GPS Coordinates of

Upper Fort Garry Canada

Central address: 130 Main St, Winnipeg, MB R3C 1A4, Canada

Elevation: 233.251
Time Zone: America/Winnipeg

Latitude: 49° 53' 16.7568'' N
Longitude: 97° 8' 7.1484'' W

Upper Fort Garry, Canada

The latitude of Upper Fort Garry is 49.887988, and the longitude is -97.135319. Upper Fort Garry is located in Winnipeg, Canada with the gps coordinates of 49° 53' 16.7568'' N and 97° 8' 7.1484'' W. The category of Upper Fort Garry is Ancient Ruins.

Fort Garry, also known as Upper Fort Garry, was a Hudson's Bay Company trading post at the confluence of the Red and Assiniboine rivers in what is now downtown Winnipeg. It was established in 1822 on or near the site of the North West Company's Fort Gibraltar. Fort Garry was named after Nicholas Garry, deputy governor of the Hudson's Bay Company. It served as the centre of fur trade within the Red River Colony. In 1826, a severe flood destroyed the fort. It was rebuilt in 1835 by the HBC and named Upper Fort Garry to differentiate it from "the Lower Fort," or Lower Fort Garry, 32 km downriver, which was established in 1831. Throughout the mid-to-late 19th century, Upper Fort Garry played a minor role in the actual trading of furs, but was central to the administration of the HBC and the surrounding settlement. The Council of Assiniboia, the administrative and judicial body of the Red River Colony mainly run by Hudson's Bay Company officials, met at Upper Fort Garry.

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Ancient Ruins

Elevation233.251DMS Lat49° 53' 16.7568'' N
DMS Lng97° 8' 7.1484'' WGeoHASHcbfgv9u4x5080
UTM Zone14UUTM Easting633942.395106597
UTM Northing5527844.21196604Time ZoneAmerica/Winnipeg

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