Grandview

Grandview

Grandview is an unincorporated urban community in the Grandview Municipality within the Canadian province of Manitoba that held town status prior to January 1, 2015. It is located 45 kilometres west of the City of Dauphin.

The community was named for the beautiful views of both the Duck Mountains to the north and the Riding Mountains to the south. The main access to the community is Provincial Highway 5. Grandview railway station is served by Via Rail.

The local economy is agriculturally and service industry based. However, at one time a thriving economy was also based on a local wood mill.

It is not known who was responsible for naming the town Grandview, but according to most accounts, someone is said to have stood looking west of town towards the Duck Mountains and exclaimed "What a grand view!" The only point on which these stories agree, is that it was indeed a grand view. The name was originally written as Grand View, but over the years was simplified to Grandview.

The "Grand view" area was originally settled in 1890 and September 1900 saw the arrival of the first Canadian Northern Railway train. The Village of Grandview was officially incorporated in 1905, and on December 1, 1906 under letters patent approved by the lieutenant Governor of Manitoba, The Town of Grandview was officially declared.