Umfreville's Exploration 1784

Commissioned by the North West Company to find an alternative to the traditional canoe route to the West (which passed through American-held territory), Edward Umfreville successfully made his way up the Nipigon River and west through a web of rivers to present-day Manitoba.


In McKenzie Park, Highway 72, about 5 km south of Sioux Lookout

Region: Northern Ontario

County/District: District of Kenora

Municipality: Municipality of Sioux Lookout