• A fall day on Mt. Rose overlooking the historic depot at Grand Portage.

    Grand Portage

    National Monument Minnesota

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Grand Portage Rendezvous Days and Powwow is an annual event which takes place the second full weekend in August. This special celebration recreates the historic annual gathering of Ojibwe people, canoemen (voyageurs), clerks and partners of the North West Company on the western shore of Lake Superior. The powwow now takes place on the same weekend a short distance from the historic depot.

 

Did You Know?

Portrait of Alexander Mackenzie - Grand Portage National Monument

Nor’Wester Alexander Mackenzie jumped off from Grand Portage to reach the Pacific Ocean in 1793, 13 years before Lewis and Clark crossed the continent.