Fort Carlton, situated on the south branch of the North Saskatchewan River near Duck Lake (Saskatchewan), was established in 1810 as a HUDSON'S BAY CO
fur trade and provision post. Initially called Carlton House, 2 previous posts had been located in the area in 1795 and 1804 before being abandoned permanently for the present location. Until 1882, Fort Carlton remained a particularly important fur-trade depot in western Canada. Near the site, Treaty No 6 (1876) was signed between the Plains and Wood Cree and the Dominion government. In March 1885, during the North-West Rebellion, the post was destroyed by fire. At present, the partly reconstructed Fort Carlton is a Saskatchewan provincial historic park.
ROBERT S. ALLEN
Links to Other Sites
Fort Carlton Provincial Historic Park
This Virtual Saskatchewan site is dedicated to Fort Carlton Provincial Historic Park.
The Canadian Register of Historic Places
Canada is home to a vast array of fascinating historical sites. Many of them are illustrated and described in this searchable online database of Canadian historic places that are of local, provincial, territorial, and national significance.