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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Northern Woods and Water Route Monument (RM of Rosser)

A plaque on a monument in the Rural Municipality of Rosser was unveiled in August 1980 by Donald W. Orchard, at that time Minister of Highways and Transportation in the government of Sterling Lyon. It commemorates the official opening of the Northern Woods and Water Route, running from Dawson Creek, British Columbia to this site near Winnipeg. The route provides access to natural scenic and recreational opportunities in the northern forest areas of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, and British Columbia. The monument is slightly off Highway 6 on an overgrown site that looks like it has not been maintained in years.

Northern Woods and Water Route commemorative monument

Northern Woods and Water Route commemorative monument (September 2010)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.99023, W97.34082
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Pine to Palm Highway Plaque (Pembina Highway, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Abandoned Manitoba


This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 11 February 2021

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