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Address: 1255 St-Joseph Blvd | arrondissement de Lachine, Montreal, Quebec H8S 2M2, Canada
Phone Number: 1 514 637 7433
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Good introduction to the fur trade

Wonderful location, especially for cyclists touring the Lachine Canal. Good overview of the fur trade, which was the earliest kind of commerce for European settlers in the New... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 21, 2015
Alberta, Canada

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Alberta, Canada
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672 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Wonderful location, especially for cyclists touring the Lachine Canal. Good overview of the fur trade, which was the earliest kind of commerce for European settlers in the New World.

Thank Professional-Pilgrim
Hudson, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

This was a fun little place! When we visited Lachine the person at the information desk recommended this museum. There was a very low entry fee and the museum was charming. It was housed in an old stone storehouse that was originally used in the fur trade. We enjoyed the interactive displays and it was fun to learn the history.

Thank Kgirl00
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

Great little museum! We spent 90 minutes there and loved it. We had visited Fort William in Thunder Bay, Ontario a few months ago and this was the perfect companion museum to really better understand the fur trade history. We rented bicycles at Ca Roule near the Old Port and road 12.5 kilometers one way ( a leisurely 75 minute... More 

1 Thank Kayakcarole
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

We cycled about 12 miles along the Lachine Canal from Montreal to get to this fascinating little museum. We particularly wanted to go because of the relevance to are forthcoming canoe trip to Algonquin Park. We were not disappointed, although small it as a very comprehensive history of the fur trade. The man in reception was very helpful and was... More 

Thank Kim K
Fort McMurray, AB, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

I had been there as teenager on a school excursion. I returned with my teenagers to give them a feel for the history of the region. Both of them could finally tie what they had learned in school with actual places and people. It was even better for my wife who immigrated from Europe to get a lesson in Canadian... More 

Thank HughintheFort
Mississauga, Canada
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25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Found this little place quite by chance when looking for a viewpoint along the canal. Very reasonable entry fee (under $4 pp, or $10 for the whole family). While it is only one large room in a stone building, there is lots to see. Learn about furs, or trade routes, or local industry, or Indian/European relations by reading the signs,... More 

1 Thank Rose B
Cincinnati, Ohio
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This little museum is a gem, and is in a very scenic location on the old Lachine Canal. Parking is easy. The staff were very helpful in answering questions. The fur trade was a key to opening up Canada. The natives did most of the trapping, and the voyageurs transported the trading goods and furs by canoe. The Hudson Bay... More 

Thank Larry M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Travel: take the green line to Angrignon stop. Then take bus 195 to 12th Avenue/Rue Saint Louis, which will take you about 3 minutes walking to the museum. It takes about 45 minutes on the bus depending on how many stops the driver makes. The bus driver may not know this place, mine didn't, just let them know the 12th... More 

Thank babyoscar530
Branchburg, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Our whole family enjoyed this museum. The guides were enthusiastic and knowledgeable. The boys (8 &10) enjoyed completing the Canada Explorers booklet which even included a geocaching activity at the end. My husband and I enjoyed using the free I-Pad mini guided tour. We spent about an hour at the museum and felt the price was very reasonable- less than... More 

Thank msa456
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156 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 270 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.

Thank fabioinmontreal

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