Rural Municipality of Ellice

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Ellice is a rural municipality in the province of Manitoba in Western Canada. It was named after Edward Ellice, Sr., British merchant and politician. The separately administered village of St-Lazare lies near the municipality's centre. In its northwestern section is a part of the Gambler 63 First Nations Indian reserve.

Fort Ellice, a Hudson's Bay Company trading post built in 1831, was located near the junction of the Assiniboine and Qu'Appelle rivers. It was an important stop on the Carlton Trail, which ran from the Red River settlement to Fort Edmonton. It became a North-West Mounted Police post in 1875.



Coordinates: 50°27′41″N 101°20′18″W / 50.46139°N 101.33833°W / 50.46139; -101.33833