Dauphin is the eighth largest city in the province of Manitoba, with around 8,500 people (2016). It is part of the Prairie Mountain region.

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Dauphin Provincial Court House

Ukrainians constitute the largest ethnic group in the City of Dauphin, with 41% of the population (1996). Almost 26% of the population can speak Ukrainian.

Dauphin has a humid continental climate with cold winters and warm summers.

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By car edit

From Winnipeg, it is 325 km, or about 4 hr 40 min by car west on the Trans-Canada Highway to Neepawa, north and west on Provincial Highway 5, then north and west on Provincial Highway 20.

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See also: Rail travel in Canada

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  • 2 Lt. Col W.G. (Billy) Barker, VC Airport (YDN IATA) (3 nautical miles (5.5 km) from Dauphin). It has no scheduled passenger flights.    

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Map of Dauphin

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  • 1 Fort Dauphin Museum, 140 Jackson St, +1 204-638-6630. Summer only M-F 10AM-4PM. A heritage village with a church, school, trading post store, blacksmith shop, house and outdoor display of machinery.
Canadian Northern Railway Station
  • 2 Historic Dauphin Canadian Northern Railway Station, 103 1st Avenue NW, +1 204-202-4622, . Sa 9AM-noon. Built in 1912, it is a Manitoba Provincial Heritage Site. The station is home to the Dauphin Railway Museum, which features railway artifacts and displays about rail service in the region, the Canadian Northern Railway and later Canadian National Railway. Exhibits include a caboose, roundhouse and turntable, lamps, tools, photos, a motor car (jigger), an HO model rail, and a geographic display of steam/diesel era (1954–1965).    
Ukrainian Catholic Church of the Resurrection

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  • Canada's National Ukrainian Festival (14 km south on Highways 5 and 10), +1 204-622-4600, toll-free: +1-877-474-2683. First weekend in August. A three-day event held annually since 1965 to showcase of Ukrainian culture: food, dance, music, ceremonies, arts, and crafts. The Selo Ukraina site, home to the festival, takes place in a natural amphitheatre set into the side of Riding Mountain National Park. The site also has examples of early Ukrainian settler architecture: settler's home, the first church. etc. Day pass $40-60, children 12 and under free.
Watson Arts Centre
  • Dauphin's Countryfest, The Selo Ukraina site, +1 204-622-3700, toll-free: +1-800-361-7300. The largest outdoor country music festival in Manitoba, and Canada's longest-running country music festival. End of June, beginning of July. One day $99, 3 days $249.

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  • 1 Dauphin Marketplace Mall, 1450 Main St S, +1 431-804-8189. M-F 9AM-9PM, Sa Su 10AM-6PM. Walmart, Safeway.

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  • 1 Adelina's Pizzeria, 11 2nd Ave NE, +1 204-638-6888. Tu-F 10AM-8PM, Sa noon-8PM.
  • 2 Corrina's on Main, 28 Memorial Boulevard, +1 204-701-1100. M-F 8AM-8PM, Sa 8AM-7PM, Su 8AM-2PM. Breakfast $7-12.50, sandwiches $5-13, burgers $8-12, pasta $13-16, steaks $15-23.
  • 3 Hong Kong Cafe, 123 Main St S, +1 204-638-5800. Sa Su 11AM-9PM, Tu-F 9:30AM-9PM. Also serving sandwiches, burgers, Canadian dishes. Chinese dishes $8-12.

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  • 1 Canway Inn & Suites, 1601 Main St S, +1 204-638-5102. 66 rooms. 27" TVs with cable, coffee maker, electronic in-room safe, climate control (heat & air conditioning), and bathroom amenities. Internet connections are available in all rooms. Smoking and non-smoking rooms are available. From $90.
  • 2 Prairie Mountain Inn, 1501 Main St S, +1 204-638-4233. A ground level facility with outside entries, all non smoking and pet-free. BBQs, guest laundry and ice machine available. All rooms are equipped with fridge, microwave, in room Keurig coffee maker, free wi-fi and hi-speed internet and cable TV. For hunters and fishermen, running hot & cold water, freezer, and cleaning tables are available. From $91.
  • 3 Dauphin Inn Express, 35 Memorial Blvd, +1 204-638-4430. Check-in: 2PM, check-out: 11AM.
  • 4 Sir Edgar House Bed and Breakfast, 703 Main Street N, +1 204-647-3553.

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  • 1 Dauphin Regional Health Centre, 625 3 St SW, +1 (204) 638-3010. General hospital

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Duaphin Beach edit

Located 15 minutes east of Dauphin on PR 20, on the shores of Lake Dauphin.

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Routes through Dauphin
ChurchillRoblin   N   S  Portage la PrairieWinnipeg
YorktonRoblin  W   E  Ste. Rose du LacNeepawa
Flin FlonSwan River   N   S  Riding Mountain N.P.Brandon

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