Fort Collinson

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Fort Collinson
on Prince Albert Peninsula, Victoria Island, Northwest Territories, Canada
Type Trading post
Site information
Controlled by Hudson's Bay Company
Site history
Built 1928

Fort Collinson was a Hudson's Bay Company trading post (Post Number B.405)[1] located on Victoria Island in the Northwest Territories, Canada. It is situated on the Prince Albert Peninsula on the north side of Walker Bay, just north of Minto Inlet.[2]

Previously known as Fort Brabant the post opened in 1928 when it was moved from its prior location at Alaervik on the north side of Prince Albert Sound.[2][3]

Named in honor of Sir Richard Collinson, an English naval officer and explorer of the Arctic, the post closed in 1939 when it was transferred to Holman, now Ulukhaktok.[2][3]


  1. ^ "Hudson's Bay Company Archives". Retrieved 19 February 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c Condon, Richard G. (1988). Inuit Youth: Growth and Change in the Canadian Arctic. Volume 1 of "Adolescents in a changing world". Rutgers University Press. p. 28. ISBN 0-8135-1364-2. 
  3. ^ a b Condon, Richard G. (1996). The Northern Copper Inuit: A History. University of Toronto Press. ISBN 978-0-8020-0849-7. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Condon, R.G. East meets West: Fort Collinson, the fur trade, and the economic acculturation of the northern Copper Inuit, 1928-1939.

Coordinates: 71°37′01″N 117°52′08″W / 71.61694°N 117.86889°W / 71.61694; -117.86889 (Fort Collinson)