Portage la Prairie boasts the best location in Manitoba, if not Canada, for trainspotting rail enthusiasts.

With the Canadian National and Canadian Pacific rail lines running through the heart of our city a couple hundred meters apart train lovers can view an array of rail traffic on a daily basis.

VIA Passenger service to Churchill

VIA Passenger service to Churchill

Portage is also home to a developing rail museum at the CP Rail Heritage Station.

Combine that with the fact this is one of two places in the country where the CP and CN mainlines cross(at the diamond just behind the McKay Reservoir in the west end) Portage la Prairie could easily become a tourist destination for trainspotters from around the world.

The DIAMOND

The DIAMOND

We have ample green space surrounding the tracks and existing heritage stations to develop trainspotting amenities like viewing platforms and towers.

East of Main St Rail CN/CP Railyards

East of Main St Rail CN/CP Railyards

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