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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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I learned a lot, fair price

I went with my wife and daughters (age 7 and 10). After a 10 km bike ride from Atwater market, we were ready to take a break. The museum is very calm and relaxing. The staff is... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 September 2016
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West Bloomfield, Michigan
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West Bloomfield, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

I went with my wife and daughters (age 7 and 10). After a 10 km bike ride from Atwater market, we were ready to take a break. The museum is very calm and relaxing. The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable, and the cost is nominal ($9.80 for a family pass). Children are able to participate in the Xplorers programs... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

Knowledgeable guides to inform visitors of the beginning history of Canada and how it relates to the fur trade. Fascinating and a great intro upon entering the country. Consider yourself lucky if you happen to be assigned to Chantaille - personality plus and specific information. Many samples of furry animals to touch and a few interactive displays for kids. Area... More 

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henderson, Nv
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

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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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 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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Alberta, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 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 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 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 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 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 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 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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