Manitoba Roads - MB 2

The Red Coat Trail is named for the Mounties who headed west from Winnipeg to the prairies in 1874 to bring law and order to the land. It stays on MB 2 and SK 13 until following an assortment of roads in Alberta.

You're going to see 3 styles of MB 2 shield on this page. This is the 2nd style, in place for maybe 20-30 years as Manitoba kept tweaking its shield design. This is actually my favorite design of the three, between the use of green and the outlined buffalo instead of solid.

Secondary (provincial road) shields followed the same generational progression as primary (highway) shields. You can see the differences in reflectivity between the newest signs (using the updated logo) and the older ones I prefer.

A bunch of 2nd-generation EB signs, and regulatory signing for MB 344 is minimalist.

Nicely paired 2nd-gen shields on MB 344.

At one point, Manitoba outlined all of the white legend on its guide signs with black. I'm not sure when or why, but here's the one example I found on MB 2, WB.

I guess The Holland Windmill is right around the dividing line between Anglophone Manitoba and Still Mostly Anglophone But Slightly Not Manitoba.

Here you finally get to see the oldest primary highway shield style still in the wild. The province name is in capital letters and the buffalo has ground to stand on. Click on each of the EB and WB photos for a closeup of what's oldest.

Another old secondary shield is on MB 305 SB.

Old but not too old, leading away from the intersection.

This one pocket of old shields produces more treasure at the next provincial road to the east. These are again EB and WB, but no closeups this time.

MB 240 NB and SB at the intersection and then just past it. I think bilingual signage is newer than the shields.

Once again, leading away from the intersection in each direction.

How about a different route shield in 1st-generation style? I found it just to the east in Elm Creek on MB 13 NB.

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