The Rural Municipality of Reynolds, consisting of 1,333 sections of land is situated in the eastern corner of the Province. The population of 1338 is comprised of small hamlets namely Richer East, Ste. Rita, Molson, Rennie, Hadashville, Prawda, McMunn and East Braintree.
The river systems found in the municipality are the Brokenhead, the Rennie, the Hazel, the Whitemouth, the Birch and the Boggy. There are four major highways passing through the municipality: PTH #1 (Trans Canada), PTH #15, PTH #11 and PTH #44. There are also three railway companies in the municipality: Canadian National, Canadian Pacific and the Greater Winnipeg Water District. There are four community centres and one heritage site. There are four forest reserves within the RM of Reynolds. These reserves being the Sandilands, Agassiz, Whiteshell and North West Angle take up much of the land in the municipality. The land types vary in the municipality, from Canadian Shield to gravel/sand to peat to forest to farmland.
We invite you to travel and capture the beauty and peace of nature, consisting of bogs, meadows, trees, rocks, various species of plants and wildlife throughout the RM of Reynolds. Enjoy the outdoors and camp along the Whitemouth and Birch Rivers at the Whitemouth River Campground and Pinetree Campground. Stop and tour the museum situated in the Sandilands Forest Reserve sponsored by the Manitoba Forestry Association or admire natures best by venturing on the hiking trail. If you enjoy cross country skiing, then ski the trails through the pines in the Sandilands Forest Reserve. Brave the cold and snowmobile the trails south of the Trans Canada Highway.
Be adventurous and explore the Whitemouth, Birch and Boggy Rivers by canoe. For the most advanced canoeist, experience natures most undisturbed waters of the Whitemouth River through the Whitemouth River Ecological Reserve. Take home a catch of the day, by fishing at the Reynolds Trout Ponds. Venture on Provincial Road 404 through the Pocock Ecological Reserve and see the last known species of the Ironwood tree. If you are searching for that special gift for someone, stop at Geppetto’s along Trans Canada Highway. Here you will find an assortment of wooden craft-ware. Before entering the Whiteshell Provincial Park, stop at East Braintree and visit the Midwinter School. This school was built in 1917, restored and designated as a Heritage Site in 1990. Travel to the most northeast corner of the District, to a small community of Rennie, known as the Gateway to the Whiteshell. Enjoy the scenic view of Canada geese and other water birds at the resting and feeding grounds of the Alfred Hole Goose Sanctuary.
Further your enjoyment by taking a hike on the edge of the Canadian Shield through the Whiteshell Provincial Forest at the Goose Sanctuary.
Whichever outdoor desire you may have including hiking, canoeing, fishing, camping, hunting, cross country skiing, or snowmobiling, you’ll be sure to find it through the Rural Municipality of Reynolds. When travelling through our Municipality, be sure to stop at any one of the restaurants or spend the night at any one of the hotel/motels along Highway # 44 and the Trans Canada Highway.
The month of July features the community of Ste. Rita hosting an annual picnic featuring baseball activities, children’s games, beer gardens, and bingo.
Annual Fall Suppers are hosted by the community clubs at Ste. Rita and Hadashville and Prawda.