Historic Sites of Manitoba: Fort Dauphin Monument (Winnipegosis, RM of Mossey River)

A stone monument in Winnipegosis in the Rural Municipality of Mossey River commemorates Fort Dauphin, which is believed to have been built in this vicinity in the autumn of 1741 by Pierre de la Verendrye, eldest surviving son of Pierre Gaultier De Varennes La Vérendrye. A plaque on its side was unveiled by the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada at a ceremony on 17 August 1952.

Fort Dauphin commemorative monument

Fort Dauphin commemorative monument (May 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Fort Dauphin commemorative monument

Fort Dauphin commemorative monument (June 2019)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N51.65535, W99.92339
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Plaques for Persons, Events and Sites of National Historic Significance

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Fort Dauphin Museum (140 Jackson Street, Dauphin)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Fort la Reine Monument (RM of Portage la Prairie)


“Outstanding Canadian figures to be honored,” Winnipeg Free Press, 16 July 1943, page 2.

We thank Norman J. Williamson for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 15 August 2019

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