For nearly two centuries, Fort Témiscamingue was a theatre where English and French rivals fought to control the fur trade. This important trading post on the shore of Lake Témiscamingue witnessed a stream of trappers arriving to sell their furs to merchants and traders who shipped them on to Europe. The English and French also fought over the hunting grounds of First Nations who had occupied this territory for 6,000 years.
Featured things to do
Presented in the Enchanted Forest of the Fort Témiscamingue National Historic Site, this exhibition features fifteen works spread out within the forest.
Thousand Islands National Park
Granite islands speckle the St. Lawrence River in a transition zone between Canadian Shield and Adirondack Mountains. Explore by boating, paddling, or hiking. Awesome Thousand Islands National Park awaits, a few hours from Toronto or Montreal.
Sir Wilfrid Laurier National Historic Site
Discover the life and work of famed Prime Minister Wilfred Laurier and admire an imposing collection of artifacts and old furniture in his former home, a typical house from the 19th century, in the St. Lawrence Valley.
Laurier House National Historic Site
Two of Canada’s most important Prime Ministers, Sir Wilfrid Laurier and the Rt. Hon. William Lyon Mackenzie King, resided in this Victorian Ottawa mansion where they entertained dignitaries and politicians while often conducting the nation’s business.
Fort Chambly National Historic Site
Roughly 30 kilometres southeast of Montreal, Fort Chambly rises proudly at the foot of the Richelieu River rapids. Built in 1711 to defend the colony, this stone fortification was preceded by three wooden forts.
Rideau Canal National Historic Site
An historic 19th century military waterway linking rivers and lakes across Eastern Ontario’s countryside, the Rideau Canal is now a popular natural playground, perfect for boating, paddling, fishing, camping, hiking and cycling the canal’s wooded pathways.
Free admission in 2017. Other fees still apply.
Detailed fees list
Telephone (Off season): 514-283-2282