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.
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
Historic Sites of Manitoba
This is a collection of historic sites in Manitoba compiled by the Manitoba Historical Society. The information is offered for historical interest only.
SEARCH the collection
Browse lists of:
Museums/Archives | Buildings | Monuments | Cemeteries | Locations | Other
Inclusion in this collection does not confer special status or protection. Official heritage designation may only come from municipal, provincial, or federal governments. Some sites are on private property and permission to visit must be secured from the owner.
Site information is provided by the Manitoba Historical Society as a free public service only for non-commercial purposes.