The Lachine Fur Trade Museum tells the history of the fur trade of Canada. The Hudson Bay Company made Lachine the hub of its fur-trading operations because the rapids made further navigation impossible.
Housed in 1803 stone warehouse it sits in a gorgeous canal-side location – and makes a great bike ride. The place is packed with fur trade history, folklore, and paraphernalia: pelts, hunting gear, weaponry, beaver hats. It documents the epic adventures of bold explorers – LaSalle, LeMoyne, Mackenzie – and how the burgeoning fur trade led to mapping and exploration of Canada.