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Ste. Agathe

Aprox Population: 500

Ste. Agathe’s history is not unlike that of many of the surrounding communities. Some twenty Métis families were already living in the town when it was officially established in 1876. The settlement was known at that time as “Pointe-à-Grouette.” Between 1879 and 1882, farmers from Quebec also settled in the area and began to farm the land on the banks of the Red River.

Ste. Agathe, along with the other Red River basin communities, is only too familiar with the harsh reality of flooding. This charming little village came to symbolize the devastating effects of rising water levels and captured national and international headlines after it was hit by the biggest flood of the Red River in 1997, dubbed “the Flood of the Century.” To find out all about the major floods in this area, be sure to visit the Red River Valley Flood Interpretive Centre in Ste. Agathe.

But Ste. Agathe is about more than just floods! Every July, this vibrant and active community organizes the annual Cheyenne Days Festival, named after a steamboat that ran aground to the south of the village in 1887. Everyone is welcome!

Canada Day 2012

Festivals & events

Come and celebrate Canada Day in Manitoba's bilingual municipalities! July 1st and the entire long weekend is jammed packed with activities. Check out the events in the following communities...

Cheyenne Summer Fest

Festivals & events

July 18, 2014 - July 19, 2014 Every year, this charming francophone community in the Red River Valley hosts Cheyenne Day, a country fair for the whole family, featuring a pancake breakfast, horseshoe...

Flood Interpretive Centre

Attractions & Historic Sites

In 1997, for the first time in its history, the town of St. Agathe was devastated by the worst flood of the Red River Valley in over a century. The exhibit explores themes such as the history of...

Gîte Maison Près de la Rouge Bed & Breakfast

A peaceful, rural haven located near the banks of the Red River where you can experience the quiet side of franco-manitoban culture.

425 Lemoine Street, R0G 1Y0
(204) 822-2493 or 1-866-295-8046
Year round

Parc Sir George-Etienne Cartier Park

Outdoor Activities

Recreational park located 20 minutes south of Winnipeg, in the town of St. Agathe. It is the ideal place to fully enjoy the sights of the prairies. Municipal campground with baseball diamonds...

(204) 882-2337
Open year round

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