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Centre d’interprétation de la traite des fourrures et circuit coureur des bois

Come and swap a moment of history at the Fur Trade Interpretation Center at the parc des Chutes-de-la-Petite-Rivière-Bostonnais. Storytellers will tell you the secrets of the fur trade, the oldest economic activity in the country.

At the beginning of the eighteenth century, the fur trade was not only an important economic activity, but also a vehicle for political and scientific purposes. In fact, the establishment of ties with the aboriginals, as well as the exportation and colonization of the territory, remained essential stages for the viability of the fur trade. The Mauricie is not immune to the excitement caused by the fur trade; bathed by the basin of the Saint-Maurice River, this region was particularly fertile in beaver.

At the time, the parc des Chutes-de-la-Petite-Rivière-Bostonnais was the site of a former fur trading post. The interpretation center will revive the Euro-Canadian occupation of the region.

Come discover a moment of history and have fun by participating in the quiz of the circuit of the "coureur des bois". While criss-crossing the pedestrian paths of the Park, this thematic circuit will make you live or know the history of the coureurs des bois.

Offered services

  • Conditioned air
  • Parking
  • Picnic area
  • Brochures and maps

Activities to be discovered

  • Guided interpretation
  • Accessible by motorcycle
  • Accessible by quad

Cost : Free

Visit in French only

Business hours : May to October

How to get there :

Car/ motocycle : by road 155, located at the southern entrance of the urban area of La Tuque

Quad/ATV : Take the path along the municipal airport, then follow the signs

Coordonnées - Centre d’interprétation de la traite des fourrures et circuit coureur des bois

3701, boul. Ducharme , La Tuque, Québec G9X 4T4
Tél. 819 523-5930 / 877 424-8476
Téléc. : 819 676-8825

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