RM of St. Laurent

Strong Metis connection to their culture in the RM of St. Laurent


  • A strong Metis culture exists here, being one of the largest Metis communities in Manitoba. Exhibits of the Metis culture have returned from Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC, soon to be exhibited at home.
  • Was a Saulteaux and Metis fishing site when first visited by Roman Catholic priests in 1826.
  • Commercial fishing has played a large part of the lifeblood of this RM since its inception in 1882.
  • In winter the Manipogo Festival celebrates the legend of the sea serpent,Manipogo- first sighted in 1908, last sighted in 2012.
  • Summer festivals- Metis Days celebrates the unique Metis culture and nature of the area while the Oak Point Music Festival features music & slow-pitch tourney.
  • In the northwest corner of the RM at Oak Point, a heritage marker denotes the one time – northern most tip of the postage stamp Province of Manitoba.
  • Nature walks, public beaches, sandy beaches, fishing, golfing, bonfires, ice fishing, snowmobiling, sunrises & golden sunsets.