Manitoba Online Historical Newspapers Summary

Manitoba is one of the Canadian provinces that has a single central online repository for searching historical newspapers. Also, there are several free publications available on other sites and there are collections available on subscription sites. Below is a list of where the titles are stored and the link so that you can access them. 

So go for it – find your Manitoba ancestors and all the interesting articles that capture the stories of their lives. 

Please note that I have not always entered the dates that are included in the collections, as I suspect they will change as more items are digitized. Also, I suspect that some of these links may change over time – so if there is a dead link – please use your favorite search engine to find their new location. 

(Updated October 2023; recently added links are in BOLD)

Free Sites:

Provincewide Collections:

Peel’s Prairie Provinces – Newspapers 1871-1897

University of Manitoba Libraries Digital Newspapers

Google News Archive

Pembina Manitou Newspaper Archives

Winnipeg Sun Archive (Sun Media Newspapers in MB Archive) (in library only)

  • Winnipeg Sun
  • Altona Red River Valley Echo
  • Beausejour Review
  • Carman Valley Leader
  • Interlake Spectator
  • Lac du Bonnet Leader
  • Morden Times
  • Portage La Prairie Daily Graphic
  • Selkirk Journal
  • Stonewall Argus
  • Winkler Times

Multi-Cultural Canada
(from Simon Fraser University – publications across Canada in several languages, many with Manitoba articles and references)

County/Region and Library Collections:

Westman Region

Thompson Public Library Newspapers

  • Citizen
  • Nickel Belt
  • Thompson Times

Student Collections:

Brandon University – Brandon  

Collège Universitaire de Saint-Boniface – Winnipeg

Red River College – Winnipeg

University of Winnipeg – Winnipeg

Miscellaneous Collections and Indexes:

Canadiana Online

For Obituary Indexes, transcriptions, and other death/obituary information from historical newspapers, please check out the Obituaries page.​​​

Other Free Sites:


Subscription or Pay Sites:

There are currently 12 publications available on this site. See all the titles at Ancestry – Manitoba Newspapers

Newspaper Archive:

There are currently 115 publications available on this site. See all the titles at Newspaper Archive – Manitoba

There are currently 26 publications available on this site. See the title at – Manitoba

Paper of Record:

There are currently 2 publications available on this site. See the titles at Paper of Record – Manitoba

And Finally:

Please note – even more may be available via a local or provincial library where a library card is required. And of course, there is always microfilm for those that have not been made available online as yet.

For more links for different states, provinces, and countries – please see the Newspaper Links page on this website.

Good Luck and Happy Hunting!

For all Free Manitoba Links, click on the category of interest:

BMD Records

4 replies on “Manitoba Online Historical Newspapers Summary”

Great stuff – but can someone point me in the right direction to get either good resolution scans of wholes pages or a way of getting articles that have been missed from the serach box (eg article on page 1 comes up in a search as a pdf file but the continuation on page 3 dosent appear to have been done)

Looking for online resources for the now defunct Der Nordwesten begun about 1889 in Winnipeg by Wilhelm Hespler – later Kanada Kurier (when it ceased ca 2004) It was the LONGEST running German newspaper in Canada. Only LAC and Manitoba Legislative Library have microfilm copies for most of the run. Some other libraries will have some issues. Kanada Kurier published Toronto, Winnipeg, Regina, and a few other locations. Have asked several sources why it has yet to be digitised (other than the cost which for such a long run would be expensive) But you missed listing it In the late 1940s and early 1950s it listed all the German immigrants coming to Canada on the Beaverbrae…..

The Winnipeg Free Press should be scanned as grayscale not bitmap. The photos look terrible. The newspaper should be rescanned.

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