Calling all history enthusiasts! Immerse yourself in the history of Lac du Bonnet by visiting our oldest remaining building – the former St. John’s Anglican Church.
The former St. Johns Church, with its spire standing tall, is unique amongst the buildings that form the Town and R.M. of Lac du Bonnet. This 114-year-old landmark, at the corner of Fourth and McArthur, is Lac du Bonnet’s oldest remaining, significant building, and has stood the test of time.
Built in 1906 by pioneers Thomas Houston, Alexander Spence and his sons, using local lumber and bricks from the Lac du Bonnet Mining, Developing and Manufacturing Company, St. Johns holds immeasurable historical significance to Lac du Bonnet.
The year, while St. John’s Anglican Church was being built, proved to be one of the most significant years in Lac du Bonnet’s history. The Pinawa Power Plant began generating power to electrify the city of Winnipeg, William Duncan Halliday took out the first homestead, and our population increased above 400 people.
In December 2018, the Former St. John’s Anglican Church was deconsecrated due to declining members. The Lac du Bonnet and District Historical Society acquired the landmark and received Provincial Heritage Designation. The Society operates the facility as a community space.
September 5 is the last day to take a tour of St. John’s due to repairs being done on the belfry.
You can find St. John’s Heritage Church & Arts Centre at 86 McArthur Avenue from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
BONUS: Enjoy the outdoor market on the Church grounds from 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM. Norwex, Thirtyone, Steeped Tea, Mary Kay, and Epicure will all be there. You can also purchase tickets for the 50/50 Fundraiser Draw.