DescriptionThe city's name is derived from the prairie portage between the Red and Assiniboine rivers and Lake Manitoba. In the heart of the city at Crescent Road and Royal Road S. is Island Park. Surrounded by horseshoe-shaped Crescent Lake, this scenic park has a deer sanctuary, a large captive flock of Canada geese and offers opportunities for other bird-watching. Park features include playground areas, exhibition grounds, seasonal harness racing, a golf course, a campground, a water park, a swimming pool, an arboretum, tennis courts, picnic areas, an arena and bicycling and hiking trails.
Portage la Prairie City Hall, built in 1898, was designed by one of Canada's foremost architects, Thomas Fuller.
Visitor InfoPortage and District Chamber of Commerce 56 Royal Rd. N. PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE, MB R1N 1V1. Phone:(204)857-7778
Things to SeeFort la Reine Museum, Pioneer Village and Tourist Bureau