Gardenton is rich in Ukrainian history and culture. The community features many historical sites within and around the area such as St. Michael’s church which is the first permanent Ukrainian Greek Orthodox church built in Canada and the Gardenton Bridge, the last wooden truss bridge in Manitoba. Gardenton Park is home to a historical school house and museum, containing historic artifacts and costumes original to the area. The park is also home to the Ukrainian Festival held annually each July, featuring live entertainment such as Ukrainian dance ensembles, traditional cuisine and tours of the historical school house and museum. Many locals use the hill in the park during winter months for tobogganing. Summer activities include canoeing the scenic Roseau River and enjoying a unique nature experience at the Tall Grass Prairie Preserve. The Tall Grass Prairie is home to endangered and protected animal and plant species and boasts a scenic nature trail to view this unique habitat and catch a glimpse of the rare plants and wildlife it is home to. Annually, the community hosts a Fall Supper, featuring delicious local cuisine, an anticipated event for many in and out of the community.
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