Turtle Mountain Tourism Conference

The inaugural Turtle Mountain Tourism Summit, sponsored by Travel Manitoba with support from North Dakota Tourism will take place on May 4, 2023 at the Burdick Center for the Performing Arts.  Join the International Peace Garden and our partners across Manitoba and North Dakota as we look to build on the incredible Canadian and American towns and attractions that draw thousands of people to our region annually.

Our Keynote Speaker Ben Winchester, a Rural Sociologist with the University of Minnesota Extension, will highlight the strengths of small towns and how working together benefits the entire region.

Other speakers include:

  • Colin Ferguson, President and CEO, Travel Manitoba
  • Sara Otte Coleman, Director of Tourism Division and Marketing Division– ND Department of Commerce
  • Linda Whitfield, Vice-President, Communications and Stakeholder Engagement, Travel Manitoba
  • Jackie Tenuta, Vice-President, Destination Management, Travel Manitoba 
  • Eve O’Leary, Executive Director, Portage Regional Economic Development 
  • Heather LeMoine, Marketing and Research Manager, North Dakota Department of Commerce
  • And More!  As the speakers are confirmed, they will be added to this page.  Be sure to check back for additional information.



The event is finished.


May 04 2023


8:30 am - 5:00 pm


International Peace Garden
10939 Highway 281, Boissevain, MB R0K 0E0, Canada
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Passes & Memberships

Day Passes, Annual Membership or Lifetime Memberships can be purchased online for your next visit to the Garden.

Day Pass Rates:

  • Pedestrian/Pedal Bike – $10
  • Military Rate – $15
  • Passenger Vehicle – $15 (off-season rate)
  • Motorcycle (per rider) – $10
  • Tour Bus/Large Groups

Annual Membership – $40
Lifetime Membership – $500