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Souris

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Things to do: sightseeing, museums, historic sites
Souris is a town in the southwestern portion of the Canadian province of Manitoba, 2011 population 1,837. It is located within the Municipality of Souris – Glenwood along the Souris River, from which it takes its name. The community is home to Canada's longest historic cable-stayed footbridge (177 m), known as the Swinging Bridge, which spans the Souris River that divides the community. The Swinging Bridge was built in 1904 as a means of transportation over the Souris River. Residents of Souris are referred to as Sourisites. Souris is surrounded by the Rural Municipality of Glenwood. The community was home to Alice Masak French an Inuvialuit author from Baille Island in the Northwest Territories.AttractionsThe Souris Swinging Bridge was destroyed in the 1976 flood and again in the flood of 2011. A new, higher, swinging bridge opened during the summer of 2013. A new swimming pool was constructed in 2010 and is located in Victoria Park, along with numerous walking trails and a bird sanctuary known for its flock of peacocks. The Rock Shop sells many rocks and all of different sizes and varieties. There is a bird sanctuary in Victoria Park (adjacent to the bowl). There is a beautiful campground in Victoria Park that is usually booked to capacity.SportsSouris is home to the Southwest Cougars, an ice hockey team which plays in the Manitoba Midget 'AAA' Hockey League. It is also home of the Souris (SW) Sabres, which is part of the school program. It includes; hockey, basketball, volleyball, football and rugby.
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