Living Here
A sun-kissed location in the Pembina Hills makes Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes ideal for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers all year round. Within a short distance there are six golf courses, a provincial park, swimming pools, mountain biking, groomed snowmobile and ATV trails. Outside of school and work, there are many chances to socialize. A church, community hall, sports arena complex, seniors club and several member-based organizations give residents opportunity to participate and get to know one another, making for a close-knit and safe community.
 
Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes is a very active service centre for the agricultural region of Pembina. Its thriving economic sector is buoyed by many businesses including grocery and convenience stores, hardware stores, hotels, restaurants, auto repair garages, financial institution, accounting and legal services, hairdressers and manufacturing just to name but a few.
 
Deeply inspired by European traditions, the people of this community established in 1891, preserve and promote their French and Swiss origins, giving Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes its decidedly European flavour - one that is still hinted at in their accents and experienced in the warm hospitality

Proud of their origin, the residents, the town and the parish of Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes work effectively to preserve and promote their French culture.

The community proudly offers health services, municipal services and community services in both official languages. The communities hospital, clinic, health specialist and ambulance service have made the village an important health centre in the region. From water and sewage services to garbage pick-up and a 20-members volunteer fire brigade, Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes assures its citizens receive quality municipal services in both official languages while preserving the village's affordable cost of living.
 
Population:
  • 683 people (village and surrounding region: 1.200)
  • 97% bilingual (French and English)
  • 54% below 35 years of age
  • Geographic location:
  • Provincial crossroads of Highway 244 and Highway 245
  • 120 kms southwest of Winnipeg
  • 130 kms southeast of Brandon
  • 45 minutes from the united states border
Education:
  • Daycare
  • Pre-school
  • Parents and tots program
  • Elementary school, grades K.6
  • High school, grades 7.S4
Health and safety:
  • Emergency 911
  • RCMP (Treherne detachment)
  • Notre-Dame Volunteer Fire Brigade
  • Ambulance (24 hours a day)
  • Hospital ( laboratory, X ray)
  • Medical clinic with physicians and a variety of affiliated professionals - physiotherapist, chiropractor, massage therapist, dietician, psychiatrist, child psychiatrist, nurse practitioner, diabetic and cardiac as well as public health nurses.
  • Pharmacy
Seniors:
  • Home care
  • Services for Seniors Program
  • Personal care home
  • Retirement home: Notre-Dame Manor
  • Senior's club
  • Congregate Meal Program
  • Meals on wheels
  • Handivan
  • 55+ condominiums
Various services:
  • Weekly curbside garbage and reycyling pick-up
  • Water Treatment Plant (Ground source, Nanofit system)
  • Gravity sewer system and electricity : unlimited capacity
  • Catholic church
  • Workshop and Residence for mentally - challenged individuals
  • Bilingual Service Centre - Mountain region provides residents access to information and services offered by municipal, federal and provincial governments.
  • Centre Albert Gaillot - provides residents access to most health services
Recreation:
  • Modern arena
  • Baseball diamonds, tennis court, beach volleyball courts, soccer fields
  • Fitness centre
  • Walking Trail
  • Snowmobile trail (part of a 700 kms circuit)
  • Playground
  • Campground
  • Community hall
  • Public library
  • Hockey, skating, baseball, softball, soccer, cycling, tae-kwon-do and cross country skiing clubs, wildlife association and summer camp
  • Voice, piano, yoga, dramatic arts lesson, etc.
Within 30 minutes from the village:
  • Six golf courses
  • Lakes for fishing
  • Swimming pools
  • Ddownhill and cross country skiing
  • Cycling facilities and a provincial park
Commerce / Services:
  • Grocery stores and other retailers
  • Financial services 
  • Restaurants, the village's businesses offer a large variety of products and services
Locally, there are several attractions to explore:
  • The pioneers and Chanoinesses Museum
  • The statue of Don Paul Benoit, founder of Notre-Dame
  • The sisters of the Savior Monument
  • The Notre-Dame grotto