St Malo Loop


Discover the history, beaches and friendly people of St. Malo on this walk. The route starts at St. Malo Provincial Park located the eastern side of town and on the northern shore of St. Malo Lake. The lake is a reservoir that was formed in 1958 when a dam was built over the Rat River to provide a consistent flow of water to surrounding towns and farms. In 1961, the northern shore of the reservoir was designated a provincial park and has since been a popular beach, picnic and camping destination.

The trail also travels by the St. Malo Grotto. A reproduction of the Grotto in Lourdes, France this shrine and grotto is accessible year-round. It was built by Father Noret to thank “Our Lady of Lourdes” for a miracle that saved his life. There is an annual public pilgrimage in mid-August.


  • Town of St. Malo;
  • St. Malo Grotto;
  • Views of the Rat River;
  • Rat River foot bridge;
  • St. Malo Provincial Park:beach, picnic areas and trails


Access Point:

St. Malo Provincial Park main parking lot.

Directions and Parking:

To St. Malo Provincial Park: travel PTH 59 south to St. Malo, follow the signs east to St. Malo Provincial Park on Beach Road.


N49 19.181 W96 56.342 (Access, St. Malo Provincial Park Boundary)

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