is a community in the Canadian
province of Manitoba
. It is situated on the eastern edge of the Red River
Estuary, just north of Selkirk
Settled by Latvian
settlers in the late 1800s who immigrated to Manitoba from various parts of Russia
. They named the town after their port of departure, the ice-free harbour of Liepāja
(Libau), on the Baltic Sea
in West Latvia.
between Ironwood Point and Libau are known as the Netley-Libau Marsh and is known for its tremendous concentrations of southward migrating birds, with numbers of geese and ducks exceeding 100,000 during fall migration.