Erickson, Manitoba Canada

Erickson, Manitoba: A Historical and Touristic Overview

Erickson, Manitoba is an unincorporated urban community nestled within the Municipality of Clanwilliam – Erickson. This charming community, located on Highway 10 on 32-17-18W in south-central Manitoba, was once recognized as a town prior to 1 January 2015. Today, Erickson is primarily known for its thriving agriculture industry, which serves as the backbone of the local economy.

The Founding of Erickson, Manitoba

The community of Erickson was initially established as a Canadian National railway point in the year 1905. A few years later, in 1908, a post office was opened and was given the name Avesta, after a town in south-central Sweden. Not long after its establishment, the post office was relocated near the railway station site, which was known as Erickson Station. The station was named in honor of the Postmaster at the time, E. Albert Erickson.

Demographics of Erickson, Manitoba

According to the 2021 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, Erickson, Manitoba is home to a population of 473 individuals. These residents are spread across 231 of the community's 268 total private dwellings. This represents a modest population growth of 2.6% from its 2016 population of 461. With a land area of 1.29 km2 (0.50 sq mi), Erickson had a population density of 366.7/km2 (949.7/sq mi) in 2021.