Camperville, Manitoba

Camperville is a community in the Canadian province of Manitoba.

Camperville is located in Manitoba
Camperville
Camperville
Location of Camperville in Manitoba

Camperville's residents are mainly Métis.[1] It is situated on the western shore of Lake Winnipegosis. Manitoba Highway 20 passes through the village.

Local economy includes salt mining, tourism, hunting, fishing and trapping.

HistoryEdit

The community was named for Father C.J. Camper, an early Roman Catholic missionary.[2] The community had a church built 1906–1910, which was subsequently destroyed in 1930 but was rebuilt, as the walls of the old church were reusable. However, one can easily distinguish between the two because the first church had a two-storey steeple while the steeple on the second was only one storey.

DemographicsEdit

Camperville had a population of 547 in 2011, an increase of 7.9% since 2006. The village had 187 occupied dwellings on a land area of 9.98 square km and the median age was 26.8.[3]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The Metis Homeland: Its Settlements and Communities". Retrieved 2013-02-13.
  2. ^ "Camperville, Manitoba Website (History)". Archived from the original on 2013-09-05. Retrieved 2013-02-14.
  3. ^ "Canada Census 2011 (community profiles)". Retrieved 2013-02-14.

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Coordinates: 51°59′18″N 100°08′34″W / 51.98833°N 100.14278°W / 51.98833; -100.14278