Dawson Bay

Located 35 km north of Mafeking and east of Provincial Trunk Highway 10 and on the north western shore of Dawson Bay, which is part of Lake Winnipegosis.

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MMF Status: Active

Population (2021 Census): Dawson Bay (designated place) - 31

Community Government/Council: Council and Mayor

Languages Spoken: English

Available Care

Closest Access Hospital with Emergent or Urgent Care: Swan River

Closest Pharmacy: Swan River

Services available at the closest accesible nursing station/health centre/hospital/clinic that serves Métis people:
Swan River: Acute Care (High Care Needs, Inpatient beds, Palliative Care, Pediatrics, Rehabilitation Medicine, Surgery), Outpatient Services (Day Treatment, Hemodialysis, Community Cancer Program, Chemotherapy, Preoperative Assessment Clinic, Rehabilitation Services), Diagnostic Services (lab, x-ray, EKG, Ultrasound), Emergency Services, Rehabilitation Services (Audiology, Children's Therapy, FASD Clinic, Physiotherapy, Homecare Services, In-Home Services, Mental Health Services, Long term Care, Family Physicians, Telehealth

Nearest access for being weighed: Swan River

Cancer Navigation Line:
Prairie Mountain Toll free: 1-855-346-3710 Fax: 1-204-578-2834

Nearest Radiation Therapy Centre:

Nearest Community Cancer Program:
Swan River


closest accessible bloodwork:
Swan River

follow-up and primary care:
Make an appointment with a doctor in Swan River

closest access to cancer related drugs:
Swan River has chemotherapy

closest acess to central line cleaning and inspection:
Only in Swan River

medical transportation:
Ambulance from Swan River

closest access to palliative care:
Only in Swan River

closest access to homecare:
Only in Swan River

closest personal care and independent living facilities:
Only in Swan River

closest physiotherapy access:
Only in Swan River

community care resources:
Community hall and skating rink

closest accessible mental health supports:
Swan River or MMF Help Line

closest access to medical supplies:
Swan River MB

closest access to groceries:
Mafeking or Swan River

transportation routes from the community to winnipeg:
It takes 9 hours to bus from Dawson Bay to Winnipeg. It takes 5.5 hours to bus to The Pas then fly to Winnipeg

transportation routes from the community to the closest cancer program in the community:
Swan River has Cancer Care programs (1 hour drive)

risk of transportation loss:
Snow storms can cause delays which happens often in Winter