Welcome to Souris-Glenwood A beautiful, fun, progressive community
Welcome to Souris-Glenwood
A beautiful, fun, progressive community

Souris Swinging Bridge

A Manitoba Star Attraction!

The Souris Swinging Bridge is one of Manitoba’s Star Attractions. Since its construction, it became a popular visitor attraction and it is estimated that over 5,000 visitors cross the bridge every year. The first bridge was built in 1904 by Squire Sowden who wanted to improve access to town from his land on the east-side of the river in order to make it more attractive for potential buyers. The story of the Souris Swinging Bridge is one of resilience.  Since 1904, the swinging bridge was reinforced in 1907, 1961 and yet again in 1974. The bridge was completely rebuilt after the floods of 1976 and 2011. The new design measures 184 metres (604 feet) tip to tip and regains the title of the longest swinging pedestrian bridge in Canada! Not all who visit the bridge have the courage to cross. Do you?

The current bridge was re-built in 2013, with a price tag of $3.9 million and is reflective of the original design, but  with safety and long-term durability in mind. Bridging  the river for 100 years, the Swinging Bridge remains our town’s most famous landmark.  To learn more about the bridge and its history visit the Plum Museum and Visitor Centre where you’ll find an interactive SMARTBOARD showing images and videos of the 2011 flood, the new construction, and historical events. Even see a video of walking the old bridge! Entry by donation.

Upcoming Events

7:30 pm Old Fashion Christmas at Hillcre...
Old Fashion Christmas at Hillcre...
Dec 6 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Come celebrate an Old Fashioned Christmas at Hillcrest Museum. The museum will be transformed in to a beautiful and quaint setting of Christmas décor. The evening will feature local entertainment and delicious food. Tickets are[...]
10:00 am Country Homemade Craftsale
Country Homemade Craftsale
Dec 7 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Country Homemade Craftsale @ Carroll Memorial Hall
The Littlest “Big One” Homemade Craft Sale Carroll Memorial Hall 18km East of Souris on #2 hwy Saturday Dec 7th 10am – 2pm Featuring a wide variety of handmade crafts from local talent Lunch and[...]
7:00 pm Santa Claus Parade
Santa Claus Parade
Dec 7 @ 7:00 pm
Santa Claus Parade @ Various locations around Souris
Saturday December 7, 2019 7pm Start time After party (family friendly) at the Legion: Free Hot Chocolate sponsored by the Legion, Free Hot Dogs sponsored by RBC. Visits with Santa sponsored by Ryckman Plumbing &[...]