Business View Civil and Municipal | Volume 3, Issue 3

183 CIVIL AND MUNICIPAL VOLUME 3, ISSUE 3 A s one of the most populous rural municipalities in the province of Manitoba, Springfield is a robust community of more than 15,000, and growing. Incorporated in 1880, the name Springfield represents the multiple springs which were located throughout the area at the time. Bordering the City of Winnipeg, the municipality is home to the natural beauty of the Agassiz Provincial Forest, spanning 307 square miles of bountiful undeveloped forestland, and Birds Hill Provincial Park, featuring 22 square miles of lush natural surroundings on protected land. Blessed with exceptional views and four seasons of an everchanging landscape, Springfield offers residents and visitors a wide range of outdoor activities, from snowmobile and horse trails, to seasonal events and beaches. The Rural Municipality of Springfield is known worldwide for its equine community, and is one of the larger of its kind in Canada. Its access to picturesque trails and top-notch amenities like the Manitoba Horse Council facility, which is housed on the Rural Municipality of S Life is good and getting better