Cranberry Portage station

Cranberry Portage station is a former railway station in Cranberry Portage, Manitoba, Canada, whose building is now home to the Cranberry Portage Heritage Museum.[1][2][3]

Cranberry Portage
General information
LocationRailway Avenue, Cranberry Portage,
Rural Municipality of Kelsey
Manitoba, Canada
Coordinates54°35′09″N 101°22′57″W / 54.5858°N 101.3824°W / 54.5858; -101.3824
Line(s)"The Pas-Pukatawagan"
Other information
Statusconverted into museum
Preceding station Keewatin Railway Following station
Optic Lake The Pas–Pukatawagan Simonhouse
toward The Pas
Former services
Preceding station Canadian National Railway Following station
toward Flin Flon
Hudson Bay JunctionFlin Flon Simonhouse
toward Sherridon
SherridonCranberry Portage Terminus

Located west of Grass River Provincial Park in north-central Manitoba, the building was constructed in 1929 as a two-storey, third-class station by the Canadian National Railway.[4] The station was later served by Via Rail's "The Pas-Pukatawagan" line for the Keewatin Railway.[5]



The Cranberry Portage station building was constructed in 1929 as a two-storey, third-class station by the Canadian National Railway (CNR). This section of the CNR track, known as the Hudson Bay Railway, proved to be essential to the development of northern Manitoba.[4]

The station would later go on to be served by Via Rail, on its "The Pas-Pukatawagan" line for the Keewatin Railway, twice per week in each direction.[5][dead link]

In 1992, the railway station was designated a historic site in 1992.[4][6]

The building was unused until 2012, when a local initiative restored the building and converted it into the Cranberry Portage Heritage Museum, which opened officially on May 31, 2015.[2]

See also



  1. ^ "Cranberry Portage Heritage Museum". Retrieved August 16, 2022.
  2. ^ a b "Historic Sites of Manitoba: Canadian National Railway Station / Cranberry Portage Heritage Museum (Cranberry Portage, RM of Kelsey)". Retrieved 2023-10-11.
  3. ^ "Cranberry Portage Heritage Museum". Retrieved 2023-10-11.
  4. ^ a b c "VIA Rail/Canadian National Railways Station, Railway Avenue, Cranberry Portage, Manitoba, R0B, Canada". Canada's Historic Places - a Federal Provincial and Territorial Collaboration. Retrieved 2011-02-11.
  5. ^ a b "The Pas-Pukatawagan train - Schedules". VIA Rail Canada. Retrieved 2011-02-11.
  6. ^ "The Directory of Designated Heritage Railway Stations in Manitoba". Parks Canada. Archived from the original on 2012-10-08. Retrieved 2011-02-11.