Contact informations

Rue Shimun, par le boulevard des Montagnais,
Sept-Îles (Québec)

Phone: 418 968-6237
Fax: 418 968-8323
Contact us by e-mail info@vieuxposte.com

Activity period

Summer
Site web: http://www.vieuxposte.com
© Sébastien St-Jean
Le Vieux-Poste de Sept-Îles
Tourisme Côte-Nord

This was once the traditional summer gathering place of Innu living along the Sainte-Margeurite and Moisie rivers. French merchants established a presence here in 1670 to trade with the Innu. Up until 1842, various tenants operated a fur and marine resources trading post, including the famous Hudson Bay Company. Remains uncovered during archeological digs conducted from 1964 to 1966 as well as a map drawn by Edward Harrison in 1786 led to the reconstruction of the site in 1967. The trading post is a historical interpretation site where guides in period costume welcome you at the trading counter and Innu camp and explain the challenges of the fur trade, a vital part of Québec history. An interactive exhibition on the way of life at that time, a tour showcasing local natural resources, and a shop offering exclusive products complete your visit. Average length: 1 hr. 30 min.

Schedule

6 guided tours per day (12 people maximum / visit): 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. OPEN from Tuesday to Sunday | CLOSED Mondays (June 25 to August 22); Reservations up to 1 week.

Pricing

No payment on site: reservations in person at the Musée régional de la Côte-Nord, by credit or debit. Admission: adults: $ 12; children up to 12 years old: free. For pricing details, visit the website.

© Sébastien St-Jean
Le Vieux-Poste de Sept-Îles