The Town of Morinville is rich in heritage resources. The settlement of Morinville began in 1891 with the arrival of Father Jean-Baptiste Morin and soon boasted a church, school, post office, stores, hotels and several homes as regional development contributed to Morinville growing into an economic, cultural, and agricultural resource centre for the region. Morinville was incorporated as a town on April 18, 1911, and continued to grow and prosper for the next century consistently with the economic drivers of the Edmonton Capital Region, Alberta and beyond. The St. Jean Baptiste Church, Rectory, Park, and former Notre Dame Convent remains the social, cultural and visual focus of the community, while there are a number of other historically significant buildings throughout the community.
A key objective of the Cœur de Morinville ASP is to create policies to support the conservation of historically significant structures in Morinville. The creation of a Heritage Resources Management Plan will be a key tool to help implement the policies of the ASP. In commencing the preparation of a Heritage Resources Management Plan, the first task was to survey historical resources.
Download the Morinville Heritage Survey Final Report. This report outlines Recommendations and Next Steps to guide conservation of Morinville’s historic resources, raise public awareness of the community’s heritage, identify partnership opportunities, and develop policies surrounding the sites identified on the Places of Interest List through policies developed in the Cœur de Morinville ASP.