School programs

The Fur Trade at Lachine National Historic Site

Introduce students of different grade levels to educational programs and activities to be held on site or in the classroom.

These programs bring social studies concepts to life in a stimulating learning environment.

These programs can also be presented to other types of children's groups (scouts, day-care centers, etc.).

Classroom activities: Online workshops hosted by École en réseau

Parks Canada is pleased to partner with École en réseau to present free online workshops all year long. These workshops are intended for elementary school students in cycles 1, 2 and 3, as well as high school students.
They cover various themes such as history, outdoors and conservation.

For the complete program and registration, visit the École en réseau section.* Please note that English workshops are listed after the French version on the website.

The day before each presentation, those who have signed up will receive an email with a link to join the workshop.

All presentations will be recorded and can be viewed after the original presentation date using a link provided to those that registered for the presentation.

School Program: “The fur trade — what an adventure!” guided tour

Young girls playing to fur trade
Young girls playing to fur trade

Suggested content: Presentation presentation of the Iroquoian and Algonquin peoples, the challenges encountered during the canoe trip to the West, and exchanges between Europeans and First Nations peoples.

Target group: Elementary (2nd and 3rd cycles) and high school students


  • French
  • English

Length of visit: 2 hours

Dates: Offered in October and June

Fees: See costs per student

Reservations and information
514 637-7433 ou 1 888 773-8888


Financial support

Experiences offered by Parks Canada are part of the culture and education resource directory (in French only). Financial support from the Government of Québec can be provided. For further information, please refer to the Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur Website (French) or contact your school administration.

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