The Bilingual Rural Municipality of Saint Laurent welcomes you. Enjoy our beautiful sunrise, sunset. Nature walks, public beaches, bonfires, ice fishing, snowmobiling and much more.
St. Laurent, a community located on the Eastern shore of Lake Manitoba and serviced by Manitoba Highway 6, is 95 km from Winnipeg. It lies within the boundaries of the RM of St. Laurent.
St. Laurent originally called Fond du Lac was a Saulteaux/Metis fishing site when first visited by Roman Catholic priests in 1826. It was established as a parish in 1858 and Father Laurent Simonet became the first resident priest in 1864.
A heritage site is located on the north boundary in Oak Point signifies the northern most tip of the Province of Manitoba in the 1800's. Due to the distinct cultural identity in the RM of St. Laurent it was recognized by the Smithsonian Institute in 2004-2005. To this day an exhibit of the Metis culture is still on display.
The RM of St. Laurent is a wide spread Municipality which includes village settlement areas of St. Laurent and Oak Point along with the surrounding lands within its boundaries. St. Laurent is known for its beautiful beaches on the shores of Lake Manitoba, commercial fishing and the farming industry.
St. Laurent is a multicultural based municipality with a large population of Metis people in the village settlement.St. Laurent offers the choice of English or Francophone schooling, Head Start, and Pre-Maternelle programs.
Come Celebrate our culture and life:
Fireman Ball – each February
Manipogo Festival – Annually in March–Live music with a variety of bands, children activities, boot hockey tournament on the pond, Squirt Hockey Tournament, Iron Chef Competition, honour fisherman at Fishers gala, Pancake Breakfast, Fisher’s mass
Fishing Derby – Winter fishing derby
Oak Point Music Festival – July long weekend – Music, jigging, slow pitch all weekend long
Metis Days August Long weekend– Celebrate our unique Metis Culture all weekend with Monster Bingo, Pancake Breakfast, Parade, Baseball Tournament, Dancers, Children Activities/Bouncerro , Dance, Miss Metis crowning, Muddbogging
Art - Stony Ridge Studio & Gallery
Contact: RM of St. Laurent
Website: RM of St. Laurent