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Historic Sites of Manitoba
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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Canadian Pacific Railway Station (301 Third Street NE, Portage la Prairie)

The Canadian Pacific Railway station in Portage la Prairie, built in 1893, is noted for its imposing roofline, subdued Romanesque Revival styling and rare use of sandstone as a construction material. Unlike many other stations in the province, which are standardized wood-clad buildings, the Portage building was designed by Edward Colonna of Montreal, one of several accomplished architects engaged by the CPR in the period before the company began relying almost exclusively on in-house designers. In the 2000s, the building was part of the Manitoba Prairie Icons Program and it is a municipally designated historic site.

Postcard view of the CPR station at Portage la Prairie

Postcard view of the CPR station at Portage la Prairie (no date)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough, 2016-0071

Canadian Pacific Railway Station

Canadian Pacific Railway Station (November 2010)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Canadian Pacific Railway Station

Canadian Pacific Railway Station (April 2018)
Source: Jean McManus

Site Location (lat/long): N49.97802, W98.28587
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Municipally Designated Historic Sites

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Prairie Churches Project / Manitoba Prairie Icons Project


Portage la Prairie Canadian Pacific Railway Station, Manitoba Historic Resources Branch.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Jean McManus.

Page revised: 3 August 2018

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