Whether it’s the charm and ease of rural life, a thriving tourism economy or the arrival of hundreds of immigrant workers from near and far, rural communities in Westman are being forced to get creative in order to address their housing needs.

Simultaneously, our baby boomers are aging, the economy is in rebound and more young families are opting out of the daily grind of city life in favour of rural living. In sum, the demand for housing of any sort has reached critical mass for rural Manitoba.


In the pages below, you will see snapshot of a region rising to the challenge. One that is embracing its individual nuances and using them to move forward and grow and evolve along with its new reality that hey, rural Manitoba is a great place to live.