St. Malo, Manitoba

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St. Malo
Country Canada
Province Manitoba
RM De Salaberry
Established 1877
 • Type Local urban district (Village)
 • MP Ted Falk (CPC)
 • Total 7.34 km2 (2.83 sq mi)
Elevation.(St Malo & Bourgeois)[1] 252 m (827 ft)
Population (2016[2])
 • Total 1,227
 • Density 167/km2 (430/sq mi)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 204

St. Malo is an unincorporated community recognized as a local urban district[3] located in the Rural Municipality of De Salaberry, approximately 70 km south of The Forks, Winnipeg, Manitoba. Most of the community's residents are bilingual francophone of Métis or Québécois heritage.

Early history[edit]

Chronology of the early settlement of St. Malo:


St. Malo lies in the eastern edge of the remarkably flat Red River flood plain, which was once the lake shore of Lake Agassiz at the transition between southeastern Manitoba's upland woodlands to the east and the flat prairie grasslands to the west.[14][15]


Along with nearby Saint-Pierre-Jolys, St. Malo is a shopping and services centre for the surrounding rural area; it is also recognized for its tourist attractions and farming. Saint-Malo is also home to the Saint-Malo Provincial Park and a number of privately-owned campgrounds.

Popular activities in St. Malo during the winter months include snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, hockey, as well as ice-fishing and car racing on the lake. In February 2008, the Friends of the Park ("Les Amis du Parc") organized its first annual Festival of Friends ("Festival des Amis").

École Saint-Malo School is the community's elementary and middle school and is part of the Red River Valley School Division. The school offers both French Immersion and English programs.

See also[edit]

Red River Trails

Friendship communities[edit]



  1. ^ Worldwide Elevation Map Finder (online), accessed April 7, 2017
  2. ^ Census Profile, 2016 Census (online), accessed April 7, 2017
  3. ^ Manitoba LUDR (online), accessed April 24, 2016
  4. ^ a b Ledohowski (pdf 3) 2003, §5.3.15, p. 46
  5. ^ Louis Malo is a descendant of Jean Hayet dit Saint-Malo (~1639 Saint-Malo, Brittany - 1721 Varennes, New France). We can thus suppose that the place-name St. Malo in Manitoba derives from the patronymic evolution which ensues from, on one hand, the surname 'Hayet dit Saint-Malo', whose 1st ancestor to settle in ancient Quebec was a native of Saint-Malo, the port city in Brittany, became the 6th generation descendant Louis Malo, and, on the other hand, the place where this pioneer Louis Malo settled in Manitoba to re-surface, so to speak, by multple association, as the place-name St. Malo, which thus originally refers to the Welsh medieval monk Malo (or Maclou) who was a evangelizing bishop of the area of Brittany around Saint-Malo.
  6. ^ PRDH (online), accessed April 28, 2017
  7. ^ Malo & edited by Olivier 2015, pp. 11,13,15
  8. ^ See Manitoba Land Titles Office abstract for lot 90.
  9. ^ Parks Canada 2008, This first railway line built in Canadian West, officially opened on December 3, 1878, brought prosperity to the region.
  10. ^ Canada. Dept. of the Interior 1890, p. 91
  11. ^ Livre du centenaire de la paroisse Saint-Malo 1994, p. 15
  12. ^ SHSB 1940, p. 29
  13. ^ L&A Canada (online), accessed April 7, 2017
  14. ^ Rivers West (online), Some of the flattest land in the world is located in the Red River Valley.
  15. ^ Ledohowski (pdf 1) 2003, §1.4, p. 4

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Adjacent communities[edit]

Coordinates: 49°19′02″N 96°56′56″W / 49.31722°N 96.94889°W / 49.31722; -96.94889