Ever since Gordon Goldsborough spoke at the MHV last fall, sharing his Manitoba exploration adventures, Andrew and I have wanted to see the site that Gordon said was the very best one of all: the Negrych Homestead by Gilbert Plains.
The homestead is about 10 miles north of Gilbert Plains in Western Manitoba and is a National Historic Site of Canada! It’s quite remote, which may be why it’s also so well-preserved. After winding down a very long road, you’ll arrive at what is perhaps the best-preserved Ukrainian pioneer homestead in Canada, a collection of more than ten log buildings built in the late 1800s/early 1900s. It was a real treat to visit this place!
I will let the pictures and the plaques do the talking here. Join me for a tour!
I’m not sure how many visitors they get, but we were there at 3:30 in the afternoon on a Friday and we were just the second visitors of the day. It costs only $5 for adults to visit and is definitely worth a visit if you’re in the area. It’s not too far from Riding Mountain National Park, Dauphin, or Asessippi, so seek it out!