Obadjiwan–Fort Témiscamingue National Historic Site
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.
Permanent exhibition : Obadjiwan
The Obadjiwan exhibition, recounting the history of Fort Témiscamingue and testifying to the thousand-year-old presence of the Anishnabe (Algonquin) in the region, transports visitors to the era of the flourishing fur trade
It bears witness to 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 the upper Outaouais basin, in the 19th century, by the North West and Hudson’s Bay companies.
La mémoire du temps
An impressive and meaningful work of art to mark the 300th anniversary of the French trading post.
Created in 2021 by the Anishinabe artist Karl Chevrier and visual artist Christian Paquette, this work of art combining sculpture and visual art commemorates the confluence of cultures and the collaboration between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people.
This project was made possible thanks to ‘’ Les Amis du Vieux-Fort ’’, an organization partnering with the site.
The film “The Voyageurs”
Filmed in 1964 by the National Film Board of Canada, this 20-minute intended for all documentary is being shown in the multi-purpose room. It tells the story of simple, spirited men who set off to reach the West. In service of companies with a hunger for fur, they push their incursions farther and farther into the Pacific Ocean.
"Le Nouveau-Monde" exhibition
24 illustrations by the artist and illustrator Michel Villeneuve.
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