Fort la Reine Museum

The site of Fort la Reine is considered a National Historic Site. Our replica of Fort la Reine represents the Fort built in 1738 by La Verendrye on the Assiniboine River where present day Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, stands. Fort la Reine served as a fur trading post. It was the primary base of operations for much historic exploration north and west. From Fort La Reine, explorers made their way to Lake Manitoba and Lake Winnipegosis, Lake Winnipeg and the Saskatchewan River. La Verendrye was on a quest to find the route across Canada that linked us sea to sea. Presently the Fort is no longer safe for visitors. In order for the Museum to continue to be relevant, and provide a quality visitor experience telling the stories of the history of Portage, and its settlers, we must restore the Fort. The Fort la Reine Museum is fundraising for $200,000 to support the Fort la Reine rebuilding and restoration project. Help preserve a historic Canadian legacy and help us to FUND THE FORT and support the Fort la Reine Museum's Fund the Fort project, as we celebrate 50 years preserving the history of the Canadian Prairies. OUR GOAL: $200,000

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