Sandilands is situated below Suicide Hill, the second highest point above sea level in Manitoba. It is a place bountiful with wild strawberries, blueberries, mushrooms and wildlife.
Sandilands was settled in the early 1900s by Metis, Ukrainians, and French. Settlers made their living by cutting pulp in the bush, raising cattle, working on the railway, and picking berries to sell in Winnipeg. Due to the remote location, they transported goods such as berries, mushrooms and wood into the city via train.
The Community Today
The countryside is ideally suited for hiking, cross country skiing, mountain biking, and snowmobiling. Trails are nestled within the surrounding forest, and are mapped out and maintained by the Provincial Government. Sandilands is known for its quiet atmosphere. Both year-round and seasonal residents enjoy berry picking, ATVing, horseback riding, camping, and skiing in the Sandilands Provincial Forest. The town has mailboxes and a public park for residents to enjoy.
Sandilands Community Club