Fort Témiscamingue National Historic Site

834 ch. du Vieux-Fort
Duhamel-Ouest, QC J9V 1N7- Map It
Phone: (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.
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. Allow 1 hour, 30 minutes minimum.