Fort Livingstone (Saskatchewan)

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Fort Livingstone
National Historic Site of Canada
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Sketch of Fort Livingstone circa 1877
Province Saskatchewan
Municipality St. Philips No. 301
Designated as a NHSC 1923
Architect Department of Public Works (Canada)
Year built 1874
Important events First capital of the Northwest Territories 1876-1877
Former post of the North-West Mounted Police
Website Parks Canada official website
Fort Livingstone
Fort Livingstone is located in Saskatchewan
Fort Livingstone
Fort Livingstone
Location of Fort Livingstone in Saskatchewan
Coordinates: 51°53′58″N 101°57′44″W / 51.89944°N 101.96222°W / 51.89944; -101.96222

Fort Livingstone was founded as an outpost in Northwest Territories, Canada. The outpost briefly served as the capital city for North-West Territories government for the years of 1874 to 1876 until it moved to Battleford, and headquarters for the North-West Mounted Police for the same period, until they moved their headquarters to Fort Macleod, Alberta.

The site was designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 1923.[1] It was also designated a provincial Protected Area in 1986.[2]

The nearest inhabited site is Pelly, Saskatchewan.

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Coordinates: 51°53′58″N 101°57′44″W / 51.89944°N 101.96222°W / 51.89944; -101.96222