St. Norbert is a bilingual community of more than 5000 residents, located just outside the perimeter and is home to Winnipeg's largest and most popular farmers’ market. The community is also home to the Trappist monastery—now an arts and cultural centre—and St. Norbert Provincial Heritage Park.
From June to the end of October, pick up farm fresh eggs and produce, baked goods and meats at Le Marche St. Norbert Farmers' Market. While here, grab a succulent pulled pork sandwich and freshly-squeezed lemonade to go. Alternatively, stop by St. Norbert Hotel’s daytime café, Nobside Café, for simple, house-made comfort food, including soups, sandwiches, quesadillas and classic breakfast dishes.
The Trappist Monastery Provincial Heritage Park is home to the ruins of a former Trappist Monastery and its guest house, where the current St. Norbert Arts Centre resides. The arts centre features space for visual art, music, theatre and dance presentations, along with guest rooms and studio facilities to accommodate visiting artists. Historical information on this site and interpretive tours are available to visitors. While here, you can enjoy a delightful outdoor performance of Shakespeare in the Ruins, where the audience follows along with the actors from location to location.
For outdoor enthusiasts, walk, cross-country ski, cycle or canoe on the St. Norbert Heritage Trails which are over 30 kilometres in length. Along these trails witness the site where Louis Riel and Father Noël Ritchot launched the Resistance of 1869-70, which led to the terms under which Manitoba entered into Confederation.