The Fur Trade Game

Grade(s): 4, 5, and 6

Location: Father Lacombe Chapel

Program Delivery: In Person

Fur trading is an important part of Canadian history. At the chapel children discover what the fur trade was all about through an interactive role playing game where they earn beaver pelts to trade at the local trading post for items that will help ensure they survive an 1800’s Alberta winter.


Student Outcomes

  • Learn how Francophones voyageurs established roots in Alberta
  • Identify social dynamics between voguers, M étis, First Nations, missionary communities


Suggested Pairings 

Learning from the Land - Historic River Lot 23 + 24