Historic Sites of Manitoba: La Verendrye Monument (Legislative Building, Winnipeg)
Pierre Gaultier, Sieur de la Verendrye (1685-1749), born in Canada. In search of the Western sea, he explored the central part of the North American continent to within sight of the Rocky Mountains. He reached the Red River at the Forks (Winnipeg) in 1738.
A plaque at the base of the monument was affixed in 1958 by the Historic Sites Advisory Board of Manitoba.
La Verendrye Monument (December 2009)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough
Site Location (lat/long): N49.88465, W97.14639
denoted by symbol on the map above
Historic Sites of Manitoba: Pierre Gaultier de La Verendrye Plaque (Winnipeg)
Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Legislative Building
We thank Ed Ledohowski for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 21 May 2016
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