Portage la Prairie
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Portage la Prairie(pôr'tĭj lə prâr`ē), city (1991 pop. 13,186), S Man., Canada. It is the center of a mixed-farming region and has diversified industries. The city is near the site of Fort La Reine, an important fur-trading post built (1738) by VérendryeVérendrye, Pierre Gaultier de Varennes, sieur de la
, 1685–1749, explorer in W Canada and the United States, b. Trois Rivières (Three Rivers), Que. His father was the sieur de Varennes, for a time governor of Trois Rivières.
..... Click the link for more information. as a carrying point between the Assiniboine River and Lake Manitoba. The nearby Portage Diversion redirects Assiniboine floodwaters to the lake via a spillway.