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Fort Pelly: general information

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Fort Pelly

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  • Type of destination: National Historic Site
  • Location of destination: Canada - Saskatchewan
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Fort Pelly was a fur trade post established by the Hudson's Bay Company in 1856.
It replaced the first Fort Pelly which stood on the low ground west of this spot. For almost half a century the headquarters of the Swan River District, it was the last of a series of posts at the Assiniboine Elbow dating back to 1793.
This large post, with its substantial buildings and fine herds of horses and cattle excited the admiration of many early travellers who passed this way along the Carlton Trail.
Fort Pell...
Fort Pelly was a fur trade post established by the Hudson's Bay Company in 1856.
It replaced the first Fort Pelly which stood on the low ground west of this spot. For almost half a century the headquarters of the Swan River District, it was the last of a series of posts at the Assiniboine Elbow dating back to 1793.
This large post, with its substantial buildings and fine herds of horses and cattle excited the admiration of many early travellers who passed this way along the Carlton Trail.
Fort Pelly was abandoned at the beginning of the twentieth century.
This is a self guided site. Didactic panels with text and images describe the original buildings, their uses and the relationship between this post and others in the Assiniboine
Basin.
There is an area for picnicking.
More info on Historic Places or visit the Management Plan of the site.
Fort Pelly was a fur trade post established by the Hudson's Bay Company in 1856.
It replaced the first Fort Pelly which stood on the low ground west of this spot. For almost half a century the headquarters of the Swan River District, it was the last of a series of posts at the Assiniboine Elbow dating back to 1793.
This large post, with its substantial buildings and fine herds of horses and cattle excited the admiration of many early travellers who passed this way along the Carlton Trail.
Fort Pell...

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