St. Leon Wind Farm
The St. Leon Wind Farm is Manitoba's first and can be seen from the streets of Somerset. A total of 73 wind turbines surround Somerset and St. Leon, capable of delivering 120 megawatts of electricity. The capital cost of the total project was approximately 200 million dollars. Each blade is 41 metres long with the towers measuring at 80 metres in height. The entire assembly weights approximately 220 tonnes. A very impressive sight from near and far!
La Riviere Grain Elevator
This grain elevator was featured on the Discovery Channel TV show, "Monster Moves". That's because it was originally localted in La Riviere, Manitoba and moved 20 miles to it's current location. At 38ft wide by 39ft long, 160ft tall, and weighing 323-tonnes, this was an imposing feat. Transported on 98 wheels, it arrived slowly & safely and is fully operational to this date.
Somerset Lorne Citizens Museum
In the center of Somerset, the museum holds artifacts, pictures, and items of our ancestors to help keep the past alive for the current and future generations. To make an appointment, call 204-744-2299
Somerset Splash Park
The perfect way to cool off on a hot summer day with the kids! Newly built with several interactive stations including dueling water cannons, this is a great way to spend some time and it's free of charge. Just stop by, hit the play button, and begin the fun!
Mrs. Marina Pittet Memorial
In front of Prairie Mountain High School sits a large stone with a plaque and a single silver maple tree in honour of Marina Pittet, a former teacher who lost her battle with cancer in 2000. With a 30+ year career, she inspired several generations and her legacy continues in the school halls with a "Random Acts of Kindness Day" still celebrated in her honor every year.
Gabrielle Roy Centre
The Gabrielle-Roy Centre is Somerset's library and also a museum containing a collection of objects that once belonged to the Roy family, as well as letters written by Gabrielle Roy. There is also a large triptych which depicts the life and writings of the famous Franco-Manitoban author. For more, visit: http://somersetlibrary.ca/welcome/
A community project completed in 1995, the Somerset Pathway was created for a safer way to exercise and promote healthier life choices. Taking a walk, you will tour the Centennial Grounds including the baseball diamonds, the newly installed Splash Park, the 15 camp sites, the Boulot Art Monument, as well as getting a view of the local farm fields and the St. Leon Wind Farm.
Boulot Art Monument
This artwork, entitled Boulot, was designed by local artist Marcelle Lussier, the work consists of 8 birch anchored in the ground along the Somerset Pathway at the Centennial Grounds. The inspiration came from Marcelle at the time when she was peeling the birch bark with a friend, then used it to make the art piece.
The Pembina Valley Snowkickers offer more than 500 km of designated snowmobile trails. The goal of the organization was advance organized Snowmobiling in Manitoba. PVSK trails connect the communities of Manitou, Darlingford, Thornhill, Morden, La Riviere, Pilot Mound, Crystal City, Clearwater, Glenora, Mariapolis, Swan Lake, Somerset, St. Leon, Altamont, Notre Dame, Rathwell, Bruxelles, and Holland. For more info click to visit the official Pembina Valley Snowkickers website.
Local Sports Pride
With local baseball, basketball, volleyball & hockey teams along with town-wide curling bonspiels, there's always a reason to go and cheer on our town.
Every Wednesday in the center of Somerset, a local Farmer's Market is held throughout the months of July, August & September.
Memorial Rose Garden
The Somerset Memorial Rose Garden developed in 2006 is situated beside the Somerset Manor and Hwy 242 at the entrance to the Village of Somerset. Visitors are most welcome. In order to purchase a rose for a loved one you may contact Margaret at 744-2299 or Linda at 744-2171.