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Fort Espérance National Historic Site of Canada

View of the sculptures and the Historic Sites and Monuments Board plaque at Fort Espérance NHS
Stroll the picturesque banks of the Qu’Appelle River and walk around the stone monuments marking the spot where Fort Espérance, the North West Company’s oldest pemmican depot, once stood. Imagine the bustling scene of the company men and Aboriginal tradespeople preparing the pemmican and buffalo hides, before heading two days march away to the junction of the Assiniboine River, the gateway to the prized Athabasca region.