Manitoba Communities: Portage la Prairie (City)
This municipality was formed around a community that dates from before 1870, at a place where boats on the Assiniboine River were taken out and portaged [carried] over the prairie to Lake Manitoba to the north.
Search the MHS collection of biographies for ones connected to Portage la Prairie:
Manitoba Gazette, 1887-1959. Manitoba Legislative Library.
Portage la Prairie, 1870-1970 by Anne M. Collier, 1970.
Geographic Names of Manitoba, Manitoba Conservation, 2000.
We thank Paul Davidson for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 24 March 2023