Rural Municipality of Gimli

R0C 1B0, R0C 1B1




Description

Gimli is a rural municipality located in the Interlake region of south-central Manitoba, Canada, on the western shore of Lake Winnipeg. It is about north of the provincial capital Winnipeg. The rural municipality's population in the 2011 Canada census was 5,845.The town of Gimli and surrounding districts were once an Icelandic ethnic block settlement, and the area, known as New Iceland, is home to the largest concentration of people of Icelandic ancestry outside Iceland. It also has significant Ukrainian and German communities, at 12% and 6% respectively.The Town of Winnipeg Beach lies adjacent to its southeast corner, on the shores of Lake Winnipeg, between it and the Rural Municipality of St. Andrews to the south.Communities Arnes Camp Morton Gimli Husavik Sandy HookHistoryGimli was founded by a large group of Icelandic settlers who arrived in New Iceland on Lake Winnipeg in the 1870s. Beyond the borders of Manitoba as it was then, this settlement fell within the District of Keewatin, until 1881 when Manitoba was enlarged. In 1876 the community was hit by a severe outbreak of smallpox. Originally organized as a self-administering "Icelandic reserve" directly responsible to Ottawa, the settlers of New Iceland developed a unique constitution of by-laws for local government which remained in effect until they adopted provincial municipal government in 1887. The initial status of New Iceland as a "reserve" remained in effect until 1899.

Parking

Lot Parking No
Street Parking No
Valet Parking No

Places Nearby


Interlake Meadows Farm
17136 Camp Morton Rd., Gimli, Manitoba R0C-0M0
Agriculture Company

Darrell J. Noakes Cleaning and Maintenance
18049 Lake Forest Road, Gimli, Manitoba R0C 0M0
Cleaning Service

Spruce Ridge Carpentry
Camp Morton Rd, Gimli, Manitoba Roc omo
Construction Company, Professional Service

Katya's Kurios
18049 Camp Morton Road, Gimli, Manitoba R0C 0M0
Furniture Store, Antique Store

Links at the Lake Golf Course
20071 Thompson Drive, Gimli, Manitoba R0C 1B0
Golf Course & Country Club, Driving Range

Katyas Kloset
18049 Lake Forest Road, Gimli, Manitoba R0C 0M0
Home Improvement, Shopping & Retail, Clothing Store

Little Retreat in the Forest
Ukranian Park Rd, Gimli, Manitoba R0C 0M0
Hotel & Lodging

Westshore Marine
Highway 68 & Main Street, Arborg, Manitoba R0C 0A0
Local Business

Veselka Summer Camp
112147 Pr 222, Gimli, Manitoba R0C 1B0
RV Park
Spruce Sands Trailer Resort
20089 Spruce Bay Rd 121N, Gimli, Manitoba R0C 0C0
RV Park

Home for Sale Stonewall MB
30 Armstrong Road, Stonewall, Manitoba
Real Estate

Interlake Dragway
highway 231 2 KMs west of highway 8, Gimli, Manitoba
Recreation & Fitness

Classical Equitation
HWY 231, 1/4 mile north on road 13, Gimli, Manitoba R0C 1B0
Sports & Recreation

SPP No Prep Shootout
Highway 231, 2 km West of highway #8, Gimli, Manitoba
Sports Event

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