Oakbank Tourism

In 1899, a post office was established in the present location of Oakbank and the village grew around it. In 1901, a Presbyterian church was moved to the community and a Baptist church built in 1908. In 1906, the Canadian Pacific Railway built a track that passed through the village; by 1927 the line was double-tracked. A train station existed until 1968. Electricity was supplied by the Winnipeg Electric Company starting in 1930. Rural electrification did not reach the surrounding area until 1949. In 1887, a telephone was installed in the home of the municipal secretary treasurer. Various private telephone companies, often with only a dozen subscribers, operated until they were all absorbed by Manitoba Telephone System in 1950. In 1964, local school divisions were consolidated and Oakbank became the local center for elementary, junior high and high school students, against many people's wishes. A local manual telephone exchange was in operation until 1966 when an automatic exchange was installed. A credit union was founded in the village in 1945 and continues to operate today. Another credit union opened for business in 2009. Oakbank continues rapid growth as a bedroom community with many residents commuting to Winnipeg for work.


Planning a vacation to Oakbank in Canada? This vacation planner will provide you with all the essential information you need. When planning a trip to Oakbank, make sure you visit its near-by prime city of Winnipeg. Winnipeg is bestowed with interesting set of attractions like The Forks National Historic Site, Assiniboine Park, Manitoba Museum. Most online packages to this city are of 1-2 days.

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  • Know the pollution level of Oakbank before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 29.71 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 46.1 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 49.36 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 30.67 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 32.24 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 24.38 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 31.82 (Low)
  • How safe is Oakbank for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Oakbank.

    • Burglary and Theft 51.53 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 49.81 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 57.58 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 40.82 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 46.56 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 63.17 (High)
    • Attacks 48.46 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 65.15 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 68.98 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 31.95 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 49.81 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 34.28 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 66.35 (High)
  • Quality of Life Index of Oakbank is 147.51 (High)

    • Safety Index 44.61 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 24.67 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 38.99 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 32.36 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 60.87 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 68.47 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 4.95 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 107 (High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Oakbank

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.2 USD
    • International Movie per seat 9.07 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 29.44 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 78.43 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 49.54 USD

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