Canby, Minnesota The Gateway to the Prairie

Canby is a beautiful city on the western end of Yellow Medicine County. It's a thriving community with not only lots of fun activities, but also a high quality of life for the people who live there.

A New Leaf Floral and Delightful Treasures are just a few of the shops in downtown Canby

Main Street Canby is full of small businesses like florists, boutiques, drug stores, and restaurants. It's the perfect destination for spending a weekend shopping, or just to pick up the things you need!

P.K. Egans Family Restaurant has the BEST pizza around - Hands down!
1938 year old BEAUTIFULLY renovated theater!
(Photo Credit: MECCA Inc.)

BesidesĀ all of the fun and games -- you can get a great education there too! Minnesota West Community and Technical College has a campus in Canby. This campus offers a number of specialized technical programs like Dental Assisting, Diesel Technology, Electrician, and even Wind Energy Technology. This is in addition to more than 25 other programs including Liberal Arts and Science programs.

We all need a break sometimes (especially you're studying hard at school, or working!) and Canby has several parks, like Stone Hill Regional Park, as well as Central Park. There are also football and softball fields and even a swimming pool next to the disc golf course! Recreational opportunities are all over the city, and they are easy to locate on the Canby Brochure!

Stone Hill Park offers bird watching, fishing, camping, pavedĀ trails, swimming, basketball courts, playground, restrooms and shelters.

Inflatable bouncy houses for kids at Hat Daze

One of Canby's big annual events is Hat Daze, which takes place at the beginning of the summer. It is always an action-packed weekend with live music, a Father's Day waffle feast, plane flying, and free swimming! It is a really fantastic weekend for kids and grown-ups alike! Hat Daze can be a wonderful introduction into the Canby community, so don't be afraid to join in! There are lots of other events, that are easy to find on the Prairie Waters calendar, and the Canby Chamber of Commerce Facebook page.

There's no shortage of waffles during Hat Daze!

There is lots more to explore in Canby: more shops, events, restaurants, and professional and educational opportunities. This is just the beginning! Find more information at the Western Minnesota Prairie Waters website and in the visitor's and local shops guides!

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