Sieur de La Vérendrye 1685-1749 - Ontario Heritage Trust


Sieur de La Vérendrye 1685-1749

Between 1727 and 1747, while searching for the illusive Western Sea, Pierre Gaultier de Varennes et de La Vérendrye explored much of present-day northwestern Ontario and southern Manitoba. He established several important fur-trading posts that brought substantial prosperity to New France.


At Pither's Point near the site of one of his former posts, off Mill Road, Fort Frances

Region: Northern Ontario

County/District: District of Rainy River

Municipality: Town of Fort Frances