Place:Forrest, Manitoba, Canada

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NameForrest
TypeCommunity
Located inManitoba, Canada
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Forrest, Manitoba is a small town situated in the Rural Municipality of Elton, Manitoba, Canada. In the 2001 census the municipality had a population of around 1337.

Forrest is located five miles north of the intersection of the Trans-Canada Highway and Provincial Highway No. 10, near Brandon, Manitoba.

Forrest was first established in the early 1880s, at the time of the western railroad was completed. It was named for W. H. Forrest, official receiver for the Great North West Central who later became Government Inspector of Railways.

Forrest has two businesses, Mad Dog Ice Cream ( in an old transit bus )and The Bend in the Willow ( a tea house ). It also hosts a farmers market. All of these last only throughout the summer months. Down the highway (#10) to the north on the justice road is a bed and breakfast called the Elton Heritage House.

Forrest is also home to the Forrest United Church, Elton Collegiate Highschool, and Forrest Elementary School.

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