Imagine bales of pelts, stacked crates of goods and barrels of provisions. In the air there is the distinct smell of beaver pelts - the most coveted of the furs brought out of the wilderness...

History

From the early days of New France, the fur trade played an important role in the colony's economy. At that time, fur was in fashion in Europe. Clothing was decorated with pieces of fur and people wore beaver hats. To compensate for the increasing shortage of fur-bearing animals in Europe, the French turned to New France...