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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

La Verendrye Monument (December 2009)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.88465, W97.14639
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Pierre Gaultier de La Verendrye Plaque (Bonnycastle Park, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Legislative Building (450 Broadway, Winnipeg)


We thank Ed Ledohowski for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 20 February 2021

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