River Flight



Aerial photos taken around 2000.

We flew southeast from Brandon, along the Assiniboine River, past Willow Creek (1)  and the Brandon Rapids at Currie's Landing (2). We passed the Glen Souris (3) area, the Highway 340 Bridge over the Assiniboine (4) , and then site of Brandon House (5) before seeing where the Souris River (6) enters from the south. We were then in sandhills country (7) and soon in sight of Highway #5 (8) and Spirit Sands in Spruce Woods Provincial Park (9). We turned back towards Souris Mouth and followed the Souris past the ghost town of Millford (10) and over Black Creek (11) to Wawanesa (12). Just south of Wawanesa we took note of another ghost town ... Souris City (13) , before proceeding to Souris Bend (14). From the "Bend" we followed the river northeast to Riverside (15), Bunclody (16) and Souris (17) before heading home.

** Thanks to Dave August for some of the photos and to Paul August - the pilot.

**For more photos & info about most of these places visit: "Past & Present"  and/or "The Manitoba Gallery"



 


 Willow Creek - just south of Chater.



The end of a 2 km stretch of rapids that were quite a challenge for the steamboats in the 1880's





Twists and turns in the Glen Souris area.



River crossing on Highway #340 between Shilo and Wawsnesa



The site of Brandon House - one of five fur trade posts that operated near this location - just west of the mouth of the Souris River.





Souris Mouth

Once the site of the first Land Titles Office in SW Manitoba, later a Post Office and School called Two Rivers.

Now a Wildlife Management Area and a nice place to hike.





Some typical riverbank sights as you pass through the sandhills





Appoaching Spruce Woods Park.   



Spirit Sands 









Millford - Childhood community of Nellie McClung







 Black Creek



 Black Creek enters the Souris



Wawanesa







Souris City site







Souris Bend

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Riverside

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Bunclody



Souris