Historic Sites of Manitoba: Fort Pinancewaywining (Spillway Drive, Morden)

In 1792, Alexander Henry the Younger entered the service of the North West Company as a fur trader. He established Fort Pinancewaywining, near present-day Morden, in 1802. This post traded with local Cree, Sonnant, and Stone peoples, and was supplied with goods hauled by the first Red River Carts. After leaving southern Manitoba, Henry moved to Fort Vermillion on the North Saskatchewan River in 1808, and to Fort George at the mouth of the Columbia River in 1813. He died at Fort George in 1814.

Fort Pinancewaywining commemorative sign

Fort Pinancewaywining commemorative sign (January 2021)
Source: Art Peers

Fort Pinancewaywining commemorative sign and stone monument

Fort Pinancewaywining commemorative sign and stone monument (August 2023)
Source: Glen Toews

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.17972, W98.13167
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Fort Pinancewaywining Monument (Thornhill Street, Morden)

Memorable Manitobans: Alexander Henry the Younger (?-1814)


We thank Glen Toews for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Art Peers and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 7 October 2023

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