Fort Témiscamingue National Historic Site

834 ch. du Vieux-Fort
Duhamel-Ouest, QC J9V 1N7- Map It
(819) 629-3222

AAA Editor Notes

Fort Témiscamingue National Historic Site (Lieu historique national du Fort-Témiscamingue) is 6 km (4 mi.) s. via Hwy. 101 at 834 ch. du Vieux-Fort. Visitors learn about the site at the narrows of lac Témiscamingue, which was critical to Algonquin people and later to Europeans, who built a fur-trading post here about 1720. While the post operated for nearly 200 years, only the fort's chimneys and cemeteries remain visible today. Costumed docents re-create the past on the Discovery Trail, which features replica Hudson's Bay Co. buildings. An interpretation center with interactive displays also is on-site. The Enchanted Forest is composed of strangely shaped eastern cedars. Guided tours are available. Camping is permitted. Picnicking is permitted. Time: Allow 1 hour, 30 minutes minimum.
Free in 2017 to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation. Otherwise $3.39; $2.96 (ages 66+); $1.65 (ages 6-16); $8.52 (family of seven). Beginning in 2018, admission will be free for ages 0-17. Reservations are recommended for guided tours.
Hours: Daily 10-5, early June-early Sept. Phone ahead to confirm schedule.