Historic Sites of Manitoba: La Verendrye Park / Red River Settlement (Tache Avenue, Winnipeg)

La Vérendrye Park, on the east side of Taché Avenue from Dollard Boulevard to Rue Despins, contains a large stone monument featuring likenesses of La Vérendrye and several of his colleagues. It was unveiled in 1938. On the ground in front of the monument is a cornerstone blessed by Archbishop Taché in 1886 for a future monument to La Vérendrye.

A pair of plaques nearby were erected by the Historic Sites Advisory Board of Manitoba to commemorate the site near this spot where, on 4 September 1812, Miles Macdonell took possession of Assiniboia, the lands granted by the Hudson’s Bay Company to the Earl of Selkirk. Macdonell, the first governor, was attended by officers and servants of the North West Company from Fort Gibraltar which lay across the Red River. The Patent and Macdonell’s commission were read in French and English.

La Verendrye Monument

La Verendrye Monument (2010)
Source: City of Winnipeg

Red River Settlement Plaque

Red River Settlement Plaque (2010)
Source: City of Winnipeg

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.88610, W97.12307
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: Pierre Gaultier de La Verendrye Plaque (The Forks, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: La Verendrye Monument (Legislative Building, Winnipeg)


Information for this page was provided by The City of Winnipeg’s Planning, Property and Development Department, which acknowledges the contribution of the Government of Manitoba through its Heritage Grants Program.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 26 February 2021

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