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St. Norbert

Now the southernmost suburb of Winnipeg, St. Norbert was originally settled in the early part of the 19th century by former employees of the North West Company – men who found themselves out of work following the North West Company’s amalgamation with the Hudson Bay Company in 1821. These people of French and Métis descent took part in the bi-annual buffalo hunt as well as seasonal cart brigade work for the Hudson Bay Company, hauling goods between the Red River settlement and St. Paul, Minnesota. But with the coming of St. Norbert’s first parish church in 1857, established by Roman Catholic missionaries, a number of the community’s inhabitants opted in favour of a more sedentary farming life.

Chapelle Notre-Dame-du-Bon-Secours

Father Ritchot, former parish priest, built the chapel in fulfillment of a promise that he had made in the hopes that the political crisis of 1869-1870 could be resolved without bloodshed. Inside... More »

Documentation available in French
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Former Trappist Monastery Guesthouse

In keeping with the Trappist tradition of hospitality, this former Trappist guesthouse was built in 1912 to provide comfortable lodging to visitors of the monastery. The guesthouse’s functional... More »

May - August
11am - 4pm.
Documentation available in French

100 rue des Ruines
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3V 1L6

(204) 269-0564


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Geo-routes St. Norbert

Depart on a discovery of this area of historical importance using GPS technology. Learn to use GPS coordinates as you follow along with your self-guiding booklet and answer various clues and... More »

(204) 233-8343

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La Barrière Park

Located just west of the community of St. Norbert, the park is a great place for canoeing, fishing, hiking and biking. More »

Open year round
French spoken upon request

4403 Waverley street
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R0G 0A1


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Place Saint-Norbert

At the site of the former orphanage (1905-1948), managed by the Misericordia Sisters, the Saint-Norbert Heritage Group gathered a former butcher shop, a log house, a Red River cart and the La Barri... More »

Documentation available in French

(204) 269-3229

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St. Norbert Farmers’ Market

Welcome to the St. Norbert Farmers’ Market, Manitoba’s largest open-air market! For 30 years, it has been offering consumers an array of produce, fresh-baked bread and honey. The market... More »

End of May to mid-October
Wednesdays from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Saturdays from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm
Documentation available in French

3514 Pembina Hwy., R3V 1A1

(204) 275-8349


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St. Norbert Heritage Trail

Take in the best of St. Norbert’s heritage in one outing! This 30 km trail will thrill hikers, cyclists, amateur equestrians, kayakers and canoeists. Connected to the Trans-Canada Trail, the St... More »

Open year round
Documentation available in French


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St. Norbert Provincial Heritage Park

The park lies where the La Salle River flows into the Red River. On display are three 19th century log homes and exhibits illustrating the evolution of the community through Métis... More »

June, July & August
Thursday to Sunday: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Monday : 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
French spoken at all times

(204) 945-4236


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Trappist Monastery Provincial Heritage Park

The Trappist Monastery was established in 1892 by five members of the Trappist Order from the Abbey of Bellefontaine, France. In 1978, the Trappists moved to a site near Holland, Manitoba, to protect... More »

Documentation available in French

PO BOX 175
St. Norbert, Manitoba
100 rue des Ruines St.
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3V 1L6

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