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Lachine Fur Trade Museum

1255 St-Joseph Blvd | arrondissement de Lachine, Montreal, Quebec H8S 2M2, Canada
+1 514-637-7433
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Interesting little museum on the Lachine waterfront

Nice displays of the fur trade. A selection of animal pelts. Parks Canada employees were very... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
DkmBailey
,
Montreal
Low Budget production

It is a small but very beautiful building crammed with "stuff". They displays are very clustered... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Chris C
,
Montreal, Canada
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1255 St-Joseph Blvd | arrondissement de Lachine, Montreal, Quebec H8S 2M2, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Nice displays of the fur trade. A selection of animal pelts. Parks Canada employees were very friendly and informative. Good for the whole family.

Thank DkmBailey
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a small but very beautiful building crammed with "stuff". They displays are very clustered together and not a large amount of cash was put into this important venue. If you are a historian maybe it holds treasures but as a passerbyer I flew...More

Thank Chris C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When the Europeans arrived circa 1600, Canada's lakes and steams were full of beavers, but they almost went extinct. How did that happen? This small museum tells the story well. It's free and well-suited for children. Our English-speaking grandson (8) was immediately immersed in gathering...More

Thank Steven C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is located in a great spot right on the canal and is an easy walk from the locks a little further up. It is packed with information and artefacts and some interactive exhibits. The whole museum is essentially one room, so it doesn't take...More

Thank Oilerman
Reviewed 22 August 2017

This museum complemented the Lachine museum we had just visited. The Lachine museum provided a historical outlook on the peoples that inhabited area accompanied by historical artifacts. This Fur Trade museum provided insight on the reason this area was so strategic. The fur trade led...More

Thank explorer044
Reviewed 21 August 2017

This Canadian National Museum is free for 2017. We had a guide explain most of the key information; and then toured and read the materials. The pelts and stuffed animals alone make it worth a stop. The drawers in some of the back exhibits are...More

Thank travel-lms
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Went with a buddy and our two young teenage boys. The Parks Canada staff that greeted us were very welcoming and professional and provided a really good intro and orientation to the museum. The displays were pretty informative for an unguided tour and catered both...More

1  Thank Walter W
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Lots of space to run around for young children. The museum tells the story of early settlers on the island of Montreal. The personnel are great with the children and are able to keep their interest. Even adults can learn a thing or two.

Thank mckeemtl
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...More

5  Thank Frenchophile
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....More

2  Thank Eileen M
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