We don't really get anything like enough history in our schooling - but that is no excuse for not stopping in at the Fort if history is a part of your interests. If you are travelling with children, this is a must stop location. I have not visited the Fort since it opened, and now there is an excellent visitor centre that helps set up the experience for you so well. If it is "buggy", take the shuttle down to the Indian encampment in front of the Fort and begin your time travelling experience. Through the tour you will meet many students dressed up in costume and assuming a role from the Fort's early days. Ask them any questions and learn about the past. Some of it is not so different from today and some of it is massively different. An ironic option is the apps with plenty of information available through your device. Time travelling with a twist. We witnessed children arguing with traders on the price of a fur and for goods and having a whale of a time. The artisans told excellent stories as well as sharing information on various aspects of their skills. We saw some folk dancing and counted furs - finding out how they were packed for the long journey to Montréal and how much they weighed. The only sad part is that there were relatively few visitors to the site. it is a pity that more do not participate in one of our best historical Fort experiences. The pair of bald eagles circling the Fort were just an added bonus!
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