Projecting a true small town “country” atmosphere, Saint-Norbert lies just south of Winnipeg’s Perimeter Highway at the junction of the Red and La Salle Rivers. This historically important community still reflects its Métis and French-Canadian heritage, making it culturally distinct among Winnipeg neighbourhoods. Perhaps most important among many business advantages is the fact that Saint-Norbert serves as the southern gateway to Winnipeg, providing it with significant drive-through traffic from Southern Manitoba and the United States. This, combined with Saint-Norbert’s ability to draw upon the largely affluent population of South Winnipeg, for whom Saint-Norbert’s famous Farmer’s Market has become an institution, means that local businesses enjoy a much larger customer base than Saint-Norbert’s population would indicate.
*Source: Statistics Canada, 2001 Census
St. Norbert Farmers’ Market, Place Saint-Norbert, St. Norbert Arts Centre, St. Norbert Provincial Heritage Park, Red River Floodway Gates
With such a rich, bilingual heritage, there remains much opportunity to capitalize on Saint-Norbert’s historic and cultural importance. Some of these opportunities include:
» Saint-Norbert 2001 Census (PDF)
Source: Community Data Network, Custom Tabulation Statistics Canada, Census of Population - 2001