- For other uses, see Niverville.
is a small town in the Canadian
province of Manitoba
, located 28.6 km south of the Perimeter Highway which encircles the provincial capital, Winnipeg
. This primarily farming community has seen an influx of people moving from the city looking to raise a family outside of the 'big city' influence. This migration has made Niverville one of the youngest and fastest growing communities in Manitoba. The town is located at the crossing of Provincial Road 311 and the CPR Emerson rail line, between Provincial Trunk Highways 75 and 59, providing an excellent rail link and two high-speed four-lane transport routes to and from the provincial capital, as well as to the USA, which is 82.5 km to the south. Niverville's population as of the 2006 census
was 2464, up 28.3% from its 2001
level of 1921. A recent estimate placed the town at 3200 inhabitants. The town lies between the northwest corner of the Rural Municipality of Hanover
and the southeastern portion of the Rural Municipality of Ritchot
Niverville is named for an 18th century explorer and fur trader – Joseph-Claude Boucher, Chevalier de Niverville. This choice of name was made by the Canadian Pacific Railway in 1877 – one year before the railway into town was built and an official town plan was actually registered.
Niverville's history is closely tied to grain. Although first settled... Read More