Meadow Portage, Manitoba
Meadow Portage is the name of a two kilometre fur-trade era portage across the isthmus between Lake Winnipegosis and Lake Manitoba. The portage avoids a longer river-journey option north (via Long Island Bay to the West Waterhen River and Waterhen Lake, then a sharp turn south to the Waterhen River), a savings of about 70 km to Lake Manitoba.
Meadow Portage was originally inhabited by the Cree, Assiniboines, and the Ojibway peoples. The Hudson Bay Company then set up a trading post near the shore of Lake Manitoba in order to facilitate the fur trade. The telephone area code for Meadow Portage is (204).
- "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and designated places, 2006 and 2001 censuses". Statistics Canada.
- "Fur Trade Canoe Routes of Canada - Then and Now" (PDF).
- "The Community of Meadow Portage, Manitoba CANADA". www.meadowportage.ca. Retrieved 2019-12-17.
- "Meadow Portage (Manitoba): Community Profile". roadsidethoughts.com. Retrieved 2019-12-17.
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