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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Little Portage (Saskatchewan Avenue East, RM of Portage la Prairie)

This site along Saskatchewan Avenue East in the Rural Municipality of Portage la Prairie was developed around 1954 as a restaurant, motel, and gas station for the newly opened Trans-Canada Highway around the city of Portage la Prairie. Named Little Portage and featuring an Indigenous man carrying a canoe in neon lights, the facility operated until around 1971. Its paved parking lot and some concrete and steel remnants were still present at a 2018 site visit.

Postcard view of Little Portage

Postcard view of Little Portage (no date)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough, 2018-0016

Site of the former Little Portage

Site of the former Little Portage (July 2018)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Remnant of the former Little Portage

Remnant of the former Little Portage (July 2018)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.97296, W98.25737
denoted by symbol on the map above


This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 4 April 2022

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