Historic Sites of Manitoba: First Airmail Flight in Manitoba (Lac du Bonnet)

The first semi-official airmail in Manitoba was carried from this site to Bissett, Wadhope, and Slate Lake return by Capt. F. J. Stevenson of Western Canada Airways Limited on 1 June 1927. The first official airmail service in Canada authorized by the Canada Post Office Department (Canada Post) originated from this site on 4 October 1927 when 85 pounds of mail, including 300 letters, was carried to Bissett and Wadhope. The pilot for his inaugural flight was W. L. Brintnell of Western Canada Airways Limited.

First Airmail Flight in Manitoba

First Airmail Flight in Manitoba (August 2010)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.25592, W96.05852
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Bush Pilots of Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario (Lac du Bonnet)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: James A. Richardson Commemorative Plaque (Lac du Bonnet)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Stevenson Airport Founders Monument (Winnipeg)


This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 31 January 2021

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