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“Lucky enough to be there on a sunday in july!”

Lachine Fur Trade Museum
Reviewed 9 July 2012

We were fortunate enough to visit this place on a sunday, which not only meant free parking, but also meant for ten dollars we could go on a historical canoe ride through Lachine Canal. Historically the canoe ride with the guide was just okay, but the park, museum, and just the fact that you could get on the water of such an important waterway to north american history was awesome! If you have younger kids the fur trade museum would be great, lots of things to see and touch, like the furs involved in the trade between natives and europeans. Great way to spend an afternoon, but check the montral tourism website (www.tourisme-montreal.org) to see exactly what is happening... This place seems to have all kinds of festivals for cheap!

5  Thank MoMichael
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Reviewed 22 February 2012

Fur trading is how Montreal's industry started and still important. This gem of a museum give you a good idea with great explanation about how it shaped Montreal. Very interactive. Rent a bike for the day, pick up a picnic and the Atwater market and enjoy the picnic on the grounds of the museum

2  Thank Ruby R
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Reviewed 3 February 2012

This small museum shows exhibits of what started as the basis of commerce in this part of the world.

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Reviewed 18 September 2009

We visited this museum today. The staff there was very friendly, cheerful and helpful. We did not have children with us, but they would be able to touch just about everything in the musuem. The guide encouraged us to do just that. If you are visiting Montreal and are using public transport, you will need to take the metro green line to Angrignon, and then westbound bus 195. The drivers may not know where the facility is at, and the bus does not go directly to the musuem. If you exit on St. Louis Street in Lachine, you will be fine. There is also the Musee de Lachine within walking distance.

2  Thank Jayne9
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Reviewed 8 July 2008

This small, but well presented museum is located in a historic stone warehouse on the Lachine Canal and is part of the . Lachine Canal National Historic Site of Canada. [--]

Exhibits explain the history of the fur trade in north America. The guide was cheerful, well informed and bilingual. Visitors learn about the life of the voyageurs and the role of the fur trade on the development of Canada. The facility is air conditioned (a real plus on the 32C day we visited the area) and accessible to the handicapped. We especially enjoyed the film that showed how fur coats are made. What an eye opener.
This museum is family friendly and would be of interest to anyone who would like to learn more of the history of the area. Allow about an hour to see the entire museum. A free parking voucher is included in your entry fee.
Nearby, on summer weekends, visitors can take a ride in a voyageur canoe. Bike and rollerblade trails extend for kilometers along the canal.

4  Thank MontrealBirdie
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