Grande Portage Resources Ltd.

Grande Portage Resources Ltd.

May 18, 2006 08:00 ET

Grande Portage Resources Ltd. Announces Agreement Signed to Fly Helicopter-borne Geophysical Survey

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - May 18, 2006) - Grande Portage Resources Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:GPG) ("Grande Portage" or "the Company") is pleased to announce that Aeroquest Limited of Milton, Ontario has been retained to fly a helicopter-borne geophysical survey over the Company's Merry Widow properties, located on Northern Vancouver Island, British Columbia.

The agreement covers a minimum of 1272 line kilometers with the Company having the option to extend coverage. The program will use state-of-the-art time domain EM and aeromagnetic instrumentation flown at 50 metre line spacing. The survey is scheduled to start on or before June 15, 2006 with results expected within 3-4 weeks hence. The data generated will assist the Company in prioritizing identified areas for follow up including diamond drilling as well as defining new target areas.


Alistair MacLennan, President/CEO

About Grande Portage Resources Ltd.

Grande Portage Resources Ltd. is a mineral exploration and development company focused on massive sulphide exploration in British Columbia. Grande Portage is operated by experienced managers and professionals who have been effective in discovery, mine development, and mining operations throughout North and South America, Africa, Europe, and Central Asia.

Statements about the Company's future expectations and all other statements in this press release other than historical facts are "forward-looking statements". The Company intends that such forward-looking statements be subject to the safe harbours created thereby. Since these statements involve risks and uncertainties and are subject to change at any time, the Company's actual results may differ materially from the expected results.

The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of the content of this news release.

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