L.U.D. of Gretna

Gretna Streets
 
 
* Feel the warmth in Gretna Canada's National Hot Spot Founded in 1883 *
 
Gretna is nationally known as the "Hot Spot" not only for its warmth but also for the community involvement.
 
Gretna is located on the Manitoba Provincial Highway #30 on the Canada-United States border and is the southernmost community of the Pembina Valley Triangle.

Benefits to locating in Gretna include:
  • High Speed internet 
  • New Commercial/Industrial Building property incentive.
  • VERY reasonably priced property
  • Located on the U.S. Border
  • Good labor force
Gretna a welcoming, family oriented community is located on the fertile agricultural lands of South-Central Manitoba. We are the southern most community in the Pembina Valley, right on the International border with the United States.

Friendliness from the residents will become immediately apparent, even when walking our many tree lined streets. Young families are continuously drawn to Gretna from the outlying areas because of it's small town charm welcoming nature and affordable 'country' living.
 
LUD Committee Chairperson
 
John Funk
Cell: (204) 324-5855
Email: jfunk@canadianlumber.net
 
Committee Members
 
John Wall
Cell: (204) 324-4253
Email:  pasjwall@hotmail.com
 
Kerry Enns
Cell: (204) 324-6416
Email: ennsk@blsd.ca
 
Gretna Facilities:
Gretna Prairie Centre
Buhler Hall
Oakview Golf Course
Borderland Shooting Association
Gretna Arena (204) 327-5849.
 
Generations of Families, Success and Business.
But that is only the beginning.

Once home to roaming Buffalo herds, the area around Gretna attracted people as far back as the early 1800's. Originally known as "Smuggler's Point", it's natural tree cover afforded early settlers and fur trappers a location where undeclared goods were smuggled over the border.
 
Mmain st. 1890 
 
 Soon after establishing the 49th parallel as the International border, Gretna became an important customs centre and border town for both the Canadian and American governments.

Gretna’s strategic demographic location raised the interest of the Canadian Pacific Rail Road which encouraged the creation of large grain elevator operations in the area.
 
Historic Buildings 
The Ogilvie Milling Company was one of the first and most prominent private companies in Gretna around the turn of the century. It is believed company founder William Ogilvie, originally from Scotland, named Gretna after Gretna Green in Scotland, where runaway couples were married by the blacksmith at his anvil.

Gretna soon became a prominent border town. As businesses thrived and expanded, Gretna life in the early 1900’s was filled with promise and opportunity. As progress would have it, changes afforded Gretna no favours and the town began losing the grain milling industry responsible for it’s boom.

Today, Gretna has stood the trials and tests of time. With the recent on going expansion in the Pembina Valley, it now serves a young demographic attracted to it’s beautiful surroundings, friendly outreach and community life that is safe for families.
 
2016 Census
 
Population in 2016: 541
Population in 2011: 556
Population Change: -2.7%
Province Population Change: 5.8% 
Total private dwellings 216
2011 Census
 
Population in 2011: 556
Population in 2006: 574
Population in 2001: 563

2006 to 2011 population change

This town:   -3.1%

Province: 
 5.2%
 
2001 to 2006 population change
This town:    2.0%
Manitoba:    2.6%

Total private dwellings: 202
Private dwellings occupied by usual residents: 192
 
Gender Distribution

Male Population 285
Female Population 275

Age Distribution
0-4 60
5-9 50
10-14 50
15-19 45
20-24 50
15-19 45
20-24 50
25-29 40
30-34 25
35-39 35
40-44 45
45-49 35
50-54 35
55-59 25
60-64 20
65-69 5
70-74 20
75-79 10
80-84 5
85 and over 0
Median age of the population 28.4
% of the population ages 15 and over
72.1
 
 

Occupation and industry

Participation rate
This town:    70.9%
Province:
    67.3%
 
Employment rate
Here:       69.6%
Province:       63.6%
 
Unemployment rate
This town:      3.6%
Province:      5.5%

Age characteristics

Median age of the population
Here:     28.4
Manitoba:     38.4
Percent of the population aged 15 and over
Here:    72.1%
Manitoba:    80.9%
   
Ethnicity  

Canadian-born population 480
Foreign-born population 70
Immigrated before 1991 50
Immigrated between 1991 and 2001 15
Non-permanent residents 15
 
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