Local prosperity and associated development have brought about many changes to Gimli’s appearance.
Many heritage buildings still stand, but many more have been lost. Archival photographs and maps show us the places that are gone and illuminate those that remain by helping us understand their original context.
On behalf of the municipality, the Gimli MHAC has acquired an impressive collection of historic photographs that depict the community in the early twentieth century.
Vintage photographs and historic maps offer fascinating opportunities to explore our past. Through these vital images, we can today look into the eyes of the people who created our community, and explore buildings and sites as they looked originally. Click on the entries below to explore Gimli and its people.
Gimli Harbour and Fishery
Commercial fishing boats waiting to be towed out of Gimli Harbour, 1956.
Archives of Manitoba: Gimli, Commercial Fishing #35.
Early freeze-up at Gimli. November 1, 1952.
Gimli dock and fish plant, circa 1952.
Archives of Manitoba: Wilson, Loudon Coll #640. C B Johnson photographer
Gimli Townsite and Structures
Aerial view of Gimli, 1958.
Archives of Manitoba
Tergesen Store, Gimli, 1898.
Historic Resources Branch.
View northwest from Betel Home, Gimli 1920s.
New Iceland Heritage Museum photo.