Stonewall is a town in the Canadian province of Manitoba. The town is situated approximately 25 kilometres north of Winnipeg. It is known for its limestone quarries.
Historic Sites And Points Of Interest
The Stonewall Quarry Park has been maintained as a natural area on the edge of Town and provides picnic facilities and walking trails for visitors and residents alike.
The Quarry also displays the many aspects of limestone production. The history of the site is documented in interpretive signage.
OAK HAMMOCK MARSH
Oak Hammock Marsh is a 36-square km Wildlife Management Area (WMA) that is one of North America's birding hotspots. It features a restored prairie marsh, aspen-oak bluff, waterfowl lure crops, artesian springs, 30 kilometers of trails, and some of Manitoba's last remaining patches of tall-grass prairie - an endangered habitat. Each season at the marsh offers unique natural beauty and wildlife – viewing opportunities.
The WMA provides important habitat for 25 species of mammals, 296 species of birds, numerous amphibians, reptiles, and fish, and countless invertebrates. The number of waterfowl using the marsh during migration can exceed 400,000 at one time. In 1987, Oak Hammock Marsh was designated as a Ramsar Site - a wetland of international importance for wildlife and people. Beyond the borders of the WMA and a surrounding buffer zone the Province of Manitoba operates a Managed Hunting Area with the cooperation of private landowners.
Open year-round, Oak Hammock Marsh is an inexpensive place to spend a few hours or a whole day - regardless of the weather. Located just minutes north of Winnipeg, Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Centre is great place to visit, work, or volunteer.
LOWER FORT GARRY NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE
Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site is commemorated as the place where Treaty #1 was signed between the Ojibwa and Swampy Cree of Manitoba and the Crown.
Lower Fort Garry is also commemorated for its role as a major agricultural and industrial supply centre in the fur trade of Western Canada.
The fort's strategic location for water transportation was integral to these activities.
The surviving stone structures at Lower Fort Garry represent significant examples of early fur trade architecture.
We invite you to step back in time, to sense the growing spirit of the West and to visit this busy Hudson Bay Company post on the mighty Red River.
Recreation & Tourism
Residents of Stonewall have many recreational activities to participate in.
Stonewall Quarry Park, an 80 acre multi use park located at the north end of Main Street, provides a natural area, swimming and picnic facilities, camping and walking trails for visitors and residents alike. Quarry Park also displays the many aspects of limestone production and the history of the quarry is documented through a museum and interpretive program.