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Norway House

WELCOME TO NORWAY HOUSE!

Two communities share the name Norway House: Norway House Cree Nation and the adjacent non-treaty community of Norway House.  The communities are located approximately 29 kms north of Lake Winnipeg.  PR#373 serves as an all weather road connecting Norway House to Jenpeg and then onto PR#6.  By air Norway House is 456 kms north of Winnipeg, 208 kms east of The Pas and 190 kms south of Thompson. 

Norway House Facts:
Norway House Cree Nation has been holding the annual summer festival - TREATY & YORK BOAT DAYS for 38 years!

Norway House was the crossroads of the northern transport network of the Hudson’s Bay Company during the 19th century. Three structures – The Archway Warehouse, Jail and Powder Magazine survive as tangible reminders of the furtrade era.


The Jail was erected in 1855-56 and is the oldest extend lockup in the province.


Commercial fishing is conducted throughout the year. Other factors
in the economy are trapping and local services, as Norway House is a regional centre.


Wild Rice has been seeded in shallow lakes east of Norway House.


Attractions:

Historic Norway House (Norway House)

The Archway Warehouse survives as a tangible reminder of the furtrade era
Norway House was the crossroads of the northern transport network of the Hudson’s Bay Company during the 19th century and is one of the original Hudson's Bay Trading Posts. Three structures – The Archway Warehouse (1826), Jail (erected in 1855-56 and is the oldest extend lockup in the province) and Powder Magazine survive as tangible reminders of the furtrade era.

Admission:
FREE

Phone:
204-359-6719

Email:


Rossville Mission Church (Norway House)

It was at this church that Methodist minister James Evans created the syllabics of the Cree language in 1842.

Location:
Located on Little Playgreen Lake.