the fur traders and coureurs des bois of western canada

Frances Anne Hopkins

Fur Traders and Coureurs des bois of Western Canada

Historic Forts and Trading Posts of the French regime and of the English Fur Trading Companies

compiled by Ernest Voorhis, A. M., Ph. D.,  1930

The author, Ernest Voothis has identified 614 Forts and Trading Posts in North America  

Complete book available online

Alphabetical listing of voyageurs (wood runners / bush-lopers) who navigated by canoes from the villages of Lachine and Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue on the shores of the St. Lawrence River near Montreal to the far regions of Western North America from 1788 to 1821

Below is a map by Ernest Voorhis. It includes the numbers in this database  indicating all the forts that coincide with the fort numbers in each of the links..

Open this database link below in the incognito window

2 thoughts on “the fur traders and coureurs des bois of western canada”

  1. Looking for a digitized list of contacts between fur trappers/traders
    I have seen such a list on one of the related web sites, but now I can’t seem to find it.
    Any help you can provide will be greatly appreciated.


  2. At one time I found a digital listing of contacts between fur trappers and the fur trading companies. Now I am unable to that same listing. Any ideas about where I will be able to find that listing again?
    Thank you for any help you may be able to provide.


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