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Lying south of Interstate 694 and north of State Highway 36, suburban Little Canada began its existence in 1844 as the home of the first private grist mill in Minnesota. French Canadian Benjamin Gervais migrated north from St. Paul to claim the land on which the mill was built and the site is considered the birthplace of the city. The lake that lies on the east side of town bears his name. Originally a township, Little Canada was established as first a village in 1953 and later as a city in 1974 as protection from the growth of surrounding municipalities of Maplewood and Roseville. Little Canada’s population more than doubled between 1970 and 1980 but growth was stagnant between 2000 and 2010.

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The Roseville Area School District serves Little Canada while a sliver of the city north of Interstate 694 is served by the White Bear Lake School District. There are eight public schools within the city limits including Little Canada Elementary and Roseville Area Middle. There are two private schools: Children’s Discovery Academy (PK-3) ranks high in teacher quality, principal leadership and parent involvement from; St. John the Evangelist (PK-8) is an educational outreach of St. John Church of Little Canada and the fourth oldest Roman Catholic parish in the state, established during the days of the Minnesota Territory.

Major Employers

According to, the leading employer in Little Canada is the health care industry – St. Jude Medical, based in St. Paul with over 16,000 employees worldwide, has a presence in town as well as Siemens Medical. Close behind are the finance/insurance and educational services industries. The most common occupation at 7% is computer specialist.

Parks and Recreation

Little Canada is blessed with a number of attractive parks that provide a variety of recreational opportunities. The largest are Gervais Mill Park, Pioneer Park and Spooner Park; the latter two have shelters suitable for family or business outings. The Nadeau Wildlife Area is a five acre wetland habitat adjoining Savage Lake with a children’s playground and nature interpretive facilities. Gervais Beach, on the waterfront of Gervais Lake, is a four acre park popular for swimming and picnicking during summer. Concessions and fishing are also available.

Community Events

First started during the country’s bicentennial in 1976, ‘Canadian Days’ is Little Canada’s signature event held every summer. It’s an occasion for the town to celebrate its Canadian heritage and hosted with its sister city Thunder Bay, Ontario.

Did You Know …

… the Mdewakanton Dakota Indians made their summer home on the shores of Lake Gervais because of the bountiful hunting and fishing?

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