3.7% growth rate
Ste Agathe – Located just 20 mins south of Winnipeg, provides a peaceful repose for those looking for a home in the heart of nature. Here, the winding Red River provides an authentic riverfront experience, accessible from anywhere in town.
The primarily francophone community has a compelling history, founded by Quebec settlers for its rich farmland. Ste Agathe was the name of the Roman Catholic parish built here in the 1800’s, followed by French Catholic school and a convent.
While the community has long been a welcoming place for people of every nationality, its French roots are part of its charm. Locals can take French language classes and attend bilingual events held year-round. The parish’s brick edifice, a heritage icon, stands at the centre of town as a reminder of the area’s history.
A recent residential development has blossomed on the community’s south side, providing options for turnkey occupancy or large lots for new builds. Underground hydro, asphalt streets, curbs, and gutters offer city amenities. Closer to Main Street, property hunters can find condos- and soon rental units.
Ecole Ste Agathe School, part of the Franco Manitoban School Division, provides students with a French education. A French language preschool is also available here. English and French immersion options are just a short bus trip away. A large daycare centre offers full time and part time care for infants to school age children.
The school boasts a community library, and just up the street you'll find the hall where residents gather for fall suppers, town meetings, dances and a variety of markets. When your are not in the mood to cook the local bar and grill whips up a delectable poutine. Other amenities include a gas station, automotive repair shop, convenience store, insurance agency and credit union.
If you’ve got friends or family coming for a visit, camping is available at Cartier Park or you can discover uniquely French Canadian experience of the Maison pres de la Rouge Bed and Breakfast.
Because of its location along the busy Hwy 75, The Riel Industrial Park in Ste Agathe has been growing into an in-demand commercial hub attracting big business like Hemp Oil Canada, A Flying J Travel Centre, Del Mar Commodities, and Upper Deck Transport. These kinds of businesses create jobs for hundreds of locals, fueling residential growth. And with four-lane highway access to Winnipeg, the 20 minute commute is always quick and easy.
The summer kicks off with the Festival d’Ete Cheyenne Summer Fest, drawing crowds for its baseball tournament, live bands, children’s entertainment, voyageur games, and fireworks display.
Locals enjoy the picnic shelter, baseball, soccer, volleyball, and Frisbee golf at Cartier Park. The community will be soon adding a garden where every age can try their hand at growing fresh produce. For hikers and cyclers, a trail network winds between the river and the community dike. The season closes with a traditional fall supper, French-Canadian style.
Ice fishing, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, and indoor and outdoor public skating leave no excuse for boredom in the winter. Ste Agathe is also a perfect home base if you’re a snowmobiler, looking for great trails and wide-open space. Organized sport includes hockey and ringette, and if you don’t play you can always cheer on your neighbours at the annual outdoor Winter Classic hockey tournament.
Fitness classes for the whole family include yoga, Zumba, taekwondo, and kickboxing. The community provides programming for seniors and toddlers too.
Just a few kilometers up the road, the Bruce D Campbell Farm and Food Discovery Centre is an excellent place to take the family and learn, in an interactive space, how food gets from our regions farms to the table. Take a hayride tour of the centre facility as you go. You can also make home-baked bread and ice cream at one of the many workshops. In Ste Agathe, small town living may just bring out the best in you.