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War Memorials in Manitoba
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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Canadian Pacific Railway Station (181 Higgins Avenue, Winnipeg)

Completed in 1905 and enlarged in 1915, Winnipeg’s Canadian Pacific Railway Station at 181 Higgins Avenue was the fourth railway station at the site. Designed by the Montreal architectural firm of Edward and W. S. Maxwell, it was used for passenger service until 1978. The Countess of Dufferin, the first steam locomotive in western Canada, used to stand in front of the station but is now part of the Winnipeg Railway Museum.

Since 1992, it has operated as the Aboriginal Centre of Winnipeg Inc., a “gathering place for people and a centre to foster new ideas in education, economic development, social service delivery and training.” Located near the main entrance is a plaque presented by the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada. Restoration of the building received a Conservation Award from Heritage Winnipeg. It is a municipally-designated historic site.

The Countess of Dufferin locomotive stands by the Canadian Pacific Railway station

The Countess of Dufferin locomotive stands by the Canadian Pacific Railway station (1912)
Source: Rob McInnes, WP1339

Former Canadian Pacific Railway station at Winnipeg

Former Canadian Pacific Railway station at Winnipeg (2010)
Source: City of Winnipeg

Former Canadian Pacific Railway station at Winnipeg

Former Canadian Pacific Railway station at Winnipeg (December 2013)
Source: George Penner

Former Canadian Pacific Railway station at Winnipeg

Former Canadian Pacific Railway station at Winnipeg (February 2018)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.90450, W97.13170
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Plaques for Persons, Events and Sites of National Historic Significance

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Provincially Designated Historic Sites

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Municipally Designated Historic Sites

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Union Station (123 Main Street, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Winged Victory Monument (2109 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Winnipeg Railway Museum (123 Main Street, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Railway Stations

Sources:

Winnipeg Canadian Pacific Railway Station (Aboriginal Centre of Winnipeg), Manitoba Historic Resources Branch.

Aboriginal Centre of Winnipeg Inc.

Information for this page was provided by The City of Winnipeg’s Planning, Property and Development Department, which acknowledges the contribution of the Government of Manitoba through its Heritage Grants Program.

We thank Rob McInnes and George Penner for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 15 June 2019

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