North Point Douglas, Winnipeg, Manitoba Real Estate and Homes for Sale
North Point Douglas is a small neighbourhood located in the city of Winnipeg, Canada.North Point Douglas comprises the northern portion of a peninsula of the Red River. Its boundaries are Main Street (west), Redwood Avenue (north), the Red River (east), and the Canadian Pacific Railway mainline (south), which bisects the peninsula. The southern portion of the peninsula is the neighborhood of South Point Douglas (which is also considered part of Downtown Winnipeg.) Together, these two neighborhoods are known simply known as "Point Douglas". In 2001, North Point Douglas had a population of 2,260.North Point Douglas is one of the Winnipeg's oldest neighbourhoods. Today, North Point Douglas boasts two of Winnipeg's oldest houses - Barber House and Ross House Museum. It is also considered part of Winnipeg's fabled North End.The eastern point of the neighbourhood was a traditional gathering place for Aboriginal tribes for ceremonial rites (while The Forks nearby was traditionally used for trading purposes). This is believed to have occurred prior to European contact, and continued until urbanization in the 1870s.In 1812, this first group of Selkirk Settlers arrived in Point Douglas and began raising wheat crops on the point and along the Red River, becoming the first agrarian colony west of the Great Lakes.
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