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The Jennifer Queen TeamNotes On St. Norbert

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St. Norbert is a bilingual community located just outside the perimeter. The original inhabitants of this area were First Nations peoples who were drawn to its abundance of hunting and fishing. The community bordered on two rivers the Red and LaSalle and a bison trail ran from the south bank of the La Salle River to bison hunting grounds nearly 50 kilometres away. The Pembina Trail ran through St. Norbert, delivering travelers from Upper Fort Garry (now downtown Winnipeg) to the primary southern outpost of the Hudson’s Bay Company. Today, it is a community of about 5,000 residents and is home to Winnipeg’s largest and most popular farmers’ market in the summer, drawing in people from all over the city. It is also home to the Trappist monastery, now an arts and cultural centre and St. Norbert Provincial Heritage Park. St. Norbert is approximately located 17km from downtown and 21km from the airport.

 

St Norbert WinnipegHousing Types & Costs

Most of the dwellings are single family detached homes, but there are some attached homes in the area that keep the affordability for the area quite attractive. There are also some high-rise condominium complexes within the area including newer construction complexes.  Price ranges for residential dwellings in the area range from $150,000 - $1,000,000 for custom-built homes. The majority of the houses were built in the 70's with the majority being bungalows followed by two storeys and split levels. Price ranges for condominiums in the area range from $150,000 for smaller one-bedroom bungalow to $500,000 for large riverfront condominiums.

 

Schools and Services

St. Norbert is part of the Seine River School Division and has 4 schools in total. Parc La Salle is an elementary school and is taught in English. La Barriere Crossing would be considered the English middle school in the area. École St. Norbert Immersion is Kindergarten to grade 8 and is all French Immersion. The high school in St. Norbert is College St. Norbert Collegiate. The University of Manitoba is situated just north of St. Norbert and is only a short bus ride away.

 

There is no major hospital in St. Norbert however Victoria General Hospital is only a 5 minute drive north on Pembina Highway.

 

Shopping

From June to the end of October, pick up farm fresh eggs and produce, baked goods, meats, fish and local crafts at St. Norbert’s Farmers’ Market. Manitoba’s largest farmers’ market attracts thousands of visitors and more than 70 vendors from all over the province.

 

The popular St. Vital Center is just a quick ride on the perimeter highway and has a variety of retail stores.

 

Entertainment and Recreation

Aisle Ritchot in St NorbertSt. Norbert Community Center is the only recreational facility in the area. The center accommodates for hockey games, Bingo, socials, the famous farmers market, etc.

 

St. Norbert is the new home of the redesigned Private Southwood Golf and Country Club. Its Wind-swept bunkers and tempting water hazards challenge the play of most holes. Nostalgic views of the river valley, oak tree grove and nearby monastery speak of a rich history.

 

The Tappist monastery is also situated in St. Norbert.  In 1891, the Abbot of Bellefontaine in France agreed to establish a Trappist monastery on a secluded piece of parish land along the La Salle River, and monks arrived in St. Norbert in 1892. A short time after that  St. Norbert had become a much more urban area, and the Trappist monks relocated to a more protected and rural location in Holland, Manitoba. In 1983, vandals set fire to the vacant chapel and monastery, reducing the historic buildings to shells, which still stands today. The guesthouse, located some distance away, remained untouched, and is now the home of the St. Norbert Art Center.

 

Popular Bus Routes

91 - St. Norbert

137 - Richmond Super Express

162 - Fort Richmond - St. Norbert Express

170 - Fort Richmond - St. Norbert