DescriptionNeepawa, whose name derives from a native word for plenty, is a service center for the surrounding grain and livestock farms on the fertile plains northwest of Winnipeg. This community of tree-lined streets, well-known as the birthplace of author Margaret Laurence, offers many pleasant diversions for residents and travelers alike, including Riverbend Park, a fitness trail, a camping area, a golf course and opportunities for bird-watching.
The city calls itself the World Lily Capital. This claim is bolstered by the annual Neepawa Lily Festival held over three days in late July. More than 2,000 varieties of lilies are grown in the Neepawa area, and the community celebrates their beauty with live entertainment, music, street vendors and food kiosks, a quilt show, a parade, tours by bus and horse-drawn vehicles and a photography contest.
Visitor InfoNeepawa and District Chamber of Commerce 282 Hamilton St. NEEPAWA, MB R0J 1H0. Phone:(204)476-5292
Things to SeeBeautiful Plains Museum