Chauvin Trading Post

157, rue du Bord-de-l'Eau
Tadoussac (Quebec) Canada
G0T 2A0

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Chauvin established Canada's first fur trading post in 1600. Today's replica offers you the opportunity to relive the commercial transactions that occurred between First Nations people and the Europeans.

Opening dates

Late May to late October


May 26 to June 24, September 2 to October 27: 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m and 12:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. from Sunday to Thursday. June 24 to September 1: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m every day.


$6/adult, $4/senior, $3/student, free entrance/child under 6


Required for groups only

Payment methods

  • Visa  Visa
  • Interac  Interac
  • Cash  Cash

Activities available

Indigenous Heritage
Founded in 1600 by Pierre de Chauvin de Tonnetuit, Tadoussac’s trading post witnessed the birth of New France. First Nations people and Europeans met here to trade. Come and discover a slice of our history!
Interpretation Sites
Chauvin established Canada’s first fur-trading post in 1600. The Chauvin Trading Post is a replica of the very first structure and was built in 1942 according to plans drawn by Samuel de Champlain.

How to get there

Via Route 138, in the centre of the village of Tadoussac.

Affiliations and distinctions


  • Tourisme Côte-Nord - Manicouagan
  • Québec Museums Association (SMQ)

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