St. Lazare is a bilingual town located in the Rural Municipality of Ellice in the southwestern section of the province, near the Manitoba/Saskatchewan border at the fork of the Assiniboine and Qu’Appelle rivers. The major urban centers located within proximity to St. Lazare are: Brandon (100 km to the southeast), Portage la Prairie (200 km to the southeast) and Winnipeg (300 km to the southeast).
Nestled in the bottom of the valley between the flood plain and valley hillsides of the Assiniboine river, the geographic setting of St. Lazare accounts for its outstanding natural beauty. The majority of the land near the town abounds in natural resources and offers a wide variety of possibilities in the areas of recreation, tourism, ecotourism as well as light industry. These areas of interest are consistently found among the fastest growing sectors of the Canadian economy and also help to preserve local nature and heritage. They can also have a positive impact on existing industries and create interesting spin-off opportunities for the region.
The region of St. Lazare is also widely known for the potash deposits it has in common with the province of Saskatchewan. The potash mine is owned by Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan and is located 20 km west of St. Lazare. Tours of the mine are available to the public in both French and English and visitors can go on underground tours to a depth of 3,200 feet.
For more information, visit: www.stlazare-ellice.com
Village of St. Lazare100, avenue Chartier Ouest C.P. 100 Saint-Lazare (Manitoba) R0M 1Y0 Phone: (204) 683-2241
Fax: (204) 683-2317