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Lachine Fur Trade Museum

1255 St-Joseph Blvd | arrondissement de Lachine, Montreal, Quebec H8S 2M2, Canada (Le Plateau-Mont-Royal)
1 514 637 7433
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Ranked #66 of 240 Attractions in Montreal
Type: Specialty Museums, Historic Sites
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Montreal
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149 reviews 149 reviews
52 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Love it. Mathew was our guide, young and knowledgeable, English or French tour. Great idea how its made… interesting interactive way of presenting old maps etc.. Great place to bring kids as well. ps. bring your OPUS card to get 2 for 1 ticket.

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Syracuse, New York
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63 reviews 63 reviews
22 attraction reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Stopped here on our way into the city and it made early history make a lot more sense. Highly recommend as a starting place. Montreal so influenced by trading and the canal and this museum, while geared towards children, is a solid introduction. Lots of items to interact with and feel/touch. Most impressed by the enthusiasm of the park guides... More

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Newark, Delaware
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Ok, you are traveling with small children, want something educational that isn't boring and fits the attention span of the family. Take them to the fur museum. They can touch the furs, see interactive exhibits, talk to an interpreter, go on a scavenger hunt with a book to fill in. All in less than an hour. Admission for family very... More

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Montreal, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

The Lachine museum is a rare find in a beautiful area of Lachine. Not only is the museum well laid out and great for kids and adults, but there is also a beautiful walking as well as biking path through Lachine. This is right on the Lake and is so picturesque! To the west it will bring you to Dorval... More

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Wakefield, New Hampshire
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34 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We visited the Fur Trade Museum on the last day it was open for the season (Sept. 2) and spent about an hour and a half there. The displays are very well done and I think this would be a very good hands on attraction for children. Something new this year is the complementary use of an interpretive story on... More

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Calgary
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013 via mobile

This museum is an awesome jam packed gem that presents information for both adults and children in an entertaining way. This is a very hands on museum where you can learn much about the fur trade that Canada was founded on. They also have a tablet guide that works very well. The interpreters are very friendly and happily provided more... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013 via mobile

The map shows the wrong location. If it tells you to go to St. Joseph and Brebeuf do not go there. Google the correct location and call for hours first.

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Calgary, Canada
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111 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

We thought we would be in and out in a few minutes but greatly enjoyed our stop thanks to the excellent tour guide. He really made the past history of Montreal come alive for us; we learned all sorts of interesting facts and saw an actual beaver felt hat, very different from what we think of as felt today.

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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012 via mobile

We were fortunate enough to visit this place on a sunday, which not only meant free parking, but also meant for ten dollars we could go on a historical canoe ride through Lachine Canal. Historically the canoe ride with the guide was just okay, but the park, museum, and just the fact that you could get on the water of... More

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Montreal, Canada
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102 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2012

Fur trading is how Montreal's industry started and still important. This gem of a museum give you a good idea with great explanation about how it shaped Montreal. Very interactive. Rent a bike for the day, pick up a picnic and the Atwater market and enjoy the picnic on the grounds of the museum

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