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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 #82 of 241 attractions in Montreal
Type: Specialty Museums, Historic Sites
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Montreal, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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76 reviews 76 reviews
34 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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
22 helpful votes 22 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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145 reviews 145 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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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 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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192 reviews 192 reviews
102 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 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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81 reviews 81 reviews
41 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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Mount Pleasant, Michigan
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62 reviews 62 reviews
8 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2009

We visited this museum today. The staff there was very friendly, cheerful and helpful. We did not have children with us, but they would be able to touch just about everything in the musuem. The guide encouraged us to do just that. If you are visiting Montreal and are using public transport, you will need to take the metro green... More

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Montreal
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2008

This small, but well presented museum is located in a historic stone warehouse on the Lachine Canal and is part of the . Lachine Canal National Historic Site of Canada. [--] Exhibits explain the history of the fur trade in north America. The guide was cheerful, well informed and bilingual. Visitors learn about the life of the voyageurs and the... More

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