Fort Ellice II is an important historic site, inhabited by First Nations and Indigenous peoples for 11,000 years. As the westernmost bilingual community in the province and close to the Assessipi complex and Riding Mountain Park, Fort Ellice offers many opportunities for economic development. With its abundant natural resources, rich history, strategic location and its breathtaking beauty, this region has the potential to become an important tourist destination.
A new interpretive footpath has been built with interpretive signs on the heritage of this significant place for the region. An extremely beautiful and moving site whose layout has been carried out with the greatest care in order to tell the story of the First Nations peoples as faithfully as possible.
This project is organized by CDC P’tite Fourche in collaboration with the Nature Conservancy of Canada, the architectural firm Sputnick, Lakehead University of Ontario, the Manitoba Métis Federation (MMF), the Union nationale métisse de Saint-Joseph du Manitoba (UNMSJM), Prairies Can, the Province of Manitoba and Francofonds.