The Municipality of Lorne is located in the south central part of Manitoba in the agricultural zone of Canada.  Lorne is bordered on the east by the Pembina Hills, on the north and west by the Tiger Hills, and on the south by the Pembina Valley.  The Municipality of Lorne is a picturesque region of gentle, rolling hills, and a patchwork of some of the most fertile fields in Manitoba.   The administrative office is located at 307 3rd Street in Somerset, Manitoba.

Lorne was incorporated as a Rural Municipality on 14 February 1880. It was named for the Duke of Argyle (Marquis of Lorne; 1845-1914), son-in-law to Queen Victoria, who was Governor General of Canada from 1878 to 1883. The area is rich in history. Please visit the Manitoba Historical Society to find many links to the area’s historical monuments and markers http://www.mhs.mb.ca/docs/municipalities/lorne.shtml#sites

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Source:  Manitoba Historical Society http://www.mhs.mb.ca/

At a Glance:

Population (2011)                        3003
Land Area (km 2)                          906.8
Family Income (2005)               $54,438

Source: Bureau of Statistics for Manitoba


Map of Manitoba showing the location of the RM of Lorne

Educational Services:

For information about enrolling your children in the public schools in the RM of Lorne, please contact the Prairie Spirit School Division for specific information.

Prairie Spirit School DivisionSchool Division Office
Box 130
15 Lorne Avenue
Swan Lake, MB R0G 2S0
Phone: 204-836-2147
Email: prspirit@mts.net
Website:  http://prairiespirit.mb.ca/index.html



Bruxelles: Ste. Marie School – Grades K-8Bruxelles School
General Delivery, Bruxelles, MB R0G 0G0
Principal: Janice Hamilton
Phone: (204) 526 2185
Fax: (204) 526 2361
Email: jhamilton@prspirit.ca
Website: http://www.stemarie.prairiespirit.mb.ca/
Somerset: Prairie Mountain Highschool – Grades 9-12Somerset School
Box 250, Somerset, MB R0G 2L0
Principal: Cheryl Mangin
Phone: 204 744 2751
Fax: 204 744 2054
Email: cmangin@prspirit.ca
Website: http://www.pmhs.prairiespirit.mb.ca/
Swan Lake: Prairie Mountain Elementary – Grades K-8Swan Lake School
Box 340, Swan Lake, MB R0G 2S0
Principal: Greg Lee
Phone: 204 836 2855
Fax: 204 836 2286
Email: glee@prspirit.ca
Website: http://www.pmes.prairiespirit.mb.ca/