Fur Traders and Early Explorers

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.