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Souris, Manitoba Real Estate and Homes for Sale


Souris is a town in the southwestern portion of the Canadian province of Manitoba, 2011 population 1,837; total including Glenwood Municipality is 2,439. It is located on the Souris River, from which it takes its name. The town is home to Canada's longest historic cable-stayed footbridge (177 m), known as the Swinging Bridge, which spans the Souris River that divides the town. The Swinging Bridge was built in 1904 as a means of transportation over the Souris River. Residents of Souris are referred to as Sourisites. Souris is surrounded by the Rural Municipality of Glenwood.The Souris Swinging bridge was destroyed in the 1976 flood and again in the flood of 2011. A new swimming pool was constructed in 2010 and is located in Victoria Park. There are many trails in Victoria Park (this trail may be partly missing due to the 2011 flood). The Rock Shop sells many rocks and all of different sizes and varieties. There is a bird sanctuary in Victoria Park (adjacent to the bowl). There is a beautiful campground in Victoria Park that is usually booked to capacity.Souris is home to the Southwest Cougars, an ice hockey team which plays in the Manitoba Midget 'AAA' Hockey League. It is also home of the Souris (SW) Sabres, which is part of the school program. It includes; hockey, basketball, volleyball, football and rugby.Another local hockey team is the Souris Elks, which is a senior team in the Tiger Hills Hockey League.Souris is the hometown of former St. Louis Blues coach Andy Murray.

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