Quebec History Marianopolis College

Date Published:
July 2005

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


Fort Good Hope


Fort Good Hope, a post of the North West Company built in 1804 on the left bank of the Mackenzie river in lat. 131°, long. 67° 27'. It was the most northerly post of the North West Company. After the union of the North West and Hudson's Bay Companies in 1821, it was moved about 100 miles upstream to Manitou island, near the Ramparts. This fort was destroyed by the ice in 1836, and was then rebuilt on the mainland. The present post is on the right, bank opposite Manitou island.

Source : W. Stewart WALLACE, ed., The Encyclopedia of Canada, Vol. II, Toronto, University Associates of Canada, 1948, 411p., p. 370. 


© 2005 Claude Bélanger, Marianopolis College