St. Claude

Approx Population: 620

The community of St. Claude is so proud of its French roots that area residents have been celebrating France’s Bastille Day (July 14) for more than a century.   You may well wonder a massive pipe graces the town entrance. This landmark was constructed in recognition of the area’s first settlers, who were from a town also called St. Claude, located in the Jura region of France and internationally renowned for its pipe manufacturing!

French immigrants began arriving in the area in 1892. In time, immigrants from Switzerland, Belgium, England, Ukraine and the Netherlands also settled there.

Today, St. Claude is a bustling community with many tourist attractions, including the Manitoba Dairy Museum and the Gaol Museum. You can see what a typical country lock-up looked like at the turn of the last century and have your picture taken behind bars! When you “get out of jail,” visit the town church, an unusual structure designed by renowned Franco-Manitoban architect Étienne Gaboury, who was born in the La Montagne region.

Bastille Day

Festivals & events

July 14, 2018 The community of St. Claude is proud of its French roots. It should therefore come as no surprise that area residents have been celebrating the French national holiday for more than a...

St. Claude
July 14, 2018

Haywood Country Store

Shops & services

Located in Haywood on Hwy 2 near St. Claude, Haywood Country Store offers a catering service and is also a restaurant that specializes in French Canadian home cooking, as well as offering other...

(204) 379-2000

Mama Lou's Encore

Culinary Tourism

Family restaurant, in an old barn décor with antiques. Canadian cuisine, with a catering service during the weekends (specialties prepared upon request).

220 Cypress Ave., St. Claude, MB, R0G 1Z0
(204) 379-2727

Manitoba Dairy Museum/St. Claude Museum

Attractions & Historic Sites

Learn all about dairy production at the Manitoba Dairy Museum. The latter features over 2,000 artifacts and is housed in a number of buildings, one of these being the town’s old Canadian...

164 Jobin Avenue, R0G 1Z0
(204) 379-2156 or (204) 379-2228
From 15th May until 15th September

Saint-Claude Church

Attractions & Historic Sites

This beautiful Roman Catholic church was designed by renowned Manitoba architect Étienne Gaboury. It features a computerized chime system that plays relaxing melodies at regular intervals...

84 Provincial Road 240S, R0G 1Z0
(204) 379-2434
All year round

Saint-Claude Grotto

Attractions & Historic Sites

In the beginning, this picturesque grotto was located in the yard of the convent of the Sisters of the Cross. It is now part of the enclosure belonging to the first parish cemetery.

Taché Street, R0G 1Z0
(204) 379-2382
Spring, summer, fall

Saint-Claude's Community Gardens

Outdoor Activities

Visit our local gardens, compliments of the Friends of the Garden committee. Volunteer artists-gardeners gather together to plant and maintain these local gardens. Each year brings new surprises!

Main Street, R0G 1Z0

St. Claude Gaol Museum

Attractions & Historic Sites

Come visit the only place in Canada where you can have fun in jail! Constructed in 1912-1913, the building which now houses the museum has been used for more than one purpose since then: jail, fire...

5, Provincial Route 5, St. Claude, MB, R0G 1Z0
(204) 379-2679

St. Claude’s Pipe

Attractions & Historic Sites

This local landmark, the world’s second largest pipe (6 meters long and 1.5 meters high), was constructed in recognition of the first settlers to the area. They came from a town also called St...

(204) 379-2382
All year round

St.Claude Cenotaph

Attractions & Historic Sites

This monument, inaugurated on July 14, 1921, is dedicated to soldiers who died in combat during the First World War and to those who have fallen since, in wars throughout the world. The monument is...

Taché Street, R0G 1Z0
Year round

The Old Bell of Saint-Claude

Attractions & Historic Sites

This bell was taken from Saint-Claude’s second church, which was demolished in 1965 as it was no longer large enough to serve the congregation. The old bell of Saint-Claude is now featured on...

81 Aspen ave. S, R0G 1Z0
(204) 379-2434
All year round

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