The Town of Minnedosa
The Minnedosa settlement began when John Tanner developed a stopping place along the Carlton Trail at a crossing of the Little Saskatchewan River in the early 1870’s. This stopping place became known as "Tanner’s Crossing” which soon attracted hundreds of pioneers and fur traders as they passed through on their way west. A North West Mounted Police outpost was established in 1875. With law and order in the area, settlers began to arrive, and a small town was established. The first bridge was built over the river in 1879 and railway tracks were built into and through the area. The town was later renamed "Minnedosa” which is a Sioux word that translates as "flowing water”.
Incorporated in 1883, Minnedosa is now a thriving and picturesque town of 2,500 people, situated at the junction of Provincial Highway #10 and Yellowhead Highway #16, in the Province of Manitoba. It is 30 minutes north of the City of Brandon and 30 minutes south of Riding Mountain National Park.
The Little Saskatchewan River flows through the town and feeds Minnedosa Lake which is a beautiful recreational area with beach, campground, walking trails and more. Situated in a valley, the town offers many other recreation facilities for summer and winter, a hospital and clinic with six doctors, K-12 schools and an adult learning centre, and is a regional service centre for the surrounding communities and rural residents.
Town of Minnedosa Administration Office
Civic Centre 103 Main Street S., Minnedosa
Box 426, Minnedosa, MB R0J 1E0
Please click the link below to sign up for the Town of Minnedosa – Public Notification System.
The Town of Minnedosa plans to keep residents and businesses informed of emergencies and other time-sensitive information through CodeRED, a high speed emergency notification service provided by Emergency Communications Network (ECN). The Town will use CodeRED to quickly and effectively keep the community informed of time sensitive information that may impact the entire municipality or specific neighbourhoods.
The Town of Minnedosa encourages all residents living within the Town limits to enroll contact information including cell phone numbers, text and email address.
CODERED COMMUNITY NOTIFICATION
There are two types of calls/messages you may receive – Emergency Notifications as well as General Notifications.
A CodeRED Emergency message will have a caller ID of 1-866-419-5000.
A CodeRED General message will have a caller ID of 1-855-969-4636.
We suggest you program both numbers in your phones as a "new contact” and use "CodeRED Emergency” and "CodeRED General” as the contact names.
The Town of Minnedosa keeps residents and businesses informed of emergencies and other time-sensitive information through CodeRED, a high speed emergency notification service provided by Emergency Communications Network (ECN). The R.M. uses CodeRED to quickly and effectively keep the community informed of time sensitive information that may impact the entire municipality, or specific neighbourhoods.
The Town encourages all residents living within the Town of Minnedosa to enroll contact information including cell phone numbers, text and email address.
Please Note: If you are unsure of whether your contact information is in the emergency database, or you have recently moved or changed your telephone number, it is important to visit the enrollment page below to add or update your information. Do not assume you are automatically enrolled to receive notifications.