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Virden, Manitoba is located in Manitoba
Location of Virden in Manitoba

Virden, Manitoba (pop. 3010)[1] is a regional centre, serving southwestern Manitoba. Oil was first discovered in 1951, and Virden has since come to be known as the "Oil Capital of Manitoba".

Virden was originally called Gopher Creek. It developed as a farming community, but grew in the late 1800s as a result of the railway, and later the discovery of oil.

The town is located at the junction of the Trans-Canada Highway (also known as Highway #1) and Highway 83 and is surrounded by the Rural Municipality of Wallace.

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Virden Pioneer Home Museum

Known as the "Victorian Home on the Prairies," the Pioneer Home Museum exists within a late nineteenth century home. With over ten thousand donated items relating to Virden and area, the Museum's collection is extensive. It is open May to September and offers guided tours by youth guides. The museum is located at 390 King Street West in Virden. Virden has a Tim Horton's , an A&W fast food restaurant, Subway, Chicken Chef, and several other restaurants, gas stations, and coffee shops.

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Coordinates: 49°51′N 100°56′W / 49.85°N 100.933°W / 49.85; -100.933


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