St.Georges

The bilingual community of St. Georges is nestled between the historic Winnipeg River and the Brightstone Sand Hills Provincial Forest, in the Rural Municipality of Alexander. It is the only Francophone community in the municipality as well as the northeasternmost Franco-Manitoban community in the province, with approximately one sixth (500 residents) of the municipality’s total population of just under 3,000 people. Other major towns in the municipality include nearby Powerview and Pine Falls as well as Stead and Great Falls.

The principal and unique assets of this region are water related recreational activities such as fishing, sailing, boating and swimming, while the area is also rich in history relating to the fur trade (the RM of Alexander lies at the northern end of the La Vérendrye Trail) and aboriginal settlement. As such, St. Georges and the municipality are a popular destination for summer vacationers and tourists, causing the local population to increase by the thousands at that time of year.

The Rural Municipality of Alexander in which is located St.Georges, covers an area of 1,568 square kilometers in a region that can best be described as being covered with forests and rivers. Sectors of activity include agriculture (most notably sod and the cultivation of wild rice), commercial fishing on Lake Winnipeg and the Winnipeg River and also mining.

For more information, visit: www.villagestgeorges.ca and www.rmalexander.com

CDC St. Georges

2 McDougall Ave. PO Box 11 St. Georges, MB R0E 1V0 Phone: 204 367-9970
Email: cdc@villagestgeorges.ca