Prairie View traditionally is an agricultural service centre for the prosperous
farming community in the area. Our innovative farmers, rich soil and stable
climate will encourage further diversification and continued health for
agriculture and related businesses. Crops such as wheat, oats, barley, soybeans,
flax and canola are grown extensively. Cattle and hogs as well as the PMU
industry are increasingly important to the local economy. However, with the
increase in oil production and potash mining in the area new opportunities are
becoming more available. Being just a half to one hour drive to PCS Potash Mine
or various oil field companies from communities within the municipality allows
people the chance to buy or build affordable housing while still being within
driving distance to competitive career opportunities.
The beautiful Birdtail and Assiniboine Valley region has to be seen to be truly appreciated. The many trails, gardens and historic sites offer visitors and locals alike plenty to see in the area, while Valley Recreation District and local arts and recreation opportunities provide plenty to do. With schools and daycares in both Birtle and Miniota, a safe and modern childcare and education system is thriving and available to all residents in the municipality.