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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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Small museum but interesting

Very friendly staff gave us a partial quick tour and we finished it up with a self guided tour. The museum is quite small but informative. It is a Canada state park so the price... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
jephm
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henderson, Nv
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henderson, Nv
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very friendly staff gave us a partial quick tour and we finished it up with a self guided tour. The museum is quite small but informative. It is a Canada state park so the price is quite reasonable also.

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Montreal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love this little museum! It's not very big, but it's very authentic and interactive. The building itself is an old stone building, and the entire interior is reminiscent of fur trading times. There a lots of exhibits you can interact with. There is a scale to weigh yourself and compare to what the average "coureur de bois" would have... More 

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Thank suitcaseattheready
Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

If you are in the Lasalle Lachine area of Montreal (southwest) then this would be a great place to stop and learn all about the area and the fur trade.

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Thank Celry
Alberta, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 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.

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Hudson, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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.

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Thank Kgirl00
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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 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 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 

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Fort McMurray, AB, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 via mobile

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 

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Mississauga, Canada
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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 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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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 

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