Tours and programs
Make the most of your visit to Obadjiwan–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.
Summer exhibition: Lyne Gagnon's "O 'Profonde"
See the exhibition of Lyne Gagnon's paintings that will be on display from July 1 to September 2, 2019.
Lyne Gagnon is from and lives in the beautiful region of Témiscamingue, around one of its lakes. Nature is an integral part of his daily inspirations and contemplations.
Her artistic work results from the meeting of two realities - natural environment and impact on human nature. This creative process leads to the creation of an atmosphere that lets the shadow and light blend with transparency and opacity. The colors, the forms, the gestures and the movement call to her and dye her works.
The artist has a rich track record. She received a mention at a Symposium in Visual Arts. She has participated in solo, duet, and collective exhibitions at international biennials in miniature arts and other visual arts events. Her works were exhibited in Quebec, Canada and Romania. They are found in private and public collections, such as the Hydro-Québec collection.
Inspired by the theme of water and its shores, her creations speak of the strength of the Témiscamian nature and its precariousness, as well as its own strengths and uncertainties.
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.