The City of Dauphin provides the best of both worlds. With a population of about 8,500 people, it provides many of the services one would expect from a larger urban centre, yet still provides the rural lifestyle that is the dream of so many people. Dauphin invites you to leave the crime, congestion, pollution, and other urban ills behind, and bring your family to the cleaner environment, rural scenery and slower pace of life that we offer.
Dauphin is less than an hour's drive of Deep Blue Lake in the Duck Mountain Provincial Park, Clear Lake in Riding Mountain National Park, Rainbow Beach Provincial Park on Lake Dauphin, Lake Manitoba Narrows on Lake Manitoba, Lake of the Prairies along the Saskatchewan border, and Winnipegosis Beach on Lake Winnipegosis. In all seasons, the Dauphin area abounds with endless outdoor recreational activities such as boating, fishing, golfing, snowmobiling, hiking, biking, cross-country skiing, quading, hunting, snow-shoeing, skating and more! Other activities offered in Dauphin include curling, hockey, dance, yoga, fitness centres, taekwondo, and music lessons just to name a few.
From pre-school to Community College, kids in Dauphin enjoy the benefits of one of the best school divisions in the province. The Dauphin high school is fully equipped to offer a number of vocational learning options, and Assiniboine Community College continues that education into post-secondary and adult learning options.
Extensive health care facilities are available right in the City of Dauphin. Dauphin Medical Clinic boasts 13 family practitioners, and is located across the street from the 90-bed Dauphin Regional Health Centre.
Whether your view of retirement is a quiet and comfortable setting to spend your golden years in relaxation, or your view is an active and event-filled lifestyle that keeps you constantly busy, Dauphin is the ideal setting to realize your dreams. Services for seniors are plentiful in Dauphin. Four fully stocked pharmacies provide medicines and a full range of health care products. Mobility service for those with needs are readily available in Dauphin. Dauphin Seniors' Centre offers the opportunity for seniors to get involved with your peers.
Dauphin is known as the "City of Festivals" during the summer months with the largest being Dauphin's Countryfest - Canada's longest running country music festival. This four day festival is held every July long weekend and features three stages for performances. Canada's National Ukrainian Festival is the second festival held annually in Dauphin and features authentic food, dance and entertainment that will delight your senses and celebrate our Ukrainian heritage. Both festivals are held at the Selo Ukraina site south of Dauphin and camping sites and facilities are available for these first class events.
These are just some of the many features the City of Dauphin and the Rural Municipality of Dauphin offer and why its one of the best settings in Manitoba to raise a healthy and happy family.