The Village of Glenboro is ideally situated at the junctions of Highways#2 and #5 in the Westman region of Manitoba. This community is located approximately 170 km west of Winnipeg, 42 km south of the Trans Canada Highway, 80 km Southeast of Brandon and just 60 km north of the United States border. The R.M. of South Cypress is located on the very eastern edge of the Westman regional boundary. See aerial photo below (courtesy of Roy Wallis – Aug 18, 2006)
“SARA the Camel”
Glenboro’s most obvious attraction. “SARA” guards the Village and looks north towards the nearby Manitoba Desert
Glenboro Walking Tour
This is a self guided walking tour which points out many of the interesting sights of the town, including SARA the camel. Brochures can be picked up at the Village Office. Phone 827-2083.
Glenboro Water Tower
Located one block east of the junction of Railway Avenue and Broadway, this CPR Water Tower was built in 1904 and was both a federal and provincial heritage site. The tower burned to the ground on April 4, 2008.
A bronze miniature replica of the water tower, sculpted by Peter Sawatzky, was unveiled and dedicated on July 3, 2010.
Unfortunately all of these landmarks are gone.
Photo courtesy of Jeannette Greaves
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Spirit Sands Wagon Outfitters
Spirit Sands Wagon Outfitters: Located in Spruce Woods Provincial Park. Offers 1.5 hour scenic tours of the Manitoba Desert and Devil’s Punch Bowl by covered wagon. Call (204) 827-2800, or Larry Robinson at (204)526-7727 (cell) or (204)526-2764 (off-season) for more information. Email address is: email@example.com . Mail address is: Box 357, Holland, MB, R0G 0X0