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The name "Winnipegosis" comes from the Cree word meaning “Little Muddy Water”,[2] a diminutive of Winnipeg, which means "Muddy Water". The Winnipegosis area was the site of the original Fort Dauphin, constructed by descendants of the French explorer Pierre Gaultier de Varennes, sieur de La Vérendrye, in the late 1700s.[2] The peak of the community's economic boom occurred during the settler-era fur trade and 1900s timber and fishing industries.[2]

The village was incorporated as a municipality on January 6, 1915.[2]

Winnipegosis is bordered by the Rural Municipality of Mossey River along with Lake Winnipegosis and the Mossey River.

Winnipegosis has an economy including restaurants, museums, gas stations, financial institutions, grocery stores, hair dressers, a pharmacy, nine-hole golf course and hardware store. The village also has a Royal Canadian Mounted Police detachment, a volunteer fire department, and ambulance service.

The area is a popular place for hunting and fishing.[2] American black bear hunting is a growing industry in the Winnipegosis area and with its proximity to Lake Winnipegosis and many small surrounding lakes, it is a haven for migratory game birds and attracts many ducks and geese. There is both commercial and recreational fishing, as there are walleye and an assortment of other Manitoba freshwater fish.

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