Preserving the

Roots of the Past

The Buildings



The Vigfusson House

This was the first house moved onto the property and is our oldest house! Come listen to the legend of John Ramsey and his connection to the Vigfusson family.


The Interpretive Centre

Marvel at our various exhibits that depict what life was like 100 years ago. The interpretive centre is home to our old fashioned storefronts, CPR display, as well as many other exhibits.


Sigvaldason House

This was the house that Bjorn and Lara Sigvaldason and their 16 children called home for over 50 years. Witness how the family lived and admire many artifacts that were original to the family.


St. Demetrius Ukrainian Catholic Church

This Provincial Historic building is a must see! Construction on this building began over one hundred years ago. Originally located in the Bjarmi area 4 miles north of Arborg, this church has most of its original artifacts including an all-glass candle chandelier. The church has been re-sanctioned after restoration so church services can be held in it again. 


Kowalski house

This Beautiful Polish home was moved on site in the summer of 2009. Many of the Kowalski family volunteered hundreds of hours of tender loving care into the restoration. Come admire all their hard work.


Poplar Heights School

One of our newest buildings on the tour!! Come experience what it was like to go to one of these early 1900s one room schoolhouses.


Brandson House

Sigruidur and Jodis raised 10 children in this home. Mrs. Brandson was well known for her hospitality and sometimes received up to 40 visitors in one day alone! Also, come see our tribute to the North Star Creamery where their son Oskar worked.


Ukrainian Bake Oven

Our replica of the typical Ukrainian oven. Come learn about how they were made. On special occasions you may get a taste of the bread that comes out of it.


Hykaway Grist Mill

One of the last grist mills left in Canada! Come see this impressive grist mill, which was made entirely by hand from the foundation stones to the sails.



- the Saunders house (Ukrainian)

- the Slipchuck house (Ukrainian)

- the Gullbringa house (Icelandic)

- the Chapil Barn (Ukrainian Dairy barn)







Latest News

  • Star Attraction

    On September 30, 2015, the Honourable Ron Lemieux, Minister of Tourism, Culture, Heritage, Sport and Consumer Protection announced that the Arborg & District Multicultural Heritage Village was receiving Manitoba Star Attraction Designation.  We are very proud to be receiving this designation!


Hours of Operation

Admission: Adults (12 & over): $10
Children 4-11: $5
Children 3 & Under: FREE
 Season: Our 2019 Season:
Saturday, May 18, 2019 to Sunday, September 1.