Emerson-Franklin boasts a wide-variety of outdoor and nature-based amenities. Highlights include the Roseau River Water Adventure, a 27 km trip along the Roseau River from Roseau River Park to PR 218 ideal for tubing, kayaking, or canoeing, and the Senkiw Swinging Cable Bridge. Other outdoor recreation opportunities in Emerson-Franklin include:
Emerson Centennial Park
Public pools (Emerson & Dominion City)
The Crow Wing Trail
Outdoor skating rinks
Tennis court in Emerson Centennial Park
Roseau River Park
Emerson Rink & Dominion City Arena
Emerson-Franklin has an impressive array of amenities, offering serene outdoor venues for festivals, sporting and recreation events, arts, and cultural experiences.
Living & Visiting
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Active Living and Wellness
Located in Dominion City, Abbeyfield Healthy Living Centre offers a number of programs and activities for seniors in Emerson-Franklin. The Healthy Living Centre offers a meal program, a weekly coffee club, a walking club, game days and bingo, along with massage therapy sessions.
The Emerson Health Centre is the main health care facility in Emerson-Franklin and is operated by Southern Health/Sante Sud.
The Emerson Health Centre provides electrocardiogram and laboratory services. The Emerson Health Centre also houses a medical clinic for urgent care injuries and a walk-in clinic. There is also a personal care home attached to the Emerson Health Centre and offers an adult day program, meals on wheels, and therapeutic recreation programming.
Camping and Outdoor Adventures
There are many opportunities for camping within Emerson-Franklin. Some of the venues include:
Oroseau Rapids - located on the north shore of the Roseau River near the community of Roseau River, Oroseau offers a range of unserviced (no water or electricity) sites and specializes in hosting groups.
Prairie Oak Campground - offers seasonal, monthly, and overnight rentals with a range of services including showers and laundry facilities, and access to a man-made beach
RV Parks - two RV parks, Roseau River Big RV Resort and Sunset Oaks Family RV Park, offer seasonal sites with electrical service for larger RVs or campers.
Emerson Centennial Park Campground - located in Emerson, the campground has both full and unserviced sites with internet access and a dumping station.
Given the rich history of trade in the region dating back to the 1870’s, Emerson-Franklin offers many historical and cultural amenities to residents and visitors alike.
Community Halls – There are a number of community halls within the communities in Emerson-Franklin that offer a wide variety of facilities including sound systems, stages, kitchens and more to host any type of event.
Local Art – Try your hand at pottery at the Bridgehill Pottery Workshop in Emerson Historical Assets – A defining character of Emerson-Franklin is its quantity and quality of historical assets, these include:
Fort Dufferin National Historic Site
Historic Log Buildings
Tolstoi Heritage Centre
The Municipality of Emerson-Franklin was formed in 2015 when the Town of Emerson and the Rural Municipality of Franklin amalgamated. Today the Municipality stretches from the iconic Red River in the west to a point 5 miles east of what is now Vita. It is bounded on the south by the United States, and the north by the Municipality of De Salaberry.
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