Until February 6, 2011
See the exhibition… and buy the book

Profit and Ambition Profit and Ambition
The North West Company and the
Fur Trade, 1779–1821

Relive the heroic days of the Canadian fur trade, a period of a little more than forty years when a group of Montréal traders pushed the limits of European exploration and commerce west from Lake Winnipeg to the Pacific Ocean and north to the Arctic.

Discover Canada’s “Wild West” through period maps, art, papers and the many beautiful objects which document this adventurous period in our history.

ISBN 978-0-660-19914-6  $19,95

Available on cyberboutique.civilization.ca

The Canadian Fur Trade, 1779–1821 Profit and Ambition