LUD of Pierson

Pierson is a Local Urban District within the Municipality of Two Borders.  The 190 residents of Pierson are nestled in the Southwest corner of Manitoba (just 10km from the Saskatchewan border and 21km North of the U.S. border.  

Pierson is a service community in a predominantly agricultrual area that has also seen an increase in the oil production industry.  Pierson is at the heart of the Grassland Birding Area in Manitoba.  

The Canadian Pacific Railway track to Pierson was laid in 1891 and the first train to Pierson was on February 19, 1892.  The depot at Pierson was built in 1898 and rebuilt in 1919.

The name Pierson is taken from the name of a partner in a Dutch Banking Firm which was involved in financing the CPR.