The location of the mission is on the banks of the Assiniboine River, a tributary of Red River and is about fifteen kilometres west of Saint-Boniface. A mission was founded there in 1854 and was served by priests from Saint-Boniface. After the building of the church and presbytery, Father Joachim Allard seems to have been the first resident pastor from 1868 to 1876. He was succeeded by Father Damase Dandurand from 1876 to 1900.
When the archbishopric of Winnipeg was founded in 1915, the parish was handed over to the diocesan clergy. In 1929 the archbishop of Winnipeg entrusted the parish of Saint-Charles to the Oblates and it was again handed over to the clergy of the diocese in 1949.
The house was the novitiate of the Manitoba Province from 1898 to 1909 and then of Saint Mary’s Province from 1929 to 1946. Many Oblates were buried in the cemetery of Saint-Charles.
Yvon Beaudoin, o.m.i.