features Canada Day celebrations. Dominion also hosts the annual Summerfest each summer and the Dominion City Carnival in March. Throughout the summer, there are slow pitch tournaments throughout the area, and you don’t want to miss the Fall Suppers held in our municipality.

One of the more popular events in Franklin is the Roseau River Pow Wow held every summer. This event is an excellent opportunity to experience the wealth and beauty of Roseau River's aboriginal community.

Franklin boasts having the largest tree in Manitoba! This cottonwood tree is located 13 kilometers east of Dominion City, and is found on the banks of the Roseau River. Measuring over 6 meters in circumference and 9 meters at its base, this beautiful piece of history is approximately 300 years old!