is a town in Manitoba
located on the northwestern shore of Lake Winnipeg
where the Saskatchewan River
enters the lake. As the name implies, the river had a significant drop at this point (more than 75 feet in less than 3 miles). In modern days, a large hydro electric generating plant has been built. Cedar Lake
, just a short distance up the river provides a natural water storage for this plant. PTH 6
, the primary roadway in the region, crosses the Saskatchewan River at the Grand Rapids bridge.
Grand Rapids was on the main canoe route toward the west. See Canadian Canoe Routes
. Fort Bourbon
stood here at one time. It also sits across the river from Grand Rapids First Nation
In 1894 fire destroyed a number of buildings in the Grand Rapids docks. Also the steamboat Colvile
caught fire and was destroyed.
The province-wide microwave system was extended to Grand Rapids on November 29, 1968.