City of Dauphin, Manitoba - 2023 National Finalist
Dauphin is located in the heart of the Parkland region of Manitoba, nestled between the Riding Mountain National Park and Duck Mountain Provincial Park. Known as the “City of Sunshine”, it is also a city of festivals, becoming home to Canada’s National Ukrainian Festival and Dauphin’s Countryfest, Canada’s longest running country musical festival. Surrounded by rich farmland, boreal forests, freshwater lakes, and rivers, Dauphin offers a myriad of opportunities for outdoor recreation and an active lifestyle. Dauphin is rich with nature, culture, history, and events. It boasts a vibrant array of cultural influences, attractions and activities, and a pioneer past that brings history alive with beautiful heritage structures. Education, government and health services, as well as tourism complement Dauphin’s capacity as a regional service centre in the Parkland. Passionate volunteers and citizens work hard to ensure that that residents and visitors have access to the best available amenities. Dauphin is a hidden gem that is waiting to be discovered both by visitors and those seeking a great place to live, work, and raise a family.