Day 20: Roblin Manitoba to Dauphin Manitoba

Near Dauphin

Leave Roblin and head east towards Dauphin through sparsely populated parkland.

The first town that you will enter is Grandview. The town’s website claims that in 1901, someone stood looking at the nearby Duck Mountains and made the statement, “What a grand view.” Over a hundred years later the town still exists and has a campground in Wilson Park as well as a museum and many recreation facilities.

From Grandview head towards Gilbert Plains. If you have time, check out the Negrych Pioneer Homestead, a federally designated Heritage Site which is believed to be the most complete and best preserved Ukrainian farmstead in Canada. It includes a fully preserved working peech which is a massive log and clay cookstove that was once the heart of every Ukrainian home. Camping is available at Centennial Park next to the popular Gilbert Plains Golf Course.

The next town you will reach is Dauphin, population 7 906. Dauphin has everything that a bike tourist might need, including a bike store, hospital, grocery store, mall and many restaurants. Dauphin is famous for the country music festival that it hosts in the beginning of July each year just south of town. Dauphin is a Ukrainian town and many of the residents can still speak the language and observe traits from the old country. The north gate of Riding Mountain National Park is just south of town.

The bike east to Rainbow Beach Provincial Park is flat and easy. Expect light traffic except on weekends. Rainbow Beach presently has a small canteen for food and drinks. Full shower facilities are available and the view over Dauphin Lake is stunning. To reserve a site at any Manitoba Provincial Park go to their website or call 1-888- 4U2-CAMP.

Kilometre Log
0.0Leave Roblin Kin Park and Campground heading east on Goose Lake Drive.
0.1Turn left onto Queen Street.
0.8Turn left onto HWY 83.
1.2Turn right onto HWY 5.
64.4Intersection of HWY 5 & HWY 274 at Gilbert Plains.
78.1Intersection of HWY 5 & HWY 10. The two roads merge here.
94.0Intersection of HWY 5 / HWY 10 & HWY 362. Enter Dauphin on Second Avenue NW.
95.3Turn right onto Main Street N / HWY 20A.
95.4Turn left onto 1st Avenue Northeast / HWY 20A.
96.3Exit Dauphin on HWY 20A .
98.2HWY 20A becomes HWY 20.
114.1Turn left to enter Rainbow Beach Provincial Park.

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