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Historic Places

The fur trade was key to Canada’s economic development and colonization, and you’ll find historic sites throughout northern Manitoba.

A warehouse and jail built in the 1850s still stand at Norway House, and the remains of a tram system built to bypass rapids on the Saskatchewan River can be found at Tramway Park in Grand Rapids.

The Pas is home to several historic buildings, including the Canadian National Railway Station. A Manitoba Star Attraction, the one-and-a-half-storey brick station was the largest in Manitoba when it was built in 1928.

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North of Gillam, take a boat tour with Nelson River Adventures to explore the ghost town of Port Nelson. Once designated as the end of the line for the Hudson Bay Railway, the port was abandoned in 1918, but a shipwreck and ruins of a railway bridge still attract sightseers. On the way, stop at Button Island, where a plaque recognizes Sir Thomas Button, the first European to explore the Nelson River in 1612.

Near the Hudson Bay coast, there are several National Historic Sites (NHS) related to the fur trade.

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Historic Sites

Asessippi Townsite

1/2 mile Southwest where PTH 83 crosses Shell River
Asessippi, MB .

Historic Sites

Camp Hughes (PHS)

5 km/3 miles south of Hwy 1 on gravel road south of PR 351
Camp Hughes, MB .

Historic Sites

Fort Dufferin

Highway 75, 3 miles north of Emerson
Emerson, MB R0A 0L0

Historic Sites

Grey Nuns Walkway

Avenue Tache, just over the Esplanade Riel Pedestrian Bridge
Winnipeg, MB .

Historic Sites

Lockport Heritage Park

Sustainable Development, Birds Hill District Office
Box 183, R.R.2
Dugald, MB R0K 0E0

Historic Sites

Parc Joseph Royal

Northwest corner of Tache Avenue and Provencher Boulevard
Winnipeg, MB .