The North West Company
HBc Heritage: The North West Company
Fort William Circa 1815 (great info about NWC structure)
The Hudson's Bay Company
An interactive map at the HBC Young Explorers site shows 4 stages in the development of HBC. Click on each of the 4 links at the top to change the map.
The Canadian Atlas Online: The Fur Trade
An interactive map that shows the spread of the fur trade throughout Canada.
An interactive timeline at the HBC Young Explorers site provides detailed information about the history of HBC and the fur trade.
Fur Trade Timeline
This activity contains an interactive timeline. Click on each point to discover more information.
How about creating a Museum Box that characterizes various aspects of the Fur Trade era? These could be items that were traded, items that a Voyageur might own, etc. You could create a Museum Box out of cardboard or create a Virtual Museum Box at this website. You could also just use the website to demonstrate what a Museum Box is.
Click on items in the canoe to learn more
Canadian Museum of History: New France- the Explorers
Information about Radisson, Des Groseilliers, and more!
HBC Heritage: People of the Fur Trade
Information about a variety of people involved in the fur trade (good source).
The Voyageurs (19 min) is a superb National Film Board film which dramatizes the life of the voyageur, traveling from Lachine to Athabasca in the early 19th century.
Short National Film Board Canadian Vignette about the Voyageur (1 min) and Trading Posts (1 min)