Visiting Us

Tourism & Recreation
The R.M. of West Interlake can be a great place for an intimate getaway or an exciting vacation. The community of Ashern - the "Service Centre of # 6" - offers visitors summer sports days, Rodeo, a winter carnival and countless other activities. The Lake Manitoba Narrows is home to Manitou Island from which Manitoba got its name. The luxurious lodge is paradise to hunters, anglers and sightseers alike. Quiet campgrounds, exciting events, and natural surroundings make the "Land of the Sharptail Grouseā€ an excellent vacation destination...

Sharptail Campground

Come visit us whether you're planning a stay for the day, week or just passing through. This quiet campground features eight serviced sites as well as unserviced sites with modern washrooms and showers, RV dump station, picnic tables, barbecue pits and a tourist information booth on site.

Hunters Paradise

Many species of game birds such as geese, ducks and sharptail grouse are hunted, along with deer, elk, moose and bear. Local guides and outfitters are available as needed. Just a short distance east of Ashern opens a vast wilderness to explore. Hunting liscenses can be obtained at the natural resources office in Ashern and several stores throughout town. Additional information can be found from the Government of Manitoba at:

Great Beaches

Beaches seem to be Ashern's "best kept secret". Oak Bay Lodge, Lake Manitoba Narrows and Silver Bay are situated on Lake Manitoba. With beautiful sandy beaches, clear blue water and numerous sand bars these locations make excellent swimming spots for children.

Country Trade Fest

This spring showcase highlights local business and gives an opportunity to see the many products and services available in the area. Other featured attractions include a petting zoo, children's corner, local entertainment, demonstrations and displays.

Family Fishing Derby

This fun filled day in June is open for children of all ages with prizes being awarded for the biggest fish. Lake Manitoba offers visitors year-round fishing and is located minutes from Ashern. More information about sport fishing in Manitoba can be found at:

Ashern Horse Show

This event draws participants to Ashern each July from all over. This one day event is for both children and adults. Some classes include: Leadline, Novelty, English, Pleasure, Showmanship, Western Pleasure, Reining, Flag Race, Poles and Keyhole. The Ashern horse Show is part of The North Interlake Show Circuit.

Ashern Rodeo

The September Labour Day weekend starts off with a childrens street dance, street painting and fireworks display Friday night. Saturday morning you can fill up with pancakes and coffee sponsored by the Ashern Chamber of Commerce.
The rodeo itself is a two day event with classes including: Bull riding, bareback, calf roping, steer wrestling, sadle bronc, junior steer and ladies barrels. There is also mutton busting and a chicken scramble for kids. Cowboys and cowgirls from across Canada and the United States come to participate in this event. A midway and concessions are also on site.
A country dance is held on Saturday night.

Ashern Auction Mart

The Interlake Cattleman's Co-op oporates a major auction mart in Ashern which attracts buyers from western Canada and the United States. 55,000 cattle are sold through this auction mart each year. Viewing galleries allow visitors to see and hear the auction in the ring every Wednesday.

Thresherman's Reunion

Come and watch the past techniques of threshing grains and enjoy the old time atmosphere and acvtivities for young and old ones alike. Log cutting, bread and pie making contests, petting zoo, childrens games and activities as well as local entertainment adds to the flavour of this September afternoon.

Pioneer Museum

The Ashern Museum is located on the south end of Town just off Highway #6. It features six restored buildings from Ashern's past. The old CNR station, St Micheal's Anglican Church, the Hoffman Log House, Post Office and Ashern's first Rural Municipality of Siglunes Office and the Darwin School House. The Museum is open in the summer months and tours can be arranged in the off season.

Winter Carnival

Come out and join the whole town in the activities. each March the Ashern Figure Skating Club puts on an ice show featuring children from the local club as well as guest skaters from other areas. A curling bonspiel and contests for the whole family provide a winter wonderland atmosphere.

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