Hillcrest Museum

The Hillcrest Museum

26 Crescent Ave West 

 Hillcrest Museum Summer image


Designated as one of Canada’s most important heritage properties


Step back in time by visiting the Hillcrest Museum. Located adjacent to the famous Souris Swinging Bridge, this heritage building sits prominently on the banks overlooking the Souris River. Its castle-like design, reminiscent of English architecture, makes it a unique structure and a popular place to visit.



  • Period displays showcasing life in the early 1900s
  • Historical and aboriginal artifacts and collections
  • Learn about the founder of Souris and his family
  • Memorabilia from those who fought in World Wars
  • Agricultural exhibit featuring tools and equipment
  • Extensive mounted butterfly collection
  • Vintage fire engine
  • CP Rail Caboose

Hillcrest Musuem Winter Image


The Museum, originally known as “Squire Hall”, was built in 1910. Commissioned by Fred Sowden, the son of Souris’ founder, Squire Sowden, it was designed by a local architect Carter Brindle. The building features an etched glass entrance, ornate wooden staircase, unique stained glass windows, pressed tin ceilings and original woodwork. Its balconies offer magnificent views of the Souris River.

Daily Admission $5 Adults, $3 Students, $15 Family


Open for the season June 27 – Sept 5

Monday 10-5
Tuesday 10-5
Wednesday 10-5
Thursday 10-8
Friday 10-8
Saturday 10-5
Sunday 10-5

Tours available

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Website: www.sourishillcrestmuseum.ca     

Contact: Connie Bradshaw 204-483-2008