Niverville, Manitoba

Coordinates: 49°36′20″N 097°02′30″W / 49.60556°N 97.04167°W / 49.60556; -97.04167
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Coordinates: 49°36′20″N 097°02′30″W / 49.60556°N 97.04167°W / 49.60556; -97.04167
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R0A 1E0, R0A 0A1, & R0A 0A2
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Niverville is a town in the Eastman Region, Manitoba, Canada. The town lies between the northwest corner of the Rural Municipality of Hanover and the southeastern portion of the Rural Municipality of Ritchot. Niverville's population as of the 2021 census is 5,947, the largest town and 10th-largest community in Manitoba.[3]


In 1874, after the establishment of the Mennonite East Reserve, William Hespeler, who had recruited Mennonites to the area, saw the opportunity to develop a rail station to supply the new Mennonite settlements, at a location selected by railway tycoon Joseph Whitehead.[4] Initially the town that grew up around the station was named Hespeler, but eventually became known by the name of the railway station, Niverville, after 18th-century explorer and fur trader Chevalier Joseph Boucher de Niverville.[5][6]

The first grain elevator in western Canada, a unique round structure was built in Niverville in 1879 by Hespeler.[7]

Originally within the Rural Municipality of Hanover, Niverville was incorporated as a village in 1969.[8] In 1970, Niverville was host to the Niverville Pop Festival, the first rock festival in Manitoba.[9]

Niverville has expanded on multiple occasions through annexation of land from the Rural Municipality of Ritchot to the west and Hanover to the east and north. It was incorporated as a town in 1993.[10] Many inhabitants today are Mennonite or British, with a growing number of immigrants of other backgrounds.[11] In recent years, Niverville has grown into a "bedroom community" of Winnipeg and is among the fastest growing towns in the province.[12]


Niverville lies in the Red River Valley. It is located at the crossing of Provincial Road 311 and the CPR Emerson rail line, between Provincial Road 200 and Provincial Trunk Highway 59.


In the 2021 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, Niverville had a population of 5,947 living in 1,971 of its 2,010 total private dwellings, a change of 29% from its 2016 population of 4,610. With a land area of 8.7 km2 (3.4 sq mi), it had a population density of 683.6/km2 (1,770.4/sq mi) in 2021.[13]

Historical population[14]


Niverville's economy is based on agriculture and construction as the town has become a bedroom community for Winnipeg.[15] Employers include the Great GORP Project (Food Industry), Spectis Moulders (polyurethane architectural products), Maple Leaf Foods (agribusiness), William Dyck and Sons (hardware store and lumberyard), Wiens Furniture (furniture, appliance and bedding retailer) and Niverville Credit Union.

Arts and culture

Niverville host an annual Niverville Olde Tyme Country Fair, which is held the second weekend of June.[16]

Niverville's Community Resource and Recreation Centre (CRRC) is the community's main indoor recreation complex that houses an athletic fieldhouse, theatre, and an ice hockey arena that is home to the

Crow Wing Trail also runs through the town.[17]

A heritage wall documenting Niverville's history was opened on Main Street in 2021.[18] A museum documenting local history, including a Red River Ox Cart, is located on the second floor of the CRRC.[19]


The town is governed by a mayor and council elected by the residents. The current mayor is Myron Dyck.

Provencher; the current MP for this riding is Ted Falk.[21] At the provincial level, Niverville has been part of several different ridings as boundaries have changed over the years. Currently, Niverville is part of the Morris electoral district, represented by Ron Schuler


Niverville improved its Water Treatment Plant in 2012, expanding the reservoir to 1.2 megalitres.[22]

In June 2017, hot, dry weather caused higher water usage, and town notified residents to cut back on water usage because the reservoir could not be replenished quickly enough.[23] A new well field opened in 2017 to prevent future water shortages.[24]


Niverville schools are part of the Hanover School Division. Niverville Elementary School (K-4), Niverville Middle School (5-8), and Niverville High School (9-12) provide education for the students of Niverville and surrounding area. Niverville High School (NHS) replaced the former Niverville Collegiate Institute (NCI) in 2019.[25]

Notable people


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  2. ^ "Census Profile, 2021 Census of Population, Town of Niverville". Statistics Canada. 9 February 2022. Retrieved February 9, 2022.
  3. ^ "Census Profile, 2021". Statistics Canada. 9 February 2022. Retrieved February 12, 2022.
  4. ^ Ernest Braun and Glen Klassen (2015). Historical Atlas of the East Reserve. Manitoba Mennonite Historical Society.
  5. ^ "Reflections on our Heritage" (PDF). Derksen Printers Ltd. 1971. Retrieved 2016-10-03.
  6. ^ "Niverville". The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved February 19, 2022.
  7. ^ "Grain Elevators". The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved February 19, 2022.
  8. ^ "Niverville Council Meetings in Review". Niverville Citizen. Retrieved February 19, 2022.
  9. ^ Niverville Chamber of Commerce, "Niverville Area History".
  10. ^ "Niverville Council Meetings in Review". Niverville Citizen. Retrieved February 19, 2022.
  11. ^ "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and census subdivisions (municipalities), 2016 and 2011 censuses – 100% data (Manitoba)". Statistics Canada. February 7, 2018. Retrieved January 29, 2022.
  12. ^ "Winnipeg grows even as people flock to bedroom communities". Winnipeg Free Press. 9 February 2022. Retrieved February 19, 2022.
  13. ^ "Population and dwelling counts: Canada, provinces and territories, and census subdivisions (municipalities), Manitoba". Statistics Canada. February 9, 2022. Retrieved February 20, 2022.
  14. ^ Goldsborough, Gordon (February 11, 2022). "Manitoba Communities: Niverville (Town)". Manitoba Historical Society. Retrieved March 27, 2022.
  15. ^ "Niverville Economic Profile" (PDF). Government of Manitoba. Retrieved February 19, 2022.
  16. ^ "Niverville Old Tyme Country Fair". Canadian Beats. Retrieved February 19, 2022.
  17. ^ "Red River Cart at CRRC". Niverville Citizen. Retrieved February 20, 2022.
  18. ^ "Heritage wall debuts in Niverville". The Carillon. 22 July 2021. Retrieved February 20, 2022.
  19. ^ "Red River Cart at CRRC". Niverville Citizen. Retrieved February 20, 2022.
  20. ^ "Niverville Mayor welcomes announcement". Steinbach Online. Retrieved February 19, 2022.
  21. ^ "Provencher". Elections Canada. Retrieved February 19, 2022.
  22. ^ "Governments celebrate upgrades to Niverville's water treatment plant". June 9, 2012. Retrieved February 13, 2020.
  23. ^ "Niverville joins list of communities restricting water use amid hot, dry weather". CTV News Winnipeg. June 8, 2017. Retrieved February 13, 2020.
  24. ^ "Niverville - Urgent Water Notice". June 7, 2017. Retrieved February 13, 2020.
  25. ^ "The Niverville High School is Ready for Action". Steinbach Online. Retrieved February 19, 2022.
  26. ^ Amanda Falk, "Amanda Falk's Myspace Page".

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