Meadow Portage, Manitoba

Meadow Portage is a community in the Canadian province of Manitoba. A designated place in Canadian census data, it had a population of 70 in the Canada 2006 Census.[1]

Meadow Portage
CountryCanada
ProvinceManitoba
Population
 • Total70
Area code(s)(204)
Websitehttp://www.meadowportage.ca/

Meadow Portage is the name of a two kilometre fur-trade era portage across the isthmus between Lake Winnipegosis and Lake Manitoba.[2] 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.[3] The telephone area code for Meadow Portage is (204).[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and designated places, 2006 and 2001 censuses". Statistics Canada.
  2. ^ "Fur Trade Canoe Routes of Canada - Then and Now" (PDF).
  3. ^ "The Community of Meadow Portage, Manitoba CANADA". www.meadowportage.ca. Retrieved 2019-12-17.
  4. ^ "Meadow Portage (Manitoba): Community Profile". roadsidethoughts.com. Retrieved 2019-12-17.

Coordinates: 51°40′01″N 99°36′29″W / 51.667°N 99.608°W / 51.667; -99.608