Other Sites

Unique places along the way
The Grotto at Ste. Rose du Lac

Burrows Lumber Co. Steam Hauler (Replica)


This two?thirds replica of the hauler used by the Burrows Lumber Co. from 1902?1918 is located at the entrance to Grandview by the Park?View Motel

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Ste. Rose du Lac

An authentic replica of the Notre Dame de Lourdes grotto was constructed in Ste. Rose to commemorate the centennial of the appearance of the Virgin Mary to Ste. Bernadette in France in 1858. Construction delays resulted in the blessing of the site taking place a few years behind schedule, in 1961—the town church had burned down during construction and had to be rebuilt. In total, 400 loads of stone were brought to the site, both by truck and horse?drawn wagon. » more

Mary Maxim Company


The famous Mary Maxim Company, known for its unique sweater designs, had its beginnings in Sifton around 1935 when a young CNR station master name Willard McPhedraine founded the company. By 1955 Mary Maxim had grown immensely and the business moved to Dauphin. In 1959, the company expanded once again and moved to Paris, Ontario, where it still exists today. » more

Pioneer Cemetery (North)

Sandy Lake

This location is believed to have been chosen by the Métis and French Canadians who settled in the area in the late 1800s. New iron markers have replaced many of the original wooden markers; rocks or original granite headstones mark some graves. The Russo?Greek Orthodox parish once had a small log chapel at the foot of the knoll on which the cemetery was built. » more

Symond’s “Rails to Trails” Kiosk

Sandy Lake

This kiosk on the Trans Canada Trail, topped by a model of a steam engine, was completed in 2006 as a special project of the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Association of Sandy Lake.?The kiosk honours the railroaders of the Rossburn Subdivision of the CN Railroad and the area’s pioneers. A pathway of personalized bricks acknowledges those who donated to the kiosk’s construction. » more