We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Lachine Fur Trade Museum

Le Plateau Mont-Royal
As featured in Museum Guide for Montreal
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 1255 St-Joseph Blvd | arrondissement de Lachine, Montreal, Quebec H8S 2M2, Canada
Phone Number:
+1 514-637-7433

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 31 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 15
  • 11
    Very good
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
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 4 September 2016
West Bloomfield, Michigan
Add Photo Write a Review

31 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 27: English reviews
West Bloomfield, Michigan
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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 

Thank Frenchophile
Atlanta, Georgia
Level Contributor
82 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
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 

Thank Eileen M
henderson, Nv
Level Contributor
185 reviews
107 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 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.

Thank jephm
Level Contributor
93 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
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 

Thank suitcaseattheready
Montreal, Canada
Level Contributor
78 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
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.

Thank Celry
Alberta, Canada
Level Contributor
840 reviews
438 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 379 helpful votes
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.

Thank Professional-Pilgrim
Hudson, New Hampshire
Level Contributor
169 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 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.

Thank Kgirl00
Level Contributor
19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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 

1 Thank Kayakcarole
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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 

Thank Kim K
Fort McMurray, AB, Canada
Level Contributor
20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 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 

Thank HughintheFort

Travellers who viewed Lachine Fur Trade Museum also viewed


Been to Lachine Fur Trade Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Lachine Fur Trade Museum staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?

Staying in Le Plateau Mont-Royal

Neighbourhood Profile
Le Plateau Mont-Royal
Go native in Plateau Mont-Royal, where bespoke shopping, hip eateries, and wacky paint jobs attract locals and transplants alike, making it one of the city's most diverse and distinctly authentic experiences. A creative hub, Montreal's artistic elite pack the cafes along Rue Saint-Denis, where young painters and fashion designers draw inspiration from the playful murals and stately Victorian homes that dot the Plateau's side streets. Not a major sightseeing destination, a visit to Plateau Mont-Royal allows you to enjoy a local perspective, soaking in indie films, latte art, contemporary galleries, and the city's best bagels. A center of polyglot culture, Québécois accents mingle with shades of Portuguese, Greek, and Hebrew in the area's iconic Mile End district, where restaurants straddle chic designer boutiques, serving up chorizo and caldo verde. Friendliest to those on foot, it's a jungle of colourful awnings and sidewalk umbrellas, pedestrian walks and luxury shopping.
Explore this neighbourhood