Riverton is an unincorporated urban community in the Municipality of Bifrost – Riverton. It is located approximately 110 km north of Winnipeg

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MMF Status: Active

Métis Local #: 62

Number of Métis Citizens: 100 in surrounding area

Population (2021 Census): Riverton (designated place) - 475 Bifrost-Riverton (Municipality) - 3,320

Community Government/Council: Bifrost Riverton Council and Mayor

Role of Elders: Elders play a big role at events and teachings. We don't unfortunately have very many elders

Languages Spoken: English

Available Care

Closest Access Hospital with Emergent or Urgent Care: Gimli (30 mins away) Arborg (20 mins away)

Closest Pharmacy: Gimli and Arborg

Services available at the closest accesible nursing station/health centre/hospital/clinic that serves Métis people:
Gimli Community Health Centre: Acute Care, Community Cancer Program, Diagnostic Imaging and Lab Services, Emergency / Out Patient Services, EMS / Ambulance, Hemodialysis Program, Medical Clinic, Occupational Therapy, Palliative Care, Physiotherapy, Rehab Services, Spiritual Care // Arborg & District Health Centre: Acute Care, Diagnostic Imaging and Lab, Emergency / Out Patient, EMS / Ambulance, Medical Clinic, Occupational Therapy, Palliative Care, Physiotherapy, Rehab Services, Spiritual Care

Nearest access for being weighed: At the health centre in Arborg or Gimli

Cancer Navigation Line:
Interlake Eastern Toll free: 1-855-557-2273 Fax: 1-204-785-9247

Nearest Radiation Therapy Centre:

Nearest Community Cancer Program:


closest accessible bloodwork:
Make an appointment with a family doctor

follow-up and primary care:
Check in or phone

closest access to cancer related drugs:
Cancer care in Gimli

medical transportation:

closest access to palliative care:
Gimli and Arborg have palliative care

closest access to homecare:
Arborg/Riverton and Gimli have home care access

closest personal care and independent living facilities:

closest physiotherapy access:
Gimli and Arborg

closest accessible mental health supports:
Gimli and Arborg

closest access to medical supplies:

closest access to groceries:
Riverton has two stores, Arborg has one, Gimli has two

transportation routes from the community to winnipeg:
Winnipeg is a 1.5 hour drive from Riverton

transportation routes from the community to the closest cancer program in the community:
Winnipeg and Gimli are the closest Cancer Care programs

risk of transportation loss:
None, the highway is always open