Quebec History Marianopolis College

Date Published:
July 2005

L’Encyclopédie de l’histoire du Québec / The Quebec History Encyclopedia


Fort Alexander


Fort Alexander , the name of two Hudson's Bay Company trading-posts. The first was a post built by the North West Company in 1792, near the site of the second Fort Maurepas, on the left bank of the Winnipeg river about three miles from its mouth. By 1800 the Hudson's Bay Company had a post alongside it; but in 1821 the present Fort Alexander was built on the site of the North West Company fort. The original North West Company post was commonly known as Bas-de-la-Rivière. The other Fort Alexander was a post built in 1821 on the Fraser river, in what is now British Columbia, near the mouth of the Quesnel river, and near the site of the North West Company's Fort Alexandria, which it superseded. The post stood first on the east side of the Fraser river, but in 1836 it was moved to the west side. It was abandoned about 1880.

Source  : W. Stewart WALLACE, ed., The Encyclopedia of Canada, Vol. II, Toronto, University Associates of Canada, 1948, 411p., p. 365.


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