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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 #78 of 241 attractions in Montreal
Type: Specialty Museums, Historic Sites
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Syracuse, New York
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62 reviews 62 reviews
22 attraction reviews
161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

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
16 reviews 16 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
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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75 reviews 75 reviews
34 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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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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146 reviews 146 reviews
111 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 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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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
116 helpful votes 116 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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Montreal, Canada
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41 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2012

This small museum shows exhibits of what started as the basis of commerce in this part of the world.

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