Fort Collinson

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Fort Collinson
on Prince Albert Peninsula, Victoria Island, Northwest Territories, Canada
Fort Collinson on the northwest coast of Victoria Island
Type Trading post
Site information
Controlled by Hudson's Bay Company
Site history
Built 1928
Demolished 1939

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)