Rural Municipality of Bifrost


The Rural Municipality of Bifrost is a former rural municipality (RM) in the Canadian province of Manitoba. It was originally incorporated as a rural municipality on December 1, 1907. It ceased on January 1, 2015 as a result of its provincially mandated amalgamation with the Village of Riverton to form the Municipality of Bifrost – Riverton.It was located in Manitoba's Interlake Region along the west shore of Lake Winnipeg. It had a population of about 2,750 people. Its name came from a Scandinavian word from Norse mythology meaning rainbow bridge connecting Asgard and Midgard(Earth).GeographyThe RM of Bifrost included the communities of Morweena, Vidir and Hnausa. The independently governed Town of Arborg and the former Village of Riverton lied within the boundaries of the RM of Bifrost. The RM also contains part of Manitoba's Moose Creek Provincial Forest.Communities Finns Geysir Hnausa Jaroslaw Ledwyn Morweena Okno Rosenburg Shorncliffe Vidir Washow Bay