International Peace Gardens
Located on Hwy. # 10 – 24 km. south of Boissevain, MB
These gardens are located on the International Border in the province of Manitoba and state of North Dakota. One is free to roam within the garden from one country to the other. The Peace Garden is more than flowers as it is dedicated to peace and home to informative sites: Conservatory, Interpretative Centre, Peace Chapel, AAS Trial Plant Gardens and North American Game Warden Museum. Noted for exquisite landscaping, the garden features a unique 5.5 m/18 ft. working Floral Clock with nearly 3,000 flowers, run by GPS. The Peace Chapel features three walls of fossil-embellished Manitoba limestone with quotations from “people of peace”. The September 11 Memorial displays 10 beams from the World Trade Centre in the formal garden. The International Peace Tower’s height, 35m/120 ft. high, symbolizes the soaring ambitions of the early immigrants arriving from the four corners of the world to Canada and the United States in the 1800’s and 1900’s. The Carillon Bell Tower sounds every quarter-hour from 14 chimes.