Tours and programs
Make the most of your visit to Fort Témiscamingue by visiting our permanent and temporary exhibitions and watching the film “The Voyageurs”, which tells the story of a unique contribution to the discovery of Canada.
Obadjiwan permanent interactive exhibition
This exhibition recalls thousands of years of Algonquin presence and trading post’s role in the fur trade for nearly two centuries. Especially the fierce rivalry between the French and British to exploit the supply of pelts in Hudson’s Bay in the 17th and 18th centuries. The fort also serves as a reminder of the activities of the independent 18th century traders and the successive fur trade monopolies held in Témiscamingue, in the 19th century, by the North West and Hudson’s Bay companies.
“Murmures” outdoor exhibition
Presented in the Enchanted Forest of the Fort Témiscamingue National Historic Site, this exhibition features fifteen works spread out within the forest. Visitors can reach observation points from the wooden palisade, which is already set up across this site – one that is considered to be a natural treasure. The works were built using wood materials and driftwood from Lake Timiskaming. You can see the exhibition from June 2015 to September 2017.
“Parkas de poil” summer exhibition
Come and see the illustrations by artist Michel Villeneuve of fur animals of the region in collaboration with the photographer Luc Farrell. This exhibition will be on display from July 1 to September 4, 2017.
Presentation of the film “The Voyageurs”
Filmed in 1964 by the National Film Board of Canada, this 20-minute family-oriented documentary is being shown in the multi-purpose room, which is outfitted with quality audiovisual equipment. It tells the story of simple, spirited men who set off to reach the lands of Western Canada. Eager for more furs and spurred on solely by personal gain, they pushed further towards the Pacific Ocean, contributing to the discovery of Canada.